Management of Children and Adolescents in Out-of-home Care: Solving the Puzzle

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308665
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Management of Children and Adolescents in Out-of-home Care: Solving the Puzzle
Author(s):
Hallas, Donna M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Kappa Gamma
Author Details:
Donna M. Hallas, PhD, PNP-BC, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP, dh88@nyu.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Infants, children, and adolescents who enter out-of-home care are a vulnerable population. Most children enter the out-of-home environment (foster care placement) without a known or detailed medical and family history, and most enter without complete immunization records. The nurse practitioner (NP) who performs the initial assessment of these children must astutely begin ‘solving the puzzle’ that surrounds their admission to out-of-home care to establish the best evidence-based care management strategies for the children. The initial physical assessment of infants and young children is often dependent on a few details related to the removal of the children from the home environment. Older children and adolescents may contribute some information to their medical and family history but most often the details are very limited. Thus, the skill of the NP to perform a detailed systematic assessment and establish an initial care management plan is essential to the health and well being of children in out-of-home care. Using a case study format, this presentation will describe the process of performing the assessment without the advantage of a medical and family history, the most appropriate laboratory tests to order, interpretation of the diagnostic tests, and follow-up care management to provide quality health care services for vulnerable children in out-of-home care. The role of the NP and the nurse case manager will be emphasized throughout the presentation.
Keywords:
Management of vulnerable children; Out-of-home care of vulnerable children; Assessment
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleManagement of Children and Adolescents in Out-of-home Care: Solving the Puzzleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHallas, Donna M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentKappa Gammaen_GB
dc.author.detailsDonna M. Hallas, PhD, PNP-BC, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP, dh88@nyu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308665-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>Infants, children, and adolescents who enter out-of-home care are a vulnerable population. Most children enter the out-of-home environment (foster care placement) without a known or detailed medical and family history, and most enter without complete immunization records. The nurse practitioner (NP) who performs the initial assessment of these children must astutely begin ‘solving the puzzle’ that surrounds their admission to out-of-home care to establish the best evidence-based care management strategies for the children. The initial physical assessment of infants and young children is often dependent on a few details related to the removal of the children from the home environment. Older children and adolescents may contribute some information to their medical and family history but most often the details are very limited. Thus, the skill of the NP to perform a detailed systematic assessment and establish an initial care management plan is essential to the health and well being of children in out-of-home care. Using a case study format, this presentation will describe the process of performing the assessment without the advantage of a medical and family history, the most appropriate laboratory tests to order, interpretation of the diagnostic tests, and follow-up care management to provide quality health care services for vulnerable children in out-of-home care. The role of the NP and the nurse case manager will be emphasized throughout the presentation.en_GB
dc.subjectManagement of vulnerable childrenen_GB
dc.subjectOut-of-home care of vulnerable childrenen_GB
dc.subjectAssessmenten_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:18Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:18Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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