W1 Q2 Consider the following patient scenario: A mother comes in with 9-month-old girl. The infant is 68.5cm in length (25th percentile per CDC growth chart), weighs 6.75kg (5th percentile per CDC growth chart), and has a head circumference of 43cm (25th percentile per CDC growth chart). Describe the developmental markers a nurse should assess for a 9-month-old female infant. Discuss the recommendations you would give the mother. Explain why these recommendations are based on evidence-based practice. Developmental markers a nurse should assess for a 9-month-old female infant include: sitting without support, starting to pull to stand, creeping or crawling, trying to lean onward, reach for, and pick up toys, more control while rolling or sitting, use of both hands to explore toys, observing the environment from a variety of positions, focusing on objects that are near and far, name recognition, looking at familiar people and objects when named, show recognition of commonly used words, mimics facial expressions and gestures [ CITATION Fal181 \l 1033 ].
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