By the parent or legal guardian answering direct questions it allows the

By the parent or legal guardian answering direct

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direct questions will then be asked. By the parent or legal guardian answering direct questions, it allows the healthcare worker to seek specific information about what is going on with the child (Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon, & Stewart, 2015). Even though most of this information will be received from the parent or guardian of the child it is still important to include the child in the interview and communicate with them as well. Children enjoy when you get down on their level and communicate and play with them, this help ease their anxiety and fears (Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon, & Stewart, 2015). Asking the child direct questions gives them the ability to answer questions that need to be known with some guidance. Establishing a relationship with your patient even pediatric patients are important. Risk Assessment Instrument for Pediatrics and Why The risk assessment instrument I would recommend using on this child is the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Plan, also known as EPSDT. This program allows healthcare providers to assess a child’s health needs through initial and periodic examinations and evaluations to ensure that health issues are being diagnosed and treated as soon as possible, to hopefully prevent them from becoming more complex and from treatment being too costly (Sullivan, 2012). It is important for children to be diagnosed with the health issues they are
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  • Fall '18
  • Dr. Aimee Kirkendal
  • Health care provider, open-ended questions, NURS 6512

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