Providers and Child Characteristics Associated With Underrecognition discusses

Providers and child characteristics associated with

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Providers and Child Characteristics Associated With Underrecognition” , discusses the topic of correctly identifying and coding overweight/obesity in children is address. Often the children being seen were not coded properly as being at risk or being obese. Interventions were put into place and although improvement was seen, the identification was not always charted correctly. Based on results of the article, and the NAPNAP
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2 website an email was sent in regards to two questions: 1. Why do you suppose overweight/obesity in female children is identified correctly more often than in male children? 2. Is it fair to base obesity/overweight solely on BMI statistics knowing that BMI only takes into account height and weight, and excludes bone density, muscle mass, overall body composition and more contributing factors? The responses have not been received as of April 1, 2019. The NAPNAP consists of more than 9,000 members (NAPNAP, 2019), it has recognized childhood obesity/overweight as one of its 20 most important policies. With this in mind the strength of that many members, and their dedication to policy change this organization most definitely serves as a guiding coalition in regards to this issue. Core Competencies Ethical decision making, collaboration and evidenced based practice are 3 core competencies that stick out most to me. Ethical decision making consists of exposure, education, leadership and enactment of the ethical decision making competency. This is gained through education and experience over time.
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