Which components would you consider in assessing the basic biological functioning and well-being of your pediatric patients? Why are these components important in providingprimary health-care services to children?Following are the main components of pediatric assessment:head circumferenceweightheightblood pressureThe provider needs to perform a detailed physical examination of head, and oral cavity. The provider can examine skin, abdomen, extremities and neurological development during physical examination. The provider also accesses vision, hearing ability and perform lab test to rule out anemia. The child must also be evaluated for any mental health issues (Bhutta & Black, 2013). These components are important to evaluate if child has sound, biological and mental health and is meeting the baseline criteria.ReferencesBhutta, Z. A., & Black, R. E. (2013). Global maternal, newborn, and child health—so near and yet so far. New England Journal of Medicine, 396 (23), 2226-2235. Bornstein, M. H., & Bradley, R. H. (2014). Socioeconomic status, parenting, and child development. London: Routledge. Burns, C., Dunn, A., Brady, M., Starr, N., & Blosser, C. (2016). Pediatric primary care: A handbook for nurse practitioners (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019). Child Development . Retrieved from CDC: Wong, H. S., Santhakumaran, S., Cowan, F. M., & Modi, N. (2016). Developmental assessments in preterm children: A meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 138 (2), e2016-e2019.
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