Adolescence (12 or 13 to 19 Years)
This is the transition stage between childhood and adulthood.
Beginning puberty and extending through the teenage years, the most important task of
adolescence is the search for identity.
Assessment (Part 4)
Pitch- frequency of sound vibrations, high or low.
Intensity- loudness of sound: loud or soft (amplitude)
Duration- length of sound: short, long
Quality- subjective terms- harsh, tinkling, etc
Utilize 4 techniques
Assessment (Part 3)
Domestic/ child abuse
Perception of Health
How one defines health
Views on ones health status
What are ones expectations pertaining to health and health care
Physical Examination (PE)
Goal is to identify variations from normal.
Assessment (Part 2)
Associated symptoms i.e. N/V
Alleviating/ aggravating factors
ROS re: CC
Relevant family, occupational or recreational history.
Past Health History
Past general health
Assessment (Part 1)
Is holistic data collection AND analysis
Utilizes the nursing process
Incorporates critical thinking.
Includes knowledge of developmental stages throughout the life cycle
Middle Childhood, School-Age Child (6 to 10 or 12 Years)
The best preparation for this age is a firm foundation in trust, autonomy, and initiative.
Secure in these attributes, the child is able to move into larger world and
Infancy (Birth to 1 Year)
The first year is the most dramatic and rapid period of growth and development.
The baby changes from a totally dependent being into a person who interacts with the
environment and forms close relat
Early Childhood, Toddler (1 to 3 Years)
The toddler explores everything, inhaling the world with the zeal of all first-time
Developmental tasks of this stage include:
1. Differentiating self from others, particu
Early Childhood, Preschool (3 to 5 or 6 Years)
Although parental relationships are still the most important, the preschooler begins to
turn to other children and adults to broaden learning and play.
Task during this period i
Assessment (Part 6)
Set up any supplies that are needed.
-Example: otoscope, tuning fork, ophthalmoscope.
Pull curtain around or close door to exam room
Techniques for examination
Inspection- observing, listening or smelling to gather data