Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Module Overview

Continuing Education Review/Clinical Update Course

Course Overview

Test-taking and Study Strategies for Success

Extensive Review of System-Specific Health Problems

  • HEENT
  • Pulmonary
  • Cardiovascular
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Genitourinary
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurologic
  • Endocrine
  • Hematopoietic
  • Integumentary
  • Lymphatic
  • Infectious/communicable diseases
  • Physical function and mobility
  • Developmental delays/impairments
  • Learning disabilities
  • Acute and/or chronic pain
  • Nutrition/hydration
  • Mental health

 

Foundations of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Practice

  • Therapeutic communication
  • Establishing rapport
  • Health promotion
  • Counseling patients
  • Health promotion
  • Disease prevention
  • Risk assessments
  • National guidelines
  • Growth and development
  • Psychosocial, socioeconomic, cultural and spiritual influences
  • Patient and family teaching
  • Documentation
  • Scope of practice
  • Standards of practice
  • Practice safety
  • Billing and coding
  • Reimbursement
  • Health care policy
  • Federal regulations
  • Ethical principles
  • Issues regarding access to care
  • Informed consent/assent
  • Emancipation
  • Guardianship

 

Clinical Assessment

  • Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
  • Health assessment
  • Comprehensive vs. problem-focused histories
  • Risk analysis
  • Health beliefs
  • Epidemiology
  • Diagnostic reasoning
  • Risk analysis
  • Screening and diagnostic tests
  • Laboratory analyses
  • Differential diagnoses
  • Prioritization of care

 

Clinical Management

  • Evidence-based practice
  • Research methods
  • Evaluation of evidence
  • Research utilization
  • Clinical practice guidelines
  • Formulating the plan of care
  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Nonpharmacologic interventions
  • Evaluation of treatment
  • Coordination of care
  • Continuity of care
  • Collaboration