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CL: Pediatric Nursing CL-01: Pediatric Knowledge
No. Competency Item NAC DEV COM DTE EXC
CL-01-01 Demonstrate ability to apply critical thinking and clinical judgment throughout the nursing process when caring for pediatric clients.
CL-01-02 Demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy and physiology of pediatric clients.
  Demonstrate knowledge of common pediatric diseases and medical conditions such as:          
  • asthma
  • CL-01-04
  • congenital anomalities
  • CL-01-05
  • congenital heart disease
  • CL-01-06
  • cystic fibrosis
  • CL-01-07
  • downs syndrome
  • CL-01-08
  • muscular dystrophy
  • CL-01-09
  • respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  • CL-01-10
  • spectrum disorders
  • CL-01-11
  • trauma.
  • CL-01-12 Demonstrate knowledge and ability to assess family environment and support.
    CL-01-13 Demonstrate knowledge and ability to identify suspicion and / or signs of physical, sexual, and mental abuse of child, and report and document as per agency policy.
    CL-01-14 Demonstrate ability to perform initial and ongoing physical assessment on all ages of pediatric clients.
    CL-01-15 Demonstrate ability to perform health admissions specific to pediatric nursing.
      Demonstrate ability to assess need for pain management to pediatric client:          
  • age
  • CL-01-17
  • behaviors associated with pain
  • CL-01-18
  • cultural influence of family of infant / child
  • CL-01-19
  • location and intensity of pain
  • CL-01-20
  • medical treatment / intervention and potential for pain
  • CL-01-21
  • physiological and emotional behaviors
  • CL-01-22
  • previous medication and effectiveness
  • CL-01-23
  • subjective and objective data related to pain
  • CL-01-24
  • weight.
  •   Demonstrate ability to report and document related to pain management:          
  • behaviors that indicate presence of pain
  • CL-01-26
  • physiological and emotional changes related to pain
  • CL-01-27
  • effectiveness of pain management, support
  • CL-01-28
  • pain assessment results
  • CL-01-29
  • time of medication or other therapy to manage pain and effectiveness
  • CL-01-30
  • need to collaborate with other health professionals as necessary.
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