Pediatrics

Pediatrics

21st Century Pediatric Nursing

Pediatric Health Promotion

  • 24% of the US population is made up of children
  • Healthy People 2020
    • Goals:
      • Increase quality and length of healthy life
      • Eliminate health disparities
    • Leading Health Indicators
      • Physical activity
      • Overweight and obesity
      • Tobacco use
      • Substance abuse
      • Responsible sexual behavior
      • Mental health
      • Injury and violence
      • Environmental quality
      • Injury and violence
      • Access to health care
  • Bright Futures
    • National Health Promotion Initiative with the goal to improve the health of our nation’s children
    • Major themes are:
      • Promoting family support, child development, mental health, healthy nutrition that leads to healthy weight, physical activity, oral health, healthy sexual development and sexuality, safety and injury prevention, and the importance of community relationships and resources.
  • Development
    • Unique to each stage of development- continuous screening and assessment are needed for early intervention.
    • AAP policy statement on screen viewing time – shift of importance from what is on the screen to who is viewing the information with the child.