Chapter 6: Knowledge Integration

Case Study: Pediatric Client

Initial Assessment Data

  • Biographical data: 18-month-old child
  • Reason for seeking care: Febrile
  • History of presenting illness: Fever x 2 days, today rash appeared consisting of red spots over the client’s body
  • Past history: No medications, no illnesses

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At 1700 hrs on June 20, 20xx

  • Temperature: 39°C axilla
  • Pulse: 170 bpm (apical) cyclical increases with inspiration, force 2+, regular rhythm
  • RR 30 bpm, regular rhythm
  • Spo2 saturation 98%


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