Promoting the young child's development in the intensive care unit

T. Wilson, M. E. Broome

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Abstract

Young children are much more emotionally vulnerable to hospitalization than are adults. The admission of a child to an intensive care unit (ICU) is stress-producing and can affect the child's ability to develop at an optimal level. This article provides the ICU nurse with a working knowledge of normal growth and developmental patterns of infants and toddlers. Internal strengths of the child, external supports, and environmental manipulation that the nurse can use to promote the critically ill child's growth and development and support the child in coping with hospitalization are presented. Discussion centers on the child experiencing an acute crisis that requires long-term intensive monitoring, rather than on the chronically ill child.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-281
Number of pages8
JournalHeart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care
Volume18
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Child Development
Intensive Care Units
Hospitalization
Nurses
Aptitude
Growth and Development
Critical Illness
Chronic Disease
Growth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Promoting the young child's development in the intensive care unit. / Wilson, T.; Broome, M. E.

In: Heart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care, Vol. 18, No. 3, 1989, p. 274-281.

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