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Developmentally Appropriate Care of the Pediatric Patient

Healthcare professionals are committed to providing quality patient care. To do so, they must understand a patient's age-specific:

  • Characteristics
  • Needs
  • Challenges

This understanding will allow you to better meet your patient's needs.

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the term "competency"
  • Explain the different needs, characteristics, and related healthcare practices for the:
    • Infant
    • Toddler
    • Preschooler
    • Schoolchild
    • Adolescent
  • Describe how healthcare professionals acquire age-specific competencies
  • Describe how ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) assess age-specific competencies