Clinical Case Review: Anemia in Infants and Toddlers
Nursing Grand Rounds is a tried and true strategy to support evidence-based practice. Presenting information related to clinical cases can provide valuable information through teaching and professional development. By examining specific episodes in patient care, reviewing the pathophysiology, evaluating the nursing care provided and relating the "doing" of nursing care to the evidence and science the participants can apply the presenter's experience to their own practice. This presentation will review a clinical case of anemia in a young child.
Nurse Home Visitors practicing in the Nurse Family Partnership Program.
1. Describe the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia in children.
2. List the risk factors for iron deficiency anemia.
3. Name the signs, symptoms, and evaluation methods for diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia in children.
4. Describe interventions and treatments for iron deficiency anemia.
5. List potential preventative measures for iron deficiency anemia.
6. List 7 iron-rich foods to include in a child's diet (over 6 months).
7. Appreciate the role of the NFP nurse in helping to prevent, identify, and support families in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia.
Robin Walters, RN,
Kim Bahnsen, RN, MSN, IBCLC has been a registered nurse for over 36 years. She began her career in medical – surgical nursing in 1985 after graduation with an A.S.N. from Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN. She went on to complete her B.S.N. at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida while working cardiac and medical- surgical intensive care, and emergency care. She also served as a hospital educator for a 360 – bed community hospital and cardiac surgery center for 8 years prior to relocating to Pennsylvania. She has worked as a Nurse Home Visitor and Supervisor in the Nurse - Family Partnership since 2004. She completed a Master’s in Nursing program from Western Governor’s University in 2015.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and The Jewish Healthcare Foundation. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this continuing nursing education activity is 1 contact hour.
Other healthcare professionals will receive a certification of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
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