Critical Thinking Nursing Case Study

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Critical thinking as a nurse allows you to use the knowledge and experience to problem solve and make decision to give the best care for your patients. This helps you look at the whole picture which then in turn allows you to educate your patient and be an advocate at the same time. In this case study I have a patient that brought her four month old baby named Andrew to the clinic for his well-child checkup. He was born at thirty-seven weeks gestation and was admitted into the neonatal intensive care uint for four days with a mild respiratory distress and poor feeding. Andrew has been gaining weight and is in the tenth percentile for his age. Today mom reported that he still has a difficult time with his feedings. Andrew was diagnosed with …show more content…
I would provide resources to his mother Janine to help her and Andrew to make sure he thrives and does not regress in his development and nutritional status. When you look at Andrew history, signs and symptoms the nursing diagnosis that I will use is imbalanced nutrition less than body requirement related to inability to intake enough food because of reflux as evidence by difficulty feeding. Andrew falls in the tenth percentile for his age. By him not getting the proper amount of nutritious this also causes his development not to progress as it should for someone his age. This is why it is import not only to educated Janine but for her to inform her roommate on ways of feeding techniques, positioning, maintaining patent airway, and ways to decrease his symptom of GER.(Ricci, 2013, pg.1528). “During Feeding it is very importing for everyone to relives that the infant will give cues and model changes in affect, infant learn to regulate emotions, develop trust and form a emotional bond with their parent”(Schmiege, 2014, pg. 494). By make sure that Janine understands the teaching I have done this will help Andrew to thrive development and nutritional to becomes a strong and heath infant. Today I will also provide three outside resources for Janine to use for Andrew and her self. They are Hands to Hold, Zero to Three, and Any Baby …show more content…
This organization strongly believes that from a babies and toddlers their welfare relies on early connections that is crucial to their development and well-being. They are here to educate and make sure that your family has every resources to help the development your child to be successful. They realized that when you are at this age you are like a sponge. You absorb all kinds of knowledge. This resource has it disadvantages and advantages to Andrews health. The downside to Zero to Three is that their is not a lot of information on GER. The upside is that for Andrews’s developmental problems there is information that can help Janine gage how he is progressing along and if he is developing age appropriately. Their is everything from ages and states of development, screens and assessment for development, health and nutrition development, social and emotional development and when early intervention need to happen. This will be a big help to see how well Andrew is progressing in his

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