Diaphragmatic hernia in children

1. Choose a disease process that requires surgery (Diaphragmatic Hernia). You will write about the process a child with a particular disease goes through when he or she is about to go through a surgery. Once you have chosen a disease process, choose the appropriate age group associated with that disease process (ages 1 to 18 years). You will come up with your own example of a child (select the age) and you will write about the nurse’s responsibilities in assisting the child and the family through the surgical process. 2. Identify specific communication techniques and specialized teaching strategies for the disease process and diagnostic and perioperative procedures that the nurse must use with the child and the child’s parents or legal guardians. Don’t forget to include home care. Discuss diagnostic testing to include labs (expected findings). 3. This professional paper should be written in a format that could be read in a nursing journal. It should explain the nursing responsibilities as it related to admitting a child to the pediatric area, performing diagnostic testing and labs, and then preparing the child for the preoperative experience. 4. The child (you pick the age)(between 1- 15 years) is admitted to the hospital with certain physical symptoms (you pick the disease process)(diaphragmatic hernia) and then requires surgery (you pick the surgery). For example, a 2 year-old is admitted for abdominal pain and after diagnostic testing and labs are performed, the diagnosis is appendicitis. An appendectomy is performed. The nurse needs to communicate through this entire process. This is the assignment. … Pick a hospital to cite after looking at several, choose a disease/surgical procedure here or find another condition that interests you and make it work for you. And while you are at it, look over the other diseases on this page and referenced in the hospital websites and get familiar with them too. The 2015-2016 U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” Honor Roll highlights pediatric centers that provide high-quality care in 3 or more specialties. Both Boston and Philadelphia posted outstanding scores in all 10 specialties. Each of these hospitals provide extensive information on their websites (Choose one of these hospitals as your reference to teachings-you will also use your textbook and ATI book to cite teaching of the family and patient). The top ten hospitals include: 1. Boston Children’s Hospital 2. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 3. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center 4. Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston 5. Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora 6. Seattle Children’s Hospital 7. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 8. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC 9. Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio 10. Children’s National Medical Center of Washington, DC Also important hospital resources: 1. Mayo Clinic 2. St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital