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General Principles & Guidelines for the evaluation child . Robyn Smith Department of Physiotherapy UFS 2012. Objective examination . Objective examination. Has two main components namely: observations Physical examination and tests

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general principles guidelines for the evaluation child

General Principles & Guidelines for the evaluation child

Robyn Smith

Department of Physiotherapy

UFS

2012

objective examination1
Objective examination
  • Has two main components namely:
    • observations
    • Physical examination and tests
  • Infection control measures are always critical when working with children.
  • Need to structure physical observation and examination based on what you asked and what you see
  • Find a way that works for you –structure helps
  • Explain caregiver/child what examining and why.
feedback
Feedback
  • If you feel competent and comfortable enough you may provide feedback during your assessment itself
  • Remember to provide caregiver/child feedback following your examination as to what you found
  • Give an indication of your plan regarding PT intervention, when will it start, frequency etc.
  • Give advice where indicated .
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No need to run scared when having to assess a child.

Use family centred care principles

Structure & practice will make perfect....in time

references
References
  • Smith, R. 2011. General paediatric assessment PowerPoint
  • Smith, R. 2011. Paediatric intensive care. Assessment.
  • Images courtesy of GOOGLE images. 2011.
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