Children's Functional Health Pattern
Children’s Functional Health Pattern Assessment Functional Health Pattern Assessment (FHP) | Toddler Erickson’s Developmental Stage: Autonomy vs. Shame/Doubt ( Jarvis, 2012) | Preschool-Aged Erickson’s Developmental Stage: Initiative vs. Guilt ( Jarvis, 2012) | School-Aged Erickson’s Developmental Stage: Industry vs. Inferiority. (Jarvis, 2012) | Pattern of Health Perception and Health Management: List two normal assessment findings that would be characteristic for each age group. List two potential problems that a nurse may discover in an assessment of each age group. | A toddler communicates on a basic level. When they feel bad they say they are sick. Health
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Food allergies may be seen in the toddler. The toddler is at risk for dental caries if parents or caregivers use bottles with milk or juice at bedtime. | Preschoolers can be either obese or under weight. Preschoolers may eat excessive amounts of junk food. | School-age children may suffer from obesity. Access to food and cultural factors may contribute to poor nutrition in school-aged children, especially if they are living in poverty. School-aged children and their families may live busy lives. There is a potential for skipped meals or fast food, placing them at-risk for obesity and metabolic disorders. | Pattern of Elimination: List two normal assessment findings that would be characteristic for each age group. List two potential problems that a nurse may discover in an assessment of each age group. | Toddlers are ready and begin beginning toilet training. Caregivers should watch for signs of toilet training, checking for wetness and keeping the baby dry for 2 or more hours. | Preschoolers are capable of and responsible for independent toileting and toilet training is complete. Preschoolers are aware of basic hygiene after toileting. Positive reinforcement continues for hygiene tasks. | The school-age child has full bowel and bladder control by age 5. They also now have the ability to undress, wipe, flush, dress and wash hands.