For this assignment, you will complete an iHuman case study based on the course objectives and weekly content. iHuman cases emphasize core learning objectives for an evidence-based primary care curriculum. Throughout your nurse practitioner program, you will use the iHuman case studies to promote the development of clinical reasoning through the use of ongoing assessments and diagnostic skills and to develop patient care plans that are grounded in the latest clinical guidelines and evidence-based practice.

The iHuman assignments are highly interactive and a dynamic way to enhance your learning. Material from the iHuman cases may be present in the quizzes, the midterm exam, and the final exam.

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This week, complete the iHuman case titled “Buddy (Theodore, Jr.) VE.”

Apply information from the iHuman Case Study to answer the following questions:

  • Why is developmental assessment essential in the provision of primary care for infants, children, and adolescents, and what are the essential components of this assessment on the basis of a child’s age?
  • Which tools will you use to assess specific components of development (such as speech, motor skills, social skills, etc.)? Which tools do you think are the most accurate in assessing the developmental components and why?
  • Which components would you consider in assessing the basic biological functioning and well-being of your pediatric patients? Why are these components important in providing primary health-care services to children?

When you lay the response out, please answer the questions in the order that they are listed. Cite all references using APA format. Sources should be no older than 5 years (2013-2018). Use peer reviewed journal articles for references and be sure to document DOI or weblink in reference citation. Also, be sure to include in-text citations within the response. Be mindful of grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.

 

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