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Systematically addresses the following five areas with each of the three age groupings: Age Characteristics , Communication,Age-Specific Care, Nursing Considerations, Safety Needs
Discusses the following age groups:
- Young Toddler: 1 year – 18 months
- Older Toddler: 18 months to 3 years
- Pre-schooler: 3 to 5 years
- School Age 5 to 8 years
- Pre-Teens: 8 to 12 years
- Early Teens: 13 to 15 years
- Late Teens: 16 to 18 years
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Caring for Individuals with Special Needs: Cognitive Impairments
The program begins with an overview of the types of cognitive impairment and factors such as aging that cause an increase in incidence.
Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission of Infection
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Anatomy: The Endocrine System
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