NRS 434VN Topic 1 DQ 2
Consider the following patient scenario:
A mother comes in with a 9-month-old girl. The infant is 68.5cm in length (25th percentile per CDC growth chart), weighs 6.75kg (5th percentile per CDC growth chart), and has a head circumference of 43cm (25th percentile per CDC growth chart).
Describe the developmental markers a nurse should assess for a 9-month-old female infant. Discuss the recommendations you would give the mother. Explain why these recommendations are based on evidence-based practice.
A 9-month-old girl is brought into the clinic. She weighs 6.75kg and is 68.5cm in length, which are both below the 5th percentile on the CDC growth chart. The nurse should assess developmental markers and address developmental tasks, including gross motor skills like sitting or crawling and fine motor skills like grasping with fingers and releasing objects from her hand. This assessment is based on their current development stage, that is, 9months of age for a female infant weighing 6.75kg and 68.5cm long. This recommendation is made based on evidence-based practice, as gross motor skills are developed between 7 to 18 months of age, while fine motor skills develop during infancy between 3 to 13 months.