WHAT ARE THE COMMON FEARS OF HOSPITALIZATED TODDLERS.

(1)Separation anxiety: They don’t want to be separated from their parents.

(2)Feeling that he or she has lost control.

(3)Pain.

(4)Some level of disappointment that my parents are giving me away to unknown strangers.

HOW WILL TODDLERS DEMONSTRATE THEIR BEHAVIOR?.

(1)PROTEST which will include crying, despair and detachment.

(2) Temper tantrums.

(3)Resistance to change to new babysitters or caregivers. This involve physical and verbal aggression.

(4)Regression that is regress to former stage. (5)Negativisim the toddler will be resistant to anything, refusal to participate.

PARENTS REACTIONS:

(1)First day of leaving the toddler to a stranger is the most worrisome for parents. They will be anxious, anxiety level will go up.

(2)They will also be Emotional as their child protest and express fear and pain. This is normal with every parent.

NURSING RESPONSIBILITIES:

Primary Nurse: Must understand the child’s routine and rituals and to continue to follow it during hospitalization.

(2) Provide room -in accommodations for parents as much as possible.

(3)Encourage parents presence and to participate in the care of their child. No sneaking away from the child but to let the child know when you are leaving and bide him or her 👋. Difficult but worth it so that the child will eventually adapt and feel respected.

(4)Inform parents about the plan of care,the implementation of the plan of care and encourage them to participate in their child’s plan of care and implementation. So with that there is no ambiguity.

Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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