Chapter 6: Knowledge Integration

Case Study 2: Pediatric Client

Initial Assessment Data

  • Biographical data: 18-month-old child
  • Reason for seeking care: Febrile
  • History of presenting illness: Fever x 2 days, today rash appeared consisting of red spots over the client’s body
  • Past history: No medications, no illnesses


Think about the client data and try to answer the following questions. Write your answers on a piece of paper.

  1. What infection control measures need to be taken when interacting with this child and taking the child’s vital signs?
  2. What developmental considerations need to be considered when taking the child’s vital signs?
Go to the next page to check your answers.