neurologic impairment

How comfort care helps kids with persistent agitationWhile reading Dr. Hall’s article “Persistent agitation in children with neurologic impairments,” the differences between the medical and nurse practitioner (NP) models of care emerge.
There’s much to read between the covers, so get started!A look at what you can find in the July 2017 issue of Contemporary Pediatrics.
Persistent agitation in children with neurologic impairmentsCrying and agitation for no apparent reason in children with severe neurologic impairment is a common and frustrating problem for parents and providers alike. A methodical approach is helpful in dealing with this problem, yet sometimes the cause is not apparent, even after a thorough search. It is helpful to explain to parents and caretakers that the cause of the distress may take some time to figure out, and that diagnosis is often difficult. However, in most cases, a satisfactory treatment can be found.