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Linear Growth Assessment: Evaluation and Causes and Treatment of Growth Failure

Terri Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN

This presentation will provide an overview of linear growth assessment, a review of normal growth, a summary of growth disorders, treatment of growth failure and psychosocial issues related to short stature. The program is relevant for all who care for children including pediatric staff nurses and nurse practitioners in inpatient, outpatient and community settings, family nurse practitioners and school nurses.

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PENS Position Statement on Linear Growth Measurement of Children

Objectives:

  • Describe the steps in accurate growth assessment
  • List the causes of growth failure
  • Explain the treatment of growth disorders

Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 1.0 contact hour applicable for RN, LPN, LMHT relicensure.
Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number LT0279-0412 GKCC42.
Approval valid through 9/30/2017

Kansas State Board of Pharmacy has approved this activity for 1 hour of pharmacy continuing education credit. Kansas State Board of Pharmacy approval provider number - KBOP15-00037
The nurse planner for this activity is Meg Keil, PhD, CRNP.
There are no conflicts to disclose.​


Short Stature Assessment in Children: A Fundamental Step Toward Early Diagnosis of Growth Failure and a Comprehensive Approach to Growth Disorders​



Program Overview


This case-based enduring activity will cover the diagnosis, treatment and management of children with growth/growth hormone disorders.

Target Audience

This activity is intended to meet the educational needs of pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and other pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, attendees should be able to:

  • Review methods to measure and plot height and to calculate height velocity and midparental target height to allow early diagnosis of growth disorders in pediatric patients
  • Identify diagnostic criteria that allow differentiation among various causes of growth deficiency
  • Identify tools for better communication with patients and families and coordination of multidisciplinary care
  • Discuss challenges in the referral to specialists for the diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency or other diseases responsible for short stature and their appropriate management​

​Faculty

Jan M. Foote, DNP, ARNP, CPNP
 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
 Blank Children’s Endocrinology Clinic
 Des Moines, IA
 Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
 College of Nursing
 The University of Iowa
 Iowa City, IA

Mitchell E. Geffner, MD
 Chief of the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
 Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
 Professor of Pediatrics
 Keck School of Medicine
 University of Southern California
 Los Angeles, CA