Best NCLEX-RN Class: The Child with Musculoskeletal Health Problems
The NCLEX title covers:
- The Client with Torticollis, Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction
- The Client with Cerebral Palsy
- The Client with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
- The Client with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
- The Client with Congenital Clubfoot
- The Client with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
- The Client with a Fracture
- The Client with Osteomyelitis
- The Client with Scoliosis
- Managing Care Quality and Safety
- Answers, Rationales, and Test Taking Strategies
Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the most common causes of disability for people around the world. In adults, musculoskeletal pain is a common reason for care seeking, especially in primary health care settings where it is typically assessed and managed. Similarly, primary care settings play a vital role in the early detection and appropriate management of inflammatory and non-inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions in paediatric populations. Several studies have suggested a possible association between musculoskeletal pain and injury in childhood and development of musculoskeletal disorders in adults. A better understanding of these conditions in children and adolescents is important for developing effective preventive strategies and to provide better understanding of the origin and progression of chronic pain into adulthood.
Children who suffer from musculoskeletal disorders often fall into a vicious cycle of pain and limited movements that eventually lead to an inability to function fully in daily life. This is why our course of treatment aims to not only eliminate pain but also to treat the root of the problem and restore your child’s normal activities. Parents and caregivers must be present during treatment sessions so we can guide you on the proper approaches and activities you need to do everyday with your child to ensure full recovery.
Medical treatment for these disorders usually consists of drug therapy such as pain killers or anti-inflammatory medications. Unfortunately these drugs treat only the symptoms, not the cause and often cause undesirable side effects. Before you give your child any medication, please carefully review their precautions and side effects.