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kristina
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Hi

 

We have a child staring in our setting soon with hydrocephalus. Just wondering if anyone has come across this before. I would like to put a health care plan in place, I have the administering medicine plans etc but this child wont actually be taking any medicine. Does anyone have any type of health care plan that doesn't involve medicine etc that they would be willing to share?

 

many Thanks

 

Kris

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I draw up individual care plans with parents - which basically outlines what the parents want to happen if ............, so I have a clear understanding of how they want their child cared for in the event of certain things happening, one of our children used to have seizures, only mum or a paramedic could administer any kind of medication to him, so I had all the telephone numbers I needed on his care plan, what I had to say when I rang emergency services, (he had open access to a local children's ward etc.)

 

The blank care plan I have is very blank! It wouldn't be of any use to you really, I think the best thing to do is to discuss with parents first and come up with their unique plan for their child.

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Hi Kris

I use to work on a ward where i looked after children with hydrocephalus. It basically is fluid on the brain.Children who suffer this medical condition have an abnormal collection of fluid in the ventricles of the brain. Some children may have convulsions or have some mental or physical disability. The child will usually have a shunt implanted in the brain to help drain away the excess fluid. I would chat to parents to find out what additional needs the child may require and also see if there is a professional involved such as specialist nurse(when I worked in hospital there was and she was happy to speak to nursery / schools when a child was discharged from hospital )Hope this was useful to you

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I think sunnyday may be right; a community nurse came out to discuss the management of a child in our setting with leukaemia and brought a care plan with her. It was quite comprehensive and we didn't really need to add to it. I suppose it may depend on the condition, and to be fair we had asked for this support via the parents

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