EXERCISES, LESSON 3
INSTRUCTIONS. Complete the following exercises by writing the answer in the space
provided. After you have completed all the exercises, turn to the solutions at the end of
the lesson and check your answers.
List four differences between infants/children and adults.
Complete these statements of points to consider when you are conducting a
physical examination of an infant or child.
a. An infant (less than 6 months old) does not mind his clothes being removed
for a physical examination, but a child _________ old does not want to have
his clothes removed for a physical examination. In fact, this child does not
want to be touched.
b. In what two age groups should the physical examination be conducted
toe-to-head rather than the usual head-to-toe sequence?
A child ____________ of age should be left on his mother's lap while you
d. An adolescent needs reassurance that, in spite of the current illness or
trauma, he is basically _________________.
e. A child who is __________ old may be examined on a chair or a bed. He
likes to help out during the examination.