Helping using simple words. Avoid using abstract

Helping a young child prepare for a medical examination or procedure can reduce their anxiety, stimulate cooperation and help them develop skills to cope with the situation.We must bear in mind that before the test the child will probably cry. Even if it is prepared, the child may feel some discomfort or pain. We can explain with a game what will happen during the exam. Doing this can help to know the child’s concerns.But how do we prepare for this procedure? Below we list them:Before you should take into account that you must reduce the explanations about the procedure to 5 or 10 minutes, because young children have a short attention span. Any preparation must be done just before the test or procedure (House, 2018)Explain the procedure in a language the child understands, using simple words. Avoid using abstract terminology.2. Make sure the child understands the exact part of his mouth that will be affected by the exam and that the procedure will be limited to that area.3. Try to describe what you will feel during the test.4. If the procedure affects a part of your body that the child needs for certain functions such as speaking in the mouth, explain the changes that will occur later.5. Allow the child to scream, cry or express his or her pain in another way using sounds or words. Encourage him to tell you where he feels pain.6. Allow the child to practice the positions or movements that are necessary for the procedure, such as opening the mouth, or putting the head back.7. Emphasize the benefits of the procedure. Talk about aspects that may give the child pleasure later, such as feeling better or being able to go home.8. We can offer you an ice cream or make a similar invitation for later, but that is not conditioned to “behave” during the exam.9. Allow the child to make simple choices, such as the color of the instrument that we will use during the procedure.10. Distract the child with books, songs or a simple activity such as blowing bubbles.11. Play with the child, the game can be a good way to explain the procedure to the child and also to look for any anxiety you may have. Most medical centers for children use the game to prepare them for procedures.It is in this way that many young children have a favorite toy or important object that can be used to explain the test. It can be less threatening for your child to express their concerns through an object (Medline Plus, 2017)REFERENCES:1.Medline Plus (2017) Preparation of a young child for an exam or procedure. National Library of Medicine in the USA2.Rose House (2008) Tricking Kids into the Perfect Exam. Emergency Pediatrics. emergency.med.ufi.eduThread 3 From Lidia Jouseth Coba Moreno @ Jan 13, 12:07 am (2 days ago) Oral Exam in KidsLidia J CobaInternational Institute for Healthcare ProfessionalsDiscuss how to approach an infant or a child for an oral exam. Discuss new ideas for making children more comfortable and the exam less traumatic.Helping a young child prepare for a medical examination or procedure can reduce their anxiety, stimulate cooperation and help them develop skills to cope with the situation.You should know that before the test the child will probably cry. Even if you prepare the child you may feel some discomfort or pain. Try explaining what will happen during the test with a game. Doing this can help to know the child’s concerns.For this reason it is important to prepare for this procedure, taking into account that explanations about the procedure must be reduced to 5 or 10 minutes, since young children have a short attention span. Any preparation must be done just before the test or procedure (House, 2008)We will list some general guidelines for preparing a child for an exam or procedure:Explain the procedure in a language the child understands, using simple words. Avoid using abstract terminology.2. Make sure the child understands the exact part of his body that will be affected by the exam and that the procedure will be limited to that area.3.Try to describe what you will feel during the test.4. If the procedure affects a part of the body that the child needs for certain functions such as speaking, explain the changes that will occur later.5. Allow the child to scream, cry or express his pain in another way using sounds or words. Encourage him to tell you where he feels pain.6. Allow the child to practice the positions or movements that are necessary for the procedure, such as opening the mouth wide.7. Emphasize the benefits of the procedure. Talk about aspects that may give the child pleasure later, such as feeling better or being able to go home.8. You can offer an ice cream or similar invitation for later, but that is not conditioned to “behave” during the exam.9. Allow the child to make simple choices, such as which color of instruments we use, before beginning the procedure.10.Distract the child with books, songs or a simple activity such as blowing bubbles (Medline Plus, 2017)          11. Playing the game can be a good way to explain the procedure to the child and also to look for any anxiety you may have. Many of the medical centers for children use the game to prepare them for the procedures. Remember that many young children have a favorite toy or important object that can be used to explain the test. It can be less threatening for your child to express their concerns through an object.