[How to efficiently conduct a physiological examination of a child--from the viewpoint of a medical technologist].

Abstract

Children are often frightened, cry, refuse to sit still, and may not cooperate during a physiological examination. Technologists must take considerable care to reduce the child's anxiety. Specifically, we should use creative solutions, start by interacting with the patient, using dolls or toys, and explain the procedure to him/her in a friendly way, communicating more effectively with the patient's family. When performing the actual examinations, technologists need to work skillfully with a complete understanding of the purpose of the examinations, having the ability to identify the changes that occur in various developmental stages and interpret the pathophysiological mechanisms specific to children. Furthermore, we must always have an awareness of safety, taking measures to prevent falls from the bed and/or to keep the room warm if examinations require the child to be naked, so that he/she will not catch a cold. I explain various points of caution and possible solutions regarding electrocardiograms, electroencephalograms, and ultrasonography, from the viewpoint of a medical technologist.

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@article{Yamadera2014HowTE, title={[How to efficiently conduct a physiological examination of a child--from the viewpoint of a medical technologist].}, author={Yukio Yamadera and Rieko Aihara and Yoshie Koitabashi and Mitsuko Matsuda and Yoshie Takakuda and Sachiko Kurosaki}, journal={Rinsho byori. The Japanese journal of clinical pathology}, year={2014}, volume={62 8}, pages={782-94} }