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Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica

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GONZALEZ ZUNIGA, Sophía  and  QUEZADA UGALDE, Ana María. Evaluation of the pediatric nursing intervention to detect alterations in the development of infants: brief literature review. Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica [online]. 2017, n.33, pp.31-42. ISSN 1409-4568.

Development assessment aims to quantify the level of maturity reached by the infant expected behaviors according to their age, allowing detect variations to the standard and set individual criteria. Which is why there is an urgent need of having the appropriate health professional for execution, so monitoring strengthen development in well-child visits at the primary care level. The method used was Evidence-Based Nursing, whose intention is to have the best scientific evidence to answer a clinical question posed. The studies were collected from databases: EBSCO, Web of Sciences, Science Direct and Pub Med. The search results were defined as inclusion and exclusion criteria. Subsequently, the findings were analyzed through the FLC 2.0 tool and the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care assigned the grade of recommendation. During the research, were obtained seven articles that answered partially the question PICO, however six of them were eliminated by inclusionexclusion criteria. The other article was subjected to critical reading, in which an average level of evidence and grade of recommendation was obtained I. The study analyzed raises the importance of using validated for the assessment of development tools and discusses the role that owns the nurses in the monitoring process of development. The recovered evidence is classified as medium quality and does not respond directly to the clinical question way, however, in studying the role of the nurse in charge of the assessment and monitoring of child development stands out, even when raised improvements.

Keywords : general-medical-care; healthy-children-consultation; pediatric-development-disorders; pediatricnursing-care.

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