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Pediatric developmental screenings: A primary care approach

Williams, Amy A. DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC; Cormack, Carrie L. DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC; Chike-Harris, Katherine DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC; Durham, Catherine O. DNP, FNP-C; Fowler, Terri O. DNP, FNP-C; Jensen, Elizabeth A. DNP, FNP-C

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000461949.15668.ee
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Abstract: Early recognition of developmental delay is critical to providing comprehensive pediatric primary care. Advanced practice nurses must be aware of the guidelines for surveillance and developmental screening in children. This article discusses guidelines for screening, examples of screening tools, information for follow up, and referral for positive screenings.

Early recognition of a developmental delay is critical to providing comprehensive pediatric primary care. This article discusses guidelines for screening, examples of screening tools, information for follow up, and referral for positive screenings.

Amy A. Williams is an Instructor and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Medical University of South Carolina, College of Nursing and Department of Pediatrics, Charleston, S.C.

Carrie L. Cormack is an instructor at Medical University of South Carolina, College of Nursing, Charleston, SC.

Katherine Chike-Harris is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Fetter Health Care Network, LLC, Charleston, SC.

Catherine O. Durham is an instructor and pediatric nurse practitioner at Medical University of South Carolina, College of Nursing and Department of Pediatrics, Charleston, SC.

Terri O. Fowler is an instructor and family nurse practitioner at Medical University of South Carolina, College of Nursing and Division of General Internal Medicine Hospitalist Program, Charleston, SC.

Elizabeth A. Jensen is an instructor and family nurse practitioner at Medical University of South Carolina, College of Nursing and Department of Pediatrics, Charleston, SC.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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