Queen Anne, Seattle, Washington


Child with Cerebral Palsy and Gastrointestinal Issues

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About the Client:
We are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for an 8-year-old child with cerebral palsy who is experiencing gastrointestinal issues such as constipation or reflux. Our primary goal is to manage the child’s digestive symptoms effectively, promote gastrointestinal health, and improve overall well-being.

Project Overview:
We are seeking a nursing team with expertise in pediatric gastroenterology to support our client and their family in managing gastrointestinal issues associated with cerebral palsy. This project involves implementing dietary modifications, administering medications, and facilitating consultations with gastroenterology specialists to address the child’s digestive symptoms and optimize gastrointestinal health.


– **Assessment and Monitoring:**
– Conduct a thorough assessment of the child’s gastrointestinal symptoms, including constipation, reflux, and any associated complications.
– Monitor the child’s bowel habits, dietary intake, and response to interventions to track progress and make appropriate adjustments to the treatment plan.

– **Dietary Modifications:**
– Collaborate with a registered dietitian to develop a customized diet plan tailored to the child’s needs and preferences.
– Recommend dietary modifications such as increasing fiber intake, avoiding trigger foods that exacerbate reflux, and ensuring adequate hydration to support healthy digestion.

– **Medication Management:**
– Administer medications as prescribed by the healthcare provider to alleviate gastrointestinal symptoms and promote bowel regularity.
– Educate the child and their family about the purpose, dosage, and potential side effects of medications, ensuring adherence to the treatment regimen.

– **Gastroenterology Consultations:**
– Facilitate consultations with pediatric gastroenterologists to evaluate the child’s gastrointestinal health and explore treatment options for managing complex digestive issues.
– Coordinate with gastroenterology specialists to perform diagnostic tests, such as imaging studies or endoscopic procedures, to identify underlying causes of gastrointestinal symptoms.

– **Family Education and Support:**
– Provide education to the child’s family about cerebral palsy and its impact on gastrointestinal function, emphasizing the importance of proactive management and adherence to treatment recommendations.
– Offer emotional support and guidance to the family, addressing concerns related to their child’s health and empowering them to advocate for the child’s needs effectively.


– **Pediatric Gastroenterology Expertise:**
– Nursing team members with experience or training in pediatric gastroenterology nursing, including knowledge of common gastrointestinal disorders, diagnostic procedures, and treatment modalities in children.
– Familiarity with evidence-based guidelines for managing gastrointestinal symptoms in pediatric patients with cerebral palsy.

– **Communication and Collaboration Skills:**
– Excellent communication skills to interact effectively with the child, their family, and other members of the healthcare team.
– Ability to collaborate with healthcare providers from multiple disciplines, including dietitians, gastroenterologists, therapists, and specialists in cerebral palsy care.

– **Empathy and Compassion:**
– Compassionate and empathetic approach to caring for pediatric patients with complex medical needs and their families, recognizing the emotional impact of gastrointestinal issues on quality of life.
– Ability to establish rapport with the child and their family, fostering trust and collaboration in the healthcare decision-making process.

By providing comprehensive care, including dietary modifications, medication management, and gastroenterology consultations, the nursing team aims to address the child’s gastrointestinal issues effectively and improve their overall quality of life. Together with the child and their family, we are committed to promoting gastrointestinal health and well-being in the context of cerebral palsy management.


Total Budget: $343,893.60