What is included in patient education about pediatric growth failure (failure to thrive)?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Andrew P Sirotnak, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Patient education is one of the most crucial elements of the care plan for these patients. It involves education dealing with nutrition, feeding, and normal child behavior and development.

Also shared with caregivers are the interventions and therapy needed for the patient and those needed to address the family or caregiver pathology or dysfunction.

Consider such education a long-term requirement throughout the early years of the child's growth and, in some situations, for the entire childhood.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!