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Down's Syndrome - Assessment, Nursing Diagnosis, Interventions and Evaluation

Nursing Care Plan for Down's Syndrome


1. During the neonatal period, which needs to be studied:
  • The state of the body temperature, especially the neonatal period.
  • Nutritional needs / food.
  • The state of hearing and sight.
  • Assessment of cognitive abilities and mental development of children.
  • Children's ability to communicate and socialize.
  • Motor skills.
  • The ability of the family in caring for down syndrome premises, especially on the progress of the child's mental development.
2. Assessment of motor skills.
3. Assessment of cognitive abilities and mental development.
4. Assessment of the child's ability to communicate.
5. A hearing test, vision and bone abnormalities.
6. How family adjustment to diagnosis and progress of mental development.

Nursing Diagnosis for Down's Syndrome

1. Imbalanced nutrition less than body requirements related to difficulty feeding due to tongue far and high palate.

2. Risk for injury related to reduced hearing ability.

3. Ineffective Family Coping related to financial factors required in maintenance.

4. Lack of social interaction related to physical and mental limitations that they have.

5. Knowledge deficit (parents) related to down syndrome child care.


1. Provide adequate nutrition.
  • See the child's ability to swallow.
  • Give parents information on the proper way / correct in giving good food.
  • Provide good nutrition in children with good nutrition.
2. Encourage parents to check their hearing and vision regularly.

3. Assess understanding parents about down syndrome.
  • Give an explanation to parents about the child's condition.
  • Give information to parents about the care of children with down syndrome.
4. Motivation of parents to:
  • Provide opportunities for children to play with the same age child to easily socialize.
  • Provide flexibility / freedom to children fatherly expression.
5. Give the motivation in the elderly in order to provide an adequate environment for children.
  • Encourage the participation of parents in giving motor exercises and instructions so that children are able to speak.
  • Encourage the parents to give children practice in their daily activities.

1. There is no difficulty in feeding the child. Child so that the child gets adequate nutrition and adequate.
2. Hearing and vision of the child can be detected early and can be evaluated on a regular basis.
3. Families participate actively in the care of children with down syndrome either.
4. Children are able to socialize and interact well so that children can build relationships with other people do not feel insecure.