More on Dwarfism
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about patients who have dwarfism – different types, treatment possibilities, and prognosis.

Course Publication Date: March 14, 2018

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Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:MD030718
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Medical & Surgical Issues
Psychiatric & Mental Health

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Learning Objectives
  • Name the most common type of dwarfism.
  • Discuss two types of skeletal dysplasias.
  • Describe the impact of dwarfism in the U.S.
  • Discuss whether dwarfism is considered a disability.
  • Define dwarfism.
  • Describe what a midget is.
  • Discuss the frequency of occurrence of the most common types of dwarfism.
  • List the three complications that are sometimes found in achondroplastic infants and toddlers.
  • Describe ‘Little People of America’ and what it does.
  • Discuss the basis of a medical prognosis for a person with short stature.


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