Discussing Dwarfism
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about dwarfism – different types, treatment possibilities, and prognosis.

Course Publication Date: May 14, 2020

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:DD121019
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Community & Home Health
Psychiatric & Mental Health
Learning Objectives
  • Define dwarfism and discuss whether dwarfism is considered a disability.

  • Describe the impact of dwarfism in the U.S.

  • Name the most common type of dwarfism.

  • Discuss the frequency of occurrence of the most common types of dwarfism.

  • Describe what a midget is.

  • Discuss two types of skeletal dysplasias.

  • 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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