Consider that a 7-year-old pediatric patient, who is severely affected by autism spectrum disorder, has been admitted to the hospital with an infection. Utilizing current research and the DSM-V. identify and describe at least 15 possible behaviors. attributes, and developmental delays exhibited by the child. Based on this information, identify and describe at least 10 potential safety concerns for the hospitalized child with severe autism.
For each of the identified safety concerns. create and describe at least 1 nursing intervention to reduce the risk of injury to the child. Compare and contrast the hospital safety concerns/interventions for a typically developing 7-year-old child with those of a child affected by severe autism. (Human Development, Safety)