This course focuses on the assessment and management of urgent and emergent care for the pediatric client. Assessment, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and management of the pediatric client will be discussed. Strategies for management of these clients will require a synthesis of knowledge from the bio-pyscho-social, behavioral, and nursing sciences. Emphasis will be placed on integrating and educating the family regarding the acute care needs of the child. The student will understand the need to maintain continuity of care with the primary care provider.