Question about my pediatric rotation?

  1. 0
    What is the age population? Is it more like 2-10 or 10-17...? What's the youngest patient you got and what is the oldest? Why do people dislike peds so much?

    Get the hottest topics every week!

    Subscribe to our free Nursing Insights: Student Edition newsletter.

  2. 8 Comments...

  3. 0
    From infants to teenagers, but pt with chronic illnesses can be in peds into their 20's.
  4. 0
    Quote from baluesunlight
    What is the age population? Is it more like 2-10 or 10-17...? What's the youngest patient you got and what is the oldest? Why do people dislike peds so much?
    Who says people dislike peds? Some people know that peds isn't for them, but there are still things they can learn from a peds rotation. Peds can be anything from newborns through teenagers/early 20's, but some hospitals divide their floors up by age (ie an infant and toddlers floor, an adolescent floor)
  5. 0
    Quote from baluesunlight
    What is the age population? Is it more like 2-10 or 10-17...? What's the youngest patient you got and what is the oldest? Why do people dislike peds so much?
    In the hospital where I did my peds rotation, ages ranged from 1 to 20. Technically, a 21-year-old is a pediatric patient, right? That's what the AAP says.

    The youngest patient I got was about 14 months (although developmentally much younger) and the oldest was 20.

    It seems that "everyone" wants to be in peds in my school. I know for myself that I dreaded pediatrics because children can have a difficult time communicating what they need, and then you have to deal with some crazy parents. I prefer to work with geriatric patients, but I learned that they're sort of similar, peds and geriatrics. The older adults can have difficulty expressing what they need, and instead of the crazy parents, you can get overbearing adult children.

    I ended up loving my pediatric clinical rotation, for the record.
  6. 0
    In my peds rotation, it was 6 months to 17 yrs old. The youngest pt I had was 6 months and the oldest I had was 15.
  7. 0
    In many hospitals, newborns who are readmitted do not go to the NICU regardless of age, but into the regular pediatric ward. The youngest patient I saw during my peds rotation was 2 weeks old.
  8. 0
    I was insanely lucky I didn't have to deal with a single baby during my peds rotation (b/c the instructor confused me with another student and thought I had already had two babies two weeks in a row- LOL). Thank God... I hate babies, they are so scary. After 2 years in the ER, I'm much more comfortable but still hate when the parents hover (understandably so).

    So my youngest child was a 9 year old, my oldest was 17.

    the youngest I was aware of for another student was a baby just a few weeks old.
  9. 0
    The youngest patient I cared for was 3 months old and failure to thrive, my oldest was 15 and had Sickle Cell. Peds was ok, as far as my rotations went at least. U liked taking care if the 3 month old and seeing him start to gain weight and return to a normal happy little baby. Awwweee! Lol.

    The unit we did rotations on took from Infant to 17. My old pediatrician took pt. up until they were 21. Honestly, he was such a good doctor I just stopped going to him when I turned 20 this past October (2012). Finally I have him up. Mostly because I started getting questioning looks from the other kids there. Rotfl! I have a "big boy" doctor now! Lol!
    Last edit by PatMac10,RN on Apr 17, '13
  10. 0
    I work in peds as a cna & I've seen pts as young as 3 days old (usually bili babies). I've had as old as 19, though I've been told we can go up to 21 if necessary.


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors
Top