Question about my pediatric rotation?
- 0Apr 15, '13 by baluesunlightWhat 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?
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- 0Apr 16, '13 by ChristineNQuote from baluesunlightWho 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)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?
- 0Apr 16, '13 by db2xsQuote from baluesunlightIn 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.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?
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.
- 0Apr 17, '13 by libran1984I 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.
- 0Apr 17, '13 by PatMac10,RNThe 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