Pediatric Nursing Articles

Children are not simply little adults. Their anatomy, physiology and compensatory mechanisms are quite different, and they change as the child grows. Pediatric nurses must be experts in growth and development and communication, as well as skilled practitioners in gaining cooperation of many stakeholders, especially toddlers. Caring for sick children isn't always easy so knowing where to turn for advice is another important item in the pediatric nurse's toolbox.

I love my pediatric patients!

I love my pediatric patients!

by babynurse4u - I am a pediatric nurse, one who feels that my specialty is a calling...an irresistible one. I work primarily with children who have disabilities and require chronic... Read More →

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Pharmacological Management of Osteogenisis Imperfecta in Children and Nursing Implications

Pharmacological Management of Osteogenisis Imperfecta in Children and Nursing Implications

by 1PedsRN2another - Abstract Osteogenesis imperfecta is a rare inherited disorder which effects type one collagen throughout the body. At the current time there is no pharmacologic... Read More →

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5 Reasons Why Being A Pediatric Nurse Is Like Being A Disney Character

5 Reasons Why Being A Pediatric Nurse Is Like Being A Disney Character

by Michael M. Heuninckx - Pediatric nursing is not an easy task by any stretch of the imagination. Everyday we go to work; it is to help children who need care for a vast range of medical... Read More →

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Make a Child's Day While They are In the Hospital

by Brian - Draw on the Exam Table One of the first things a child will see at a doctor's visit is the examination table, which can be intimidating to small children. To... Read More →

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Measles, Mumps, Rubella... Forgotten but NOT Gone

Measles, Mumps, Rubella... Forgotten but NOT Gone

by NotReady4PrimeTime - To immunize or not to immunize... that is the question. When I was growing up, there really wasn't any controversy - when we were in certain grades, we were all... Read More →

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Optimal Effects of Child Life Involvement in Pediatric Nursing

Optimal Effects of Child Life Involvement in Pediatric Nursing

by Jgomulinski - Caring for the pediatric population can be extremely demanding on the nurse at times. Incorporating multi-disciplinary care along with family centered care can be... Read More →

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Children's Responses to Multicolor and Themed Uniforms

Children's Responses to Multicolor and Themed Uniforms

by sashamedvinsky - Going to a hospital and having a procedure done could be a very stressful experience for children. Some children in addition to anxiety of anticipating dealing... Read More →

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: An Epidemic (Part I)

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: An Epidemic (Part I)

by TheCommuter - Alcohol exposure damages the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system of the developing fetus in an irreversibly destructive manner. Fetal alcohol... Read More →

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What's That Smell? The missing diaper.

What's That Smell? The missing diaper.

by growing777 - Every hour or two, I would have to change her diaper. One diaper change was particularly messy. She had a blow-out bowel movement, out the diaper and all over the... Read More →

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Day in the Life of a Peds Onc RN

Day in the Life of a Peds Onc RN

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - The shift begins with assessing the ratios and assigning staff to various roles for the day ahead. Do we have enough nurses to provide exceptional care to each... Read More →

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Tips for Pediatric Nursing:  For Every Heartache There Is A Reward

Tips for Pediatric Nursing: For Every Heartache There Is A Reward

by oreo11 - Life as a Pediatric nurse can be very difficult at times. I remember being in nursing school and helping to participate in two different adult codes within a couple... Read More →

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Pedi Home Health- My time with Joseph

Pedi Home Health- My time with Joseph

by ibmanda2000 - I had been working with medically fragile kids for over 10 years and while all of my patients were special to me, this one was different. I had been hearing about... Read More →

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Choosing the 4th Option

Choosing the 4th Option

by NutmeggeRN - As a school nurse for 20 years, I have had more than my fair share of kids who have been diagnosed with cancer. I have had kids win the battle and lose the battle.... Read More →

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Food Insecurity and Child Malnutrition in the United States

Food Insecurity and Child Malnutrition in the United States

by TheCommuter - Emily, a 9-year-old with a cinnamon skin tone and a strikingly angular face dotted by a set of chocolate-colored eyes, sits inside an examination room at the local... Read More →

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Challenges of IV starts in the Pediatric Population

Challenges of IV starts in the Pediatric Population

by Beverly Sampson - One of the biggest challenges we face as pediatric registered nurses is how to alleviate the fear and anxiety associated with getting an intravenous catheter or... Read More →

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: An Epidemic (Part II)

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: An Epidemic (Part II)

by TheCommuter - Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is an irreversible pattern of multiple birth defects caused by maternal ingestion of alcohol during pregnancy. The noticeable facial ... Read More →

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Hope: Losing a Child

Hope: Losing a Child

by jvqantipolo - Their stories were all congruent. In expectation, they have waited for their first born. They were once the typical parents who adorned their babies' small... Read More →

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Is Peak Flow Monitoring a Necessary Component of Pediatric Asthma Management?

by mtnmom - Asthma is the most common chronic condition of childhood (Burkhart, Rayens, Oakley, Abshire, and Zhang, 2007; Burkhart, Rayens, Revelette, and Ohlmann, 2007) and... Read More →


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