CHARGE Syndrome?

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Today was my first day on my new unit. I saw lots of great things and learned lots of new info, but I do have one question. One of the patients has a syndrome called CHARGE. Can anyone out there explain what that is?

2ndCareerRN

2ndCareerRN

583 Posts

here ya go:

http://www.chargesyndrome.org/

CHARGE Syndrome refers to children with a specific set of birth defects. "CHARGE" originally came from the first letter of some of the most common features seen in these children: C = coloboma, H = heart defects, A = atresia of the choanae, R = retardation of growth and development, G = genital and urinary abnormalities, E = ear abnormalities and/or hearing loss.

bob

NICUNURSE

NICUNURSE

71 Posts

Thank you so much. I didn't realize that I would still have to study after I graduated nursing school!

NicuGal, MSN, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PACU. Has 30 years experience. 2,743 Posts

On NICU, you will never stop reading! :)

delirium

delirium

629 Posts

LOL!

I thought this thread was about bossy charge nurses.

:p

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