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.

Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) The Pinnacle of Pediatric Care 28th Annual Conference
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Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) The Pinnacle of Pediatric Care 28th Annual Conference

Mark your calendars! April 5th through April 8th, 2018 is the date!! Come network with your fellow SPN peers at the 28th Annual SPN Conference. Keep up with the...

I love my pediatric patients!
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I love my pediatric patients!

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...

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

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...

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Pedi Home Health- My time with Joseph
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Pedi Home Health- My time with Joseph

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...

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Choosing the 4th Option
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Choosing the 4th Option

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....

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Food Insecurity and Child Malnutrition in the United States
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Food Insecurity and Child Malnutrition in the United States

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...

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Optimal Effects of Child Life Involvement in Pediatric Nursing
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Optimal Effects of Child Life Involvement in Pediatric Nursing

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...

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Children's Responses to Multicolor and Themed Uniforms
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Children's Responses to Multicolor and Themed Uniforms

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...

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: An Epidemic (Part I)
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: An Epidemic (Part I)

Alcohol exposure damages the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system of the developing fetus in an irreversibly destructive manner. Fetal alcohol...

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Day in the Life of a Peds Onc RN
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Day in the Life of a Peds Onc 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...

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Pharmacological Management of Osteogenisis Imperfecta in Children and Nursing Implications
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Pharmacological Management of Osteogenisis Imperfecta in Children and Nursing Implications

Osteogenesis imperfecta is a rare inherited disorder which effects type one collagen throughout the body. At the current time there is no pharmacologic cure, but...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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You Know You're A *Pediatric* Nurse When
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You Know You're A *Pediatric* Nurse When

So, how do you know you're a Pediatric Nurse? Well, other than the typical instances of "knowing you're a nurse"... such as, considering a 5 minute bathroom escape...

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Challenges of IV starts in the Pediatric Population
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Challenges of IV starts in the Pediatric Population

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...

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: An Epidemic (Part II)
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: An Epidemic (Part II)

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

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Hope: Losing a Child
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Hope: Losing a Child

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...

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