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Pediatrics Immunization Schedule Help

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Specializes in Renal and Telemetry. Has 5 years experience.

:sly:Hi all! First off, this isn't a homework question. I had to retrack back into my Pediatrics lecture this term. I remember that last term I struggled with the immunizations schedule. For the life of me I can't seem to grasp the schedule. Does anyone here have a method of remembering it? Mnemonics maybe? Any and all help would greatly be appreciated! :)

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ButterflyRN90

Specializes in Renal and Telemetry. Has 5 years experience.

This was a difficult area for me as well...what helped me was grouping them together. ie) what immunizations the child will need at 2mos, 4mos, 6mos, etc. I wrote these out every single day about ten times until I had it down.

This thread seems to have some great tips and includes what seems to be a great website for this topic:

https://allnurses.com/nclex-discussion-forum/mnemonics-pediatric-vaccine-655583-page2.html

Good Luck!

Thank you so much! :D

I hope you passed! I sent you a friend request. I'm in PEDS now with OJ at central campus. any tips? hints? powerpoints that you have saved? She wont give us powerpoints and now she wont let us look at our tests after grading!!!

link51411

Specializes in Critical Care, Cardiology, Hematology,. Has 5 years experience.

The CDC immunization schedule is based on compliance. So think about it as when does the patient come in for normal checkups, that is when the doc is going to hit them up with immunizations, but not more than say 4 at a time. and then you have to think they try to schedule them as close to possible to the time when the patient is close to being at risk for developing the disease they are being immunized to. If you understand the diseases you can see if you schedule makes since.

Honestly, I can not believe you are being tested on this. Even the Pediatrician have a chart in front of them when they are seeing if a patient is up to date or not. they need to be testing you on critical thinking not the ability to remember a chart that you will have in front of you the rest of your career.

KelRN215, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pedi. Has 10 years experience.

Honestly, I can not believe you are being tested on this. Even the Pediatrician have a chart in front of them when they are seeing if a patient is up to date or not. they need to be testing you on critical thinking not the ability to remember a chart that you will have in front of you the rest of your career.

Agree. I've worked in pediatrics for 7 1/2 years and I don't know the immunization schedule off the top of my head.