As Pediatric Nurses, we specialize in providing health and medical care for children of day old to late teens. We serve as a child's advocate. We evaluate symptoms and signs of abuse in children. Often, we participate in activities to manage a child's pain and emotions. We also maintain the necessary level of privacy in a nurse and child relationship. The position of Pediatric Nurses leaves us with the burden of providing supportive care to dying children. We support and work closely with families to address their concerns, options, and fears regarding their child health. We strive to differentiate between normal and abnormal physical findings in children’s’ examinations and intervene in emergencies.
- dealing with demands and anxieties of parents
- helping families to deal with their children's injury or illness
- remaining up-to-date on the current treatment procedures
- documenting patients' symptoms and medical histories for the paediatrician
- assessing the needs of a child and providing initial care
- monitoring and stabilizing a child's vital parameters