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JOURNAL Pediatric Nursing

JOURNAL Pediatric Nursing

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Published by: mariejo on Oct 07, 2009
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I definitely learned a lot of thingsabout Pediatric Nursing. What isPediatric Nursing exactly? It is when anurse either takes care of a child or it’stheir only age rank of patients they takecare of. The reason for being there as aPediatric nurse isn’t because childrennot just mini adults, but their bodiesand minds work a lot differently thanfull-grown adults. Their bodies handle alot of things differently than of anadult’s body. Children, because theyare young, tend to be more scared of whatever they are in the doctor’s officeor hospital for and more confused. Theyneed a lot more comfort the majority of the time more than an adult does. Thechildren need an adult figure there tocomfort them and explain things tothem. Pediatric nurses alsocommunicate a lot with the families of the children. Just giving them advice onhow their children need to be taken careof and so forth.
 
Pediatric Nursing can be one of the most difficult to work in. It’s truethere are the rewards of helping sickchildren feel better, but not every timehas a happy ending. Dealing with smallpatients and their families can beparticularly difficult; it involves a lot of loss. While it can be very rewarding tocare for and nurse young patients backto health, saying goodbye to a patientfor good is a hard one. Like what I hadexperienced inRogashano Memorial Hospital lastsemester. I was assigned in NICUdepartment wherein four neonates wereadmitted there; all in critical condition.One patient there was abandoned by hisparent right after his delivery. He’s apremature infant with respiratory illnessand was admitted to NICU for severalweeks without visiting by his parent. You can see at this child that he’s beenstruggling to live while his parents were
 
asking for his death certificate. Imaginethat? My other patient there were twins,both were in critical condition, as in nochance to recover. I will never forgethow I saw both of them dying and howtheir mother was emotionally affected. That time, I realized that sometimes evenall your efforts proved to be futile, childstill ends up dying. That is always aheartbreaking. But as a student nurse,or should I say a future RN, I have had todeal with death on a fairly basis, and Ihave had to accept their death and moveon to the next patient.What I like most in caring forpediatric clients is visiting them in theirwards to help them with feeding times, tocuddle them, to carry them and to singthem a lullaby. For me, the bond thatyou develop with your young patients ispriceless.

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