Paediatric nurses are registered nurses who specialise in caring for patients from birth through adolescence. They must have a deep knowledge of child growth and development as diseases and conditions in children often present and are treated differently than in adults.
Because their patients are so much younger, paediatric nurses often form strong relational ties with them in different ways than they would with adult patients—by playing games with them, being fun, or holding their hand during tough procedures.
Though some paediatric nurses may perform similar duties to what they would perform nursing for adults, they must carry out their duties with extra care and attention. “Paediatric nurses have a greater influence on their patient’s future. From growth and development to health promotion and practices,” says Rasmussen College Nursing Instructor Brooke Cobb.
A paediatric registered nurse may perform the following duties:
Paediatric or Children’s nursing offers diverse career opportunities, great job satisfaction and endless learning possibilities. It can be challenging, but rewarding and is a great career for an enthusiastic and caring team player.
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