Pediatric nurses are special in terms of how they deliver care to their patients because children cannot communicate well like when they feel pain or if they are hungry. When patients are severely ill, we give considerations to the parents by allowing both of them to stay in the patient's room. Relatives can also visit provided the hospital's visitor policy is observed.
One pediatric patient was intubated, GSC 3, with NGT, with IV left and right, with FC-HCB, and with all the contraptions a patient can have. You can just imagine how hard it was for the parents to see their child struggle for his life especially after 23 minutes of rendering Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Ms. Acosta gave the parents the information they needed in order to understand the situation and decide appropriately for the welfare of their child.
At the ICU, we have multidisciplinary team rounds where all healthcare members involved in the care of the patient will do their rounds in the morning to set goals and in the evening to reassess the patient's condition and to check the management plan for the night. Nurses will give their input (head to toe assessment) since they are the ones who stay at bedside most of the time.
A pediatric nurse provides health and medical care for infants, children, and adolescents. He or she talks to children and asks questions about their health, and tries to comfort them especially when they are scared and cannot clearly communicate their concerns.
Our nurses also provide support to families and work with them to address their concerns, fears, problems, and options. They have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
They are meticulous in the sense that they make sure they deliver care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation, in accordance with established philosophy.