The pediatric unit approaches the care of the client based on the growth and development theory. Unit content will include the stages of growth and development, battered child syndrome, common childhood diseases, common pediatric procedures, related pharmacology (including immunizations), nutritional needs, accident prevention, and nursing interventions. Special emphasis is placed on the impact illness has on the child as well as the family. Selected clinical experiences allow the student to practice appropriate nursing skills.
VN100, VN200, VN300
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