Pediatrics is a branch of medicine that deals with the care and healing of infants and children. Ask questions about this medical field here.

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What are some pediatric iv sites?

Hands, feet, upper leg (femoral), nape of the elbow and scalp

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What do Pediatric Surgeons major in?

First, at the undergraduate level there is no such thing as a degree in pre-med. It is a curriculum layout or sometimes referred to as a tract, which prepares students who intend to seek admission to medical schools. It includes activities such as prerequisite coursework, clinical experience, volunteer activities, and research.

While many individuals who pursue a career as a physician major in biology at the undergraduate level, many others come from a variety of other educational backgrounds. The best major should be based on a contingency plan. In other words, what happens if you do not go to medical school? What will you be able to do with the degree that you have, and will it provide you with a satisfying career or career path? You should meet with a career counselor at the college or university you attend for what options exist for you. Whichever major you choose, the critical issue is acquiring the appropriate prerequisite coursework required by medical schools. The student should have a strong background in the following areas.

  • Biology (cell biology, biology of the organism)
  • Chemistry (inorganic, organic)
  • Physics
  • Communication (written and oral)
  • Higher level math's (algebra, trigonometry, calculus)
  • Computer literacy
  • Development of good critical thinking skills.

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Can you take Cleocin Pediatric and ibuprofen?

Yes, according to my drug reference book. But since both of these medications can be irritating to the stomach, it's best to take them with food.

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How long does it take to become a pediatric nurse?

A person can qualify as a licensed practical nurse in one year. Registered nurse programs take two, three, or four years. Specializing for nurses is largely a matter of experience rather than formal education. However, a nurse can take a Master's Degree in a specialty, such as pediatrics, and then be designated a "Pediatric Nurse Practitioner." Requirements for nurse practitioner status vary from state to state. It's best to check with a local college or university that has a nursing degree program to get information for the state where you live. It is my understanding that you have to have your RN degree (usually 2-4 yrs) then you can get a job that specializes in pediatrics to get your training. I was told that basically RN's are trained to be able to do anything in the healthcare setting, but you get your specialized training hands on.


Moh exam model question paper for nurses in oman?

yes i want question papet


How much does 5-8visits of pediatric care cost?

The cost of health care depends on the hospital and provider you are seeing, as well as the services provided during your visits, so any answer you are given here would strictly be speculation. If you contact your provider they may be able to give you a rough estimate.

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What should you study in high school or college if you want to become a pediatric nurse?

You would need to take the prerequisite classes necessary to become a registered nurse, which include a lot of science classes, psychology, humanities, etc. When you receive your nursing degree you are then qualified to sit for the licensing exam, and will be able to then specialize in pediatric nursing.


In the greek language what does pediatric mean?

the "doctor for children". Pediatric < ped (<"paedi", meaning child) + iatr (<"iatros", meaning doctor) + ic (a typical way of ending of greek words)

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How much does a pediatric nurse get paid yearly?

alot we all know nurses make "alot". its a lot. im sure the person is looking for an actual estimate... money wise.

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What is the occupation for a pediatric oncologist?

A pediatric oncologist is a doctor who specializes in treating cancers in children.

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What qualifications do you need to become a pediatric nurse?

the easiest way to become a pediatric nurse through an internship (job training) where you receive specialized training and of course, the experience. and also take a CPN (Certified Pediatric Nurse) exam. you need to first become a nurse even before you practice pediatrics. so find a nursing school near you to get you started!

For nursing, usually, you need:

- Biology (at least, but its a plus if you have Physics and/or Chemistry)

- English lit/lang

for gcse but thats about it.. plus English and Biology are always good choices for A level!

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How much money does a pediatric nurse earn?

The median expected salary for a typical Staff Nurse - RN - Pediatrics - Home Care in the United States is $54,984. you can make a range of 30,000 dollars a year to 300,000 a year the 300,000 means that you are very very busy

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What is pediatric apical pulse normal value?

what's the noramal pulse for the adulte


What is the outlook for pediatrics in the future?

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Employment of physicians and surgeons is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. Job opportunities should be very good, especially for physicians and surgeons willing to practice in specialties-including family practice, internal medicine, and OB/GYN-or in rural and low-income areas where there is a perceived shortage of medical practitioners.

Employment change. Employment of physicians and surgeons is projected to grow 14 percent from 2006 to 2016, faster than the average for all occupations. Job growth will occur because of continued expansion of health care related industries. The growing and aging population will drive overall growth in the demand for physician services, as consumers continue to demand high levels of care using the latest technologies, diagnostic tests, and therapies.

Demand for physicians' services is highly sensitive to changes in consumer preferences, health care reimbursement policies, and legislation. For example, if changes to health coverage result in consumers facing higher out-of-pocket costs, they may demand fewer physician services. Patients relying more on other health care providers-such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, optometrists, and nurse anesthetists-also may temper demand for physician services. In addition, new technologies will increase physician productivity. These technologies include electronic medical records, test and prescription orders, billing, and scheduling.

Job prospects. Opportunities for individuals interested in becoming physicians and surgeons are expected to be very good. In addition to job openings from employment growth, numerous openings will result from the need to replace physicians and surgeons who retire over the 2006-16 decade.

Unlike their predecessors, newly trained physicians face radically different choices of where and how to practice. New physicians are much less likely to enter solo practice and more likely to take salaried jobs in group medical practices, clinics, and health networks.

Reports of shortages in some specialties, such as general or family practice, internal medicine, and OB/GYN, or in rural or low-income areas should attract new entrants, encouraging schools to expand programs and hospitals to increase available residency slots. However, because physician training is so lengthy, employment change happens gradually. In the short term, to meet increased demand, experienced physicians may work longer hours, delay retirement, or take measures to increase productivity, such as using more support staff to provide services. Opportunities should be particularly good in rural and low-income areas, as some physicians find these areas unattractive because of less control over work hours, isolation from medical colleagues, or other reasons.

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Do pediatrics get paid weekly or biweekly?

It would completely depend on the practice the doctor works for, but many pay monthly.


What skills do you need as a pediatric nurse?

"What physical traits do i need for a pediatric nurse?"

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What are the top ten leading causes of morbidity in the Philippines?

According to the Department of Health of the Philippines, the top ten leading causes of morbidity in the country in 2005 and 2006 were: * acute lower respiratory tract infection and pneumonia * diarrhea

* bronchitis and bronchiolitis * hypertension * influenza * TB respiratory * diseases of the heart * acute febrile illness

* malaria

* dengue fever.


Working conditions for pediatric oncologist?

working conditions vary from good to bad. if you don't like to see a child slowly fading into God's hands then this job is not for you. if you can take that and you get along with kids and upset parents and you would love to see a kidd survive because of you then this job could be for you.


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What degrees are required to be a pediatric nurse in Texas?

The three major educational paths to registered nursing are a bachelor's degree, an associate degree, and a diploma from an approved nursing program. Nurses most commonly enter the occupation by completing an associate degree or bachelor's degree program. Individuals then must complete a national licensing examination in order to obtain a nursing license. Further training or education can qualify nurses to work in specialty areas, and may help improve advancement opportunities.

Education and training. There are three major educational paths to registered nursing-a bachelor's of science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate degree in nursing (ADN), and a diploma. BSN programs, offered by colleges and universities, take about 4 years to complete. In 2006, 709 nursing programs offered degrees at the bachelor's level. ADN programs, offered by community and junior colleges, take about 2 to 3 years to complete. About 850 RN programs granted associate degrees. Diploma programs, administered in hospitals, last about 3 years. Only about 70 programs offered diplomas. Generally, licensed graduates of any of the three types of educational programs qualify for entry-level positions.

Many RNs with an ADN or diploma later enter bachelor's programs to prepare for a broader scope of nursing practice. Often, they can find an entry-level position and then take advantage of tuition reimbursement benefits to work toward a BSN by completing an RN-to-BSN program. In 2006, there were 629 RN-to-BSN programs in the United States. Accelerated master's degree in nursing (MSN) programs also are available by combining 1 year of an accelerated BSN program with 2 years of graduate study. In 2006, there were 149 RN-to-MSN programs.

Accelerated BSN programs also are available for individuals who have a bachelor's or higher degree in another field and who are interested in moving into nursing. In 2006, 197 of these programs were available. Accelerated BSN programs last 12 to 18 months and provide the fastest route to a BSN for individuals who already hold a degree. MSN programs also are available for individuals who hold a bachelor's or higher degree in another field.

Individuals considering nursing should carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages of enrolling in a BSN or MSN program because, if they do, their advancement opportunities usually are broader. In fact, some career paths are open only to nurses with a bachelor's or master's degree. A bachelor's degree often is necessary for administrative positions and is a prerequisite for admission to graduate nursing programs in research, consulting, and teaching, and all four advanced practice nursing specialties-clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse-midwives, and nurse practitioners. Individuals who complete a bachelor's receive more training in areas such as communication, leadership, and critical thinking, all of which are becoming more important as nursing care becomes more complex. Additionally, bachelor's degree programs offer more clinical experience in nonhospital settings. Education beyond a bachelor's degree can also help students looking to enter certain fields or increase advancement opportunities. In 2006, 448 nursing schools offered master's degrees, 108 offered doctoral degrees, and 58 offered accelerated BSN-to-doctoral programs.

All four advanced practice nursing specialties require at least a master's degree. Most programs include about 2 years of full-time study and require a BSN degree for entry; some programs require at least 1 to 2 years of clinical experience as an RN for admission. In 2006, there were 342 master's and post-master's programs offered for nurse practitioners, 230 master's and post-master's programs for clinical nurse specialists, 106 programs for nurse anesthetists, and 39 programs for nurse-midwives.

All nursing education programs include classroom instruction and supervised clinical experience in hospitals and other health care facilities. Students take courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology and other behavioral sciences, and nursing. Coursework also includes the liberal arts for ADN and BSN students.

Supervised clinical experience is provided in hospital departments such as pediatrics, psychiatry, maternity, and surgery. A growing number of programs include clinical experience in nursing care facilities, public health departments, home health agencies, and ambulatory clinics.

Licensure and certification. In all States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, students must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass a national licensing examination, known as the NCLEX-RN, in order to obtain a nursing license. Nurses may be licensed in more than one State, either by examination or by the endorsement of a license issued by another State. The Nurse Licensure Compact Agreement allows a nurse who is licensed and permanently resides in one of the member States to practice in the other member States without obtaining additional licensure. In 2006, 20 states were members of the Compact, while 2 more were pending membership. All States require periodic renewal of licenses, which may require continuing education.

Certification is common, and sometimes required, for the four advanced practice nursing specialties-clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse-midwives, and nurse practitioners. Upon completion of their educational programs, most advanced practice nurses become nationally certified in their area of specialty. Certification also is available in specialty areas for all nurses. In some States, certification in a specialty is required in order to practice that specialty.

Foreign-educated and foreign-born nurses wishing to work in the United States must obtain a work visa. To obtain the visa, nurses must undergo a federal screening program to ensure that their education and licensure are comparable to that of a U.S. educated nurse, that they have proficiency in written and spoken English, and that they have passed either the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) Qualifying Examination or the NCLEX-RN. CGFNS administers the VisaScreen Program. (The Commission is an immigration-neutral, nonprofit organization that is recognized internationally as an authority on credentials evaluation in the health care field.) Nurses educated in Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, or foreign-born nurses who were educated in the United States, are exempt from the language proficiency testing. In addition to these national requirements, foreign-born nurses must obtain state licensure in order to practice in the United States. Each State has its own requirements for licensure.

Other qualifications. Nurses should be caring, sympathetic, responsible, and detail oriented. They must be able to direct or supervise others, correctly assess patients' conditions, and determine when consultation is required. They need emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

Advancement. Some RNs start their careers as licensed practical nurses or nursing aides, and then go back to school to receive their RN degree. Most RNs begin as staff nurses in hospitals, and with experience and good performance often move to other settings or are promoted to more responsible positions. In management, nurses can advance from assistant unit manger or head nurse to more senior-level administrative roles of assistant director, director, vice president, or chief nurse. Increasingly, management-level nursing positions require a graduate or an advanced degree in nursing or health services administration. Administrative positions require leadership, communication and negotiation skills, and good judgment.

Some nurses move into the business side of health care. Their nursing expertise and experience on a health care team equip them to manage ambulatory, acute, home-based, and chronic care. Employers-including hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and managed care organizations, among others-need RNs for health planning and development, marketing, consulting, policy development, and quality assurance. Other nurses work as college and university faculty or conduct research.

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How long has pediatric nursing been practiced?

21 years


Who is the best pediatric neurologist in Arizona?

Vinodh Narayanam

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What does a oncologist do?

A physician specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer

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What education and training do you need to become a nurse practitioner?

You First need to have a Degree in Nursing so 1. 4 years of College. then you get your Masters Degree in Your Field of study for Nurse Pract. wheither it is ER, OB/GYN, PEDS, Etc... so that could take you 1-2 years. you can look at any college web site that offers this type of program and get that information. To work as a nurse practitioner, you must: complete a bachelor's of nursing (or related) degree; complete a master's degree from a nurse practitioner program; be licensed as a nurse; and have strong interpersonal skills. Formal Education Graduate programs for nurse practitioners usually take one to two years to complete. You learn diagnostic and general health assessment skills. You can also focus in a particular area. Work Experience Working as a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse provides good experience for this occupation.Volunteering at a clinic or hospital is also helpful.

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What is the first step to becoming NICU pediatric nurse?

If you haven't already begun college courses,then that is the first step.Almost like High School you will need basic Math, english,public speaking etc.only on the college level.Once the pre-requisit credits are earned you can begin the nursing courses.


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