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Ch 3: Critical Care Nursing in Pediatrics

About This Chapter

The short lessons in this chapter make it easy for you to fully understand critical care nursing for pediatrics. Review the basics of pediatric critical care nursing, how to manage pediatric critical care transport and more!

Critical Care Nursing in Pediatrics - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Whether working on a homework assignment, studying for a test or seeking general information, this chapter can help you better understand critical care nursing in pediatrics. Explore entertaining lessons that provide comprehensive looks at what's involved caring for a child in critical condition and much more. Study these concepts when convenient by accessing lessons anytime from your computer, smartphone or tablet. To assess your knowledge of critical care nursing in pediatrics, take short lesson quizzes and a chapter exam. In no time, you will have a grasp of the following:

  • Critical care in pediatric nursing
  • How to provide nursing care for a critically ill child
  • Steps involved in transport for pediatric critical care
  • Basics of cardiology in pediatric critical care nursing

Lesson Objective
Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Examine this overview of pediatric critical care nursing.
Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Child Learn about the care required from nurses when working with critically ill children.
Pediatric Critical Care Transport Discover how to transport critical care pediatric patients.
Cardiology in Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Review how cardiology care is managed in critical care nursing for children.

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: Critical Care Nursing in Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care Nursing

1. Pediatric Critical Care Nursing

In this lesson you will learn about the history of pediatric critical, educational requirements, and the role of the pediatric critical care nurse in the hospital setting. You will also learn some of the unique challenges pediatric critical care nurses face in their work.

Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Child

2. Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Child

In this lesson, we will review the necessary nursing care for critically ill children. We will look at assessment and interventions that are necessary in providing care to children.

Pediatric Critical Care Transport

3. Pediatric Critical Care Transport

In this lesson, you will learn what pediatric critical care transport is, and learn the different types of transportation that are available to critical care pediatric patients and how it differs from a standard ambulance.

Cardiology in Pediatric Critical Care Nursing

4. Cardiology in Pediatric Critical Care Nursing

In this lesson you will learn about caring for pediatric patients in the critical care setting relating to the heart. In this fast-paced environment, nurses and staff must constantly observe and treat heart-related signs they observe and symptoms the patient displays. You will learn some of this population's specialized needs, tips to reduce their anxiety, and roles of the team, especially the family in caring for the young ones.

Altered Mental Status in Children

5. Altered Mental Status in Children

There can be many causes for altered mental status in children. In this lesson, we will learn about some of those causes as well as what assessment and tests are needed to identify the cause.

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