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What should we expect in construction in 2023?
The life of a paediatric nurse is incredibly diverse and involves treating young patients from the point of birth, all the way through to adolescence. And while there are a variety of positions a nurse can hold in the paediatrics sector; the most frequent title is a “Paediatric Registered Nurse”. As a nurse in paediatrics, one would need to perform many of the same functions as registered nurses would handle, however the method of execution is often drastically different, especially since the patients under their care are usually more vulnerable and need greater support from family and/or guardians. Moreover, Paediatric nurses have access to more sub-specialities within paediatrics to invest into throughout their careers. Their work includes large amounts of contact time with their patients, potentially leading to forming closer relationships with the patients and even their families. Below are just some of the main responsibilities incorporated in most nursing roles:
Much like the nurses who are involved in working with adults in the intensive care unit (ICU), PICU nurses also centre around treating and caring for patients with more serious and life-threatening conditions. The majority of core duties remain the same, however there are some minor differences, primarily revolving around conveying a higher degree of care and understanding towards a young child and their family.
Just as one would imagine, working in these more specialised nursing areas can occasionally have some emotionally taxing moments. It’s never easy to see young children struggling in their fight against a terminal disease, and it is just as difficult to witness the impact on their families. However, it’s not always doom and gloom, as helping young patients to make a full recovery can be a brilliantly rewarding experience.