Pediatric, NICU and PICU
In pediatrics, the same things you love about your job may also pose the greatest challenges: neonates, infants, children, and young adults at varying developmental stages, with a variety of illnesses, laboratory test values, treatments, and medication dosages. Every day you are faced with something new, another challenge.
You Need a Wide Base of Knowledge & Skills
Caring for patients that range from birth through young adulthood requires knowledge and skills, because signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments, medications, and developmental levels vary widely among patients.
You Need to Comfort, Educate and Keep Others Informed
It takes a special person to be patient, understanding, comforting, and compassionate when caring for children and their families during what might be the most stressful times of their lives. Pediatric nurses are faced with challenges when educating pediatric patients and their families and need a wide array of teaching methods to address various developmental levels.
You Need Speed to Treat Children…and Time to Meet Other Demands
A child’s condition can change rapidly with little warning, and requires immediate action. You need to be prepared to intervene. After all, being there to care for the child when needed is one of the reasons you became a nurse. Unfortunately, many other demands such as learning new technologies, sifting through regulations, documenting patient care, and meeting education requirements take you away from the bedside.
How Lippincott Solutions Helps
In a busy environment with critical demands, where improving patient outcomes and maintaining patient safety is paramount, Lippincott Solutions provides Pediatric, PICU and NICU nurses with the assistance they need. Available online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Lippincott Solutions provides evidence-based answers at your fingertips. Lippincott Procedures contains the latest guidelines, standards, and references needed to help you keep pace with the ever-changing field of pediatric nursing. Lippincott Advisor also supplies disease and drug monographs, hospital acquired conditions, diagnostic test, treatment entries, and care plans, while Lippincott Professional Development offers CEU credits that you need. Whether you’re performing a physical assessment, monitoring a physiologic parameter, performing an invasive procedure, administering medications, or teaching the patient and family about a specific condition, Lippincott Solutions gives pediatric nurses the necessary tools and information to care for patients ranging from neonates to young adults.