Clinical Topics - Pediatrics

Enuresis

Enuresis

Tags: behavioral interventions child Enuresis literature review treatment options

This article review covers enuresis and the behavioral factors that predict the severity of the disease as well as treatment responses. Medical and behavioral interventions, as well as limitations of the study, are discussed.

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Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Disease

Tags: child children disease pain Sickle Cell Disease treatment

Sickle cell disease is a debilitating condition secondary to the severe pain patients with this condition suffer especially when they are in crisis. This article includes the management and treatment of sickle cell disease and the diagnosis.

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Ethical Issues Raised When Parents Refuse Medical Treatment For their Ill Children

Ethical Issues Raised When Parents Refuse Medical Treatment For their Ill Children

Tags: child children ethical principles ethical principles in nursing ethical standards ethical values ethics nursing ethics parents treatment treatment options

Working as a nurse, I am seeing ethical issues raises when parents refuse medical treatment for their ill children. Health care providers need rapid access to legal remedies in order to help children whose parents neglect medical treatment for their young because of their religious beliefs and hopes that a miracle might heal the kids.  Despite those parents, who strongly stand by their point of view about spiritual treatment, doctors and state continue considering such point of view as futile, neglect, and abuse of the children. According to the doctors and courts, the medical treatment in ill children is more effective to cure disease in comparison to the spiritual means. As a society, we should make it a priority to protect children from parental neglect and abuse in case of withholding medical treatment, which in many cases leads to death.

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Retro-Clival Hematoma In The Pediatric Emergency Department

Retro-Clival Hematoma In The Pediatric Emergency Department

Tags: emergency room pediatric Retro Clival Hematoma

An unusual presentation of Retro-clival hematoma in the pediatric population

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Electroconvulsive Therapy in Pediatrics

Electroconvulsive Therapy in Pediatrics

Tags: adolescents Electroconvulsive Therapy pediatrics performance

The use of ECT for the pediatric population requires significant application of professional ethics in order for the process to be smooth and successful. Experts who administer ECT on psychiatric patients ought to consider the right of the patient to choose the type of treatment they want after being equipped with all the pros and cons related to the process.

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A Purpose

A Purpose

Tags: cancer cancer patients oncology patients pediatrics purpose

In 1st grade I lost my best friend to Leukemia, which made me realize I wanted to be a nurse. I want to specialize in pediatric oncology because my cousin touched my life even at a young age.

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Managing behavior in children with ASD

Managing behavior in children with ASD

Tags: ASD autism behavior behavioral child children medication mental health pediatric Psychiatry

Unfortunately, many of these children end up in the emergency department for these behaviors due to the lack of community mental health services. These crises visits often times result in unnecessary medications being prescribed for these problematic behaviors.

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Teach Your Children CPR

Teach Your Children CPR

Tags: adolescents children cpr teaching

CPR is a skill most anyone including our own children can learn. It is a skill that needs to be taught in all schools. We should not underestimate our youth being able to save someone's life by performing CPR.

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A Study To Exploring Nursing Students’ Lived Experiences In Pediatric Clinical Practice In A Selected College, Chennai

A Study To Exploring Nursing Students’ Lived Experiences In Pediatric Clinical Practice In A Selected College, Chennai

Tags: clinical experience nursing students pediatric pediatrics

The results of this research can serve as a reference for nursing teachers to design appropriate courses for pediatric nursing curriculum.

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Understanding behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Understanding behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Tags: autism autism spectrum disorder behavior behaviors child children medication mental health pediatric Psychiatry

With the rising incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders, nurses need to be educated regarding comorbidities that can cause aberrant behaviors. Along with a thorough medical assesment, finding mental health services can be challenging for many families. Many PCP's and other non-mental health professionals take on medication management of behaviors due to the lack of appropriate mental health resources.

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Advocacy for Those without a Voice: Helping Parents with Smoking Cessation

Advocacy for Those without a Voice: Helping Parents with Smoking Cessation

Tags: child children family pediatric pediatrics second-hand smoke smoking smoking cessation

The purpose of this manuscript is to summarize current research in the area of second-hand smoke exposure in children and smoking cessation interventions for their parents.

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The Far Reaching Impact of a Child

The Far Reaching Impact of a Child

Tags: child children emergency pediatric patients pediatrics support trauma

Emergency care of pediatric patients leaves a deep impact to nurses career and lives. When these young lives are altered or end, how is the profession caring for the nurses left behind. This article explores the need for awareness and support during these trying times to return the nurse back to wellness.

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Care of the Pediatric Patient

Care of the Pediatric Patient

Tags: care nursing pediatric pediatric patients The Flu

Short exemplar about caring for a pediatric patient in Interventional Radiology

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Effects of Music Therapy in Pediatric Mental Health

Effects of Music Therapy in Pediatric Mental Health

Tags: adolescents effects mental health music therapy pediatric pediatric mental health pediatrics therapy

Whether it is the simple melody of a lullaby to the crashing drums of rock and roll, music evokes an emotion in all of its listeners. Music has been around for centuries creating an environment of healing. When working with pediatric mental health patients, pharmacological interventions are often the solution to manage symptoms and negative feelings.

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Withdrawal in the Pediatric Cardiac Population

Withdrawal in the Pediatric Cardiac Population

Tags: cardiac pediatric population

Oftentimes patients admitted to the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit are placed on narcotic and/or benzodiazepine intravenous infusions after surgery, especially if prolonged intubation is expected. It is generally assumed that after a period of 5 days on continuous infusions or administration of around the clock opioid/benzodiazepine administration, the patient should be monitored for signs of withdrawal.

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Influenza: Expert Advice You Need Now

Influenza: Expert Advice You Need Now

Tags: advice child children emergency department Flu Influenza pediatrics The Flu

Among other advice for managing an influx of patients with possible flu, Dr. Whitley describes his experiences with clinical decisions such as which patients should be hospitalized and who can be safely managed at home during the ongoing influenza season. He also addresses the important issue of antiviral treatment and why he believes it is an essential component in the fight against influenza.

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The Management of Crohn's Disease in Adults and Young People

The Management of Crohn's Disease in Adults and Young People

Tags: adults best practice children Chron's clinical Crohn's disease disease treatment treatment options Young People

The guideline offers best practice advice on the care of adults, children and young people with Crohn's disease. These are the first evidence-based clinical and cost-effectiveness guidelines for Crohn's disease in the United Kingdom.

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Caregiver Role Strain due to Bipolar Disorder in Children

Caregiver Role Strain due to Bipolar Disorder in Children

Tags: bipolar disorder caregiver child children role strain

Bipolar Disorder article about the Caregiver's role and the family dynamics associated with the disease.

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Maximizing Pain Relief in Pediatric Patients 

Maximizing Pain Relief in Pediatric Patients 

Tags: care child children health pain relief patients pediatric pediatric patients

Pain management is a complex issue that has become increasingly significant in the nursing profession; so much so that the assessment of pain has become known as the fifth vital sign. This issue becomes even more crucial when attempting to manage pain in pediatric patients.

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Nursing Summer Camp: Recruiting the Next Generation of Nurses!

Nursing Summer Camp: Recruiting the Next Generation of Nurses!

Tags: camp care child children nursing nursing school team building

This manuscript looks at providing a nursing summer camp to school aged children with the hopes of sparking interest in the profession at a young age, as well as fostering the nursing spirit in children who may be considering the profession.

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Providing Appropriate Nursing Care for the Developmentally Disabled Child 

Providing Appropriate Nursing Care for the Developmentally Disabled Child 

Tags: autism care child children disabled health nursing

Developmental disabilities are birth defects related to a problem with how body parts and/or body systems work. These defects may affect multiple body parts and/or systems. There are four types of disability discussed in this article including nervous system disability, sensory-related disability, metabolic disorders and degenerative disorders.

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The Importance of Supporting Mothers Who Breastfeed 

The Importance of Supporting Mothers Who Breastfeed 

Tags: breastfeeding importance mother pediatrics teaching woman women

There are many health benefits to breastfeeding children such as lower mortality rates, ideal nutritional values, and long term benefits such as healthy weights and higher intelligence later in life. The positive aspects of breastfeeding extend to maternal health as well, such as lower rates of breast and ovarian cancers and decreased occurrences of post-partum depression.

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Where are the Children? Pediatrics in an integrated format 

Where are the Children? Pediatrics in an integrated format 

Tags: child children pediatric pediatrics students teaching undergraduate

Integrating pediatric content is a challenge to nurse educators. Limited information exists regarding the most effective method of teaching pediatrics. Nurse educators disagree on placement of pediatric content. Pediatric concepts are at risk of getting lost or deemed unimportant as other concepts are expanded. This article will examine the experience of educators in a nursing program that integrated pediatric content. The benefits and disadvantage of teaching pediatrics in an integrated format will be discussed.

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Risperdal and Autism

Risperdal and Autism

Tags: autism autism spectrum disorder child treatment

Autism is a developmental disorder in children and continues through adulthood. Currently, there is no known cause or cure for autism. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Risperdal for the treatment of aggressive behavior in autistic patients ages 5-16 years old.

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