If you are sensing agitation in the patient's mother you may just need to take a moment to make sure she is ok. Is she hesitant to give immunizations at all or simply having a bad day? Taking a few minutes out of your day to concentrate on her and her concerns may not only make her relax a bit but be more open to listening to what you have to say. People want to be heard not told. Once you are able to calm the situation you can pull up the computer together and show her where the child is due for their immunizations. You'll be ready to answer all of her questions and put her mind at ease so the rest of the appointment goes well.
"The number one injury prevention strategies that I have given this week has been the reason to and how to secure bedroom clothing drawers to walls. Little ones like to use the drawers as steps and ultimately pull the dresser on top of them. By securing the dresser to the wall and locking the drawers this could save a future injury of a child."
Whether it's a first-time parent or the parent of a particularly inquisitive 2-year-old, you have the advice that they need. You may learn about these possible injuries through intake with the parents or when they bring their child in with a broken arm. You'll be ready provide guidance, console the child and chart the situation. Let the interviewer know that you would relay this information to the parents in a way that it would be easy for them to discuss it with the child so the understood the importance of making safe choices.
Pediatric Nurses devote their knowledge and skills to caring for children from infancy through the late teen years. Pediatric nurses perform physical examinations, measure vital statistics, take blood and urine samples and order diagnostic tests. In addition to clinical duties, Pediatric Nurses educate parents about how to care for their children. Prevention and health education is a big part of pediatric nursing. Pediatric nurses work in doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals, surgical centers. Pediatric nurses also work in schools, private practice, community groups and other organizations that provide outpatient and preventive health care services for children.
If you've always liked animal stethoscope covers, finger puppets for cranial nerve tests and you find missing quarters in children's ears you're a Pediatric Nurse with wild imagination and a passion for helping children. Your Critical-Thinking Skills are top notch as a Pediatric nurse. The candidates ability to assess the patient's health, detect changes in symptoms, health or pain, and know when action is necessary are vital in this role. As a Pediatric Nurse you've earned your bachelor's in nursing.
Being a Pediatric Nurse is all about compassion, patience and being calm under pressure. Have a few brief situational stories in your back pocket to share with the interviewer. The interviewer will see you're good on paper, they will want to hear about situations you excelled in as well as struggled with. How is your mental endurance? Do you thrive in a fast paced environment? Show the interviewer that you can think on your feet and make good decisions.