PEDIATRIC CALCULATIONS

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One main difference between adult and pediatric nursing is that children come in all different shapes and sizes. We get infants all the way up to 26 year olds! Because of this, the majority of pediatric nursing is based off of the patient’s weight in kilograms. Knowing how to do these calculations is imperative because kids are extremely sensitive to being given too much fluid or having too much taken out. I developed this quick cheat sheet of common calculations to help keep our pediatric patients safe! Continue reading “PEDIATRIC CALCULATIONS”

WHAT I LEARNED MY FIRST YEAR AS A NURSE

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Your first year of direct patient care comes with a lot of challenges. You are now independently responsible for someone’s life. You take care of the patient, their family, and more than often forget to take care of yourself. I learned so many valuable lessons that will change how I practice nursing for the rest of my career.
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