FC: Pediatric Nurse
1: Intro | A pediatric nurse is a registered nurse who specializes in the care of children, adolescents and infants. Aspiring pediatric nurses can complete bachelor's and master's degree programs in nursing. Many pediatric nurses are employed by hospitals, community centers and clinics
3: Pediatricians manage the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of their patients, in every stage of development - in good health or in illness. Generally, pediatricians focus on babies, children, adolescents, and young adults from birth to age 21 years to: reduce infant and child mortality. control infectious disease. foster healthy lifestyles. ease the difficulties of children and adolescents with chronic conditions.
4: However, pediatricians are concerned with more than physical well-being. They also are involved with the prevention, early detection, and management of other problems that affect children and adolescents, including the following: behavioral difficulties developmental disorders functional problems social stresses depression or anxiety disorders
5: Education | Following graduation from medical school, primary care pediatricians complete three years of education in an accredited pediatric residency program. Pediatric residency training emphasizes care of the whole infant, child, adolescent, and young adult. Following the pediatric residency, the pediatrician is eligible for board certification by the
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