Tag: child care

Children’s National Health System

TEAM: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit CATEGORY: Best Expertise ENTRY SUBMITTED BY: Judith Campbell, RNC, IBCLC, lactation consultant Our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nursing team at Children’s National Health System has been working on a continuous quality improvement initiative to increase the number of…

Nurse Role in Child Protective Services

Child Protection Services (CPS) social workers may be unsure or unaware of the nurse’s role in a CPS environment. Although CPS is dominated by social workers, a professional pediatric nurse is the qualified advocate to assist in meeting children’s medical needs. This article will…

Abdominal Pain in Children

In midsummer, an 8-year-old girl, accompanied by her parents, presented to her pediatrician’s office for evaluation of acute right-lower-quadrant abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting. The pediatrician suspected acute appendicitis. The girl’s white blood cell (WBC) count was somewhat elevated at 14,000/mm3. But a…

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