Pediatric Nursing Skills

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Knowledge: A pediatric should be able to obtain and recall knowledge about the physical, intellectual, emotional and development of the certain patient the pediatric is required to know all of these to ensure a correct treatment for the patient. Observation: Observation skills range from noticing a person’s appearance and behaviour. This is useful because it enables the pediatric to ensure they are careful and are looking out for signs of abuse to ensure the welfare of the patient. For example, the pediatric can ask the child patient about their bruises if they identify one. Measurement and testing: A pediatric should be able to measure an infant and weigh and measure the height of infants and children and should be able to know if they are…show more content…
It includes tone and speed of speech for the client meaning if you had an elderly client you would not whisper or talk fast because the client will not understand you as the pediatric. In addition, non-verbal communication consists of facial expressions such as smiling to a child patient to ease his nerves and form a secure and happy environment. Eye contact is an important skill as it enables the patient to identify is you as the pediatrician cares. Posture and gestures demonstrates that you are professional and are keen to help patients recover. Finally, another non-verbal skill is observation being able to observe a client’s behaviour and effectively comforting or finding solutions. For example if you observe a patient is nerves about a treatment you can go through step by step to ensure they understand the procedure and ensure that the patient is in a calm and relaxed environment. In addition, they should be considerate towards disabled patients and should be able to try and communicating with them like a normally like they would do with a non- disabled…show more content…
Assessing: A pediatrician should be able to assess another pediatrician’s work and communication skills to be able to find effective and useful improvements to ensure other people in your team are just as professional as each other and maintain professionalism towards patients. In addition, a pediatrician could also assess patients and their conditions this will give them a prediction, an educated guess of where the patient is so far before examination. Teamwork: As a pediatrician you should be able to work well in a team. Good team work includes communication skills, for example helping out another pediatrician in they are in need of help or being professional toward your fellow team members. Good team work also involves social skills such as being able to cooperate ideas, for example cooperating ideas on how to improve the service or being able to prevent conflict between patients and pediatrician or between a pediatrician and another pediatrician. This will demonstrate a negative view and will not make you or your team approachable or friendly this may intimidate

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