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Pediatric Experience 1 Kimberly Testi 205-68-4533 Foundations of Nursing Judy Tate November 301999 Pediatric Experience 2 The Primary Care Clinic located in Childrens Hospital is dedicated to the care of children It is a place where children can be examined for routine physicals and sick visits It is convenient because it is open until 900pm so children can be seen in the evening This experience demonstrates that there are many differences in treatment of children and adults TT a three year old male was seen first He was visiting the clinic due to a high temperature 396oFJarvis1996 Despite his fever TT was very energetic He was talking and playing On observation enlarged tonsils a strawberry tongue and a rash on his torso were evident He was diagnosed as having strep throat and scarlet fever Expected findings include small tonsils a pink tongue with no bumps or lesions and a smooth torso with no rashes evidentJarvis1996 The nurse had useful techniques when assessing TT For example when assessing his lungs she was having a difficult time getting him to take deep breaths She tried holding up her finger and telling him to pretend it was a birthday candle and to blow it out When this did not work she ripped up little pieces of paper and asked him to Pediatric Experience 3 blow them away This technique not only worked for the assessment but also in keeping TT happy The next child MM was a 10 year old male He was visiting the clinic for a routine physical The nurse began the assessment by asking questions She started
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