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Wats the differences between child and adult nursing,,, which would u recommend studying?
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Adult nurses usually have a good understanding of disease pathophysiology, and how one body system affects another. Pediatric nursing is usually more straightforward. Children typically have fewer allergies, limited to no medical history, no surgical history, and a single medical problem with an associated etiology.
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(Original post by mila_cado)
Wats the differences between child and adult nursing,,, which would u recommend studying?
Adult nurses work in nursing jobs looking after adults. Children's nurses work in nursing jobs looking after children. This can be hospital or community, but where district and practice nurses tend to be adult nurses but school nurses and health visitors are more likely to be children's nurses. You need to decide which age group - either under 18 or over 18 - you want to look after.

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Adult nurses usually have a good understanding of disease pathophysiology, and how one body system affects another. Pediatric nursing is usually more straightforward.
Not true. Children's nurses need to have just a good understanding of disease pathology, just in a different way - things don't present the same in children, and they can deteriorate a lot quicker than adults. Children's medication can also be a lot more fiddly to sort as it depends on weight and they trigger on observation charts slightly differently depending on age.
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