A 33-year-old member asked:
Why do student nurses tend to get sick on pediatric rotation?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Children and infecio: Children are frequently hospitalized with severe viral illnesses. Obviously, with their inherently bad hygiene, student nurses interact and may contract their virus.
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Pediatrics 47 years experience
Community resistance: People tend to become less ill by having earlier episodes that built their immunity. Someone who works in a pediatric clinic daily will eventually develop a tolerance to new germs that are similar to those that went through last season.A student nurse,fresh from an adult setting, but newly exposed to kid germs will go thru a break in period. After a while, and some illness, they resist better
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Last updated Nov 17, 2015
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