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What are common medications on a paediatric unit?

What are common medications on a paediatric unit?

Fluids: My most common reason for admitting an infant/toddler/child is their need for fluids. Many of their issues could be handled by oral medications but many just shut down when they feel bad and quit taking fluids. The other is oxygen for those who give up eating &drinking to concentrae on getting oxygen. Once they can beathe nl & take fluids well, most can go home on oral meds. ...Read more

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Any good resources for paediatric nutrition - am not able to find anything here or on AAP. Org as some doctors on HealthTap have recommended.?

Any good resources for paediatric nutrition - am not able to find anything here or on AAP. Org as some doctors on HealthTap have recommended.?

Choosemyplate. Gov: Choosemyplate. Gov is a good resource with broad guidance for diet at different age groups. It doesn't seek to delve into controversial or loaded topics like specific nutrient choices, supplements or "superfoods, " but rather focuses on overall calorie intake, balanced nutrition and avoidance of over-processed foods which is what we know promotes healthy development. It doesn't address infants. ...Read more

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How do you feel visiting paediatric cancer unit?

How do you feel visiting paediatric cancer unit?

Personally I love: Visiting kids and helping parents to cope. Some of the brightest and saddest moments ocur there. Visitors need to decide if they can be there for the kids and their folks, and be respectful of them and their feelings. You are visitors, not health pros, and need empathetic enerrgy not problem solving intution. Humilty and compassion help. ...Read more

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I am doing junior clerkship in the paediatric ward, n am wondering which is the best approach for management of a bleeding child?

I am doing junior clerkship in the paediatric ward, n am wondering which is the best approach for management of a bleeding child?

Do your homework: You need to pull out your reference books & investigate the problem on your own. You must learn how to pursue knowledge without looking for shortcuts like this site. Read, study, read again & gain knowledge within the jargon of your written guides & you will both learn the material & impress your supervisors. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I use codeine linctus paediatric on a 18 month old baby?

Is it possible that I use codeine linctus paediatric on a 18 month old baby?

Not recommended: Was the medication prescribed specifically for your baby? This is a very strong medication which is rarely used for young infants. It contains a narcotic. Be sure to talk with your doctor before giving any medication to a child younger than 4 years old.

Cough suppressants are not recommended for children- they don't work very well and many children have increased side effects from them. ...Read more

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Going to start shadowing paediatric occupational and speech therapist. What should I wear? Wjat should I expect? Thanks

Going to start shadowing paediatric occupational and speech therapist. What should I wear? Wjat should I expect? Thanks

Cheerful clothes: You may consider dressing cheerfully but professionally. Many kids will see you and their impressions of their visit will be based partially on your appearance, demeanor and interest in their health and well-being. Most children enjoy cartoon or animal prints on ties or shirts, stuffed animals around stethoscopes, etc. The most important thing is a positive attitude and a smile. ...Read more

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Sir I am suffering from ''medicine for elongeted uvula and obstructive adenoid in paediatric'' from last six months, plz help me to get well...!!!

Sir I am suffering from ''medicine for elongeted uvula and obstructive adenoid in paediatric'' from last six months, plz help me to get well...!!!

Not clear: Not sure if I clearly understand your story but it sounds like you need to see a local Ear/Nose/Throat (ENT) specialist to address these problem. ...Read more

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If you are a paediatric cardiologist, do you enjoy your job?

If you are a paediatric cardiologist, do you enjoy your job?

Pediatric cardiologi: If you don't enjoy your job, you chose the wrong job or the wrong venue to practice. ...Read more

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I’m looking for a paediatric gastroenterologist who can assist with severe constipation in an almost 3 year old in and around Randpark Ridge?

I’m looking for a paediatric gastroenterologist who can assist with severe constipation in an almost 3 year old in and around Randpark Ridge?

Ask local doc: This is the HT public information site. Your posts go to the site at random. The consultants are located around the US. We do not provide a referral service. Your local healthcare provider will have knowledge about what is/is not available and what procedures to follow to get you there. ...Read more

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What to do if overdose of Otrivin paediatric (xylometazoline hydrocloride) a nasal spray?

What to do if overdose of Otrivin paediatric (xylometazoline hydrocloride) a nasal spray?

See doctor: In order to wean you off of nasal decongestant spray, a course of nasal steroid and even oral steroid may be needed. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you recommend. I have experience with midazolam but can't get it anymore. Have to choose Xanax (alprazolam) or chloral hydrate for paediatric dentistry?

What do you recommend. I have experience with midazolam but can't get it anymore. Have to choose Xanax (alprazolam) or chloral hydrate for paediatric dentistry?

I don't like Versed: That is unfortunate that you can't get it anymore. I never like to use it b/c in my hands CH is a way better. Seems kids have paradoxical effect with Versed 20-30 of the time. I don't use Xanax (alprazolam). Hope that helps ...Read more

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8 year old with daily head aches, an e.E.G. Showing absence seizures; past head injury and concussion. What to request from paediatric neurologist?

8 year old with daily head aches, an e.E.G. Showing absence seizures; past head injury and concussion. What to request from paediatric neurologist?

Ask them: If there is a focal lesion which can be followed or removed. You need the highest quality imaging... Sedation. 32 channel 3t head coil is needed. If your hospital does not have this - ask your surgeon if they know of a place that has this. This gives you the best chance to find a seizure focus.

Just for instance I found a seizure focus in a patient missed by two prior scans. So ask for it. ...Read more

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Are you only a pediactrics practice, or do you guys handle someone who is 28?

Everyone: We handle everyone here at Healthtap. Choose your physician and order a text consult, inbox consult, or virtual consult. You can also choose a subscription, or ask a free question. Welcome to virtual medical care. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a paediatrist and a paediatrician?

What is the difference between a paediatrist and a paediatrician?

Nothing: From what I can find a paediatrist is a paedatrician. A podiatrist is a physician specializing in feet and a paediatrician deals with children. ...Read more

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What is the best book for pediatric Nanda?

What is the best book for pediatric Nanda?

If you're asking: About the nursing manuals for pediatric NANDAS, here are two sites: http://faculty. Mu.edu. Sa/public/uploads/1380604673.6151NANDA%202012.pdf & http://kb. Nanda. Org/article/AA-00574/0/Development-of-nursing-diagnoses-for-pediatric-nursing-practice. Html. The books of Delmar's Med-Surg, Maternal-Child & Pediatric Nursing Care Plans are on Amazon. Com ...Read more

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How can I become a pediatric echocardiographer?

How can I become a pediatric echocardiographer?

ECHO: You need to get formal training check your local university hospital cardiology department or your community college about it ...Read more

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What are the guidelines for repairing a pediatric VSD?

What are the guidelines for repairing a pediatric VSD?

Isolated VSD: Review of literature revealed that management of isolated VSD (ventricular septal defect) in infant depends on 1) size of the defect. 2) Chance of spontaneous closure or decrease in size over time 3) Involvement of one or more cardiac valves 4) Difficulty and effectiveness of surgical closure. This is absolutely the field of pediatric cardiologist and heart surgeon. ...Read more

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Are you required to go to a pediatric if you are under 18?

Are you required to go to a pediatric if you are under 18?

Peds or FP: Either a pediatrician or a family practitioner would be good choices. ...Read more

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Why do student nurses tend to get sick on pediatric rotation?

Why do student nurses tend to get sick on pediatric rotation?

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. ...Read more

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What are the procedures done in a pediatric odontics practice?

What are the procedures done in a pediatric odontics practice?

Pedi Orthodontics: Did u mena pediatric orthodontics? If so they try to palce braces on your child's teeth to straighten them if indicated. ...Read more

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What are common general anasthetics used in pediatric medicine?

What are common general anasthetics used in pediatric medicine?

Sevoflurane and more: For inhalation Sevo is most common quickly followed by Isoflurane and Desflurane. Alternatively, the use of many IV anesthetics are commonly used in pediatrics to include: propofol, ketamine, fentanyl, morphine, hydromorphone, Midazolam. Somewhat less commonly: dexmedetomidine, sufentanil, alfentanil, and diazepam. There are more but these are the ones you are most likely to encounter in the U.S. ...Read more

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Who are the members in a pediatric team and what are their roles?

Who are the members in a pediatric team and what are their roles?

What team?: What team are you referring to? As far as I know, there isn't any specific teams in medicine...We do have various specialties and depending what that specialty is, various level of personels may be involved--doctors, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, secretaries/receptionists are the usual suspects, and they all have different roles. Repost question if this is not what you meant.. ...Read more

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What are important questions to ask during my child's pediatric exam?

What are important questions to ask during my child's pediatric exam?

Questions for doctor: 1. Is my child developing appropriately for age?
2. What are should the diet consist of, how much and how often?
3. When are the next vaccines due?
4. How much sleep should my child be getting?
5. Is it normal for my child to (insert behavior here)?
6. Is my child growing appropriately?
7. What other screenings should we be having done (i.e. dental, vision, hearing, psychological, etc.) ...Read more

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What happens if you file a complaint with the american board of pediatrics?

What happens if you file a complaint with the american board of pediatrics?

Good question: I don't see a way to file a complaint with abp. However, if you really feel that your pediatrician has done something wrong, please start a conversation with him/her. Pediatricians are extremely interested in helping your child and can even suggest second opinions. The abp maintains specialty certification, the worst they could do was revoke certificaiton, but not a medical license to practice. ...Read more

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Can you recomend me a good book about nutrition, basic pediatrics or emotions?

Can you recomend me a good book about nutrition, basic pediatrics or emotions?

Pedi educational mat: Your best information source is the american academy of pediatrics web site. ...Read more

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I'm 31 years old, where can I find a gait pllate? The only ones I can find are pediatric.

I'm 31 years old, where can I find a gait pllate? The only ones I can find are pediatric.

Podiatrist: See a podiatrist. They can have one made, but it would be unusual to need at age 31. ...Read more

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Why do pediatric tracheostomies need up-sizing? I know kids of very diff sizes with same trach size.

Why do pediatric tracheostomies need up-sizing? I know kids of very diff sizes with same trach size.

Different airways: Different airways can grow differently. Additionally, there may be other factors involved such as scarring, granulation tissue, granulomas, that need to be taken into account. Airway size does not always depend on age. ...Read more

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Why does the american academy of pediatrics say not to exceed a maximum of 32oz of formula in 24hrs?

Why does the american academy of pediatrics say not to exceed a maximum of 32oz of formula in 24hrs?

Obesity: Excessive formula delivers excessive calories thus leading to obesity. There are studies that show excessive weight in infancy can lead to obesity in childhood - which can lead to various other medical problems. Sometimes a baby cries - it is not always related to hunger. ...Read more

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Overheard resident say "flk" and attending say my child needs to see pediatric geneticist. What was that about?

Overheard resident say "flk" and attending say my child needs to see pediatric geneticist. What was that about?

Medical slang: Flk stands for “funny-looking kid, ” and was a general term for infants affected with various malformation syndromes, particularly those involving multiple facial abnormalities. Considered demeaning and insensitive, it is no longer in use. ...Read more