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Why do student nurses tend to get sick on pediatric rotation?
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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

In brief: 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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