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Welcome to the Pediatrics Lab!  

  • Pediatrics ranges from very young children to adolescents, sometimes even up to 21 years of age depending upon diagnosis, available providers, and other factors  
  • Students work in pediatric simulations involving respiratory issues, seizure disorders, critical code scenarios, etc.   
  • The colorful Broselow crash cart in this lab is color-coded as a quick reference. In an emergency situation when a nurse does not have time to thoroughly assess a child’s measurements, a particular drawer color contains equipment to fit the approximate size of the child being treated   
  • Students learn to communicate with a child or adolescent patient differently than they would an adult; for example, to ask questions in relatable terms or take extra time to put them at ease    
  • Especially when working with children, nurses must also be supportive and effective communicators with family members. Students practice interacting with parents and other family members of patients in Standardized Patient Simulations, where actors present realistic scenarios for student nurses to develop their skills working with family and other interpersonal dynamics  
  • Clinical simulation faculty observe and control conditions through the two-way mirror, work closely with students in the lab, and/or record simulation sessions to debrief in class  
  • Faculty play the role of a doctor or member of the healthcare team; student nurses practice making phone calls to obtain medication orders, consult with or update the doctor on clinical cases   


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