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Navigating the Complexities of Pediatric and Neonatal Care

As pediatric and neonatal nurses, you face unique challenges — and rewards — in your role of caring for fragile young patients. From accurate medication dosing and patients who are unable to make decisions for themselves to the anguish of end-of-life care for a child and more, these specialties are complex and demanding. Providing high-quality, holistic care for these vulnerable populations requires specialized knowledge and skills.

AACN understands that keeping up-to-date on the latest developments and evidence-based knowledge in pediatric/neonatal care is essential to your nursing practice. Just as you are committed to ongoing learning and professional development, AACN is equally committed to supporting you with resources to enhance your job performance, success and satisfaction.

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Approaches to Pediatric and Neonatal Care

Family-Centered Care
Value the family as a crucial member of the healthcare team in caring for children.
Holistic Approach
Provide comprehensive care for children, addressing their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs beyond their medical condition.
Developmentally Appropriate Care
Tailor care to meet the specific needs of children of varying ages and developmental stages.
Pain Management
Alleviate discomfort in children using distraction techniques such as play therapy, nonpharmacological interventions and pain medication, as appropriate.

Key Resources

Pediatric and neonatal patients require specialized nursing care. We’ve compiled content to support your needs as you navigate the complexities of pediatric and neonatal care. AACN also offers a wide range of resources to assist in balancing your health and well-being during stressful times.

AACN Online Community - Engage With Your Peers

Ask questions, share pediatric care tips and other resources, and learn from your nursing colleagues in AACN’s growing network of online community spaces.

Additional Resources

Explore AACN's vast collection of resources aimed at enhancing pediatric and neonatal care. This compilation includes journal articles, webinars, recorded conference sessions and other materials that can assist you and your colleagues in delivering optimal care.

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