Maternal and Child Health Nursing

Common Infectious Diseases of Children

As nurses, we deal with all types of people some of which are children who have been or may be exposed to infectious diseases and need special care. Below are some of the most common infectious diseases that occur to pediatric clients as well as their signs and symptoms. Chicken pox This is an infection […]

Pediatric Hypernatremia

Sodium excess or hypernatremia is the condition where the sodium level of the body exceeded the normal limits of 145 meq/L, it can be stated that the child took in or retained excess sodium than water.  It can be due to an increase of sodium following an increase in water, or can be because of […]

Safe Exercise for Pregnancy

In the past, pregnant women would consider exercises a no-no, they fear that this may interrupt and alter the normal processes of their pregnancy and might risk their life and their baby’s. This belief is rather obsolete and should be left behind history books. Exercise for pregnant women does wonders and is very advisable. The […]

Pediatric Shock

It has been noted that shock in children can be easily managed if early recognition of the condition is achieved and if timely intervention and treatment is initiated. Nurses have a big role in such through proper patient assessment, family education, and proper management. Assessment It is crucial for the health team to come up […]

Fetal Blood Circulation

Importance It is necessary in serving the fetus and to prepare the circulatory  system to function after birth Three Important Parts of the Fetal Circulation Ductus Venosus shunts a significant majority (80%) of the blood flow of the umbilical vein directly to the inferior vena cava it allows oxygenated blood from the placenta to bypass the liver in conjunction with the […]

Pediatric Hypokalemia

Potassium deficit or hypokalemia is a condition where the serum potassium in the blood becomes lower than its normal value of 3.5 meq/L.  It is common among pediatric patients who are critically ill. It reflects a total body insufficiency of potassium or associated with conditions that promote the shift of extracellular potassium into the intracellular […]