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Nursing

Module 2: Clinical Care

This module focuses on the assessment and treatment of the paediatric patient at SickKids. In this module you will learn about paediatric physical assessment, using a head to toe approach. You will also learn about paediatric vital sign norms as well as continuous electronic monitoring. You will review medication administration guidelines as well as review medication calculations and an associated practice quiz.


Intravenous therapy will be discussed as well as formulas for maintenance fluid calculation. You will also learn about hydration assessment and factors that can contribute to dehydration and fluid overload. Feeding of the infant and toddler including breast feeding will also be reviewed. You will be introduced to the various oxygen delivery devices available at SickKids and review documentation standards here at the hospital.

Throughout this module you will be introduced to SickKids specific policies and procedures, and please note that direct links to policies and procedures are only available internally and will need to be reviewed early in your placement here at SickKids.