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Pediatric Nursing Study Guide| Childhood diseases, growth and development, pediatric oncology nursing, and congenital diseases among others.

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Pediatric Nursing Study Guide Includes topics about childhood diseases, growth and development, pediatric oncology nursing, and congenital diseases among others. Infectious and Immune Disorders Fu... nction of immune system • 1st line of defense o Skin/mucous membranes o Passive immunity from mom o Maternal circulation/breast milk • Cannot produce immunoglobulins (antibodies) • Until approx. 2 mos. of age • Immune system not fully functional until 6 years of age • Those babies that are breast fed, usually have less ear infections • Stimulates production of antibodies against a specific foreign substance (antigen) • Contraindications o Anaphylaxis o High doses of steroids (<14 days) o Acute febrile illness – greater than 39 o Common cold/minor illness NOT contraindicated o Chronic illness (cancer) o Taking immunosuppressive drugs o Egg allergy – flu shots o Most up to date schedules on CDC.gov Purpose of vaccines, misconceptions • Misconceptions o Causes autism o Rotovirus vaccine is dangerous o Vaccines have toxic ingredients – led and mercury o Vaccines can fail o Vaccines can cause the actual illness o Parents can refuse vaccines • Types o Live (attenuated) – vaccines made from virus made from live virus o Killed (inactivated viruses) o Toxoids – diphtheria, tenus, - one type of vaccine – based on the toxin made from the bacteria o Human immune globulin – Igg Ige – weakened immune system and this helps them bring up their immune system o Herd immunity – vaccinate many to protect the few Communicability periods of disease • Incubation period – common cold = 1-5 days o Time of exposure to the time the time symptoms arrive [Show More]

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