Niki notices Frank’s disturbing behavior at Nathan’s family care conference in the A Bad Feeling About Frank, this week’s chapter of The Adventures of Nurse Niki.
A unique aspect of pediatric nursing is adapting patient care and interventions to acknowledge a child patient as part of a family unit, while meeting the their individual and developmental needs. You can’t separate the child from its parents.
Because a child patient may not be able to communicate their experiences in words, and parents are sometimes overwhelmed with concern for their child, pediatric nurses rely on what they see as well as what they hear when assessing safety.
In this week’s chapter, Niki has a bad feeling about Frank.