Caring for Pediatric Patients in Adult Hospital Units

Caring for Pediatric Patients in Adult Hospital Units

Nurses in adult units increase competencies and critical care knowledge to fill the experience gap when caring for pediatric patients.

It can be a challenge for organizations to ensure providers are trained on caring for both children and adults in the same critical care unit. UC Davis Children's Hospital faced this issue in 2018 when a surge of pediatric patients sought care at the hospital. This made it necessary to transfer pediatric patients to an adult medical intensive care unit in the system.

This case study explores the hospital's creation of its Pediatric Education Foundation, including PLS modules and in-person simulation education and case study experiences.

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About PLS

Pediatric Learning Solutions’ online education provides the foundational knowledge clinicians need to master the competencies and skills for safe and effective patient care.

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