What is a pediatrician

"Getting a child to laugh is the most rewarding thing I've ever experienced."

  • a medical practitioner specializing in children and their diseases.

Education needed

Bachelors degree then go on to peruse a medical degrees from an accredited medical school

  • 4 years in college and 4 years in medical school

Existing and Potential Hazards:

Germs/Coughs and sneezes

  • physical threats
  • exposed to partially all the acute hazards existing in the healthcare institution where they work
  • exposed to disease
  • using disinfectantsand sterilized agents could damage skin
  • injured by sharp objects(needles etc...)
  • suffer from stress and burn out caused by shift work

Minimize risks:

  • Wear protective wear at all times ( gloves,gowns,goggles,etc...)
  • Do not over work yourself


An infection that can occur to a pediatrician is Salmonella. Salmonella is bacterium that occurs mainly in the intestine, especially a stereotype causing food poisoning.Can cause a variety of other disorders as well, including bacteria in the blood, inflammation of the membranes of the brain or spinal cord, and inflammation of the bone.Salmonella infections occur most often in children younger than 4 years. They are usually spread to humans by animal products such as poultry, beef, fish, eggs, and dairy products
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Minimize infections:

  • Wash hands frequently throughout the day
  • keep your immune system up
  • wear protective wear (masks, gloves etc..)
  • Hand washing is a powerful way to guard against Salmonella infections. So teach kids to wash their hands, particularly after trips to the bathroom and before handling food in any way.


I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:

I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.

I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.

I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug.

I will not be ashamed to say "I know not," nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient's recovery.

I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.

I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.

I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.

I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.

Ethical Issues

  • Not putting in the most effort as possible (not doing your best)
  • Not Respecting others
  • Not helping the patient prevent or give a cure to help the symptoms
  • Not respecting the privacy of others
  • Doing a job that you do not have enough information about
  • Being afraid to ask your colleagues for help

Legal Issues:

Invasion of Privacy:

  • Telling others about a patients conditions, beliefs,etc...


  • Handling a patient to rough(physical) or saying disrespectful things (verbal)


  • Not preforming a the best of you ability to the child/patient

False Imprisonment:

  • Not letting the the patient leave when they want.