What is the role of the RN in the well baby clinic and immunization clinic. Discuss the overall responsibilities.

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Generally baby (child) care is different from the immunization in terms of the need of the patients and the type of patients. With that, the role of the nurse will vary. In child care, the main focus of the nurse is to attend the need of the child which is upon the diagnosis of the doctor. The nurse should be able to understand immediate need of the child upon arrival. Handling children in general is different compared with more adult ones. Finer approach is expected from the nurse on duty. There are cases that the babies actually do not like the attending nurse however the nurse should be able to accomplish the task given to her. As a nurse in the baby clinic, you should be able to communicate well with the parent/s, giving proper instructions and making the baby and the parent/s comfortable as much as possible. 

In the immunization clinic, the patients are not only children. The main focus in this area is the information section. The nurse should be knowledgeable about the types of the immunization to be given at any particular person. They should be able to make sure that the patients understand what he/she is taking in. If there are risks and challenges, the attending nurse should be able to deliver it carefully and logically.