The Clemson office is set up with
6 patient rooms, 2 work
up/procedure rooms, and the nurse
and lab area in the center. Each
patient room resembles the one
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As a multi-physician, multi-office pediatric group, Clemson-
Seneca Pediatrics is dedicated to advancing the care of children
and promoting healthy families. We provide quality pediatric
care to infants, children and adolescents from birth through the
college years. Our basic philosophy is that nurturing and caring
for children demands a trusting partnership between physician
and parent (GHS Children’s Hospital, 2015).
As an intern at Clemson-Seneca Pediatrics, I
worked aside the nurses and doctors to
complete patient work-ups, input patient
information into Horizon Ambulatory Care
system (HAC), complete required
documentation, and assisted in completing daily
tasks (restock supplies, clean rooms, etc.).
When preparing a patient to see a doctor I. . .
– called the patient and guardian back to a room
– asked questions pertaining to the reason for the
• Well Child Checks have questions based on the age of
the child (see slide. . .)
– measured height
– measured weight
– completed blood pressure reading
– obtained temperature and pulse/oxygen rate if
required for the visit
Me measuring the height of a patient. Me taking the weight of a patient.
Me taking the blood pressure of a patient. Me taking the temperature of a patient.
For a infant or child who is
unable to stand alone, one
measures their length. This is
completed by lying the
patient on the examination
table and making a mark at
the patients top of head and
stretching their legs out to
mark at the bottom of their
heel. I asked the
parent/guardian to pick the
young child up and I would
use a tape measure to
measure the distance
between the two marks as
demonstrated in this picture.
Well Child Check
Well child checks are required for children to
asses their development and growth.
Developmental, social, diet, and activity
questions are asked based on patient age. A
routine eye and hearing examination is
completed starting at the age of 4 and every
other year after.
For a routine well child check,
a patient (potty trained) is
asked to collect a urine
sample. We use a urine
dipstick to acquire readings
for glucose, bilirubin, ketones,
specific gravity, blood, pH,
protein, urobilinogen, nitrites,
The pictures show me preparing a
dip stick by covering the stick with
patient urine and reading it.
Starting at the age of 1,
patient hemoglobin is tested
in order to measure the
amount of iron in the
patient’s blood circulation.
This requires a finger prick in
order to obtain a sample of
blood. A reading of over 10 is
required. The picture shows
me preparing baskets with
the materials used for
obtaining a hemoglobin
A lead screen is
completed on patients
at ages 1 and 2. This
requires a finger prick
in order to obtain s
sample of blood.
In the picture I am preparing baskets of materials
needed for hemoglobin and lead testing.
I was given the responsibility of
preparation, organization, and
distribution of care plans. Care Plans
are provided to patients and their
parents/guardians who have been
prescribed medication for an ADHD
diagnosis, asthma diagnosis, and at
risk or diagnosis of obesity. A Care
Plan is a form that is filled out by the
patient if of legal age or the
medication, desired goals and plans
to accomplish the goals, further
evaluation, and additional resources
and treatment strategies.
Flu Vaccination Informational Display
I prepared an informational
display board regarding flu
vaccination. The board was
developed with the intent to
increase patient and guardian
knowledge on the severity of the
virus and preventative measures
Vaccine Information Originals Binder
I prepared a binder that consist
of vaccine information sheet
originals used for making copies. I
used the Center for Disease Control
website to obtain updated vaccine
information sheets. These sheets
are provided to parents and
guardians when their child receive a
Care PlansADHA Care Plan Form Obesity Care Plan Form
Vaccine Information Originals Binder
The pictures show the binder I composed and an example of a vaccine information sheet.
I assisted in preparing
patient vaccinations for
administration by the
nurses. This picture shows
me preparing vaccinations
for an infant.
I was able to become
familiar with the state
immunization registry site
as I worked to input
patient shot records both
historical and administered
while I was at the office.
The picture shows me
inputting a new patient’s
shot records into the
I had an exceptional learning experience
interning at Clemson Pediatrics that provided
me with the opportunities to. . .
• increase and improve nursing techniques.
• learn about the daily operations of a
• form relationships with and learn from
• confirm my decision to pursue further
graduate studies in pediatrics.