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  1. Beauman, Sandra Sundquist MSN, RNC


The infusion nurse specialist working with pediatric patients must demonstrate competencies related to all stages of child growth and development. In addition, specific skills requiring competency validation in the pediatric practice setting include calculation of pediatric dosages, maintaining fluid balance, use of specific devices, age-specific skills, and management of complications. This article presents a discussion of each of these areas as well as recommendations for methods of competency validation.