Have you ever wondered what pediatricians do on a daily basis? Are you curious about their specific duties and responsibilities? If you are a parent, you may have questions of this kind. The video provides good insight into how your local pediatricians spend their day.
Assuming that the pediatrician is on the day team, the first thing they will do is get sign-out from the team that was on overnight. They will sit down with them to go through vital signs and discuss what has happened to patients during the night.
Students and residents will then gather with the attending physician to do rounds. Parents are invited to listen in if they want to. But even if they do not attend rounds, the staff ensures that they are kept fully in the loop. This helps them feel as though they are part of the team deciding what is best for their child.
Pediatricians are required to learn continually. This happens through the presentation of interesting cases by residents. This learning also comes about when an attending from a subspecialty gives a lecture. Pediatric residents also help coordinate between different subspecialists. This helps to ensure that nothing slips through the cracks as the patients are seen by different doctors. Now you know the responsibilities of your local pediatricians.