Paediatrics

Paediatrics Services at Nyle Hospital

Meaning of Paediatrics

Paediatrics is the branch of medical science concerning the medical care, development, diseases and health of infants, children and adolescents, right from birth to 18 years of age. The exact meaning of paediatrics is healer or doctor of children derived from two Greek words. This new field of medical specialty was developed only in the 19th century. Abraham Jacobi is popularly called as the father of paediatrics.

Role of Paediatrician

A paediatrician is none other than a child’s physician providing medical care not only for acute or chronic ill children, but also offers precautionary health services to healthy kids. They take responsibility in managing the mental, physical as well as emotional well-being of both the sick and healthy kids at each stage of growth. Paediatricians, after general medicine undertake 2 years of special training in the healthcare of infants, children, and adolescents. Their services are endless from newborn wellness to childhood immunizations and managing complicated medical conditions to providing surgical therapy.

Paediatrics Service at Nyle Hospital

The ultimate goals of paediatrics department at Nyle Hospital is to decrease the rate of infant and child death, control infectious disease spreading, reduce the problems of children and adolescents associated with chronic illness and promote healthy and disease-free lifestyle of child community.

Conditions Managed

Experienced paediatricians diagnose and treat various health conditions of children including:

  • Any kind of injuries
  • Genetic and congenital issues
  • All forms of infections
  • Organ dysfunctions, disorders and diseases
  • Any type of cancers

Other than providing immediate management of sick child, Paediatrics department concentrates on long-term ways for better quality of life, disability and intact survival. Paediatricians involve in the prevention, early diagnosis and management of childrens problems including:

  • behavioural problems
  • disorders and developmental delays
  • social stresses
  • functional disabilities
  • mental disorders such as anxiety and depression

Collaboration with Several Other Specialists

In general, paediatrics refers to collaborative specialty. All paediatricians coordinate with other healthcare professionals and specialists as well as paediatrics subspecialists so that attain their aim of child well-being.

Subspecialties in Paediatrics Domain

  • Paediatric cardiology
  • Critical care medicine
  • Neonatal medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Haematology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nephrology and lot more

Paediatrics is never the same as adult medicine; hence child treatment differs much from those provided to adults. Congenital defects, developmental issues and genetic variance are more challenging to paediatricians than general physicians handling adults. They must also keep in mind the legal issues related to paediatrics.

Regular checkups or follow-ups are vital for monitoring your childs developmental stages so as to facilitate your doctor in identifying any sort of problems at an early stage. During the visit, parents can clear all their developmental and healthcare questions from the paediatrician and secure the life of their child.

Paediatrics is never the same as adult medicine; hence child treatment differs much from those provided to adults. Congenital defects, developmental issues and genetic variance are more challenging to paediatricians than general physicians handling adults. They must also keep in mind the legal issues related to paediatrics.

Regular checkups or follow-ups are vital for monitoring your childs developmental stages so as to facilitate your doctor in identifying any sort of problems at an early stage. During the visit, parents can clear all their developmental and healthcare questions from the paediatrician and secure the life of their child.