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Pediatric Medication Administration

Contributed on July 4, 2022, last updated August 22, 2022.



Valda Duke MNNP Centre for Nursing Studies, Denise Miller BNRNMN Center

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A 10-year-old identified as female,presents to the ER with her mother with a “sore arm”. They received a mosquito bite five days ago,which was pruritic.Ths morning there was complaint to arm pain.The nurse has been notified that the client and parent are in the waiting room.

Learning Objectives:

Complete an appropriate physical assessment of a pediatric patient with cellulitis

Complete an appropriate pain assessment with a pediatric patient.

Demonstrate effective therapeutic communication techniques with the pediatric patient and family.

Demonstrate the proper procedure for preparation and administration of medications to a pediatric patient.

Communicate priority information to the healthcare team to provide competent care and enhance patient outcomes.

Simulation Modality:

Virtual gaming simulation / virtual patient


This simulation’s scenario and script were formally peer-reviewed by two external institutions, then the final simulation was pilot tested by several students on a student testing committee then as part of the Virtu-WIL Student Program’s rollout.


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Target Learners






Undergraduate / post-secondary

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