Pediatric cardiac care nurses care for infants and children with cardiac and congenital heart disease. Their role involves collaborating with other members of the health care team to provide specialized care, from admission to discharge. This includes supporting the patient and family during all stages of diagnosis and treatment.

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Pediatric cardiac care nurses are often employed in specialty pediatric clinics and children's hospitals. In the hospital setting, they may work on inpatient cardiac units, in the cardiac catheterization lab, operating room, or on the cardiovascular intensive care unit. They receive continued education, training, and support to provide evidence-based care to the pediatric population.

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