PICU and NICU...scarry places !!!
Although I have done brief ...very,very brief...with both. Like coming in for shift, and seeing OHIO unit in my isolatio room... My first question always was.." And when is the transport team arriving?" If was told 30 minutes, I was a happy camper.
The problem is that, yes ,is so very specialized, drugs are different, doses are so totally different. If the patient is a 14 yr./180 pound male..then ok...those are allmost, and treated as adults...Reyes Syndrome...But the 18 month with RSV, on a vent....not this nurse...except for short periods...again waiting for transport....Part of this stems from working in rural enviroment, and the thought that a critically ill small person needs a Pedi doc( which is not avavilable)