Hi. I quit my job at a Children's hospital in the NICU to go to a "non" Children's hospital NICU. I know I could never go back to my old work...long list of reasons...but I can't help almost constantly comparing the care of the new place to the old. I was at the old place for 16 years...so it was a hard decision to make. I'm not saying the new place gives bad care, it's just different.
Does anyone have a similar experience like this, or do you have any friendly advice to give me so I can start to feel more comfortable at my new job? ie: knowing there isn't an ECMO machine down the hall just in case??
This is all been hard for me lately because I lost a pt. to severe mec. asp. recently...so I'm thinking about all of the "What if's"...apparently she didn't need ECMO...that was just in the back of my head...this death was just such a shock to me...and others as well.
Thanks for listening...any ideas would be great...I've thought about going back to a different children's hospital...but the commute would be about twice as along...etc.