I am getting ready to switch jobs from a burn/trauma/ortho/neuro nurse to a newborn/high risk nursery nurse. I am looking for some advice as to what to expect and so forth. Please let me know! I am excited to work with babies!
Jul 3, '04
Wow so much to tell you. I think you might ask this one at the NEONATAL/NICU thread, however for the best advice. Newborns are different in many ways. Esp in that they do NOT communicate their needs or that they are in trouble the way children and adults do. You have to rely on excellent assessment skills and knowing how newborns who are healthy are, versus those that are sick. take Neonatal Resusciation Program at your earliest convenience.....(NRP). Then just go, learn what you can and enjoy yourself! Best wishes.