I'm in a 10 bed Level 2 nursery. Great job, great people. Every year they hold the hospital wide skills "fair". I have to get certified in really useful things like restraints, bed to chair transfers, how to use these "slide" contraptions to evacuate someone in a bed out of the hospital (but they didn't have any thing to evacuate the babies!!!), fall prevention, and similar pertinent things.
Frosts my cookies, let me tell you, no end. I'm going on Weds am. Can hardly wait.
And then, next month, we have the Unit Specific skills fair, covering, you guessed it, stuff I might actually use.
At least they pay me for all this fun.
I keep promising myself that I'm going to come up w/something to pay all those med-surg folks back. I've decided "How to operate a Breast Pump" probably won't be allowed. How about making everybody get certified on baby car seats??!! Doesn't that sound like a great idea? Even the suits!! Nearly everyone either has kids, will have them, or will have grandkids, nieces, nephews...
Payback, Ponder, payback!!