Great news! I landed my dream job in Pediatric Oncology!! I guess dreams do come true
I'm honored to have been given this opportunity and cannot wait to start. Unfortunately, when I did my pediatric rotation in Nursing School, it was hospital policy that Nursing students could no preform any procedures. Foley's, IV's, etc. had to be placed by the RN. I understand the idea behind this hospitals policy, but now am a little nervous that I have no experience preforming these procedures on children. Although I do have SOME experience with adults, I know that it is going to be much more difficult with children (parents watching, children scared, smaller/ more fragile veins). I absolutely hate that I have no experience with this because my learning curve will impact my patient... and the last thing I want to do is cause unnecessary pain to a child. SOOOO with all that said, do you guys have any tips/tricks/words of wisdom/ or advice for me? I am open to any ideas may have and want to do whatever I can to better myself for my patients.
Also, any good websites or books you can suggest for a Ped. Onc nurse?
Thanks in advance for your support