1st Day in a Peds office

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    I've graduated and tomorrow is my first day on the job as a nurse in a pediatrics doctors office...tips? advice?
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    I can tell you I have loved most of the Peds patients I have taken care of, however many of the parents made me crazy. You'll learn a lot. You'll see many success stories, and have a few heartbreaks.
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    the patients are great, but their parents are one horror story after another.
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    I don't have any tips as I'm a student still, but I just wanted to say congrats!!!! You will do great! You are going to be living my dream job!! I hope to be in your shoes one day!
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    What I have learned in 31 years of peds nursing: Listen more than you talk. You MUST believe that the parents know their child best. If a parent says something isn't right, listen to them. Don't talk over them and tell them everything is fine. Be respectful and polite to everyone, even the most rude. The people that are the meanest and nastiest need our caring the most. Remember you will be an obligatory reporter. If something isn't right, make a report. And not just to your office manager. No one ever wants to be the snitch that opens a CPS case, but no one wants to hear about a child being beaten to death either. Smile at everyone. Especially when you don't feel like smiling. If you hear a word you don't know, go look it up. Learn something new every single day. Do not take part in office gossip, whether it be about a patient, a parent or a co-worker. Just leave the conversation or say you don't feel comfortable talking about that. LIkewise, do not share what you see at work with people outside of work. No matter how juicy it may be. Do something nice for an office member every day. Leave a nice thank you note, bring them a flower from your yard, send them a joke to their voice mail. Best of luck to you! Enjoy this new experience!!!!!
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    Thank you! That is so nice of you to say! Now worries before you know it you'll be working too!! How far are you in your schooling?
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    Thank you so much!!! No worries you'll be in the working world soon enough it'll be here before you know it!!! How far are you in your schooling?
    Quote from Kdrenee
    I don't have any tips as I'm a student still, but I just wanted to say congrats!!!! You will do great! You are going to be living my dream job!! I hope to be in your shoes one day!
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    Thank you that is wonderful advice I will definitely take to heart!

    Quote from bethm214
    What I have learned in 31 years of peds nursing: Listen more than you talk. You MUST believe that the parents know their child best. If a parent says something isn't right, listen to them. Don't talk over them and tell them everything is fine. Be respectful and polite to everyone, even the most rude. The people that are the meanest and nastiest need our caring the most. Remember you will be an obligatory reporter. If something isn't right, make a report. And not just to your office manager. No one ever wants to be the snitch that opens a CPS case, but no one wants to hear about a child being beaten to death either. Smile at everyone. Especially when you don't feel like smiling. If you hear a word you don't know, go look it up. Learn something new every single day. Do not take part in office gossip, whether it be about a patient, a parent or a co-worker. Just leave the conversation or say you don't feel comfortable talking about that. LIkewise, do not share what you see at work with people outside of work. No matter how juicy it may be. Do something nice for an office member every day. Leave a nice thank you note, bring them a flower from your yard, send them a joke to their voice mail. Best of luck to you! Enjoy this new experience!!!!!
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    You are totally where I would love to be!! I am a little nervous for Peds. I heard it can be upsetting on some days. Im still in Nursing school but best of luck & congrats!
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    Why thank you! I've been working in the office a few weeks now. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. Looking back on Nursing school makes me finally see all the hard work and stress/sweat/blood and tears it takes to graduate are totally worth it. You can do it! Best of luck to you as well with your studies and definitely take it all in! Like you said some days can be upsetting as with any career choice but the rewarding days out number them by a ton!!!
    Quote from shannon81
    You are totally where I would love to be!! I am a little nervous for Peds. I heard it can be upsetting on some days. Im still in Nursing school but best of luck & congrats!


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