I want to go into peds nursing. I feel as if I am able to communicate better with children because of my silliness. I am currently an EMT and I actually get called into work if it is a peds transport because I am able to handle peds cases very well.
However, what is your take on those teenagers who are admitted? Do they need that kind of attention that children need? Or are they more of those elderly type of patients who do not want help at all? I have heard *horror* stories about pre teens and teens giving some of the nurses attitudes and being somewhat rambunctious (for some reason) while in the hospital.
I feel like I can work well with teenagers as well, but prehospital care and hospital care are two very different settings.
Thanks in advance,