adult patients admitted to a pediatric hospital - page 4
How do pediatric nurses feel when they have to take care of an adult patient? We do not get that many, but we do get a few when there is no one to transition them to. Many of my co workers get... Read More
0May 6 by sergel02Quote from ~PedsRN~The gang banger and molester i agree with, but why not the mother?I LOVE LOVE LOVE my teenage patients. Seriously, they are some of my favorites. I like that they can carry on real conversations. I think the biggest difference is simply the psychosocial differences. A teenager is one of those things that looks like an adult, acts like an adult, but just isn't one yet. We tend to have a little more time and patience over in the peds world, and I do think that makes a difference in their care and recovery. Not only that, but with family centered care - we know how to deal with those parents in a way that the adult world can't get their heads around.
BUT, that being said - there are some teens that NEED to be in the adult world. Like the child molester. Please. Or the married kid with kids! Or the gang banger. I'm sorry if I have to post a police officer outside of your door you need to be OVER WITH THE ADULTS. It's very frustrating. But your average teenager definitely can benefit from the peds world.
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1May 13 by ~PedsRN~Quote from sergel02If you are married,, and have your three kids in the hospital room with you - are you really going to benefit from pediatric care? LOL!!! Like the previous poster said, that kiddo didn't deliver her baby in the pediatric hospital. I dunno, it just feels very odd to take care of someone who has a family unit themselves. Some things force you to grow up and motherhood is definitely one of them.The gang banger and molester i agree with, but why not the mother?