Thank-you Nurse156, and Ashley,
In the case of my new job, pediatric respite is medically fragile children with special needs coming for respite ( To a home like facility run by R.N, LPN, and care aids.
We have four at a time, each week a different mix of kids.
As a LPN I have had minimal exposure to trachs- this will be my first!
I agree in regard to the stability, being able to be at home etc; not having quick response team or R.T certainly plays in my mind.
I will certainly read the manuals, and spend the time with the equipment...so much stuff!
This is a very exciting time for me, part of me feels ready for the challenge, the other part of me wants to run!!!
The ventilator learning, readings, and interventions are scary to me, but as you both said it takes time. I suppose when you are new, you think it will all be codes and problems. Apparently the kids set off the alarms ALOT, for various reasons. Great learning is coming my way
Thank-you for taking the time to respond, I really appreciate it.
Keep Me posted,
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