I just wanted to see if some of you peds nurses can just help me out. I have been a lvl 3 NICU nurse for 7 years now and I am deciding to float to the peds ER to just get a little different experience. I have my peds knowledge from school but other than that, I feel like I dont know anything.
What I am asking for is just the basics. I need a list of meds you usually give and diagnoses you see. My brain is just NICU now and I just need a change. I will probably work like once every 2 weeks there but I want to feel comfortable. Also, any online sources I should look up that might help? Thanks so much!!
Childrens National Medical Center has developed a smart phone, tablet APP that is FREE for both apple and android markets. It is called "Pediatric Quick Reference." It is a great reference of commonly prescribed meds, equipment and vitals based on pt's weight. Sometimes having a reference in your pocket gives you that extra confidence, and with peds it's always good to double check!
Last edit by a4n6nurse on Feb 2, '13
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