I just landed my dream job (as a nursing student) as a float pool PCA at a big, local Children's Hospital. I just finished my sophomore year and thus have not had peds yet. I love kids and currently work in a day care with infants-age 4 and have been babysitting for a long time.
I volunteered in one of the 3 NICUs at this hospital so I know what that's like (and I love it!). However I really have not had a ton of experience in peds and I'm really excited to get it, since I love kids and hope to be a pedi nurse after I graduate.
What are things I should look out for with sick kids, especially as a PCA? What things do you as nurses really appreciate/like when a PCA does it? Any tips for floating? Any tips for dealing with parents?
Thanks so much! I'm so excited to start!