Hey ladies and gents,
I am a Dec grad, took boards last Friday and passed (yay!!
I was offered a position on the peds/med surg unit at the hospital I have been at for three years (on the LTC unit though)...
I was originally under the impression that I was going to take a few peds pts here and there.. Well today I was informed that I will be "The Peds Nurse" on nights.. So now I am like wow, ok where do I start...
I know I will learn a lot working on the floor (I have one more week of computer training, then onto the floor I go)- but what are some things that helped you guys learn the ropes on a peds unit? I know I need to go over G&D, the range of vitals, etc.. but what else are good things to know??
PS- the peds pts we get are 2 weeks +, and not not super sick, they transfer those to bigger hospitals, so basically dehydrations, flu, RSV, etc.