Peds is NOT easy! - page 5

by Ashley, PICU RN

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I just had to post this in response to the dozens of posts I see from nursing students or new graduates that want to work in peds because "kids are so cute," and "I want to take care of babies," and "I don't want to change adult... Read More


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    Well said!!! I have been a peds nurse for 6 years. You hit everything. Also nursing students that don't want to deal with adults and want to go into peds....even in a pedi hospital you will end up having an adult as a patient at some point...i had patients in their 30s, 40s, ,mid 50's! And some parents can be very overbearing and yell and curse at you. I've had a father spit in my face and a mom try to fight me. Its crazy sometimes but i love caring for children and their families i keep coming back for more LOL.
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    Quote from PedsNP2013
    Well said!!! I have been a peds nurse for 6 years. You hit everything. Also nursing students that don't want to deal with adults and want to go into peds....even in a pedi hospital you will end up having an adult as a patient at some point...i had patients in their 30s, 40s, ,mid 50's! And some parents can be very overbearing and yell and curse at you. I've had a father spit in my face and a mom try to fight me. Its crazy sometimes but i love caring for children and their families i keep coming back for more LOL.
    Well said!
    After almost 3 years in nicu/peds I had my first parent yell at me the other day, have never had that experience before but I think I handled it well at least. Then her 12 year old proceeded to throw his incentive spirometer at me! She didn't even say anything to him! Goodness, it was a go home and drink wine kind of night
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    Quote from umcRN
    Well said!
    After almost 3 years in nicu/peds I had my first parent yell at me the other day, have never had that experience before but I think I handled it well at least. Then her 12 year old proceeded to throw his incentive spirometer at me! She didn't even say anything to him! Goodness, it was a go home and drink wine kind of night

    hahaha...i have had many wine nights after a long shift. I cant believe he threw that at you. Kids will always crack me up.


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