just wondering if the eyes and ears of experienced paeds nurses out there can help me out.
i'm heading to an orthopaedics ward and i've never worked paeds before.
patients treated in this unit have unusual and specialised orthopaedic conditions - like what?? i have no idea what this could mean... club foot??
many children come to the ward for correction of limb abnormalities present from birth and for procedures which may improve their ability to mobilise. does anyone have any help for me as to what kind of conditions i may come into contact with, and common nursing problems/complications - respiratory problems??
the age group of patients ranges from infants to adolescents. most of the patients are confined to bed, requiring total nursing care. we also have a high number of patients with disabilities.
how do i work with traction!!???
i'm just nervous and scared, not b/c i haven't worked paeds before, more becasue i've never worked this kind of ward before.
any help would be appreiciated! (tips too!)