I'm a new nursing assistant in the float pool. I have no experience with children and I was trained on an adult floor. I know nursing assistants get sent to pediatric floors including pediatric oncology, mother/baby, etc.
I was wondering what the nursing assistants are required to do on the pediatric floors. Do we wash them or do the parents do that? Do we still measure I/O? Also, for vital signs especially for newborns or those who are less than 2 years old, do we do vitals signs even though they are sleeping? I mean for adults, we take vitals even though they are sleeping, but how about for babies? I'm scared to take their vitals when they are sleeping and I will wake them up. please help.