Can I join you? New PICU hire

  1. Hi everyone,

    I'm having a good time reading tons of old threads and wanted to introduce myself before I start actively participating! I've been hired into the PICU at the hospital where I currently work in adult tele/intermediate care. I've been on my floor for two years and spent five years before that in EMS as a paramedic. I couldn't be more excited (and terrified) to make this jump!

    I have a month left before I move into my new position and have started reviewing basic peds stuff as I don't have any peds nursing experience...yikes...what a new ball game.

    Anyway--it's nice to be here!
    -Alison
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   anon456
    It sounds like you are in a great position with your past experience to be a valuable member of your unit! :-)
  4. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Of COURSE you may join us! Welcome to Lilliput. Don't neglect your pop culture education - get to know Dora, Diego, Spongebob, the Disney princesses, Thomas the Tank Engine, the Ninja Turtles and all those other characters. They'll get you out of a lot of tight spots!
  5. by   ac3070
    Thankfully I have two young'uns at home (1 year and 4.5 years old) to keep me up to speed...it's the slightly older ones I have to research a bit more for! LOL
  6. by   anon456
    My opinion of Justin Beiber has greatly diminished lately, and same with Miley Cyrus. But One Direction (the band) and Justin Timberlake, those are good topics. ;-)
  7. by   amygarside
    I think you'll do great in your position. You can make use of your skills as ped. I am pretty sure that you can cope with that in no time. Welcome aboard.
  8. by   meanmaryjean
    I would suggest practicing calling dietary and requesting 'chicken nuggets and ranch dressing' - because WHEN I get a kid who actually eats real food, it seems like this is ALL THEY WANT.

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