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Can I join you? New PICU hire

  1. 2 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!
  2. 6 Comments

  3. Visit  anon456 profile page
    It sounds like you are in a great position with your past experience to be a valuable member of your unit! :-)
  4. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
    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!
    AnnieOaklyRN, snwqueen83, ICUman, and 5 others like this.
  5. Visit  ac3070 profile page
    Thankfully I have two young'uns at home (1 year and 4.5 years old) to keep me up to's the slightly older ones I have to research a bit more for! LOL
    anon456 likes this.
  6. Visit  anon456 profile page
    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. ;-)
    LadyFree28 likes this.
  7. Visit  amygarside profile page
    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. Visit  meanmaryjean profile page
    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.
    ICUman, MissM.RN, anon456, and 1 other like this.

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