I have been reading posts in this forum for a while, and I'm so excited to be starting in the PICU soon! I was hoping to get some advice on the most important topics for me to cover before orientation.
I bought the Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Child by Hazinski after reading recommendations on here for it, but I know I won't be able to read it all by the time orientation starts. What diseases/topics do you think would be the most helpful to help me have a good head start before orientation? I was told in my interview that the new grads will often handle the more stable DKA kids so I plan on looking at that, but I'd love some advice for other areas.
Thanks in advance, this forum has been so helpful for the job search
process and my preceptorship