I realized yesterday that I only have 2 weeks of PICU nursing left before I quit my job! I'm taking a year off to go and work with a medical mission called Mercy Ships. I'll be serving as a general peds ward nurse on board a floating hospital somewhere in western Africa, and I'm scared to death. It's so crazy- I actually think of a busy pediatric ICU at a level 1 trauma center as my comfort zone!
Any tips from those of you ICU personalities (aka super anal and borderline OCD
) who've also done ward nursing? I have no idea how to take care of more than 2 patients!