I am making the move from 10ys plus in adult ICU to a mixed unit which deals with all ICU cases from 4 weeks to well as old as you get. I realise that kids are not just smaller adults and it is a whole new ball game
. Anyone got any good advice, pitfalls for new players etc that could help me make the change relativly smoothly? (youngest pt so far was 14 but he was bigger than me [5"9]).
BTW I have kids of my own (2 under 6) does this help or does it make it harder ?
Cheers and thanks
Oct 23, '06
Quote from vamedic4
We just had one of ours pass away about 2 months ago, I'd known her since she was 8 years old - she died at the ripe old age of 20 and left a 2 and a half year old son at home.
I'm just thankful that I get to help these people get better, get out, and get on with their lives.
It's not 0700 yet, is it??
That gives me the warm fuzzies, quite frankly. That young lady lived 12 years that she might not have had, and she experienced the joys and pains of motherhood, something she probably never dreamt was possible. Her family had twelve years that were infinitely precious and now they have a small piece of her that will keep her alive for them. And it's because of people like you, people like us.
Last edit by NotReady4PrimeTime on Oct 23, '06
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