Resource/Textbook Recommendations

  1. Hi, I start an 8 week PICU & HDU placement in mid-October and I find myself a little under prepared. This is the last placement of my degree, so I want to do well; however, I have limited nursing knowledge about paeds/ICU. Because of my paramedic background, I've only had to do 2 semesters (5 classes) to get my nursing degree.

    I'd like to do some study beforehand, but find myself unsure what to study. Paediatric specific? General ICU information? Any advice would be brilliant. I'd also love some suggestions about good ICU/PICU textbooks...coming into this with little nursing knowledge, I really don't want to buy a dud textbook!

    Thanks in advance for all your help!
  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   21strawberry
    Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Child has been helpful to me. Author is Mary Fran Hazinski, the third edition just came out this year. Good luck!
  4. by   meanmaryjean
    And the Core Curriculum for Peds Critical Care- it's encyclopedic to the point of almost being overwhelming.