by NotReady4PrimeTime - RSV. Those three little letters are enough to strike terror in the hearts of PICU nurses everywhere. It’s like a bad penny, turning up without fail every autumn; by... Read More →
by NotReady4PrimeTime - What Are We Looking At?
There are four classes of drugs typically implicated in the rave culture. Stimulants and dissociatives are the two most commonly used... Read More →
by NotReady4PrimeTime - It used to be that children admitted to the PICU following a drug ingestion had gotten into Grandma’s purse, or climbed up on the bathroom sink, or maybe tasted... Read More →
by NotReady4PrimeTime - Let's pretend you're working on a pediatric inpatient unit and one of your patients was admitted for the ubiquitous and poorly-defined failure-to-thrive syndrome.... Read More →
by NotReady4PrimeTime - There has been a lot written in recent years about moral distress in health care. With the rapid pace of technological change it has become commonplace for patients... Read More →
by NotReady4PrimeTime - The scene: a tertiary care combined adult/pediatric hospital in a large city on the first Sunday night of spring break. The PICU is full although there is one... Read More →
by JNURSCO - What makes a better Pediatric Nurse?
I have often thought about this very question. Are you a better pediatric nurse if you are a mom or if you have skills and... Read More →
by NotReady4PrimeTime - Case Study #1 - Miss TB and Ecstasy
TB, age 15, attended a wedding in a small rural community about an hour's drive from a children's hospital. She and 8 other... Read More →
by Julie Reyes - It has been a particularly harsh summer for me and the nurses I work with. I have had seven of my patients pass away, either on my shift when I was their nurse, or... Read More →
by NotReady4PrimeTime - PICU nurses are no strangers to the seizing child. There are many causes of seizure disorder in the pediatric population and some are much more common than others.... Read More →
by NotReady4PrimeTime - Each of us brings our own particular personalities, opinions and experiences to the workplace and we all deal with issues in our own ways. Coping mechanisms are as... Read More →
by NotReady4PrimeTime - We all know nurses who exhibit signs of burnout. Everyone will have different reasons for their behaviour, and moral distress is often on the list. What does... Read More →