Hey guys! I'm a new grad from this past May and I just had orientation for my new job as a Private Duty RN at a pediatric home health agency and I'm meeting my patient and his mother on Thursday. I'm so excited and nervous to start! My patient has Downs, hydrocephalus, a Mickey button, and is partially deaf/blind. I've been told that despite everything he's a sweet kid and is genuinely happy (he's 4). I've been told that for private duty, it's a fairly straight forward case and that I shouldn't have any problems.
I would like to know if there is anything you would've wished you'd known before starting on PDN. Fresh out of college, I haven't really done any so I'm new to the system as well as nursing.
Thanks in advance!