new pdn job
- 0Feb 28, '11 by shortscrubbs108Hello all,
I just accepted a job doing private duty nursing. I'm really excited and can't wait to start! I have worked with peds in the hospital as a CNA, but now as an LPN, I'll mostly be working with special needs kids. Does anyone have any tips about connecting with them? Or tips in general. I am only going to work prn weekends so I'm afraid they won't get comfortable with me.
I am so excited and really want to be an awesome nnurse to these guys!
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- 0Mar 9, '11 by liveyourlife747hope things are going well with the new job! the advice i can offer is to do things age appropriate for the child, know what he/she likes to do/play/watch. you definitly have to be yourself, and open up to them, feel them out. their age and cognitive ability make a huge difference in how you act around a child. i act silly and goofy around the toddlers to keep them entertained, but i give the teens space and allow them to talk when they want to talk, if that makes sense. hope you are connecting with them already!