burn unit

  1. I used to float to the adult burn unit at a toledo hospital in the late 80s and early 90s. I worked on a BMT unit. I am interveiwing tomarrow for peds burn. Does anyone have any tips or decent questions I need to ask? I have been a nurse for 16 years and when I rotated they always gave me the easy burn patients......

    any thoughts are appreciated.

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    About renerian

    Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 7,472; Likes: 49
    RN, MS home health


  3. by   renerian
    Not sure why this came under that catagory.............LOL what did I do....................

  4. by   nilepoc
    I moved it out of the CRNA forum, good luck on your interview.

    I think they will be happy to have someone with any experience.

  5. by   Glad2behere
    The biggest question I would think is what % burn you are going to administer care to. That has more impact on care than any other consideration.

    The second really big question I would ask is what "bugs" they are growing and their virulence and if there are any documented cases of workers getting sick or carrying them home to the family.

    If you are going to the ICU, a really good orientation the to pathophysiology is a must. Burns are a different animal.
  6. by   renerian
    Thanks Glad for your thoughts.

  7. by   Alley Cat
    Hey, Renerian, I was just browsing and came across this thread. How'd the interview come out? I'm curious (and nosey).
  8. by   Alley Cat
    Hey, Renerian, I was just browsing and came across this thread. How'd the interview come out? I'm curious (and nosey).
  9. by   renerian
    Alley cat thanks for asking! I ended up taking a position as a case manager. No nights, weekends, holidays or oncall so I am very happy. For the first time in 16 years I do not have to carry a pager all night...........


  10. by   nakitamoon
    Congrats!!! renerian~~ Good luck on your new job!,,,,,

    No nights,,, weekends,,,, holidays,,,, & NO PAGER sounds like heaven,,,,

  11. by   renerian
    Thanks moon! I think it sounds like heaven. Money is not so great but hey it is a trade off..............................

  12. by   JockRN
  13. by   JockRN
    It's been several months since your interview. Hope it went well. Your are one of a kind. I spent 8 years at the Army Burn Center in San Antonio before I retired. Cared for patients from 3 months to 90 years old. It was probably the most satisfying job of my 30 year career. Great nurses, great surgeons, great patients. Good luck brother!
  14. by   Burn_Nurse_in_Ga
    The biggest thing I have found in working with the Peds pts is the relationship with the parents. A lot of what we see in peds is due to neglect or abuse, so dealing with the parnets and there guilt is just as hard as dealing with the little ones. Not a pretty situation on either end. I always try to do what is best for the little one, though it might not be popular with the parents/family