I'm new here, student nurse. I am trying to decide whether to specialize in infant ICU or not. Also one of the classes I am taking currently is intro to medical terminology
. This class requires that I write a report on the specific specialty I want to go into. So. Below are some questions for my class. I'd appreciate any help you all can give me.
I previously have worked as a home health aide, read, "glorified housecleaner" and you got it in one. We were allowed to dispense medications if a Doctor had prescribed them. Also we were responsible for the personal hygiene of our clients. I liked it, but have found I am really much better with infants. TMI I know. Any way the following questions would really help me to focus on what I need to know both for the report and to look at this possible specialty. Thanks in advance for Everyone's time!! : D
Firstly, I have seen this specialty field called "NICU" as well as "PICU" what are the differences if any between these two and if so what are the clients / patients usually like? ((Yes I realize that these most likely stand for neonatal and preemies, but I want to be very clear
)) what are the some of the more common issues found in this specialty would be nice, a heads up so to speak about what I will face if I choose this path.
What personality traits would be required for a job such as this? What would be some negative traits that could be an issue should i go in to this field?
What is the most common environment that this job entails? Anyone have any good anecdotes about being in this field? Good or bad.
i must include in this report are the references of the people who gave me the info. : D i am not asking for real names just the job spec's or credentials you might have. I am all for confidentiality!!
Once again thanks!!
PS: if this sounds arrogant or snotty it's not meant to be, i have a hard time asking for help. So please hang in here with me!! THANKS!!