Im an Army LPN student at Ft.Lewis and i graduate on June 12th. So ive done all my rotations through all the diferent floors includeing 3 weeks on peds. and all i have left is my preceptorship and the NCLEX. Im at the top of my class and got my first choice for where i want to go for my preceptorship and that is the Peds floor. Of course im totally excited about it and i loved my Peds. rotation but it was like about 6 months ago by now and with all the information ive had to cram since then i feel like im not as prepared as i want to be. I dont want to get on the floor and have my patient and their family and the nurse im with all thinking what an idiot i am when i cant answer some question or something like that. So anyways i was wondering if someone on here could give me some things i should go over before i start my preceptorship (that starts in 2 weeks) maybee someone could tell me the things that they would expect a senior student to know if they were to be the nurse that i was to be assigned to?
basicly i just want to know what you all think is the most important things that i should go over and refresh myself on before i hit the floor so i know whats going on, i would really apreciate it alot.
May 6, '07
I think your best bet is to brush up on growth and development. Know norms for vitals for kids of all ages, and their developmental milestones are very important. For example, know when it's normal for babies to roll over, coo, walk, recognize their parents,...et cetera. Brush up also on immunizations...when they get them, what they do, how many they get at one time.
In peds, whether they're a "general peds" kid or some kind of specialty care child, growth and development of the child is one of the single most important factors in determining their course of treatment.
Good luck !!