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  1. spotangel

    Good morning sunshine!

    I smiled nervously as the tour began. The specialized nursing home for pediatric patients was immaculate and pristine. It was brand new and very environmental friendly. I had applied for the evening nursing supervisor position and had passed the writ...
  2. This story is very personal to me and my family. I am certain I will cry my way through writing it, but it is an important story to tell. I believe it will help me heal in some way and help others as it is rare and misunderstood. It is a story of a c...
  3. How Nurses Cope with Death

    Working with death may be an inevitable part of a nursing career, depending on what area your focus is. Learning how to cope and manage death seems to vary from department to department. Please feel free to add to this and help your fellow nurses und...
  4. NotReady4PrimeTime

    I Could NEVER Do PICU!

    I've lost count of the times I've heard that exclamation from another nurse. I've also forgotten how many times I've heard, "I just don't know how you do it," not only from other nurses but from friends, casual acquaintances and family. But I don't k...
  5. Can Pediatric Dialysis be Fun?

    In-Patient Pediatric DialysisAs a dialysis nurse working in different areas of the hospital and also in freestanding chronic dialysis clinics, I had the opportunity to enhance my knowledge and experience in acute , sub-acute and chronic settings. Tra...
  6. There has been a lot written in recent years about moral distress in health care. With the rapid pace of technological change it has become commonplace for patients to survive injuries and illnesses that less than a decade ago would have ended their ...
  7. I love my pediatric patients!

    I am a pediatric nurse, one who feels that my specialty is a calling...an irresistible one. I work primarily with children who have disabilities and require chronic and complicated care 24/7. So often my friends, family and acquaintances say to me " ...
  8. Going to a hospital and having a procedure done could be a very stressful experience for children. Some children in addition to anxiety of anticipating dealing with strangers, changing into a hospital gown, experiencing pain, internalizing anxiety of...
  9. In the burgeoning industry of private home-based baby care, 'baby nurse' is a title that refers to a trained individual who specializes in the care of infants from one day old up to one year old. A number of experienced registered nurses (RNs) and li...
  10. Draw on the Exam TableOne of the first things a child will see at a doctor's visit is the examination table, which can be intimidating to small children. To relieve their anxiety, draw a fun cartoon or colorful scene! Don't forget to personalize it w...
  11. NutmeggeRN

    Choosing the 4th Option

    As a school nurse for 20 years, I have had more than my fair share of kids who have been diagnosed with cancer. I have had kids win the battle and lose the battle. Some had intensive therapy regimes, with every side affect possible and some blew thro...
  12. RSV. Those three little letters are enough to strike terror in the hearts of PICU nurses everywhere. It's like a bad penny, turning up without fail every autumn; by mid-winter, virtually every PICU in the northern hemisphere has admitted at least one...
  13. For Patrick

    He was indeed one of the sweetest patients I've ever cared for ever since he was transferred from Pay ward. Not once, did he complain all the agony and discomfort from needles ( as what I remember, since he never grumbled when I was the one injecting...
  14. Justhere

    My Little Mandona

    When I first began working with Baby he didn't have very many words in his vocabulary but did alot of pointing and grunting. Needless to say those that know me, know that I would talk to the wall if it would talk back. So I was going to get this litt...
  15. Grama Nancy

    We were extremely busy with all the RSV and Flu patients. I was notified of an admission of a 'seizure' 2-year-old. We hurried to set up the room and have things ready for this child. When she and her parents came to the unit, I assessed the child wa...
  16. At that time I was working in a small pediatric unit which unfortunately often pulled at the last vestige of a heart string that I dared be aware of. He lay in his bed, both legs broken by an abusive adult. He loved to have stories read to him. He lo...
  17. Merry Christmas, Little Angel

    Born with a cardiac anomaly, the family immediately noticed something was "wrong" with their child, but they did not know what. Thus began their journey to another country - our country - our state and our hospital - desperately seeking help. During ...
  18. Short Journey

    The first time I laid my eyes in this one month old baby, all I could feel was the fear of taking care of her. It was my first job as a nurse and I was so full of doubt when it came to my nursing skills in dealing with this angel. She was so fragile ...
  19. Day in the Life of a Peds Onc RN

    The shift begins with assessing the ratios and assigning staff to various roles for the day ahead. Do we have enough nurses to provide exceptional care to each child and their family? Unfortunately (as in many areas of nursing) the answer to this alw...
  20. We had to write a nursing specialty paper in my NR101 class based on what kind of nurse we want to be. You guessed it: I want to be a Pediatric Oncology Nurse. I've been thinking about this for quite some time now, and at one point I wanted to do it ...
  21. Mark your calendars! April 5th through April 8th, 2018 is the date!! Come network with your fellow SPN peers at the 28th Annual SPN Conference. Keep up with the latest in the field of pediatrics while earning CEUs from the 22.75 available. The Societ...
  22. I knew as a young child I wanted to work in the medical field. When I was 14yrs I was aware I would be called to be a nurse. I did not go straight to college after high school, instead, I decided to get married and have children. I began my career pa...
  23. cool_nurse

    Nursing Special Children

    How is it like to have patients who are autistic or with down syndrome? Do you have the patience and magic touch as a nurse? Can you tickle their mind and hearts in order for them to agree with your interventions? Children who are mentally-challenged...
  24. Clinical awakening

    It was a warm fall morning. The alarm clock jarred me from my dreams at 4'oclock. I jump to turn it off so it does not wake my baby who is snoring in her crib. I almost want to pinch my husband in a jealous rage that he is sleeping so peacefully. I s...
  25. Osteogenesis imperfecta is a rare inherited disorder which effects type one collagen throughout the body. At the current time there is no pharmacologic cure, but treatment is needed to manage the symptoms of this disease process (Osteogenesis Imperfe...