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  1. babynurse4u

    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 " ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. Julie Reyes

    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. lpruteanu

    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. nancynurse74

    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...
  8. 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...
  9. travduck

    Smile Even Though You Are Crying

    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...
  10. Pediatric nursing is not an easy task by any stretch of the imagination. Every day we go to work; it is to help children who need care for a vast range of medical illnesses. Their illnesses vary in severity, but no matter how ill the child might be, ...
  11. jvqantipolo

    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...
  12. Julie Reyes

    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 ...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. anon456

    The Light in Their Eyes

    In our busy shifts at the pediatric hospital, we unfortunately don't often have time to spend with our patients the way we would like to. It is even more difficult for some of our patients to leave their rooms, because they require a nurse to be with...
  16. What makes a better Pediatric Nurse?I have often thought about this very question. Are you a better pediatric nurse if you are a mom or if you have skills and extra education?? I became a pediatric nurse in 1995 and have worked in pediatrics, PICU, N...
  17. classicdame

    The Boy with the Broken Heart

    Mom wanted to lie in the bed with the four-year-old, but that made it too difficult to manage his care, so she had to sit beside the bed. She kept her face close to his, whispering softly to Antonio. Dad stood behind her with his hands on Moms' shoul...
  18. mommiof2kids

    Momma, Who Are Those Children In My Room?

    I began my orientation with other, more experienced nurses. After a few weeks, I was on my own. Once I became familiar with the chemotherapy, protocols, diseases, and families I came to love working with oncology patients. They are an amazing group o...
  19. Donna Maheady

    A 1 in 110 nurse!

    Congenital heart defects are America's #1 birth defect. Some of the conditions include atrial septal defects, Tetralogy of Fallot, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, transposition of the great vessels, and ventricular septal defects. Christy Sillman wa...
  20. jvqantipolo

    Hope: Losing a Child

    Their stories were all congruent. In expectation, they have waited for their first born. They were once the typical parents who adorned their babies' small hands and feet or their velvety skin and round eyes--minutes after an arduous childbirth exper...
  21. Emily, a 9-year-old with a cinnamon skin tone and a strikingly angular face dotted by a set of chocolate-colored eyes, sits inside an examination room at the local children's outreach clinic. She comes to the clinic once a month with her siblings to ...
  22. PICU nurses are no strangers to the seizing child. There are many causes of seizure disorder in the pediatric population and some are much more common than others. The usual suspects are the infamous and usually not serious febrile seizure, CNS injur...
  23. We all know nurses who exhibit signs of burnout. Everyone will have different reasons for their behaviour, and moral distress is often on the list. What does burnout look like? It has many faces, and no two individuals will have the same signs and sy...
  24. spotangel

    But, she was fine this morning!

    1.20 PM The red phone rang in the ER. This was the EMS line when they called with an incoming emergency. "South side ER. This is Nurse Annie. May I help you?" "Nurse Annie, Brian from EMS unit 134. We have a two year old female, found unresponsive at...
  25. Donna Maheady

    Is She Artistic or Autistic?

    My daughter, Lauren, is a member of the group of young adults who grew up on the evolving autism spectrum. For Lauren, a clear diagnosis eluded all of the professionals for many years. Over time, the spectrum expanded and Lauren landed as an "artist ...