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  1. EMS Report EMS brings the patient into the assigned room and transfers her to the bed via sheet drag. "This is Kayleigh; she's 11 years old and coming from home today. Parents report she has been 'acting strange' for a few days now, quieter ...
  2. You Are Having A Baby Boy! Most women are ecstatic when they discover they are pregnant. Although some families choose not to have the sex of the fetus revealed to them during a routine ultrasound, many are counting the days until they can find o...
  3. 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...
  4. If you have ever pondered what the woman with the bubbles is doing in room 5 or wondered why there is someone with your patient that is explaining their upcoming procedure, this is the article for you! Before I became a second career nurse, I wa...
  5. 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...
  6. An estimated 10% of children in Georgia under the age of eighteen have asthma (Georgia Department of Human Resources, 2006). Nationally, an estimated 12.8 million school days were lost to asthma in 2004 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20...
  7. NotReady4PrimeTime

    The Human Spirit

    There have been many patients over the years who have taught me something, about nursing, about critical care, about myself, about the human spirit. Each one has touched me in some way and I will never forget them; hopefully, I won't forget the lesso...
  8. As a pediatric hematology/oncology/BMT RN, I have heard hundreds of stories from patients, parents and caregivers about their journeys to diagnosis. Common threads among all the stories are the numerous misdiagnoses made along the way. Pediatric canc...
  9. tnbutterfly - Mary

    When Nurses Cry

    Although it's been more than 30 years ago, I remember the occasion very clearly. My first death on Peds as the charge nurse. It was horrible. A four-month old with a congenital heart defect was to be discharged that afternoon. He was to go home and g...
  10. Pediatric Burn Case

    Well, this little fellow was in a sleeper, playing in the back yard while his dad burned yard rubbish. Somehow, he fell in or got close enough for the sleeper to catch fire. It was nylon, and sort of melted into the baby. He had third degree burns on...
  11. In nursing, our role is not to just treat the person standing before us, but to be advocates for those who cannot speak or protect themselves. One of our mandate responsibilities is reporting child abuse. The consequence of making a CPS call based...
  12. Changing Lives for the Better

    As the graduation date approaches for students of the RN-to-BSN program at James Madison University, the final step toward the finish line of this journey is the completion of the “tell the world” project. The purpose of this project is to provide an...
  13. The best thing about being a nurse is that you are always learning something new! As a dermatology nurse, I had the privilege of working with a pediatric dermatologist. I still remember walking into my first pediatric dermatology case. The patient wa...
  14. Fever is one of the most common ailments among children, and parents are often uncertain about how they should treat it safely. Fortunately, several effective home treatments can help your child feel better without a visit to the emergency room. This...
  15. Life as a Pediatric nurse can be very difficult at times. I remember being in nursing school and helping to participate in two different adult codes within a couple of hours of each other in the ICU. Later that day I went to post conference and recou...
  16. Where I Need To Be

    I know I compare myself to her and compare our roles in the healthcare system. I sometimes feel like she sees medicine as being superior to nursing, but maybe it's me doing it too? It shouldn't bother me so much, to see this person I have been such g...
  17. A Kid's Note

    Since my first day of duty in the Pediatric unit of the hospital, my colleagues had been telling me about the unusual noise I would probably be hearing during midnight. I did not take it seriously because in the first place, I don't believe in such h...
  18. Did you know that tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children in America? Cavities can cause a lot of problems for children, but they are preventable. Pain and infections due to poor oral hygiene result in children missing more days ...
  19. Technology can be a wonderful thing. It allows us to have a wealth of information at our fingertips and has made many tasks easier. But how much screen time is really okay for kids, and what happens if they are getting too much? Many children 8...
  20. Heather Cresswell

    Teaching Parents About RSV

    Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)2 is the center of a lot of media attention right now. The fuss, we nurses know, is long overdue. So, any other nurses with a sense of "well yes...this is what we have been trying to tell you, forever!"? Well, t...