Tag Archive: pediatric nursing

Oct
11

Do You Know How To Do This?

Reason #1 why I love pediatric nursing? Party hats! One of our patients who has been on the unit forever celebrated her birthday today. So Mom and Dad decided to throw her party with us! They brought us cupcakes, party favor bags, and duh duh duh, party hats! Our patient even had a ladybug costume …

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Oct
10

Orientation Extravaganza

I am in love with my capstone rotation. I am in love with peds hem/onc. This is where I belong. More after my shift tomorrow. I have another early morning coming up!


Jul
21

What I (Will) Do

Today for our final peds class we had a guest lecturer, a pediatric nurse practitioner who specializes in oncology AND is the director of the local hospital’s pediatric palliative care program.  Can you say my ideal job????? Her philosophy about peds palliative care resonated and stayed with me all day.  It is so hard to …

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Jun
26

Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’

It was another awesome day on the infant/toddler unit! I learned how to care for patients with rule out sepsis, pulmonary hypertension, and a myelomeningocele. They were all adorable…and one little girl in particular was so much fun. She was a huge Dora the Explorer fan, and I just happened to have some Dora stickers …

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Jun
19

Love Me Some Lil’ Tykes

Oh my goodness, I am IN LOVE with pediatric nursing!  After last week with three teenagers, I was thinking “Meh, this isn’t so different from Med-Surg, do I really need to specialize in peds?”  Don’t get me wrong, I had a great time with the adolescents but it didn’t really give me a picture of …

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Jun
13

Pukey Adolescents, The Sequel

Day 1 of pediatrics came and went, and thanks to an awesome nurse who allowed me to follow her around like a puppy dog, I had a wonderful time.  I started learning the ropes of a new hospital system (having had all of my previous rotations through a different conglomeration), including electronic charting, medication administration, …

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May
29

Plastic Children

Today was our Pediatrics skills lab, when we basically re-learned a lot of previously acquired skills, keeping in mind the unique developmental needs of children.  It was actually really fun, although even stranger to interact with child-sized mannikins than it was with grown up-sized ones.  But it was definitely helpful to practice my assessment skills …

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May
24

Right Up My Alley

Week 1 of the summer term is under our belts. And I’m exhausted but excited! Since it’s the summer semester, they’ve compressed 15 weeks’ worth of work into 12…should be interesting. But the good news is we only have one clinical rotation (as opposed to the usual 2), and the coursework is very different from …

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Feb
11

Glo Germ

Today we did an educational presentation at our parish – we decided to teach the preschoolers about handwashing.  It only confirmed for me how much I want to work with kids someday. The class went really well – we read them a story about how germs spread, and then used a Glo Germ kit to …

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Dec
09

How Can You Stand It?

The year after I graduated from college, I moved to Ghana on a fellowship to explore the role of religious faith in West African health care. For the first several months, I assisted the Chaplaincy Unit at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. And I fell in love. Her name was Mercy. Only a few …

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