The kids are alright

This is my last week of shadowing in the PACU. I’m ending my week in pediatric pre and post op.

😒

I have been a grown up nurse my whole career. Med surg, small ICU, STICU, that’s what I know. I know how you fix an adult. I know nothing about children.

I am not good with kids. I’m uncomfortable around them. I’m not used to kids. I am out of my element.

I feel so freaking awkward!

I am so useless in here. It’s not because the nurses aren’t teaching me. The PACU nurses have been amazing. I just don’t know how to handle kids. I have none of my own. I don’t want any. I have no maternal instinct. I have little patience for crying. I’m just not good with kids and I’m well aware of that.

So here I sit, on my phone, typing up this blog while on lunch, hoping I survive a few more hours so I can go back to my adults in radiology on Monday…

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4 thoughts on “The kids are alright

  1. This is it… last catch up blog and I can stop the spamming 🤣
    I’m the same!! I’ve no idea how to care for children. Where I do my extra shifts (sexual health and family planning) we have patients bring their kids with them. I tend to play with them and keep them distracted while the nurse does the talking and doing parts haha. But I wouldn’t have a clue if there was something physically or mentally wrong with a child. It scares me.
    Hope you had an amazing time either way 🙂

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