March is Pedia Ward month :]

April 5th, 2010 by Dianne Peña

Every end of the month, starts a new duty rotation…March means, Hello Pediatric Ward! :]

Pediatric ward was very much different from the Adult Ward though they both are a very busy area of the hospital. For an obvious reason that they cater different patients with different needs. Pedia Ward is the largest area in the hospital since it is the former, Children’s Medical Center. It consists of 3 wings, Floral, Middle and Medical Service wing. Plus, the fact that they also have, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

During my first week at Pedia Ward, I was having difficulty in adjusting because they have different manner in endorsing since they have 3 wings, they have several Pediatric Resident on Duty and very strict Input and Output monitoring. Good thing as weeks pass, I was able to establish homeostasis and I was able to go on my duty with ease and confidence.

Pedia Ward was my last rotation for my Professional Nurse Training Program at Dr. Fe Del Mundo Medical Center. I must savor each moment… What did I learn?

  • I learned to do suctioning on Mouth and ET tube
    I practiced calculating D/Q x S
    I was able to do Blood Transfusion with or without Infusion Pump (And I learned that Infusion Pump is the bomb. Haha Wish all the patients has it)
    I saw and was able to drain ileostomy for a 9 month old patient
    I learned that 5 year old kids are very strong (Inserting IV line)
    I was able to have duty at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    I was able to familiarize myself with a syringe infusion pump (hopefully will have a chance to prepare medication and operate it)
    I learned that IV Fluids in Pediatrics are very positional. You have to check it every now and then cause if not, you’re delayed and then screwed.
    VS in Pedia can be very complicated. Urgggh. (The moment they see a person in white, they will start to cry. Thank You So Much.)
    Mothers can be very toxic than the patient itself :]
    In Pedia, you’ve gotta love collecting diapers and inspecting it for stool characteristics.—-Done that :]

Since Pedia is the busiest ward and my last rotation, I realized that I am a Benign Nurse coz whenever I have my off, the ward has a lot of patients then when I came back, most of the patients were already discharged.

Thank You Pedia Ward!:]

End of March meaning…. its GRADUATION TIME :]

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  2. justin Says:

    hi, nice blog here..i’m also job huntng for hospitals open for voluntr or staff, yung sa hosptal where you hd ur experience, do you have to pay for that 3 months? and how many are chosen to be staff nrses & ilan kayong voluntrs?

  3. Dianne Peña Says:

    @justin- Yes, in our hospital, trainees will pay 3k for 3 months of experience. They will be graded (criteria will be discussed during the orientation) and if they belong to the top 8 of their batch, they will be absorbed as volunteers. Staff nurses will come from the volunteers.

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