Registered Nurse- Inpatient Medicine, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - January 27, 2015
In this line of duty we are responsible for and care for the well being of pediatric patients and families. Typically we get a report from the shift prior and read the appropriate documentation on the patient of our given patient assignment. We report to the associated medical team of any alerts or concerns based on the assessments we have performed. We use electronic documentation to record our assessments keeping everyone updated. If family is not available we contact them and give them updates as required. We work among other professionals as a multidisciplinary team which is not exclusive to physioterapists, social work, respiratory therapists, etc. The most difficult part of the job is maintain balance in break time as often time with your patients and their associated tests and concerns often breaks are not possible or taken late. The most enjoyable part of this job is the satisfaction of a healthy child and family being discharged and taken home.