I think of all that children and their parents teach me, I feel blessed.
I try to convey to my little patients that they are special, and that I
am lucky to get to be their nurse. When they act up, I try to put myself
in their place."
a quote that should be posted in every school nurse's office: 'Do you have
a headache a stomach ache or a heart ache? I'm here for you.' the
quote was on my door, and it brought me a child with a stomach ache caused
by her learning of her parents' up-coming divorce."
you ever heard music soothes the savage beast. Believe me it
does. I can't sing, but when I have
a little one that I'm doing a
procedure on, especially one that's time
consuming like a breathing
treatment I sing their favorite song.
Like one from the t.v. show they
like to watch. Sometimes they sing
too and sometimes I don't even know
many of the words but it doesn't matter
because their little minds are
somewhere else and they almost always stop
crying!!! Nursery rymes are
great too, like patty cake."
Fleitas, Ed.D., R.N.
Professor of Nursing, Lehman College, CUNY
Bronx, New York 10468
updated: November 14, 2004