2: Carol Tatum-A Pediatric Cardiology Nurse Talks About Working With Children Who Have Congenital Heart Disease!

In this episode, Carol Tatum, a pediatric cardiology nurse, reveals what inspired her to work with children with congenital heart disease.
 
Some of the topics Carol discusses are:
  • The biggest challenges and rewards of her job.
  • The secret to how to have joy in your job, and when bad things happen- her answer "Always concentrate on things you can do versus the things you can't do"
  • The challenges parents face when their child has to go through the 3 surgeries that many single ventricular chd children need.
  • The challenges parent face when they learn about their child's heart condition after the child is born.
  • She also shares some of the support resources to help families while at UVA's children hospital.
  • Plus, she discusses how grandparents and families can help the parents, while the child is in the hospital.
  • Finally, she talks about the best way to advocate for your child while in the hospital.
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