BPD? what is it? - page 2

I start w/ a lil gal w/ BPD... HELP!!! I don't recall ever hearing of this!!! what is it? Know of any sites where I can learn more? I don't want to walk in "blind"!!! THANKS!!!!!!!... Read More

  1. by   NICU_Nurse
    In case you wanted something else to read, here is a link to the emedicine page with a nice article about BPD. ;>)

    http://www.emedicine.com/ped/topic289.htm
  2. by   judy ann
    Hmmm. This OB nurse thought of bi-parital diameter- the measurement of the widest axis of the baby's head and very important at time of birth-especially to the mom.
    Maybe it's time for the end of abbreviations that can have so many very different meanings!
  3. by   caroladybelle
    My thought was benign prostate disease but the patient's gender nixed that.
  4. by   NicuGal
    Also a little FYI...those kids with BPD can be the most demanding and crabbiest little somebodies you have ever seen!

    It is good to hear that this little one is home with her mommy! Like someone else pointed out....make that mom your advocate, she surely has a daily schedule worked out for her!
  5. by   oldgirl
    This is why I love this BB. I just learned a ton of stuff from all you "kid" folks! I too took the adult route on this. This is the kind of thread that makes all of us better at what we do.
  6. by   shay
    Originally posted by judy ann
    Hmmm. This OB nurse thought of bi-parital diameter- the measurement of the widest axis of the baby's head and very important at time of birth-especially to the mom.
    Maybe it's time for the end of abbreviations that can have so many very different meanings!
    :chuckle I was just about to say the same thing. Some ED nurse posted something here about a pt. with CP once, I immediately thought cerebral palsy. He of course meant chest pain. He said, "what are you, a new grad?" I said, "no, I'm an OB NURSE. What does ROM mean to you? Range of motion, right?" He said yes. I said, "well it means RUPTURE OF MEMBRANES to me!!"

    LOL
  7. by   CraftyLPN
    LOL... Thanks guys!!! you are the greatest!!! BTW, Nicugal...I got a "taste" of her "grouchiness" yesterday....nothing I did pacified her... I think she had "mommyitis"....soon as mom held her for a few.. the world according to her was A-okay!!! but like I said..love it ..love it love it
  8. by   CraftyLPN
    ONE more question... her breathing.. she always has wheezes.. she also has PRN order for albuterol... THIS SOUNDS STUPID!!! but what other indications should I watch for ...so if she does need a med neb.. ???? no rales/rhonchi.. just wheezes throughout
  9. by   prmenrs
    Do you have a sat monitor? If so, give the Albuterol if that starts to drop. Otherwise, like for increased RR, worsening retractions, work of breathing. Is she on Os? How much? the kid I'm most familiar w/ had regularly scheduled treatments. What other meds is she on? pm me if you're worried about confidentiality.
  10. by   NurseShell
    (runs to get "little black book" out of clinical bag to write this gem of info down)

    THIS is why I love this place!! I just filled a page in my book with BPD info...hopfully I'll get to blow someone away with me knowledge!! (my neonate/NICU rotation starts in 7 weeks!!!)
  11. by   CraftyLPN
    Goodluck nurseshell!! I love everyday of it It seems I am always always learnin' new things ..
  12. by   NRSKarenRN
    The day you stop learning is the day your in trouble ----or need to retire. Still constantly learning something new--sometimes 2 or three new things a day, every day even after being in healthcare 30 years.
  13. by   CraftyLPN
    AIN"T IT THE TRUTH!!!.. Sometimes I think I learn more in HH than I ever did in LTC

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