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By Sun*shine

Joined Jul 23, '07. Posts: 103 (13% Liked) Likes: 13

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  1. I hope to eventually move back to civilization at some point soon. :)
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. No,often lung sounds would not be enough, alone, for me to suction. There are times when you can hear that it's needed, but...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Bortaz, this story freaks me out!! On our unit, we suction routinely every 2-4 hours. It has always either helped the...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. We stopped routine suctioning years ago. It isn't that good for the kids. RDS is not a secretion producing problem and...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. we don't use inline suction either. We do suctioning 2-3 hours but i prefer doing it 3-4 hours interval unless the baby has...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. We use saline for thick and difficult to suction secretions despite being well aware that the evidence is inconclusive. I...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Suctioning is touchy and being gentle and nervous is a good quality honestly. If your suction catheters do not have...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Especially for our microrottens, my rule of thumb is that we don't suction them unless we see stuff in the ett, or if the...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Wow! We have a whole protocol just for suctioning. We only suction as needed, use inline (and even if we use the adapter...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. As long as we're discussing sx and rt staff...I swear, I'm going to body slam the next rt that comes into my micropremies...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. It's actually not the disconnection from the vent that causes loss of pressure/derecruitment. That is a result of suctioning...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Ask for help if you don't feel comfortable. I agree with another poster that said ask for help, but YOU do the do the...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. I know how you feel. My fear was putting NG tubes in patients. I always grabbed one of my colleagues to come help me. My...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Are you using in-line catheters?
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. do you have an educator that can run you through the process..............tell her that you are not 100% confident and want...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. We only use in lines where we are with the occasional kid needing 2 man suction. You shouldn't be using saline either...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. I prefer nebulizer nss, if needed, better than the straight-up nss squirt.
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Do you have respiratory therapists on your unit? They are a great resource too (If they're willing to teach!). We only use...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. SaO2 can be measured either by ABG analysis or by pulse oximetry. SaO2 refers to the amount of oxygen bound to hemoglobin...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Sunshine I would love to help but know absolutely nothing about NICU
    Sun*shine
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  21. I would email the matron, see if you can set up a meeting. Then watch the vacancy lists both on NHS Jobs and the internal...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: International Nursing
  22. Answer - Queensland (OK so I am a Queensland nut - that is why I chose Mcadamia as a name) But not to put the other...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: International Nursing
  23. If you were looking for a mid-term move to Australia (say a couple of years) you might be in luck; otherwise it's just not...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: International Nursing
  24. Transition programs are designed for those who have recently finished their graduate nurse programs. It is a second year to...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: International Nursing
  25. No, it's not. The exam can only be written in Canada, three times per year. Please have a look at FAQ - The Canadian...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  26. I know of a nurse who is adult trained, moved to paeds ICU and they are apparently going to second her to do the child...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: International Nursing
  27. Might be worth contacting your local uni to ask what options you have available. Before I retrained as a midwife I...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: International Nursing
  28. Couldn't agree more there Jolie. And to the OP, if your desire is to sharpen specific skills, getting med-surg experience...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  29. minnie, While pediatric and well baby experience may be somewhat helpful in the NICU, adult experience generally is not....
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  30. I would like to respectfully point out that this is not universally true. Though it is the common belief, I have not found...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  31. Of course it is not universally true. But in my 11 years in the NICU, I have seen a much higher attrition rate of "adult"...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  32. minnie, I hope I'm not being over-bearing, and I really don't want to push your decision, just trying to share my...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  33. Thank you, Crumper, for the words of encouragement. I printed your response on an index card and kept it in my nursing...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  34. Immunoglobulin G. It's an immunoglobulin that can cross the placenta from mom and attack the fetus.
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  35. Hi all in nicu land, I'm graduate in December and I'm already interviewing for positions. The hospital where I want to...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  36. "Normal" is relative. A normal term baby doesn't look anything like a "normal" 28-weeker. Some of the skills you will use...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  37. I always tell new grads to jump right in to NICU if that's what they're interested in. Don't be scared off by the small...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  38. Minnie, I'm not sure if you saw it, but there is a neonatal forum located here:
    Sun*shine
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  39. Take a look inside yourself Minnie. A neonatal nurse is born, not made, so what characteristics do you possess that would be...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  40. Just want to through in the info that I find family members/visitors who are nurses far worse than the nurse as a patient. I...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: International Nursing
  41. It has to be a recognised course and generally both theory and practical has to be done at the same time. You can not just...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  42. Both Canada as well as the US require that all licensed RNs here have hours in all of the required areas to be able to even...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: International Nursing
  43. Not sure how you are gong to qualify for a visa to cover you for a gap year, also may have issues if you haven't got...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: International Nursing
  44. Ayla it sounds like you had a really good day, the things that you feel you could do better are just learning experiences...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: International Nursing
  45. i think you are sep 05 as well looking as being a RN in a short space of time.
    Sun*shine
    Forum: International Nursing
  46. A really good bit of advice I had given me years ago: 5 stage plan (usually each stage lasts a year) Year 1: Learning...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: International Nursing
  47. I've been working on my first ward for nearly four years now. I'm not really doing the same job, as AfC was brought in my...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: International Nursing
  48. my first job i stayed for 8 months, it was in community hospital, so mainly rehab, it was a good start and i enjoyed it but...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: International Nursing
  49. Hi! Just want to wish you good luck in your job hunting, You will be fine, and I am sure you will find a suitable job in...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: International Nursing
  50. That sounds fantastic Minnie and in your nursing CV sell it for what it is, life expereince. It is an opportunity for you...
    Sun*shine
    Forum: International Nursing


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