karnicurnc's Activity: Liked

karnicurnc, BSN, RN (2,550 Views)

Joined Oct 20, '09 - from 'Virginia'. karnicurnc is a Staff nurse, Preceptor. She has '17' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'L/D 4 yrs & Level 3 NICU 14 yrs'. Posts: 144 (28% Liked) Likes: 57

Topics and comments that karnicurnc found helpful or appreciated. (Note: Only topics/comments submitted in the past 12 months will be displayed. Max. 50)

Sorted By Last Like Given
  1. Our problem currently with NAS is encouraging mom's to be more active with their NAS infant. They rarely come in, rarely...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Our limit is 23 weeks as well. There are some ethical questions raised because the dates do sometimes get fudged to make a...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Depends on which attending is on. We have 2 that bring back 22 weekers. We have had a few survive but they ended up...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. I think I was taught in nursing school that 26 weeks was viability; but that was the early '90s. Now the official number is...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. We go as low as 23 weeks in our unit but our neos and NNPs are pretty good at explaining to parents what the neurological...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. The problem is that it may be hard to pinpoint an exact gestational days due to maternal differences in menstrual cycles;...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. No, we definitely should be paid. We spent tens of thousands of dollars to fulfill this dream and we work hard for our...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. I don't know if you were referencing my statement or not (and if not I apologize :) ) , but I totally get that higher dose...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. I graduated from an associates degree program so we didnt have capstones or senior internship type thing, but my state...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. I personally think that it shows a strong interest in NICU and dedication to that, especially as a new grad and in the...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. You might think about running this by a lawyer that deals with employment issues. If there is a state health agency that...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. I wouldn't work there.
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. That is absolutely awful.
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. It sounds like the entire NICU staff should call in sick (with advanced warning). There IS strength in numbers......from a...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. TPN tubing should be changed with each new bag, or at least q 24hours, with all populations. Many institutions will used...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Babies with NAS do not present immediately after delivery. Depending upon which drugs the mother was using, onset might be...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. Oh, that makes sense with the scores. Methadone has a very long half life, thus the use for maintenance therapy. I took...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. I had a baby this week that was consistently scoring 4 and below and the family was going to be discharged. Luckily, the dr...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. Breastfeeding actually isn't contraindicated (its actually encouraged) for babies going through NAS so long as the mom...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. I agree! Everybody always dreads when the eight-hour person goes home at 3 pm, especially when it's a crazy hectic day, as...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. In our NICU, new hires work 12-hour shifts (7-7), but there are still some day shift and evening shift nurses grandfathered...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Having a mix of 8's and 12's makes staffing an unbelievable nightmare.
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. We just push it thru the tube. We don't usually use a pump until it is over 6 mls as most kids tolerate a slow push or...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. I am new to this site. I am hoping to get some insight. I am an RN with 15 years experience. I have seen a serious...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Thanks for posting this, I'm wondering the same things! Also wondering what made people decide to take this...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  26. No, we don't do surgery or cooling, we ship them out. I'll get 8 weeks I'm told.
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  27. Your level 3 nursery didn't have those types of kids? I find that odd as most level 3's do all that, the only thing we don't...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  28. BabyRN: I'm currently thinking about Doctors Without Boarders or international travel nursing. Do you have any experience...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  29. Nope, but I'd love to. Can't do DWB because I don't want to be away from my husband for that long a period of time since...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  30. Ha! Tell them you have downtime, and they'll take it to mean you don't have anything to do, are overstaffed, and cut your...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  31. I've always hated (and have always had) managers that manage to the lowest common denominator.
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  32. It is the perception of what they see...they are doing X and what if something's happens with my baby. My ex manager comes...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  33. It annoys me that parents complain about nurses doing the same damn things the parents would be doing if they were there for...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  34. You're going to have to mange your time as any other nurse; NICU is not special in that respect. I recommend you ask this in...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  35. As for spending time with your family, it's no different no matter what kind of nurse you are. I find it's actually easier...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  36. That should me management , silly auto correct lol
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  37. If you are that stressed already then maybe you should go back to level 2. Not everyone is cut out for the higher acuity,...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  38. we also run into this problem at times on my unit. Usually surgery turns up around 6am but they only come through once with...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  39. Hey I am a CNS student. My gosh it is like finding a needle in a haystack! How is school life going for you! Have you...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  40. Hi Tyloo. I'm heading into my last set of clinicals. Thank goodness my school does not do summer school. Only CNS in a...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  41. Hi Everyone. Looking to create a Thread for current CNS.
    karnicurnc
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  42. Same her NicuRn but no one snarls at me atleast not to my face. One lady however keeps using to term APRN when referring to...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  43. Welcome to our group! No snarling here....or at least you can't see us snarl! :lol2: So are you graduating this semester?
    karnicurnc
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  44. I am one CNS student within a group of 15 NP students. They all look at me with a snarl on their face! Annoying!!!! I am...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  45. Welcome everyone!
    karnicurnc
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  46. Another CNS student signing in.. :bow:
    karnicurnc
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  47. Marycarney, what about getting a PhD? If you love research, that would be an option to consider. UW-Milwaukee offers an...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  48. I'm currently enrolled in University of Cincinnati's online CNS program, but I am transferring to CU Denver this Fall. Nice...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  49. So I have to set things right. I mentioned before that I ordered a set of 6 CDs from amazon called Clinical Nurse Specialist...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  50. I am starting a CNS program next week. I am wondering what all of you want to do as a CNS when you are done with school?...
    karnicurnc
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)


Top