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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 13 yrs'. Posts: 132 (27% Liked) Likes: 48

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  1. BabyRN: I'm currently thinking about Doctors Without Boarders or international travel nursing. Do you have any experience...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. 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...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. 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...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. I've always hated (and have always had) managers that manage to the lowest common denominator.
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. 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...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. It annoys me that parents complain about nurses doing the same damn things the parents would be doing if they were there for...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. 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...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. 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...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. That should me management , silly auto correct lol
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. If you are that stressed already then maybe you should go back to level 2. Not everyone is cut out for the higher acuity,...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. we also run into this problem at times on my unit. Usually surgery turns up around 6am but they only come through once with...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. 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...
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    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  13. Hi Tyloo. I'm heading into my last set of clinicals. Thank goodness my school does not do summer school. Only CNS in a...
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    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  14. Hi Everyone. Looking to create a Thread for current CNS.
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    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  15. 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...
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    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  16. Welcome to our group! No snarling here....or at least you can't see us snarl! :lol2: So are you graduating this semester?
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    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  17. 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...
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    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  18. Welcome everyone!
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    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  19. Another CNS student signing in.. :bow:
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    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  20. Marycarney, what about getting a PhD? If you love research, that would be an option to consider. UW-Milwaukee offers an...
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    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  21. I'm currently enrolled in University of Cincinnati's online CNS program, but I am transferring to CU Denver this Fall. Nice...
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    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  22. So I have to set things right. I mentioned before that I ordered a set of 6 CDs from amazon called Clinical Nurse Specialist...
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    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  23. 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?...
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    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  24. Im heading into my last semester of clinicals and always thought I'd do staff development but I fell in love with palliative...
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    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  25. we always have dedicated med lines that attach as close to the patient as possible. We run ALL our meds on pumps doesnt...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  26. I see a lot of newer nurses that will be feeding a baby, know the infant is having a "moment", stop the feeding, then sit...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  27. First of all, stop feeding when her sats start to drop. if she doesn't recover quickly, but keeps on dropping, then CPAP or...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  28. Were you feeding her when this happened? Was she refluxing? It is hard to tell what what was going on when this...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  29. On a lighter note, I sure have been enjoying the activity we've had lately in the NICU forum. Love being able to pick y'alls...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  30. AHA! There we have the crux of the situation from the OPs viewpoint. Her preceptor is NOT THERE, for hours at a time. ...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  31. I agree with the above...our new nurses do a modified internship....they really do not need the adult skills since we are...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  32. With all due respect eCCU, I don't think you can really compare NICU to the adult world; we are our own world . First...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  33. And I don't think that's the case based on what this new nurse is posting. She said, That is absolutely...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  34. If she isn't on the unit, she isn't precepting you and should be called on it. She does you not a lick of good by leaving...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  35. Hi everyone, I will be doing education on SIDS to both parents and nurses of NICU patients...in our unit we tend to...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  36. Ashley I will completely agree with everything you are saying, and for the most part all those techniques work well with...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  37. First, remember that being a NICU parent is extremely challenging. The longer the child stays in the NICU and the more...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  38. We have parents like this. I just tell them the policy and educate them. It's really annoying though because they are the...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  39. Since I work in a medievel bordertown NICU, it amazes me to read about all this fancy stuff you all do back there in...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  40. Update: I got an email today that I've been invited to do the supplemental application! I just submitted it tonight so I'll...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  41. As your instructors have tried to tell you ... you need to start from where you are and move forward from there. There is...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  42. 1) Yes, I would definitely mention your experience as a "NICU parent." I wouldn't get too detailed though. Just mention...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  43. Perhaps the OP should look for a CNL program that would allow her to focus on neonatal. The CNL education would provide...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  44. We do air and listen, we don't do xray confirmation unless it is an ND or NJ tube.
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  45. auscultation for ng, xray for nd
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  46. We auscultate for NG/OG placement, and when assessing during the day, we base it on stomach contents being pulled out.
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  47. There is a difference in suctioning HFOV and HFJV!!! You must put the Jet on standby but not the Oscillator. We never...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  48. We will go 6-8 hours without suctioning many times. RDS is not a mucus producing problem. Sometimes after they are...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  49. Congratulations on your new NICU job, Contrail! Working in a NICU is incredibly humbling and challenging. I would also...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  50. Thank you all! DixRN- my first day in the NICU was better than I imagined. My team members were friendly and willing to...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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