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karnicurnc, MSN, APRN, CNS (2,751 Views)

Joined Oct 20, '09 - from 'Virginia'. karnicurnc is a Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist. She has '17' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'L/D 4 yrs & Level 3 NICU 14 yrs'. Posts: 159 (29% Liked) Likes: 68

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  1. I started last year in the NICU. (LOVE IT) I use my S.T.A.B.L.E. as reference along with my Merenstein & Gardner's Handbook....
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. No unfortunately they received 6-10 weeks depending on the units they were coming from ...therefore a PICU nurse would...
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  3. I have been a NICU nurse since I was a new grad... Couldn't see myself doing anything else... In fact, I would have probably...
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  4. It depends on the facility, our transport people can put lines in if necessary but we have enough residents, fellows and...
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  5. Sounds like you need to hire an educator or staff nurses with Level III/IV experience to be a resource person on the higher...
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  6. A bit belated, but: prmenrs: When you have two units, one called the neonatal intensive care unit and one the pediatric,...
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  7. I agree with the point about primary teams (our unit doesn't do primary nursing, which I have a problem with, although the...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. At what age do you tend to ship chronic babies off to PICU or the peds floor, and do you have a policy on this or just...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. While it's possible that someone would consent to be interviewed on AN, it may not be the best route to take. There isn't a...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Some nursing students can do an internship if arranged by the school and nurse managers. CNAs do the tasks listed by ICUman...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. If they are nursing students in their last yr they can do VS, po and ng/og feed. Reg CNA that is floated from other areas...
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  12. Our techs mostly stock, clean equipment, and function as the secretary for the nursing station they are assigned to. They...
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  13. Same as above unless it is one our staff who have gone PRN or worked in PICU, then we give them more complex kids. We...
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  14. Our floats take strictly feeder/growers only, unless they have spent a significant amount of time with us and feel...
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  15. When we had travelers we generally gave them vents that weren't critical or gainers/growers also. Several of my traveler...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. It wasn't my preceptor's opinion. It is a unit wide thing. I tried to search for any evidence (just a little, I got busy),...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. I'd really have to see some evidence to back this concern up - is she thinking the tape is wrapping across the entire chin...
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  18. You handle 5-8 patients each shift? Our maximum is 3 babies (feeder/growers), 2 babies (1 complex and 1 feeder/grower) or 1...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. We can wear a plain wedding band without jewels. No artificial nails either.
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. No clothing or jewelry (rings, watches, bracelets) below the elbow. Google Scholar has numerous NICU infection control...
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  21. Have you looked at any of the recommendations that may be provided by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses? I'm not a...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. I currently work as a NICU CNA in a large level III, until I graduate shortly from now. Most of my job duties include...
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  23. If you want to do newborn nursery, there are many that are staffed by PNPs, but NNPs generally don't work there. Keep in...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Well it's one of two things, either you like the NICU and you are just worried about making a mistake or you don't like the...
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  25. I can understand how you might get "stressed and rattled" in an NICU. I occasionally floated to a unit where I was sometimes...
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  26. Our order sets go right to pharmacy, but they made all admit meds such as eye gtts, vitamin K, surfactant and starter TPN...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  27. We recently transitioned to all computer charting and order entry with Epic, so assuming we get our ordersets initiated in a...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  28. Every, single time you run out of your time frame, file a "variance/quality/incident report--whatever you call it. Include...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  29. We have a standard order set for baby's admission to the hospital which includes the meds. We pull from Pyxis, scan, and...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  30. The next time you get a baby in, tell the transport nurse, "I'll need you to label the lines before you leave"...she put...
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  31. If you bog your mind down with "what-ifs" you're going to end up resenting nursing because you're always going to be...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  32. First of all, I highly doubt that you did anything that could've contributed to the grade 4 bleed. It's sad that it happened...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  33. Just a quick and gentle staff reminder - the internet is not private. Revealing too many details and possibly using your...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  34. I am happily retired. I did my fair share--42+ years in nursing, most in NICU. So why did I pre-order the new Merenstein &...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  35. The NCBSN website can clarify some of these issues of CNS practice with rx auth or lack thereof. CNSs are not being phased...
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    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  36. Our problem currently with NAS is encouraging mom's to be more active with their NAS infant. They rarely come in, rarely...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  37. Our limit is 23 weeks as well. There are some ethical questions raised because the dates do sometimes get fudged to make a...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  38. Depends on which attending is on. We have 2 that bring back 22 weekers. We have had a few survive but they ended up...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  39. I think I was taught in nursing school that 26 weeks was viability; but that was the early '90s. Now the official number is...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  40. 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...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  41. The problem is that it may be hard to pinpoint an exact gestational days due to maternal differences in menstrual cycles;...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  42. No, we definitely should be paid. We spent tens of thousands of dollars to fulfill this dream and we work hard for our...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  43. I don't know if you were referencing my statement or not (and if not I apologize :) ) , but I totally get that higher dose...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  44. I graduated from an associates degree program so we didnt have capstones or senior internship type thing, but my state...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  45. I personally think that it shows a strong interest in NICU and dedication to that, especially as a new grad and in the...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  46. You might think about running this by a lawyer that deals with employment issues. If there is a state health agency that...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  47. I wouldn't work there.
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  48. That is absolutely awful.
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  49. It sounds like the entire NICU staff should call in sick (with advanced warning). There IS strength in numbers......from a...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  50. TPN tubing should be changed with each new bag, or at least q 24hours, with all populations. Many institutions will used...
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    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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