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By karnicurnc

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. Downtime? What's that? Downtime means I actually get to eat my lunch!
    Feb 2
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. We are a 60 bed 5 pod unit. We have 4 huge freezers with bins that store milk. Each pod has a dorm fridge that stores milk...
    Mar 5 '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. I would JUMP at the chance for free tuition and to be paid to go to school. I think a strong background as an NNP would help...
    Feb 28 '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. I have been a NICU nurse for 12 years. We are a 60 bed level 3, so we have a lot of patients. That means we also see our...
    Feb 28 '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. We have a dedicated Neonatal/Pediatric transport team made up of experienced bedside nurses. They do not do bedside care...
    Nov 29 '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. I think it's great to have male nurses in the NICU.
    Nov 11 '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. We measure carefully as another poster described, note tube marking and auscultate and aspirate before every feeding and q4...
    Nov 11 '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. I agree that 8 weeks is not long enough. I have been a preceptor on a level III NICU for almost 12 years. We allow an...
    Nov 11 '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. As a clinical preceptor with 12 years of level III NICU experience I can tell you that it will take a year or more to feel...
    Oct 24 '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Our MRSA babies are on isolation until discharge.
    Oct 21 '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Isn't a shame they have to pay for something out of pocket that is completely unnecessary?! *eye roll* I have never seen...
    Oct 17 '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. This might be better suited on the OB forum because all of our patients are admitted NPO, not bathed until stable, etc.
    Oct 17 '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. I suggest you do a job shadow and see exactly what we do day to day. Telling you what the job entails is nothing like seeing...
    Oct 17 '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. We use Methadone in the NICU, and occasionally phenobarbital. We dose until captured and SS has made their assessment of the...
    Oct 17 '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. Wow, no. That is scary!
    Oct 12 '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Our policy is < 34 weeks, low HR limit set at 100. If > 34 weeks low HR limit set at 80. We have to get an order for a term...
    Sep 21 '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. *job Silly phone!
    Sep 15 '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. While nothing can totally prepare you for NICU nursing, PICU or newborn nursery experience may be helpful in eventually...
    Sep 15 '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. No part of nursing is easy. It is all difficult. It is the world we live in.
    Sep 15 '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. I am trying to get a feel for how long orientation is in a level III NICU. We used to break ours up into 2 6-week blocks...
    Sep 9 '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal

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