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Joined Feb 9, '04 - from 'Somewhere in the midwest'. BittyBabyGrower is a Nurse of course!. He has '30+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'NICU, PICU, educator'. Posts: 1,838 (19% Liked) Likes: 1,060

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  • 8:23 pm

    Here is my take just from her post, and as a former charge nurse and manager in a high acuity NICU:

    You seem to be over confident, that may give your charge nurse a reason to not give you sicker
    kids. Over cofidence can lead to errors or not asking for help when you start sinking, especially if you want to prove something.

    Being a mom of NICU babies is very very different than nursing care of them.

    10 years experience, not in NICU or peds doesn't really mean a whole lot to us. Some adult ICU or ER is good, but even those peeps will tell you how different it is.

    Cool your jets, ask for more experiences that work up to the sicker kids. Ask if you can take admits, start IVs, calculate meds and drips, little steps to
    move up. And don't cop an attitude.

  • 8:13 pm

    Here is my take just from her post, and as a former charge nurse and manager in a high acuity NICU:

    You seem to be over confident, that may give your charge nurse a reason to not give you sicker
    kids. Over cofidence can lead to errors or not asking for help when you start sinking, especially if you want to prove something.

    Being a mom of NICU babies is very very different than nursing care of them.

    10 years experience, not in NICU or peds doesn't really mean a whole lot to us. Some adult ICU or ER is good, but even those peeps will tell you how different it is.

    Cool your jets, ask for more experiences that work up to the sicker kids. Ask if you can take admits, start IVs, calculate meds and drips, little steps to
    move up. And don't cop an attitude.

  • 6:46 pm

    Here is my take just from her post, and as a former charge nurse and manager in a high acuity NICU:

    You seem to be over confident, that may give your charge nurse a reason to not give you sicker
    kids. Over cofidence can lead to errors or not asking for help when you start sinking, especially if you want to prove something.

    Being a mom of NICU babies is very very different than nursing care of them.

    10 years experience, not in NICU or peds doesn't really mean a whole lot to us. Some adult ICU or ER is good, but even those peeps will tell you how different it is.

    Cool your jets, ask for more experiences that work up to the sicker kids. Ask if you can take admits, start IVs, calculate meds and drips, little steps to
    move up. And don't cop an attitude.

  • 6:25 pm

    Here is my take just from her post, and as a former charge nurse and manager in a high acuity NICU:

    You seem to be over confident, that may give your charge nurse a reason to not give you sicker
    kids. Over cofidence can lead to errors or not asking for help when you start sinking, especially if you want to prove something.

    Being a mom of NICU babies is very very different than nursing care of them.

    10 years experience, not in NICU or peds doesn't really mean a whole lot to us. Some adult ICU or ER is good, but even those peeps will tell you how different it is.

    Cool your jets, ask for more experiences that work up to the sicker kids. Ask if you can take admits, start IVs, calculate meds and drips, little steps to
    move up. And don't cop an attitude.

  • 6:12 pm

    Here is my take just from her post, and as a former charge nurse and manager in a high acuity NICU:

    You seem to be over confident, that may give your charge nurse a reason to not give you sicker
    kids. Over cofidence can lead to errors or not asking for help when you start sinking, especially if you want to prove something.

    Being a mom of NICU babies is very very different than nursing care of them.

    10 years experience, not in NICU or peds doesn't really mean a whole lot to us. Some adult ICU or ER is good, but even those peeps will tell you how different it is.

    Cool your jets, ask for more experiences that work up to the sicker kids. Ask if you can take admits, start IVs, calculate meds and drips, little steps to
    move up. And don't cop an attitude.

  • 5:40 pm

    Here is my take just from her post, and as a former charge nurse and manager in a high acuity NICU:

    You seem to be over confident, that may give your charge nurse a reason to not give you sicker
    kids. Over cofidence can lead to errors or not asking for help when you start sinking, especially if you want to prove something.

    Being a mom of NICU babies is very very different than nursing care of them.

    10 years experience, not in NICU or peds doesn't really mean a whole lot to us. Some adult ICU or ER is good, but even those peeps will tell you how different it is.

    Cool your jets, ask for more experiences that work up to the sicker kids. Ask if you can take admits, start IVs, calculate meds and drips, little steps to
    move up. And don't cop an attitude.

  • Aug 28

    We are up to 7 guys and love it!!! They relate to the dads so well and we have a group that meets
    just for dads run by our guys! This is great because we work in
    a large inner city hospital and has really helped some of our
    dads see their potential of becoming an important role player in bringing up their baby!

    Our guys can help with breastfeeding and kangaroo
    care with the best of us!

    So go for it!!!

  • Aug 28

    96 hours for IVF, TPN, med lines, art lines and a couple of drips. 24 hours for lipids, and a handful of drips. Curocaps on all ports.

  • Aug 28

    First off, discharging late at night is a bad idea. We would have held off discharge. What was the baby eating when he/she was there? I'm guessing formula since the parents/mom wasn't in too often. And depending on the insurance they have, social
    worker can set up X amount of transportation rides in to the hospital. I know that Caresource does this.

    I work in a large inner city hospital. We have instituted mandated discharge classes, parents have to bring in the car seat prior to discharge (if they do not have access to one, they are given the names of organizations to get one at no to low cost), we make sure they have WIC lined up and provide 24 hours worth of formula, we keep vitamins in our Pyxis to give at discharge instead of sending them to pharmacy. If they haven't been in for a while or are infrequent visitors, they have to come and spend at least 2 feeds with the baby.

    As as for pushing you to discharge because housekeeping was only there until 2300, are you kidding??? Housekeeping shuts down or what? And we clean our own spots if they are back logged and we need spots.

    Maybe be you could talk to your manager about starting up a discharge committee. We work with the neo who runs our follow up clinic and over the years have developed all the things I listed. We do discharge rounds to see who is going home, what they need, what follow up they need, things like that. Makes discharge a lot easier!

  • Aug 27

    I am so glad I work with babies!

  • Aug 27

    Yes, if you let it be known that you keep personal journals about work, they can be subpoenaed if there is a suit filed and you are called to give a deposition.

    "Oh, I don't really recall but I probably have something in my journal"

    Prosecuting attorney loves this,
    "oh, you have a journal, did your defense team know this? No, oh goody, we are going to subpoena your journal!"

    defense/hospital attorney will want to strangle you.

    Everything in said journal is now an open book. You might even get to read some excerpts from it for a jury. Could even get you fired if there is any violation of HIPAA.

    Keep it in the down low and lock and key.

  • Aug 27

    So then you should be able to see why they would want you to have experience before hand.

  • Aug 27

    To become a neonatologist you have to do a 3 year fellowship, same for any speciality. It is on the same line. Do you think someone could walk in and be a neonatologist without ever working with this population? So I wouldn't say it is really too
    much different.

  • Aug 26

    Never heard of it and it is way off base. Is this a nurse? Skin to skin is NOT part of our job!

  • Aug 24

    So then you should be able to see why they would want you to have experience before hand.


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