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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: 1,842 (19% Liked) Likes: 1,110

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  • Jan 15

    It's a hard place and a rock for
    sure. I have reported one co-worker when I worked in PICU, kind of the same thing, I was a fill
    in and every time I worked this person would always ask me to sign for a waste that I didn't witness, which I refused to do. She finally stopped asking me. Two other per diems noticed the same thing. I went to the manager and voiced my concern and they did drug test the person, low and behold it was positive for benzos. I did feel bad, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

  • Jan 13

    1. Overheard at a new admitted baby's bedside: "Look, they have mini booze here!" Figured out they were talking about our blood culture bottles lol

    2. A family asked to talk to the charge nurse, that being me.
    "You need to assign one nurse to our baby, no other patients, so they can stand here with a hand on our baby at all times. We believe this is best for our baby." Yup, will jump right on that.

    3. "Can you tell me when his balls will grow? Maybe he needs a special doctor to look at him, he doesn't have balls" This said about a 24 weeker. Let me sprinkle some special ball grower dust on there.

  • Jan 13

    1. Overheard at a new admitted baby's bedside: "Look, they have mini booze here!" Figured out they were talking about our blood culture bottles lol

    2. A family asked to talk to the charge nurse, that being me.
    "You need to assign one nurse to our baby, no other patients, so they can stand here with a hand on our baby at all times. We believe this is best for our baby." Yup, will jump right on that.

    3. "Can you tell me when his balls will grow? Maybe he needs a special doctor to look at him, he doesn't have balls" This said about a 24 weeker. Let me sprinkle some special ball grower dust on there.

  • Jan 12

    1. Overheard at a new admitted baby's bedside: "Look, they have mini booze here!" Figured out they were talking about our blood culture bottles lol

    2. A family asked to talk to the charge nurse, that being me.
    "You need to assign one nurse to our baby, no other patients, so they can stand here with a hand on our baby at all times. We believe this is best for our baby." Yup, will jump right on that.

    3. "Can you tell me when his balls will grow? Maybe he needs a special doctor to look at him, he doesn't have balls" This said about a 24 weeker. Let me sprinkle some special ball grower dust on there.

  • Dec 31 '16

    Have to do what you have to do, but I wouldn't tell my co-workers why I called off, especially if they work the same kind of rotations.

    We had one scheduler that would schedule you 7p-7a on Saturday and rotate you back to days on Monday 7a-7p. Talk about brutal.

  • Dec 24 '16

    Quote from NOADLS
    The affluent new grad princesses hint that NICU is the goldmine.
    They don't work in my unit lol Of course all we do is sit and rock babies all night. Huh!

  • Dec 22 '16

    We have a bunch of horrible lay midwives that we encounter every now and again. All of our Level 3's in the area have been receipents of devastated kids from them. The thing that gets me is that the parents never ever feel that the "midwives" have done anything wrong! They circle the wagons and protect this group. I just don't get it.

    Low risk home births with a certified midwife who is connected to a hospital or birthing center can be fine, but these crunchy crazy lay midwives are dangerous and in my opinion should be arrested when we get a bad kid from their incompetence.

  • Nov 14 '16

    We scan items at the bedside, we are usually signed in there to check orders and such. Can you do that?

  • Nov 9 '16

    Depends on the month..if it is 500gms and gasping, it is coming back Sometimes less than 500gm and twitching and we'll take it. Then we proceed to basically torture these kids for 6 months or so, if they make it that long, and then they PPHN, get put on nitric, and then die. I hate it. Just because we can, doesn't mean we should. I wish the docs would grow a pair and be up front with these parents, esp once the kid has a big bleed, a black gut and skin peeling off, and just say, there is nothing else we can do, we will give your baby morphine and let you hold him so that he can pass away in your arms. yeah. That is my dream world.

  • Oct 25 '16

    Ask a few people if they want to do lunch and holiday shopping...it could become a tradition Sometimes you have to put yourself out there. There has to be a few people you talk to, start with them

  • Oct 3 '16

    When the nurse you are following just starts laughing before report and ends the manic laughter with Oh ****

  • Sep 19 '16

    When the nurse you are following just starts laughing before report and ends the manic laughter with Oh ****

  • Sep 17 '16

    Depends on the month..if it is 500gms and gasping, it is coming back Sometimes less than 500gm and twitching and we'll take it. Then we proceed to basically torture these kids for 6 months or so, if they make it that long, and then they PPHN, get put on nitric, and then die. I hate it. Just because we can, doesn't mean we should. I wish the docs would grow a pair and be up front with these parents, esp once the kid has a big bleed, a black gut and skin peeling off, and just say, there is nothing else we can do, we will give your baby morphine and let you hold him so that he can pass away in your arms. yeah. That is my dream world.

  • Sep 11 '16

    When the nurse you are following just starts laughing before report and ends the manic laughter with Oh ****

  • Sep 9 '16

    When the nurse you are following just starts laughing before report and ends the manic laughter with Oh ****


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