Latest Comments by BittyBabyGrower

Latest Comments by BittyBabyGrower

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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: 1,735 (17% Liked) Likes: 852

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    SHGR, LadyFree28, and Nurse Leigh like this.

    Are you kidding??? Well good riddance to that place!

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    So then my question is, if you were there did YOU stick up for the new girl? If you didn't, then you are contributing to the problem. You could have said, hey, she already has 5 and is struggling, you need to give that patient to someone else.

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    It is hard to come in as management if you worked on the floor, she probably doesn't want her friends mad at her. My answer to that is tough, it's your job.

    In in your shoes, I would have refused the 6th patient. You can do that as long as you have not accepted report on that patient. I would tell the secretary that and if she yells at you, pull the charge nurse in and tell her this is unacceptable. If it is as huge of a deal as you say, with the secretary doing these things and the charge nurse letting her, then it is time to start climbing the administration ladder. It may boil down to "race" but HR won't want to take it on if they can fix the other issues.

    Stand up for yourself!

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    llg likes this.

    Call the hospital's near you and see if you can visit. Ask your guidance department also, many schools have a liaison with area hospitals. You have no idea who you are talking to on the Internet. I could be a big hairy dude who likes to play armchair nurse for all you know, although I am none of that lol

    good of luck with your assignment. Shadowing in the NICU is another option. We work with high schools to provide that!

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    LadyFree28 likes this.

    I've written policies for a long time now, and once you get the hang of it, it's not so bad. Make sure to site EBP when you can and Lippincott is very reliable. Good luck!!!

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    Try to get in a hospital that has a NICU, makes it easier to try to transfer.

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    Absolutely the ones who need to go to baby Heaven, sometimes there are worse things than dying. I also have a very hard time with the families who decide this and then don't call or visit. I know people cope in different ways but this is just awful.

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    Our unit limited it because we were having more mistakes, especially on nights. We do have a newer crew and they aren't used to nights either. Plus it was messing with others schedules, especially when they would sign up for a lot of the same a days, then complained when we had to move them off their string.

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    Our L/D nurses are but we have some pretty sick moms transported to us, so it makes sense. We don't even have an adult crash cart on our unit, an ambu bag yes, but nothing else.

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    chare, poppycat, and BB2bbs2016 like this.

    Our NICU and the ones in my area only requires BLS and NRP. Unless they plan on floating you to adult units. ACLS is kind of useless in our world.

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    We use Alaris and haven't had any issues except the air in line beeping for a bubble so small you can barely see it.

    We we use a trifurcated filter set and havent had any issues with backups etc. We use syringe setups for almost all our drips, KVO heparin comes in a bag.

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    Soliloquy likes this.

    Yes to both.

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    We keep an adult ambu and masks in our respiratory room.

    Before we had rapid response in house we called a code blue and no one was showing up (insert a lot of swear words), we recalled it and when they showed up they thought the operator meant MICU since we only have babies ugh!!! Now if we call our postpartum friends come with their crash box to rescue us lol

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    Our babies are with the head on our left, feet to the right. We don't have Giraffes so we have to pull them out and reposition them. It's been this way for 30 years, never lost a chest tube lol.

    we just turn them a quarter turn so their head is on the edge of the bed closest to us, tube them and turn them back


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