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  1. We teach our new grads to not get too hung up on the cardiac defects during the first weeks of orientation. Better to get...
    Feb 10
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  2. Our unit was recently built and opened a little over 3 years ago. We have booms and 99% of the time I love them. The only...
    Feb 7
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  3. We don't have a vent unit so all our long term kids (who usually are trached/vented) stay with us. We just celebrated two...
    Feb 7
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  4. I made the switch from NICU to CICU for several reasons. One; my original "5 year plan" was (like many new grads) to get my...
    Feb 5
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  5. I have done both and prefer CICU which is where I work now. While there is a MAJOR focus on the heart you also have to...
    Jan 16
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  6. I work in a peds CICU but also float to the picu and nicu (and used to work there). No where in my hospital are parents...
    Nov 16 '14
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  7. same code cart used throughout the hospital (children's hospital). Top drawer has meds, each subsequent drawer is organized...
    Aug 26 '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. We don't transfer out often, I've seen a few instances: 1. chronic ex preemie with pulmonary hypertension being followed by...
    Aug 26 '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. There isn't much I would consider "safe" right around WHC, as others have said most people commute
    Jul 30 '14
    Forum: Washington DC Nursing
  10. I wish. And for the record we're not frustrated with her, she is exceptionally well loved by our unit, very cute and a...
    Jul 28 '14
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  11. We're going on four months...O negative...:banghead:
    Jul 27 '14
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  12. It takes us FOUR people to hold this two year old down and sans sedation she screams bloody murder and shoots her heart rate...
    Jun 27 '14
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  13. Well our hospital will definitely not be sending them to the floor anytime soon...years maybe, our "stepdown" is a bit of a...
    Jun 16 '14
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  14. Hello all! My units been doing Berlins only for about a year now and our previous patients have all been babies. Our current...
    Jun 15 '14
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  15. We use regular crrt (as in the same machine the picu uses) in our cardiac icu neonates all the time with or without ecmo....
    Jun 12 '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Interesting. We don't use and securing devices nor do we safety pin and I've never seen one come out. They are sutured in...
    Jun 12 '14
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  17. Hoping someone can point me in the right direction here. I have an active license in DC and I work in DC. I am currently...
    Apr 30 '14
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  18. The shuttles are typically for hospital staff and you might not find out info about them on general transportation websites,...
    Apr 30 '14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  19. There is no metro in or near georgetown, there are shuttles that run from the metro to the hospital. There is a metro right...
    Apr 28 '14
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Our unit uses the term "limited code" which has advantages and disadvantages. Often times I think it makes things confusing...
    Apr 27 '14
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac

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