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  1. 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
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  2. 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
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  3. 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
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  4. 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
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. 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
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  6. 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
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  7. The shuttles are typically for hospital staff and you might not find out info about them on general transportation websites,...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. 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
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. Our unit uses the term "limited code" which has advantages and disadvantages. Often times I think it makes things confusing...
    Apr 27
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. At my hospital all three ICU's (picu/cicu/nicu) have parent sleep areas. In the picu/cicu (where the rooms are bigger for...
    Apr 12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  11. Check out this website for help with defects: Home Page | Congenital Heart Disease - Cove Point Foundation | Johns Hopkins...
    Mar 23
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  12. I know this topic has already been extensively discussed but someone posted an article recently written by an ICU nurse and...
    Jan 14
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. I don't think I would record until you've been in a few codes, recorder has to be loud, in charge, ok with reminding the...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  14. We use Allow Natural Death (AND) at my hospital.
    Jan 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I've seen 15 in a baby...24, yikes!
    Jan 1
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  16. There is another way we can look at this too. Say there is a patient who has just been diagnosed with end stage cancer. No...
    Dec 28 '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. Personally if I were the patient in that situation I think I would make the same decision. I have had multiple major...
    Dec 27 '13
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. haha I haven't heard of a "mac attack" we call them "death spells". Took care of a baby years ago who literally needed chest...
    Dec 21 '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. Blankets, clothes, mobiles, stuffed animals, you name it we've got it - level 3c nicu
    Dec 21 '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Haha yes probably not as acceptable in the adult world! Our babes don't notice and if they're that sick they're probably...
    Dec 19 '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing

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