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By katierobin23

Joined Dec 31, '12. Posts: 130 (45% Liked) Likes: 129

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  1. Our babies get a security tag when they go to a crib. Exceptions are if they have a running IV or are on oxygen support.
    Jan 27
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. We have zero restrictions for car seat weight ratings. Most nurses and doctors in my unit have no clue that such a thing...
    Jan 26
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Mostly the strap adjustment has to do with the challenge. And just that when they bring it in, it should be a great...
    Jan 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Glad to see its not just my unit :( car seats are such a passion of mine and none of the parents care. We had a baby die in...
    Jan 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. How much teaching are you allowed to do regarding car seats in your unit? For me, we put the baby in it however the parents...
    Jan 13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Ditto to what nicugal said. Once a baby gets to an open crib, we are usually looking at discharge soon and if he/she is...
    Jan 10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Here's the website for the Tortle midliner if anyone is interested :)
    Dec 31 '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Thanks for all of your responses! Guess it makes sense if there isn't room for vents up at the top of the bed, but it would...
    Dec 31 '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. We have 12s and 8s, mostly 7-7 but a couple do 3-3. No new hires have the option of doing 8 hour shifts, but there are still...
    Dec 31 '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Breastfeeding actually isn't contraindicated (its actually encouraged) for babies going through NAS so long as the mom...
    Dec 28 '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. More like an hour at least is a safer bet for driving. I lived 10 miles north of the city and it took easily 45 minutes on a...
    Dec 19 '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Does anyone have any sneakers that they absolutely love? I have multiple pairs of under armour ones that I really liked at...
    Dec 18 '14
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. TPN and lipids (and tubing) are changed every 24 hours, clear fluids are also changed every 24 hours, but the tubing is...
    Dec 15 '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. It's not impossible, but not easy either. Keep an open mind about relocation, finding a new grad residency is probably your...
    Nov 17 '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. Level 3 (we do everything except surgery and ecmo), 56 beds officially...we typically have about 50-55. The most I've ever...
    Nov 17 '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Which way do your babies heads go when they're in incubators? In my unit, the head of the baby goes at the end with the...
    Nov 17 '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. No changes in my unit. We care more about satisfaction scores and limited visitation doesn't mesh well with that. We might...
    Nov 5 '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. I'm not sure, they didn't do it that way when I came in, sorry!
    Sep 28 '14
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  19. If nothing has changed in the last two years, the commitment is one year (beginning once you're out if orientation), and the...
    Sep 28 '14
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  20. All of this. I'm getting so tired of seeing huge syringes of it at kids's bedsides who are NPO for belly issues or are NAS...
    Sep 12 '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal

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