I've got a question: Do your Docs ever write for anything to be BID, QID, 3 times/day. etc. and if they do, what time schedule do you put the med/treatment on?
The reason I am asking, is that we recently had a flap over a resp treatment ordered BID. All of us NICU people automatically think "q 12 hours". Our resp therapy dept, however, says that means 2 treatments between the hours of 8am and 10pm.
Do our RTs lack critical thinking skills or do our Docs have to write orders like they do in the adult world?
Nov 5, '02
Originally posted by nell
No offense to all of you non-NICU folks, but that is the point I was trying to make: that it is a different world in NICU, and RTs that are trained in NICU should also recognize the uniqueness of the neonate and be able to adjust orders to meet their special needs (i.e. around the clock).
If we ever needed a secret way to tell REAL NICU nurses from imposters (like when the Christians would draw a fish in the sand...) we could just ask them to schedule a QID treatment and see if they schedule it for 9-1-5-9 FRAUD!!
I know I'm not a NICU nurse-I know it is an entirely different type of patient-I have witnessed it first hand........mean no offense-but I'm having a bad day.........sorry
Last edit by ?burntout on Nov 5, '02