Business is BOOMIN' - page 2
by TeenyTinyBabyRN | 2,985 Views | 10 Comments
Are any other NICUs out there experiencing a higher than normal census? About a year ago we were very slow, 10-15 kiddos. We are comfortabley staffed for about 25 babies, which gives us a little wiggle room. We used to only... Read More
- 0Dec 23, '12 by umcRN"Closed the unit"
What is that??? haha, as the only large children's hospital in our region we NEVER close our doors, but we do worry about where to put kids. NICU gets creative using the parent rooms and procedure rooms for babies but other ICUs have to push kids out that they wouldn't usually in order to take critical patients. We have overflow rooms and in one area where the PICU and acute care floor are divided by a door that door opens up and we spread kids into the acute care floor but are still ICU pts and staffed by ICU nurses