I need to vent a little.... - page 2

How many of you are required to go to MANDATORY inservices/competencies, whatever, on equipment and topics that have absolutely no bearing whatsoever on your life in the NICU?? I've had to go to... Read More

  1. by   prmenrs
    Well, I did the skills fair. I asked the guy checking us off on the evacusled thing why? And why we didn't have any of those apron/vest things to take the babies out. He said that after we evac'd the babies, we could come upstairs to help out. :smackingf Um, we need to take care of said babies. They are not in NICU for a vacation.

    As far as the aprons--he said to talk to my NM. Sheesh. So, we developed a plan. We're on the ground floor. We'll just break out the biggest window, one nurse will get out and we'll just hand the kids out!

    Anyway, the other stuff on the skills fair wasn't too bad. We did less stuff than the floor RNs and way less than the ER.

    We still have to do a skills fair for our own stuff!!
    Last edit by prmenrs on Nov 15, '06
  2. by   rn/writer
    Quote from prmenrs
    Well, I did the skills fair. I asked the guy checking us off on the evacusled thing why? And why we didn't have any of those appron/vest things to take the babies out. He said that after we evac'd the babies, we could come upstairs to help out.
    I assume that he will be babysitting your fragile newborns while you do the heavy lifiting. Sheesh!

    We just had our hospital-wide skills day and postpartum was exempt from about half of the items. I was pleasantly surprised that someone had made a sensible decision.

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