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 "skills fairs" where I had to prove my competence w/posey restraints, side rails (on big beds), & helping someone get out of bed. Today I've doing computer based competencies on "evacusleds" and diabetes pt education, pain management (NOT in babies--talking about PCA's and such) and a bunch of other stuff that just plain DOES NOT APPLY
I tell you! when I'm King, I'm gonna make all those Med-Surg nurses and esp the Inservice and supervisory types demonstrate competency in breast feeding, using a Medula pump, proper storage of breast milk, and any thing else pertinant only in NICU/MCH. PAY BACK!!