Hello NICU nurses,
A thread on the general board prompted me to start this thread.
What are some of the worst mistakes you have seen in the NICU related to patient care???
A mistake I saw was a nurse put the lines in the wrong chamber after a line change. The TPN and IL rates were reversed. This went on almost all night until the baby became symptomatic and the charge nurse traced the lines and found the problem. When blood was drawn from the UAC the blood had a whitish color. The baby barely survived. Scary stuff!!!!!!!