Name a NICU product you couldn't do without - page 2

Hi all, Pretty much every one of us uses a tool/product of some kind that we can't function without. So what's yours? For me, it's my trusty Neofax and Care of the Sick Neonate...... ... Read More

  1. by   SteveNNP
    Definite Yes to all the above!

    I couldn't do without SweetEase/TootSweet. Nectar of the gods....sleep potion....you name it.
  2. by   Imafloat
    Quote from SteveRN21
    Definite Yes to all the above!

    I couldn't do without SweetEase/TootSweet. Nectar of the gods....sleep potion....you name it.
    I just learned that Sweet Ease is 2 bucks a container...yikes!
  3. by   RNin2007
    This is an interesting thread. Wow Prmnrs, you used to use karo syrup?? My daughter (680g) was in a study for the fructose solution they use now (Sweet Ease). She is now 12. That giraffe bed is way cool too...I don't know much about it (I am a student on rotation in NICU) and our unit only has a few and they seem to be used by the real tiny babes. The top coming off seems super useful.

    ~J
  4. by   tarheelnurse
    Surfactant is definitly up there, but so is my neopuff!
  5. by   dawngloves
    Quote from MyBSNin06
    I just learned that Sweet Ease is 2 bucks a container...yikes!
    Get Out!! :uhoh21:
  6. by   prmenrs
    Yup. Karo syrup! The dark kind was great when they needed help pooping.

    Then they found Botulinum spores in honey, and ?? in Karo as well. So, no more Karo!

    Remember, we're talking about the early 70's here. (OK, so I'm old) We were amazingly inventive w/kids who had problems digesting formula. Once we even got an airline to bring us fresh poi to try on a baby! We were desparate @ the time. I don't think it worked.
  7. by   SteveNNP
    Quote from MyBSNin06
    I just learned that Sweet Ease is 2 bucks a container...yikes!

    That may be true, but it's a lot cheaper than a $110 tubex of morphine for procedures........


    Steve
  8. by   Jokerhill
    O2
  9. by   nicunurse2004
    Rocking Cribs im not sure of the correct name for them but we have two of them, that we have used in the past for chonic BPD babies that are almost ready to go home. They have a wooden base and have a swaying motion in three speeds with sides that come down like a warmer bed. I know they are very expensive to keep up and purchase but on those desperate time we have used them. I also agree with the vapotherm we used to us it a lot until it was recalled wish we could get it back. I also love tootsweet.
  10. by   KK7724
    "Little Suckers" brand yankuers and nose suctioners. Never realized how good I had it at my private Level III; now working in a university hospital.
  11. by   KK7724
    Also, Dash Monitors. These are sooooo nice! Man, I miss my old hospital!! I miss the confidence I used to have, since now I'm at a place where my way of taking care of my babies is not "per ____ protocol".
  12. by   BABY--RN
    Quote from TeachEmNursing
    These beds are awesome. I wish we had them where I work now
    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have these beds!!! we keep asking--maybe one day:chuckle
  13. by   BABY--RN
    Quote from SteveRN21
    That may be true, but it's a lot cheaper than a $110 tubex of morphine for procedures........


    Steve

    We mix our own 24% sucrose solution...much cheaper... good in the fridge for 7 days. 1 packet of table sugar/10ml of sterile water. Packets are supplied from hosp cafe--not sure of weight.

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