Nicu Nurses- what does your unit do with bedside supplies

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    What level Nicu is your unit. ex: Mine is Level III C in KY

    Where do you keep your supplies? Is there a set of drawers for each bedside stocked full of supplies. Or is there a centralized cart for the whole nursery.

    How is your nursery set up? private rooms or pods with 6 or so beds etc.

    In the patients Bed drawers (isolette drawer, basinett drawers, radiant warmer drawers) what do you guys keep? Ex: we have linen, diapers, formula, wipes bottles nipples etc.
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    We are in pods with 6 beds to a room. Each bedspace has a set of pull out drawers that we stock with things like diapers, linen, formula, bottles, etc. each pod has a cereal cart that holds things like IV start kits, specimen tubes, tubings, alcohol/chlorhex swabs, etc. if a room goes into isolation the cart is moved to the hall so that it does not become contaminated.
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    Quote from NicuGal
    We are in pods with 6 beds to a room. Each bedspace has a set of pull out drawers that we stock with things like diapers, linen, formula, bottles, etc. each pod has a cereal cart that holds things like IV start kits, specimen tubes, tubings, alcohol/chlorhex swabs, etc. if a room goes into isolation the cart is moved to the hall so that it does not become contaminated.
    Should be central cart lol have to love auto correct lol.
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    What is kept in the actual isolette/warmer/crib ? anything?

    on a team to help reorganize our unit.
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    What is kept in the actual isolette/warmer/crib ? anything?

    on a team to help reorganize our unit.
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    Some nimrod at my hospital has decided that it's a JCAHO violation to have any supplies kept in the bedside drawers and have removed everything, so we waste a large part of our day walking back and forth to the various supply closets.

    I always fill the drawers around my beds when I get to work, and often find the day shift has emptied it when I return the next shift.

    Surrounded by primitive screwheads.
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    In the bedside drawers: Diapers, measuring tape, clothes/blankets/hats/socks etc. Extra snuggies
    Every patient also has a full 5 drawer supply cart where we keep everything from lab tubes to wound supplies to IV tubing.

    We have all private rooms and this is standard practice throughout the ICU's - NICU/PICU/CICU
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    Quote from laurens115
    What is kept in the actual isolette/warmer/crib ? anything?

    on a team to help reorganize our unit.
    We don't keep anything in the isolate or warmer drawers. The only time we put stuff in warmer drawers is if it is set up for an admission, so then it is line kits, etc.

    And the only thing I can see being a violation are some lab tubes since the expiration dates for them are only on the box, and Meds. I love how people make up stuff.
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    Quote from NicuGal

    And the only thing I can see being a violation are some lab tubes since the expiration dates for them are only on the box, and Meds. I love how people make up stuff.
    Our lab tubes all have the expiration dates on the tube, once a month we go through the ones in our carts to check for expired stuff, techs go through carts in empty rooms


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