I posted on that other thread re: suctioning, so will not repeat here.
Try to develop a "report sheet" for yourself, w/info like the above. The one I developed for myself was 5x8, 2 sides One side for history. There is not THAT much variety in NICU, pts are USUALLY either term and sick [meconium, pneumonia, pneumothorax, tachypnea, IDM, heart problem, bilirubin, IUGR, etc] or premies [weeks @ birth, weeks today, rds, surf'ed, pda, rx'd, bilirubin, IVH gr?, NEC]. You can put all those acronyms on one side under 'baby history', and circle the ones that apply. Have a vertical line, on the other side of that is mom's hx: gr/para, age, vag/C-sect, prenatal care or not, perinatal risks like ROM, AB/O, diabetes, tocolysis, DRUG history, social hx if pertinent; if getting towards d/c, teaching needs and d/c testing, CRgram, PKU, f/u appointments, etc.
All that is on the back. the front has name, today's date, today's WT and whether wt is + or - and how much. One side of this side has a vertical line, w/ the space divided into 12 sections and times written in the corners (12 hr shifts). Put scheduled meds, labs, treatments in the boxes. Check 'em off as you do them. The other side of this line goes by systems: RESP: settings, last gas, secretions, any x-ray reports; IV'S: list all lines, what's infusing, concentrations, when it needs to be changed; LABS: when they're due and any significant results, if any head or heart US are scheduled; FEEDINGS: what, how, when, and any special hints/techniques that work for that particular munchkin; the last section is for whatever you want, I would put stuff like if the baby had any off-unit proceedures or tests scheduled that day, or any therapies, AND, the dreaded A'S and B'S--anything that didn't otherwise have a home.
The last thing I want to say is that if a baby has a primary RN, that RN should NOT depend on word of mouth to pass on any special instructions, and then get upset if those wishes are not granted. S/He needs to WRITE THEM ON THE KARDEX!!!!! (or whatever it is you use to document the 'plan of care').
If you get scolded by someone, just ask where you should have looked to obtain the info; if it isn't written down, clarify what she wants done and write it down for yourself.
Some of my co-workers had notebooks they used for their worksheets so they could keep babies histories in one place. Made for good documentation for evals, too. Only problem is that the info should be shredded at the end of the shift, or, at least, the name and DOB torn off so it's not identifiable. (then, of course, YOU don't know who it is, either.)
Try to be patient, they're getting used to you, too; if you're getting conflicting info, talk to your preceptor, see if there is a policy regarding that issue. You might do a little "homework", too--look it up in your Merenstein or on the internet. Try to get written info: the word of the day is 'evidenced based practice'.
Hang in there, ok?