it's great to see this bulletin board is active and everyone is so friendly here!
i left a level iii nicu in may of 2000 after getting married and moving to another state. i have transport, charge nurse, preceptor, and mentor experience. also have my rnc in high risk neonatal nursing from ncc. i subscribe to neonatal nursing journals and have kept up with continuing education self-study programs. i just love neonatal nursing!!!!!
it's been 2 1/2 years and now i'm very seriously considering returning to nursing in our local level iii nicu in my new town.
my previous nicu didn't perform surgeries other than hernia repairs and laser eye surgeries--- the hospital here performs all surgeries except pediatric heart surgeries. this is exciting to me!!!
so here is my question:
what changes have you seen working in your nicu in the past 2 1/2 years?
have vaccinations changed? are certain medications not used anymore? what are the new medicines you are using? what's new in developmental care where you work? are there any new procedures or treatment plans in your unit? these are the kinds of things i'm wondering about...
any and all comments would be tremendously appreciated!!!
thank you in advance and i wish you all an enjoyable nursing career!!!