Hello, I was wondering if someone could tell me the most common patient diagnoses occurring in the NICU setting. I was going to freshen up on my NICU knowledge before the interview, and I figured that the most common diagnoses would be a good place to start. Also, what are some commonly prescribed meds in this setting? I would like to freshen up on my pharm as well. Also, what are some advanced nursing procedures used in this setting?
Some common diagnosis that I saw while doing an internship in the NICU when I was in school was Sepsis, Anemia, Apnea, Bradycardia, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Intraventricular Hemorrhage, Jaundice, NEC, PDA, (and more, but then the list will go on and on). For meds just think of respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, what you'd use for codes, antibiotics, pain, diuretics, steroids etc. You can also quickly look up your questions on google and find the answers easily.
Good luck on your interview!!
Last edit by Alikatz on Jun 11, '12
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