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  1. Cocaine in breastmilk?
    I have always known breastfeeding to be contraindicated in mothers who use cocaine. Here is what I found in Gomella: Neonatology; Management, Procedures, On-Call Problems, Diseases, and Drugs. 6th...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. High Frequency Jet Vent?
    Typically- the Jet is the preferred mode of ventilation for air leak syndrome (PIE for example). It is also preferred over HFOV if hypercarbia is the problem, HFOV being the method of choice if you...
    May 13, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. need help w/nursing theorists for Master's thesis
    Thanks for the reply. I am having issues w/identifying a theory. I feel most theories do not apply to neonates. For example: Orem (self caring): neonates don't care for themselves.... Any...
    Mar 3, '11
    Forum: Research Nursing
  4. need help w/nursing theorists for Master's thesis
    I am in a graduate program and need to incorporate a nursing theory into my thesis. My thesis is very medical/scientific related so I am having an extremely difficult time with this. My topic...
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: Research Nursing
  5. Philly BSN grad: no jobs - wait it out or relocate?
    Hi, I understand your frustration. It is hard even for those with significant experience. I wouldn't recommend relocating to Texas or any southern area. It is very different from the Northeast. ...
    Jul 22, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  6. Dual UVC catherter
    We run TPN through both lines. Our pharmacy sends us two syringes and we simply split our TFL between the 2 lines. TFL = 1ml/hr, we run 0.5 and 0.5
    Jul 7, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Drexel NP programs
    Jeff will allow you to take core courses which will count toward a number of MSN specialty programes as a non-matriculated student. I believe you can take 6 credits as a non-matriculated student...
    May 25, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  8. Cribnotes or Neodata
    Hello to all, I would like to hear from anyone who is working with/worked with the Cribnotes or Neodata NICU specific clinical documentation systems. Anything you would like to share: complaints or...
    Apr 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  9. 5 babies die in India hospital
    I just saw this on CNN, such a sad story which could have been prevented.
    Jan 31, '09
    Forum: World Nursing
  10. resign
    Hello, Sorry to hear about your situation. I really can't understand why, if the MD was really worried what the sats were, she could have done a good objective assessment by the kid's color. Was...
    Nov 12, '08
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. NICU RN to CRNA?
    MHP483, Hi, I am also interested in a transport team position like yours. Where do you work? Are you an NNP? How much NICU exp. did you need for your position? Can you PM me?
    Aug 11, '08
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  12. Is anyone else having a problem finding a job in Philadelphia?
    Hi, Have you tried any other places like Lehigh Valley or St. Luke's? I hear they both have great training programs for new grads. Are you only appling for a certain shift or specialty? When...
    Jul 2, '08
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  13. clinical research coordinator
    Hi, I am looking for anyone with any info on what the salary range would be for a clinical research coordinator position in a large level 1 trauma center in the Northeast. I have searched other...
    May 1, '08
    Forum: Research Nursing
  14. Anyone from the Lehigh Valley area?
    mummer 43, I couldn't agree with you more. This is why I only work in Philly. I also think you are getting a better job experience overall, you see alot more down there. Everyone thinks I am nuts,...
    Sep 7, '07
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  15. Sites for PICC preceptorship
    Hello Philly 22, I am also eager in learning how to place PICC's. I am in PA as well. Does your hospital pay you as a regular staff RN or do you get extra $ for each PICC you place? How many...
    Jun 6, '07
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  16. Pressors and Arterial Lines
    Q10-15min cuff pressures?? Are you kidding me!! What about a kid w/PPHN? The less stimulation the better, I am sure they are sedated, and in that case I would definately want an a-line for...
    May 17, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. NICU Shifts how long?
    HI, We do 8's and 12's where I work. Working 12 hours is not bad and I have no problem staying focused (sometimes it is a bit harder staying focused if I am working nights vs. days). I know in...
    Apr 2, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. There Has To Be Someone Who Has/had This Problem
    Hi, I have the same problem. It is not bad if I get an admission and busy all night, but if I have 3 feeders, my night really drags! I am usually good till about 2 or 3am. I can stay awake fine,...
    Mar 27, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. PICC programs
    sbivrn, Thank you for explanining this and the great info.
    Mar 6, '07
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  20. PICC programs
    Hi, what is a CRNI? How do you become a CRNI? Is this some type of advanced practice nurse? I am assuming this person would do PICC placement? Is the pay better than a regular staff RN? Sorry so...
    Mar 6, '07
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  21. IVs and kids
    HI, I agree with vamedic4, he/she has some really great tips. I have always worked with babies and kids and when I started as a new grad one nurse gave me a really great tip: If you can't find a...
    Mar 6, '07
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  22. critical care differential
    Hi! I have seen sign on bonuses for certain speciality areas like CTICU or NICU, but not any type of differential. Where do you live?
    Mar 1, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. salary & traffic to CHOP
    I also live in the Lehigh Valley area and found the pay to be ridiculous at LVH. I work pool/per diem and have been doing so for the past 2 years. I also looked into LVH and found the same thing as...
    Jan 28, '07
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  24. Skin care for Premature Neonates
    We actually just got these new limb leads that I absolutely love! They are wonderful for the micropreemies. They are much smaller than the typical chest leads and just wrap around the arms and leg....
    Jan 19, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Use of Calculators, open to all RNs
    I completely agree with lauralassie. I work in critical care and use my calculator all the time. We have so many of them lying around, but everyone uses them. There is so much else it is useful...
    Dec 11, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion