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  1. What am I allowed to buy for my unit?
    Check your conflict of interest policy. No company is allowed to provide any food or free items at our hospital anymore.
    9:37 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Can we talk about breastfeeding and breastmilk please?
    Our team has done petitions. Sad that it all comes down to dollars and cents.
    6:50 am
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. CLABSI control
    Yours must be different than ours, I have never noticed that when changing it.
    4:26 am
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. nas babies
    Can't you set guidelines? The hospital across town from us has private rooms and they set rules: Only one parent can stay, no food, only drinks with lids (no hot beverages), their visitation is...
    Apr 15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Can we talk about breastfeeding and breastmilk please?
    We promote it too, but we have limited lactation help and sometimes our assignments are busy. And as a former charge nurse, I had other responsibilities to tend to and really couldn't have gone...
    Apr 15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. CLABSI control
    Ours come in a bag like thing that goes into the dispenser and is changed when empty. The only thing that is stationary on the wall is the plastic housing. I've never really noticed a build up and...
    Apr 15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. How much does an IBCLC make?
    Ours (they are all RNs) make the same as a staff nurse.
    Apr 15
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Can't find many NNP programs anymore - What's going on?
    I have agree with Jory. We actually used MORE NNP's 10 years ago than we do now. I work at a teaching hospital and have seen this trend in our area. It is partly due to the physicians groups, some...
    Apr 14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. NICU Nursing / Neonatal - BSN preceptor by XelaRN
    You can call units and ask, but I know we have a contract with 2 schools to take their students first. And we only take 2 at a time.
    Apr 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Transgender Nurses - experiences/opinions
    We have a big LGBT group where I work. They also do a lot in the community and in the clinics, especially with teens. Doesn't bother me in the least, I like people for who they are on the...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. When to start applying for jobs? before graduation? afterwards?
    You do NOT want to try to start a career by being deceitful when you interview. I really can't see a unit manager being very happy that they hire you as a CNA and then a month later be like "Hi,...
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Can a woman refuse an emergency csection ?
    We have obtained court order for a few very mentally ill patients and a few very developmentally delayed patients who were first evaluated by psych and declared incompetent. It is actually very sad....
    Apr 8
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Nicotine withdrawal
    We don't treat them as they don't withdrawal like other kids with addictions.
    Apr 7
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. There has to be a BETTER WAY to obtain a blood sample.
    Most places, especially NICUs, don't depend on venous sticks, heel sticks are the norm. We don't use veins on kids in our unit in case we need them down the road. And in an outpatient setting they...
    Apr 7
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. There has to be a BETTER WAY to obtain a blood sample.
    They can try to do a venous or arterial stick but it would be the same thing, the baby will scream and cry. And that isn't a guaranteed way to get it on the first stick, sometimes it can take 2 or 3...
    Apr 7
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. There has to be a BETTER WAY to obtain a blood sample.
    We really can't address this on here. But heelsticks are the acceptable way of obtaining blood from newborns.
    Apr 7
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. Nicu nurse or elementary school teacher
    I agree with much of the above. In my area all the hospitals with NICUs hire BSN only. Also, the job market is tight for the NICUs as they usually have a low turn over so would have to take a job...
    Apr 5
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. random donor milk
    No because it has to be tested and then the donor milk we use is pasteurized.
    Apr 5
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. Should ICU get more pay than floor nursing?!?
    If anyone needs more money it is LTC and med-surg nurses! I honestly don't know how they do it. Just be happy you got the job you wanted, not many can say that.
    Apr 4
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. I am moving and need to quit my job!
    Where I work, it is the number of weeks vacation you receive which is used as a guideline for quitting. Sometimes there are circumstances that require less time than that, but most places have an...
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. AIDS during the 80s
    I can't imagine being in the hospital and not having one kind touch from someone, especially a nurse :( Thank goodness many had a kind heart and stood for one of the things that makes a good...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. AIDS during the 80s
    I was in nursing school in the early 80's and when I look back at a few of my patients, I have to wonder if they were HIV positive and converted. Most men did not come out and say they were gay...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Icu Nursing isn't for me help
    But if you hate all the things you listed....we do all that in NICU with a much smaller margin if error. It seems you like teaching....can you work in an educator role or outpatient care? Or...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  24. Bar Code Medication Administration NICU Style
    We got dinged by the health department for not having an ID on the patient's body so we have to do it.
    Mar 31
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Mice on unit
    Ewwww....maggots!!!! When I did a very brief stint in home care I came across More maggots on wounds and in the end of stumps than I care to think about!!!! I can handle anything but maggots!!! Our...
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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