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  1. Is it made of acid? Fire? Cactus stickers?
    LOL!!!!:yelclap: The parents always think I am really hurting their baby, ie. breaking the kiddo's arm by holding it.
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. RAM Cannula
    My unit uses the RAM cannula a lot too and I really like it! From what I understand, the RAM decreases the risk of lung disease more than intubation does. I haven't seen babies struggle too much with...
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Doesn't it feel great when...
    BIG CONGRATS BORTAZ!!! There is no doubt you are an AWESOME nurse and it would be the unit's loss to lose you! Kudos from a fellow NICU nurse!
    Jun 16, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. "Epic" charting
    Yup. I like it for Postpartum and NICU, but hate it for L&D.
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. OG tube during feedings/cleft lip & palate kiddos
    Hi all, I have a couple of quick questions. I was taught to take out an OG during nippling feedings with a bottle, but some of the staff are leaving them in (#5 Fr). I thought they can cause the...
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. New Grad just hired into NICU!!
    Congrats!
    Jun 3, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Looking for NICU jobs in the S.F. Bay Area
    I really loved it and miss it at times! We left because my husband was downsized from his biotech position and I was 7 mo pregnant so we moved back to Madison, WI where I am from. Living here is...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Anyone have a link to recent preemie survival rates?
    On the March of Dimes website there are some statistics on preemies and mortality/morbidity stats too.
    May 31, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Looking for NICU jobs in the S.F. Bay Area
    I lived in SF for about 7 years and went to grad school with a woman who worked in the NICU at Children's Hospital in Berkeley; she then became the CNS there. I don't know if she is still working...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Tons of student loans, pursue DNP still?
    As a NP, I can assure you that grad school is DEFINITELY harder than undergrad (Master's or DNP)and I would worry about you being able to work FT, care for your kids, AND do school?? I think you also...
    May 27, '12
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  11. Got The Job!!
    Congrats Samantha! After 24 yrs of L&D/mother-baby/women's health NP/OB clinical instructor, I am really glad to be a NICU nurse to since this past December! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do...so...
    May 27, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. New grads who are being bullied by experienced nurses
    As a former nursing instructor and as a nurse who has 24 yrs of experience, I have some strong feelings about this. I recently took a new position for me in the NICU and was treated very badly from...
    May 27, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Blue or white collar?
    Pink-collar. A women's dominated service profession. I used Wikepedia for my definition. White-collar usually refers to office workers and Blue-collar refers to manufacturing.
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. Advice for choosing between nursing schools
    As a nursing professor, I say definitely apply for the BSN programs. Some states are beginning to get rid of ADN programs altogether; some hospitals (such as those with Magnet status or university...
    May 2, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Should I consider this job?
    Actually, I made LESS than that with a Master's degree teaching BSN nurses at a university. The only reason I taught nursing was so I could be home with my son and grade papers. So, a degree doesn't...
    May 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. Mag patients on pp floor--help :(
    Sounds very unsafe to me! I've only cared for mag pts in L&D.
    Apr 8, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. WHNPs and hospital work (antepartum, postpartum, MB)
    Sorry, I've never heard of this... I've seen WHNPs work on GYN surgical units though and function like a PA.
    Apr 8, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. need help with a unit slogan
    Birth Center We heart (picture of a heart) babies! That's the slogan we have on our NICU. We have black jackets with the slogan that we can wear over our scrubs.
    Apr 8, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. need help with a unit slogan
    O.B. R.N. where you are B.O.R.N.
    Apr 8, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Parents who are controlling
    Amen umcRN! And I thought it was difficult to work L&D with all of the "natural birth plans" that mothers insist on even if the baby's heartrate is crashing or she's hemorrhaging! (Don't get me...
    Apr 7, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. Parents who are controlling
    Thanks Ashley! That's really helpful!:loveya:
    Apr 7, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Parents who are controlling
    How do you guys deal with parents who want to "micromanage" your nursing care? Lately on my unit we have parents who want to tell the nurses how to do their job like when and how to wean their child...
    Apr 6, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Nurses eat their young - now I understand why.
    I disagree...starting an IV in NICU is REALLY HARD too! :)
    Mar 25, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Looking for WHNP programs...
    I went to UCSF in San Francisco and LOVED the program. I don't think they have a WHNP program anymore, but changed to a FNP program. I have to admit I have found it hard to find positions as a WHNP...
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. leaving my first job after 3 months due to bullying
    Wise move! There will be other positions...hang in there~
    Mar 15, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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