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  1. NICU Nurses: help for a future NICU nurse
    I just saw this, and thought you might find it informative. I wish you the best! The reality of the NICU — NICU Central
    Nov 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    @ the time he was doing this (the 80's, I think), it was the best known method. Can't tell him, as I said, he's passed on.
    Nov 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. What size OG tube for decompression
    I think a 10F Repogle (inserted orally) is reasonable for decompression if you're suspecting NEC. An 8 Feeding tube is ok as a "vent" for CPAP. but if the baby is distended, I might go for the...
    Oct 31
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Nurses dressing up for Halloween
    I always figured I'd be the one w/o the 'sicker than crap baby/pt on death's doorstep', trying to be compassionate, empathetic nurse to the parents/family, while wearing doodlebugs in my hair and...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Crash C-Section Interventions
    This is covered in Neonatal Resuscitation Program. All nurses working in L&D, Nurseries, and Post partum must be certified in this program and re-certified annually. Neonatal Resuscitation...
    Oct 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Interested
    Become a Registered Nurse. Preferably w/a Bachelors Degree.
    Sep 25
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. WHY OH WHY? Every year-------competencies!!!!!
    What always got my cookies frosted (in a very bad way) was doing 'competencies' on things I did not, nor would I ever, have to do in actual work situations. Classic: applying restraints. I worked in...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Could this be construed as "abuse"?
    I think you should try a wrist cuff. Upper arm cuffs do hurt sometimes. @ least it would be worth a shot.
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Poor RN professional conduct
    Food and drink in pt care areas brings vermin, and enables nasty bacteria and viruses to get into your body. Nurses have acquired diseases this way, often w/very negative consequences. In addition to...
    Aug 16
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Question for NICU nurses that transitioned from adult care
    Some units are choosy enough that they can favor a BSN. ICU experience probably won't hurt, but, when you do get to start in a NICU, the transition from adult to neonate may be surprisingly...
    Jul 27
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. I have general questions about Pierre Robin sequence
    Have you done some research on your own? A Google search? There is a lot of info out there. It might help you know what questions to ask when you do meet the nurses caring for the baby. You may...
    Jul 16
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. feeding and tachypnea
    I would not po feed a 2 day old baby, either preterm or term, w/a RR of >70. Why is the RR high? What does the X-ray show? CBC/CRP? From you post, it looks like the doc wanted to pull the NG and...
    Jun 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Just graduated highschool, need tips
    At this point, I'd suggest you focus on the foundation of your nursing education: sciences. A&P, Chem, Micro, and the social sciences-psych and socio. Growth and Development. As you get further...
    Jun 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Interesting cases anyone?
    Omenn Syndrome: Omenn syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    May 18
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. Why did you choose nursing?
    I decided when I was 4--I thought those hats were cool. :roflmao: I never changed my mind, either. Even when everyone decided wearing those caps wasn't cool any more. (too late by then, I was...
    Apr 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Deployed Army Nursing: 101 Things I Learned While Deployed
    I'm so glad to have you back! Thank you for taking care of our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives. I loved your article, too.
    Apr 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  17. Advice for our 'clients'
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/26529085278517010/
    Apr 2
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Why hold feedings for a cold temp?
    One of the first signs of sepsis is often the infant's inability to maintain his/her temperature. Before feeding, you need to find out if the baby is septic and start treating immediately.
    Mar 29
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. NICU unit secretary at nights?
    It depends on the size and level of the unit--a 60 bed Level 4 unit needs a clerk. And another ancillary support person or maybe 2. I worked in a Level 2 10 bed unit. We didn't have a clerk of our...
    Mar 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Cleaning Isolettes
    Our 40 bed level 3 unit had a "hospital assistant" scheduled @ all times. They did the incubators, ran labs and other errands, stocked the pt care areas, and generally 'helped'. We could function w/o...
    Mar 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. The NICU is the best kept secret that is right out in the open!
    When you have a good save in NICU, and, by far that's the majority, you've given that little human a chance @ a whole life--to get an education, find satisfying work, find a partner, raise a family. ...
    Mar 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Pay Close Attention!
    You sound like an excellent nurse who loves challenges and learning. Very commendable. As a new grad, I would have love to have done that much variety. That said, I hate to be the discouraging...
    Feb 7
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. what did you do before?
    Problem is that most of your education is adult nursing. A year in M/S cements all that stuff into your brain. Moving to the NICU then means you need to UNlearn all that stuff and relearn new disease...
    Feb 5
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Charge and Resus --How does your facility do it?
    We had a charge who did not take an assignment (believe me, she was busy enough w/staffing and helping wherever needed), 3 "admits". 1st admit had the lightest assignment, and on down. You stayed 1st...
    Feb 1
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Crying babies
    Or vigorously shake the plastic bags.... :devil:
    Jan 6
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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