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  1. Sibling visitation in PACU - what do you do?
    Hi All - I work in a pediatric hospital so I'm mostly interested in other peds nurses answers but willing to hear from anyone! In my facility we allow two visitors (usually mom and dad) to be...
    Jun 16, '10
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  2. Curious... Why would an ICU pt go to PACU?
    In my facility our ICU patients typically go straight to the ICU MOST of the time. There are situations where they're unable to take a patient and they're diverted to PACU. We're certainly equipped...
    Dec 11, '09
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  3. follow-up phone calls after daystay discharge from PACU
    We currently do follow up calls the day after, also use a script with standard questions. We'll call up to three times, or at least leave three messages before completing the call altogether. Any...
    Dec 11, '09
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  4. Hospital Scrubs
    OR scrubs here also. Although if one wanted they could wear their own. Otherwise hospital provided and laundered on site.
    Dec 11, '09
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  5. Please help with Nursing Interview Questions!
    Don't be too overwhelmed by questions like that! If you're applying as a new nurse your interviewer knows that you don't have a large base of experience. Take a deep breath and always go back to your...
    Dec 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. baby bucket?
    I've never heard of this, let alone seen them used in my unit or nicu. Seems like a pretty ridiculous and dangerous thing to me...
    Dec 9, '09
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  7. Men in L&D
    I think like most of the other males who have posted that there's nothing inherently wrong with choosing l&d if you can find a job but there may be better fits. That being said I enjoyed my rotation ...
    Dec 9, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Oscillators & sedation
    We also use a paralytic drip in conjunction with typically a fentanyl infusion for sedation, occasionally versed and bolus doses prn for our oscillated patients.
    Dec 4, '09
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  9. Soooooooooooooo Confused!!!   Please help!!!
    I think that any career is what you make it to be. What works for one person may not for another. For what it's worth we have happy nurses and unhappy nurses and happy rrt and unhappy rrts where I...
    Dec 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Is it possible to document too much?
    I'm inclined to say when in doubt, document. However - coming from a critical care background and doing quality assurance work on charts I can certainly agree that it is absolutely possible to over...
    Dec 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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