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  1. My story
    I would say that is a correct observation. I am currently struggling with treatment for acute exasberation of chronic tendonitis (PTT) for the last 5 months. It is very discouraging, and I am not...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  2. Question for those who do head/body cooling
    This is our policy also^
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Visitation during handoff
    NICUGal wrote: "Open. Our legal department deems it "incidental overhearing". Alrighty. Parents and visitors can be at the bedside, but we do have a letter we give them upon admission to please try...
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Cooling Blanket for HIE
    Yes, they are allowed only under the blanketrol, and then, loosely (not tightly securing the baby). Don't really see it used much, as these babies are older in gestational age; also they are sedated.
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    I have personally seen twins named Lemonjello and Oranjello in my unit . Also took care of a Cluster Fluck.
    Sep 1, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Question? PA vs NP to work with healthy newborns in OB?
    No NNP's in my NICU. I have worked places where NICU's did use them. Pediatrician's do the circs. Well newborn checks are done by pediatricians, neonatologists, or an occasional PNP. The clinics out...
    Sep 1, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Where Do I Go from Here?
    Viva, My heart goes out to you. I struggle with Fibromyalgia, and am trying very hard to keep working for another 10 years (I'm 58). This week I've been home all week with it. It affects my ability...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. RN IBCLC advice
    Since I am already an RN, I went that route, as I have opportunity to assist with breastfeeding at work also. I would say in the hospital, postpartum probably has the most opportunity to assist with...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. RN IBCLC advice
    Rat lady, if you really want the holistic approach, have you considered taking a midwife program? There are RN and non-RN programs. I'm an NICU RN that just sat for the IBCLC.
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. What type of shoes do you buy?
    Keen's with custom, medical grade orthotics with comfortable supportive socks.
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  11. Anybody remember this
    :yes: Yup, and remember spinning hcts, and remember handling blood without gloves...anybody remember DeLee's (using your mouth for suction!) for mec aspiration at deliveries? :poop::yuck:
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. attn: experienced NICU RNs---
    Bortaz, Wow, I so agree. I really appreciate that you took the time to write all of that out and share it. And, I might add, and then there is the ever-increasing and time-consuming documentation of...
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. IV insertion issues
    Yes, that^^
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Is it difficult for men to get into NICU?
    I worked with a number of men in NICU in a variety of units. Yes, they are a minority, but it is really great to have them. I would love to see more men in the NICU. It helps to even the estrogen...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. That Dreaded 3-11 Shift
    I have worked all the shifts 8 and 12 hours, as well as 10 hr shifts (nice but not efficient for the hospital). I haven't done the 2-12-hr wknd shifts @ 40 hr pay. I've been working as an RN for over...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. NAS
    NAS
    haven't ever seen mom/baby care like you mention. We usually have 2 or 3 infants in assignment, but hopefully, only 1 is withdrawing; they are difficult patients to manage.
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. Medication 20% Rule.
    never heard of it either
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. New to NICU, but not nursing...
    I really think a NICU orientation of a good number of weeks is important for success in this field, it is too bad that hospitals don't have the resources to do that. I think I had 12 weeks when I...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. When does it get better??
    The first year is particularly grueling. I remember, I used to have to go home and look things up on a regular basis, to try to keep up with the over-whelming knowledge base to learn. I can remember...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. HELP!  NRP Questions
    If the baby doesn't respond to tactile stimulation, it is in secondary apnea, and all the stimulation in the world isn't going to make it breathe; it needs PPV. A self-inflating bag can be used to...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. Funny Names
    I have taken care of twins: Limoncello and Oranjello. We had triplets: Promise, Precious, and ? (can't remember). The worst name, and this was real, I took care of this baby: Cluster Fluck (first...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Paperclips for eye exam????
    :smackingf OMG! In nearly 33 years I've never seen that. That is very scary.
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Research for NICU Tourniquet
    Rubber bands, IF anything!
    Jul 12, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Tattoos and nursing
    Some hospitals are more conservative than others about this. I would say, cover up to start with, and check the culture out as you go. It is certainly much more comman to see visible tattoos than it...
    Jul 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Securing ET Tube
    Agree with the above 2 posters.
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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