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  1. NNP Study Materials
    Hi all! I'm a recent MSN NNP grad and am gearing up for my exam. I was wondering if any of you have recommendations for study materials that were helpful for you? Thanks in advance for your help!
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Starting NNP school... any helpful iPhone app suggestions?
    Hey there, I start my NNP program this semester and was wondering if you guys suggest any iPhone Apps for me to get to use as a reference while I'm in school? Thanks! :redpinkhe
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. What do you thinkf of "Magnet"?
    As with anything in the nursing world I think it's important to look at the literature. Magnet Status came out of research. In the 1980's, when the nursing shortage was at an all time high and...
    Nov 16, '10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Back to Sleep Campaign- When to start
    Thanks for the inquiry. Our NICU recently adopted a back to sleep policy as well. However, we chose to do it closer to discharge. Our policy is to allow elevated sleep positions until they are in...
    Aug 22, '10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Volume parameters for feedings
    I'm just curious how your units handle volume parameters for feedings? Is there a policy your neos follow or do they all "make their own rules"? I recently had a term baby (39 weeks) who came to us...
    Jul 3, '10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Anyone in Florida?
    I'm not familiar with the hospitals in Tampa, but there are some great ones in Orlando. Florida Hospital has a smaller NICU and Winnie Palmer is the 4th largest NICU in the nation. There are a lot...
    Feb 16, '10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Cocaine in breastmilk?
    We had a similar issue with methadone. I can only speak from what was discussed regarding methadone, and I am aware that cocaine is quite a different drug. We had a mother who was abusing methadone...
    Nov 21, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. lost job after 5 weeks orientation
    I think you should put this on your resume. First of all, you do not need to include why you left as a part of your actual resume and when the employer questions you about the job I would say...
    Nov 15, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. NICU NURSES....labeling breast milk???
    Sorry-just realized you asked another question of me. Our unit visitation policy allows for two visitors per baby at the bedside at a time. One person must be banded and all visitors have to be...
    Nov 12, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Funny Names
    D'Lycia (Is it just me, or would this be pronounced dee-li-shia, making it sound a lot like delicious??) Kennique A'Laysia
    Nov 12, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Any suggestions for props for a presentation?
    I don't know where you are in FL, but I'm in the Orlando area. If you need any of the suggested items-bp cuffs and diapers-I could get them to you if you're close by. Let me know! :)
    Nov 12, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Maternal Newborn vs Low Risk Neonatal
    I am a level II NICU nurse with a background similar to yours. My original job was in a L/D mother baby unit that had nursery and peds on the floor as well. There was some debate over here as to...
    Oct 29, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Help understanding monitors and apnea?
    The way our monitors work the respiration piece is not terribly accurate. It takes the baby's respirations and averages them-so they are not true to the second. So we don't use apnea alarms-only...
    Oct 27, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Nurse Phones
    I work in a busy unit where we are issued a portable phone for the day as nurses. What I am wondering is this-if you carry a phone for the day, what do you do with it when you are on break? Do you...
    Oct 27, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. nurse hydration
    We are only allowed to have drinks in breakrooms or restrooms. We were all given the OSHA printout that mandates this-no drinks are allowed in patient care areas or anywhere that blood or body...
    Oct 27, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Developmental positioning in Giraffe beds
    We have been using z-flow positioners in our unit for a year with good result. We don't see skin breakdown at all now and we are seeing much better head shapes as well. No more toaster heads!!...
    Sep 18, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. NICU NURSES....labeling breast milk???
    I work in the one of the top ten largest NICUs in the nation. We have 120 beds and have operated with up to 137 kids on the unit at our highest number. It is a great place to work and we have the...
    Sep 18, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Formula / Breast Milk Fortification and Protein Supplements
    Our unit uses milk techs. We have two to three techs a day dedicated to making and mixing all of the breastmilk in our unit. They have their own room and are required to wear surgical hats while in...
    Sep 18, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. NICU NURSES....labeling breast milk???
    At my facility we have mom label the breastmilk with two of the baby's patient labels. We require double independent verification (both people need to check the milk bottle label against the...
    Sep 18, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Preemie Mom turned NICU Nurse?
    I work with a nurse who had a 25 weeker 14 years ago. It's amazing, but he is doing great. The one thing that she offers to our parents that I'm unable to is a knowledge of what it feels like to...
    Jan 25, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. Volunteer Cuddling
    Our NICU has 112 beds-level III and level II combined. We use volunteers as much as possible. I'm in the level II area, but I know they are utilized in level III as well. In level II they can...
    Jan 21, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Enteral Feeding equipment
    We use the Nutrisafe 2 system by VYGON. http://www.vygonusa.com/whats-new.htm It is a purple system that sarted in the UK and is now over here in States as well. It is NG tubes, NG tubing and...
    Nov 7, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Do you allow rings of any kind in your NICU??? and other infection questions...
    Our policy allows no jewelry from the elbows down for staff or visitors. Staff and visitors must do a 3 minute surgical scrub before any patient contact occurs. Isolette covers are changed...
    Aug 26, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Dream NICU
    I work in Orlando, FL at Winnie Palmer Hospital. We have a new (2 year old) state of the art facility that has level III and we are one of the go-to hospitals in the state for ECMO. Our level III...
    Aug 26, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. NG tube securement
    i am on the unit practice council for the level ii nicu that i work in. we are currently looking at some of our current practices to see if we, as a unit, are following current best practice...
    Aug 24, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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