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  1. Transfusion associated NEC
    We continue to feed if the feeds are 50ml/kg/day or less. Any more than that and they are NPO for 3 hours before and 8 hours after. We run blood over 3 hours, so the kid ends up on fluids (clears if...
    12:00 am
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Rare birth: Baby born completely encased in amniotic sac
    That cracked me up too! I would have had a hard time not responding with, "you don't say!" :sarcastic:
    Mar 2
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Single vs. Double lumen
    Following! I'm really curious too
    Feb 19
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. ECG leads for micropreemies
    We have a policy that says we can choose not to use leads on micropreemies with significant skin integrity issues. Those babies almost always have a UAC which we use in conjunction with the pulse ox...
    Feb 14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. How should items be stocked in delivery rooms?
    We have a small tackle box with syringes and 18g needles for drawing up meds, epi, narcan, bicarb, lot of saline, tape, and a kit for needle aspiration. Respiratory has their own box that's a little...
    Feb 10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. NAS
    NAS
    Tight swaddles, pacifiers and snuggles are what work best for me. My favorite thing when I have the time to do it is laying the baby on my chest (baby in a sleep sack and me with a blanket over my...
    Feb 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Kiddos
    Yup, kiddo, kid, buddy, little man, big girl, big guy, dude, sweetheart :D
    Feb 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. NICU Babies - Security Bracelets
    Our babies get a security tag when they go to a crib. Exceptions are if they have a running IV or are on oxygen support.
    Jan 27
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. 4 lb Car Seats
    We have zero restrictions for car seat weight ratings. Most nurses and doctors in my unit have no clue that such a thing even exists. If they pass their car seat test, they can go home in it. It's...
    Jan 26
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Car seat test
    Mostly the strap adjustment has to do with the challenge. And just that when they bring it in, it should be a great opportunity to talk about the rest of it but we can't.
    Jan 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Car seat test
    Glad to see its not just my unit :( car seats are such a passion of mine and none of the parents care. We had a baby die in a crash after she had been in our unit because of car seat misuse and...
    Jan 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Car seat test
    How much teaching are you allowed to do regarding car seats in your unit? For me, we put the baby in it however the parents bring it to us and aren't allowed to say anything to them except, "read the...
    Jan 13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Dr. Order for elevated head of bed?
    Ditto to what nicugal said. Once a baby gets to an open crib, we are usually looking at discharge soon and if he/she is requiring an elevated HOB, the doctors need to be aware of that. If it was...
    Jan 10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Random question.
    Here's the website for the Tortle midliner if anyone is interested :) http://tortlemidliner.com/our-products/#mind
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. Random question.
    Thanks for all of your responses! Guess it makes sense if there isn't room for vents up at the top of the bed, but it would totally mess me up haha Speaking of head flattening, is anyone using a...
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Different Shift Hours
    We have 12s and 8s, mostly 7-7 but a couple do 3-3. No new hires have the option of doing 8 hour shifts, but there are still plenty of nurses that are grandfathered into them. I agree it is a total...
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. Methadone babies
    Breastfeeding actually isn't contraindicated (its actually encouraged) for babies going through NAS so long as the mom doesn't stop abruptly. I'm wondering what you mean by "methadone level" do you...
    Dec 28, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Brigham and Women's Travel Assignment (NICU)
    More like an hour at least is a safer bet for driving. I lived 10 miles north of the city and it took easily 45 minutes on a good day, and I wasnt going all the way into town. (I would park at an...
    Dec 19, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. Favorite sneakers?
    Does anyone have any sneakers that they absolutely love? I have multiple pairs of under armour ones that I really liked at first but they are starting to cause back pain by half way through my shift....
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  20. central line changes
    TPN and lipids (and tubing) are changed every 24 hours, clear fluids are also changed every 24 hours, but the tubing is good for 96 hours, unless the baby is on a drip in which case the tubing is...
    Dec 15, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. What are my chances of getting a job in the NICU straight out of college?
    It's not impossible, but not easy either. Keep an open mind about relocation, finding a new grad residency is probably your best bet and that might mean moving. Best of luck!
    Nov 17, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. How full is your NICU usually?
    Level 3 (we do everything except surgery and ecmo), 56 beds officially...we typically have about 50-55. The most I've ever seen is 67. (Most of our semi-private rooms have the capacity for 4 babies,...
    Nov 17, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Random question.
    Which way do your babies heads go when they're in incubators? In my unit, the head of the baby goes at the end with the display, but I see pictures of other units and the babies are at the other end....
    Nov 17, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. E 68 and visitation
    No changes in my unit. We care more about satisfaction scores and limited visitation doesn't mesh well with that. We might not even go under flu restrictions this year. :banghead:
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Novant New Grad Interview Day
    I'm not sure, they didn't do it that way when I came in, sorry!
    Sep 28, '14
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing


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