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  1. Level lll NICU require more than NRP?
    Just curious what your NICU requires for credentialing? We are a level 3b, with a flight and ground transport team, with only NRP.
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. would this be useful?
    We get a lot of hats donated and definitely use the hats in NICU. I love the ones that are soft and a little stretchy but not overly loose. Parents (and nurses) really like holiday specific hats....
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. NICU monitor event review
    NICU Gal - You are right on with what legal said - physicians need to be documenting that they are reviewing and interpreting the events that we are documenting! The medical director thinks having...
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. NICU Nursing Councils
    I am curious to know what types of nursing councils you have in your NICU's and what focus each council has. Do you have a Quality Council and what are the members focus/responsibility? ...
    Jan 21, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. NICU monitor event review
    The idea was from the medical director, our monitors are high tech and doctors were noticing A&B events recorded on monitors but not charted. The events are generally those heart rate drops that...
    Jan 21, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Thermoregulation in NICU - what does it have to do with hypoxia?
    Okay, so you have a cold baby, neonates have very limited ability to respond to cold stress. A physiologic consequence of cold stress is increased O2 consumption. This causes O2 needs to increase...
    Jan 21, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Neonatal IV question
    We do not cover IV's with anything. Our armboards are soft and cushiony and there has been no problems with babies scractching themselves. I know in PEDS they use covers to keep their patients...
    Jan 21, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. NICU monitor event review
    We recently had a change in practice requiring nurses to do a monitor event review to catch any A&B's or desaturations recorded in the monitor that were not witnessed or charted. An event log review...
    Dec 31, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Thoughts on using donor breast milk in NICU?
    My unit is looking at starting to use donor breast milk and we need to decide on what population (<1500 gms, <37 weeks...etc), storage, policy and procedure. The docs are thinking they will tell...
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Feeding Protocols
    Same here, I would love to see a copy of a nurse directed feeding protocal and algorithm if anyone is willing to email to me. Our docs are directing ours but are willing to take a look at what we...
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Is nursing really for me?
    I experienced the same kind of feelings in the first 2 1/2 years I was a nurse. I was certain I picked the wrong profession and was ready to go back to college for a career as a teacher. I decided to...
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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