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  1. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    I reported it to my direct supervisor, who immediately sent it to the nursing administration. They emailed me for more information, and assured me that the situation will be dealt with. Thanks...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Please give me advice....
    Agreed. RIP ma'am.
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. New Grad RN
    I'm torn between not wanting to make this recommendation because the hospital is horrible and the area is worse, and understanding how you feel about the NICU. So, I'll give you the info and just...
    Oct 13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Labs/Blood Gases
    If your list is in excel or word format, you can attach the file to a post on this forum. Might save you a bit of work, since your post is like the ice cream truck being followed by a herd of kids...
    Oct 13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. E 68 and visitation
    My old unit only allowed mom, dad, and grandparents. During flu season, grandparents were disallowed. No children ever.
    Oct 13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    I didn't make it clear, too, that this behavior is occurring every morning...not just a one-off incident. My office mates noticed too, and were talking about her when I walked in Friday.
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    For the last two weeks, as I was walking to my office in the hospital, I've passed by a clinical instructor and her students from a local university nursing program. She gathers them in a hallway...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Neopuff and pressures. Looking for basic simple instructions.
    20/5 is what we generally used, too, in the absence of other orders. If a baby had been on a vent, I'd use the same settings on the neo puff.
    Oct 3
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. New Grad NICU Support Thread
    I don't believe that is a safe assignment, even with an experienced nurse helping you. You're also not likely to be learning anything in that situation.
    Sep 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Is using sucrose in neonates a good idea?
    Sucrose causes endogenous opioid release in infants. In small doses, it's a great tool. The usual suggested dose is 0.2-0.5 ml. The problem is that most nurses use it for crying, fussiness, I've...
    Sep 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. So...any Clinical Documentation Specialists?
    My situation is likely different than yours because I live on the border with Mexico and conventional wisdom doesn't apply down here. I got the first cdi job I applied for with just nicu experience....
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. NICU and the nursing student
    We always used Norcuron (vecuronium). Sounds like the same thing.
    Jul 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Poor RN professional conduct
    she has been busy, out taking candy from kids and announcing that Santa Claus isn't real. also, why is this in the NICU forum? Unless I missed it, I saw no mention from op that she works in...
    Jul 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. NICU and the nursing student
    Yes, 500 grams is a micro preemie. Read up on developmental care of the premature baby, and be careful when you have your hands on her. Watch the lights. Watch the temperature. Watch the head and be...
    Jul 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. A few months ago, I asked you all...
    Thanks. :) It is my intention to go back into nicu, but I'll have to relocate to do so. All the units down here are disasters, and sapped all my strength. We only plan to be here for another 2...
    Jul 14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. A few months ago, I asked you all...
    E for Effort.
    Jul 10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. Posting Licensed Number in social media
    The real question is whether the op, aptly named nomad, is still wandering.
    Jul 8
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  18. A few months ago, I asked you all...
    Yeah, not too bad. Like a blind squirrel that found an acorn with the new job. I really fell into a great position, better than I could have hoped for. I miss the babies badly, but life is too good...
    Jun 27
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. A few months ago, I asked you all...
    ...to snuggle a baby for me, since I had to leave the NICU. Have you done it?
    Jun 27
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Educational material NICU Nurses
    Give up the dream of trying to be a NICU expert before you step foot inside a NICU. It ain't gonna happen. Two or 3 years in a busy level 3 or 4 NICU mig​ht get you up to that level...might, I say.
    Jun 27
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. NICU IPOCs
    Plans of care were stupid in nursing school, and they are stupid in practice (for the same reason) because no one uses them correctly (if at all...) and no one updates them and no one follows up.
    Jun 27
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Well here's something I didn't think about: secondhand pot smoke?
    We'll see a post here one day by this chick, lamenting the fact that she's gotten unjustly fired for failing a drug test.
    Jun 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. June 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "Nanu nanu...take us to your leader."
    Jun 17
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  24. June 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "No, doctor...we do NOT have any Doublemint Gum!"
    Jun 17
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  25. June 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    "We're from the government, and we're here to help."
    Jun 17
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements


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