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  1. Cardiac Monitoring of Pediatric Patients in Med Surg
    Hi, I am collecting data regarding the community standard for the use of a cardiac monitor, central or bedside, in the general pediatric hospital care areas. For those who work in a NON-ICU...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  2. Uroject for Pediatric Patients
    Hi. I am looking into creating a procedure for injecting lidocaine gel into the urethra of a pediatric patient with the Uroject device prior to catherterization. The Univ of Iowa has a great video,...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  3. Do You Use an MRI Compatible IV Pump for Peds Pts?
    We are looking to purchase an MRI compatible IV pump that will accomodate our neonatal and pediatric patients. If a transfer of pumps is required, who transfers the infusions from the hospital pump...
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  4. Bone Marrow Biopsy and LP Procedure Apparel
    We are updating our policy on what protective apparel is required to perform a bone marrow biopsy, bone marrow aspirate or LP. Does your facility require gowns, masks, goggles and/or caps? Thanks!
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  5. Transfer of Pediatric Patients back to the Unit from PACU
    :confused:for pacu's that care for pediatric patients: who transfers the pediatric pacu patient back to the unit? pacu nurse? peds nurse from the receiving unit? other licensed or unlicensed...
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  6. Type of Urinary Catheter for pediatric VCUG
    Hi, We are evaluating our current practice of using sterile feeding tubes for pediatric VCUG's (5 and 8 fr). The radiologists prefer them because they work well and have no balloons, but I was...
    Aug 30, '10
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  7. Do you like your IV Pump?
    Thanks, Amyrae! Just the kind of input I'm looking for!:)
    Feb 10, '10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  8. Do you like your IV Pump?
    Hi, We are looking into a new IV pump/pump system for acute adult, adult ICU, OR, Peds, PICU and NICU at our hospital. Is anybody happy with their large volume infusion pump or pump system that is...
    Feb 8, '10
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  9. Pediatric Code Carts in ED and pt weight
    We were cited for having the Broselow tape in the ED, because we do not have it on the peds carts in rest of the pediatric areas of hospital, and they are looking for "standardization" among all of...
    Sep 9, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Pediatric Code Carts in ED and pt weight
    Hi, For those in the ED who do not use the Broselow cart system, what method do you use to calculate pediatric weight for code meds? Do you use the 2X age + 4 method? Or 3X age +7? Do you use the...
    Sep 8, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Need your help re: isolation precautions
    Although it is from 2007, and the influenza needs to be updated (it's blank), the CDC has a document which states which isolation requiement is needed for each disease process. It is a long...
    Sep 3, '09
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  12. Blood simultaneously with other meds in the same IV
    Thanks for the info. I have read the AABB's recommendations and it is the comment on the "Circular of Information" that I was curious about that states "...unless a) they have been approved for this...
    Sep 2, '09
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  13. Blood simultaneously with other meds in the same IV
    Does anybody give any other medications simultaneously via the same IV when transfusing blood? The American Assoc of Blood Banks has a statement that says not to administer dextrose, lactated...
    Aug 31, '09
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  14. Parents in a Pediatric Isolation Room
    What is your policy regarding the dressing requirments for the parents of pediatric patients in isolation? Do you require that the parents wear masks all day long when staying in the room with their...
    Aug 21, '09
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  15. Parents in a pediatric patient isolation room
    What is your policy regarding the dressing requirments for the parents of pediatric patients in isolation? Do you require that the parents wear masks all day long when staying in the room with their...
    Aug 21, '09
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  16. Vaccinations in the Hospital Setting
    Is anyone routinely giving pediatric patients immunizations while in the inpatient setting? If so, what kind of vaccines (mmr, flu, etc). Do you require written parental consent? Thanks!
    Mar 13, '09
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  17. Inpatient PICC Nurses
    We are considering starting a PICC team. For those of you who have a PICC team, how is the patient charged for insertion of the line? Thanks!!
    Feb 2, '09
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  18. RSV Parents in the Cafeteria
    Thanks!! Just collecting some informal responses to present to our Infection Control Dept, who are dictating that the parents/visitors of these patients are not allowed to go to the cafeteria. I...
    Jan 22, '09
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  19. RSV Parents in the Cafeteria
    What are your guidelines regarding parents/visitors of RSV patients going to the hospital cafeteria? Thanks!
    Jan 21, '09
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  20. Teaching New Peds Diabetics in Hospital
    Our hospital is asking us to go directly to insulin pens for our newly diagnosed peds diabetics, and getting rid of insulin vials (for pt safety). This would mean not teaching syringe/vial insulin...
    Feb 1, '08
    Forum: Diabetes / Endocrine Nursing
  21. PICU: PALS, ACLS or Both?
    Thank you for the responses! It sounds like ACLS is not a concern of PICU's. If you have any other experience with this, let me know.
    Jun 2, '07
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  22. PICU: PALS, ACLS or Both?
    Quick question for all PICU's. Are the nurses in your PICU required to have PALS, ACLS, none, or both? Thanks!
    May 31, '07
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  23. 2007 JCAHO Standard re: Suicide Assessment in Any Hospitalized Pt
    Hello, I am looking for input from anyone who has advice on the new 2007 JCAHO standard that states all hospitalized patients (including peds) taking any antidepressants have to be assessed for...
    Nov 17, '06
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  24. Advice on clinical practice council
    Hi Roro, That's great news! We practice Shared Gov in our facility, but the clinical practice council is separate. Our council (we call Professional Care Practice Committee, PCPC) is hosptal wide...
    Jun 27, '06
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  25. Fall and Pressure wound risk assessments
    Is anyone currently using a tool to do fall assessments with children? It is a JCAHO requirement, yet I can't find a pediatric tool, and am wondering if this is just an adult requirement (the JCAHO...
    Jun 27, '06
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing


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