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  1. Different Shift Hours
    We had all kinds of crazy 12 hour shifts but have transitioned to 7a/7p and straight 8 hour shifts if people want those.
    Dec 13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Attendance
    Thanks for the hint Ruby...since it is right below yours....this is one of the reasons I don't come on here much...people micromanaging others posts. Sorry.
    Dec 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. central line changes
    Ours is every 96 hours, IL is changed every 24. Dressing are weekly and we use chloroprep on intact skin and over 1000gm.
    Dec 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. My patient dropped her baby!
    My only experience of a mom dropping a baby was years ago, but mom never said anything until we got the baby in NICU with seizures. When we did a CT there was a cracked skull. Infant wasn't forceps...
    Dec 9
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. neofax
    It's a book of drugs :roflmao:
    Dec 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Patient families
    Don't let it upset you, this won't be the last time. Parents freak at things because they don't have control, parents freak because that is how they are and like to work the system and that is their...
    Dec 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. pregnant and thinking about resignation
    I would use all my FMLA first. You most likely will not receive any sick time you have accrued so might as well use it. I would just just say resigning for personal reasons. But remember, they...
    Dec 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. can you be floated while your on orientation?
    Ours work what their preceptor works...we don't get much in the way of holiday pay lol
    Nov 30
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. while on orientation in NICU supervisor keeps pulling me out to float in peds floor
    You need to speak up. If they are doing this, then you are owed that time to be made up. Is this right, absolutely not. What does the unit manager say? And why aren't the other nurses in the...
    Nov 30
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Attendance
    Exactly.
    Nov 30
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Bank Expressed Breast Milk
    We have to ask before we give it. We give it our ELBW kids if mom is not pumping again if that is what mom wants. If not then we give high protein formula. Any by baby can get it, we tend to...
    Nov 30
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. can you be floated while your on orientation?
    They can pretty much do whatever they want. Is it fair, no. Should that time be made up absolutely. It amazes me what places do to people on orientation. Our orienters are with their preceptor...
    Nov 30
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Are nurses able to shower after shift?
    Only our resident call rooms have them.
    Nov 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. UAC/UVC Placement
    We only place umbilical lines when we transport. Otherwise it is residents and NNPs. Check your hospital policy.
    Nov 28
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. Formula Scanning
    We only scan breast milk, mom and donor. If and when we get a milkmaid we will scan all formula that is mixed with additives.
    Nov 28
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Attendance
    The thing is this, it comes down to punishing the masses for the people that abuse sick time and call off all the time. Easier to punish all and not the offenders. We have people who abuse...
    Nov 28
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. Attendance
    We have a similar policy. We get points for calling in, double points before or after a scheduled holiday. There are certain levels for record of discussion, written discussion and the trip to HR. ...
    Nov 27
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Do male nurses wear scrub jackets???
    Our guys wear them...they look fine. We aren't allowed to wear long sleeves or fleeces, so they wear the jacket between care if it is chilly.
    Sep 22
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  19. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    And that fashion history course several of my co-workers are taking for their BSN will be so useful on the floor lol. It is too bad that these programs can't come up with some better courses, more...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. Housekeeping
    Ours are protected by unions. It amazes me on how little they do and get away with it! They argued that the CNAs shouldn't clean our isolettes and now that they have the job it is like pulling...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  21. You know you're tired when...
    Looking for the tape measure to Measure my kid's abdominal girth while changing a diaper. Putting stuff in the fridge that doesn't belong there lol Trying to open my front door with my...
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Should high absenteeism be cause to be fired?
    Ours goes thru HR, our managers have no say in anything. The hospital CEO determines if enough people were late due to weather to not give us late points. Our policies apply to everyone.
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. MRSA of the nares
    We have them gown and glove because they are coming in contact with the patients area/room/surfaces. Yes, you can carry it on your clothes, arms, any exposed part. It is a surface /contact pathogen....
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Family members recording nurses doing pt teaching
    We have a policy against patients recording or videotaping staff, procedures. Patients or Guardians have to sign it. As for teaching, you should have a policy in place and a script to follow, which...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Why nurses eat their young????
    This....you tell them they are wrong or correct something they did, you are suddenly the mean one. It is very generational.
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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