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  1. Do you clean bedpans or throw them out?
    Everybody pees and poops. But, in NICU, every pt. wears diapers, and, generally, the mess is significantly less in quantity and quality. ;)
    Jan 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Do you clean bedpans or throw them out?
    Now remembering why I don't want to do med-surg. Ever. :barf02:
    Jan 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Different Shift Hours
    Having a mix of 8's and 12's makes staffing an unbelievable nightmare.
    Dec 14, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. preterm baby
    Then there's the even snarkier: "Let me do that homework for you". (sorry) :troll:
    Dec 11, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. neofax
    I really miss books, sometimes!
    Dec 11, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. neofax
    Might be able to access this site at work: NeoFax - Truven Health Analytics This chart lists the options: NeoFax - Truven Health Analytics
    Dec 11, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Attendance
    You might think about running this by a lawyer that deals with employment issues. If there is a state health agency that oversees licensure, filing a complaint on the basis that the hospital is...
    Dec 11, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Patient families
    Families may need something or someone to focus their fear, frustration and anger. Why? Because they didn't get the experience they thought they would have surrounding the birth of their baby. They...
    Dec 11, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Golden Hours
    Looks like a good book. It's $10 more on Amazon. If you're going to get certified, probably better do it soon? How long have you been "out"?
    Dec 8, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. NICU Nurses: help for a future NICU nurse
    I just saw this, and thought you might find it informative. I wish you the best! The reality of the NICU " NICU Central
    Nov 20, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    @ the time he was doing this (the 80's, I think), it was the best known method. Can't tell him, as I said, he's passed on.
    Nov 19, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. What size OG tube for decompression
    I think a 10F Repogle (inserted orally) is reasonable for decompression if you're suspecting NEC. An 8 Feeding tube is ok as a "vent" for CPAP. but if the baby is distended, I might go for the...
    Oct 31, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Nurses dressing up for Halloween
    I always figured I'd be the one w/o the 'sicker than crap baby/pt on death's doorstep', trying to be compassionate, empathetic nurse to the parents/family, while wearing doodlebugs in my hair and...
    Oct 23, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Crash C-Section Interventions
    This is covered in Neonatal Resuscitation Program. All nurses working in L&D, Nurseries, and Post partum must be certified in this program and re-certified annually. Neonatal Resuscitation...
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. Interested
    Become a Registered Nurse. Preferably w/a Bachelors Degree.
    Sep 25, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. WHY OH WHY? Every year-------competencies!!!!!
    What always got my cookies frosted (in a very bad way) was doing 'competencies' on things I did not, nor would I ever, have to do in actual work situations. Classic: applying restraints. I worked in...
    Sep 25, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Could this be construed as "abuse"?
    I think you should try a wrist cuff. Upper arm cuffs do hurt sometimes. @ least it would be worth a shot.
    Sep 17, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. Poor RN professional conduct
    Food and drink in pt care areas brings vermin, and enables nasty bacteria and viruses to get into your body. Nurses have acquired diseases this way, often w/very negative consequences. In addition to...
    Aug 16, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. Question for NICU nurses that transitioned from adult care
    Some units are choosy enough that they can favor a BSN. ICU experience probably won't hurt, but, when you do get to start in a NICU, the transition from adult to neonate may be surprisingly...
    Jul 27, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. I have general questions about Pierre Robin sequence
    Have you done some research on your own? A Google search? There is a lot of info out there. It might help you know what questions to ask when you do meet the nurses caring for the baby. You may...
    Jul 16, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. feeding and tachypnea
    I would not po feed a 2 day old baby, either preterm or term, w/a RR of >70. Why is the RR high? What does the X-ray show? CBC/CRP? From you post, it looks like the doc wanted to pull the NG and...
    Jun 9, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Just graduated highschool, need tips
    At this point, I'd suggest you focus on the foundation of your nursing education: sciences. A&P, Chem, Micro, and the social sciences-psych and socio. Growth and Development. As you get further...
    Jun 9, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Interesting cases anyone?
    Omenn Syndrome: Omenn syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    May 18, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Why did you choose nursing?
    I decided when I was 4--I thought those hats were cool. :roflmao: I never changed my mind, either. Even when everyone decided wearing those caps wasn't cool any more. (too late by then, I was...
    Apr 24, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Deployed Army Nursing: 101 Things I Learned While Deployed
    I'm so glad to have you back! Thank you for taking care of our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives. I loved your article, too.
    Apr 9, '14
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing

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