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  1. What can you tell me about NEC?
    why not do trophic feeds and keep them on TPN until they're term, or closer to term?
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Too many SNAT patients!!
    I agree that it is often the boyfriend, but we've had several recently (and my most traumatic case) where it was mom. That case was so chilling because we did the first brain death exam, and...
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  3. What can you tell me about NEC?
    Thanks, everyone. It really makes me feel better to read your responses.
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Too many SNAT patients!!
    see, our unit NEVER bans the family. I hate it! They say winter, particularly christmastime is busiest time for it. I've also heard the economy is leading to a rise in abuse lately :(
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  5. What's you'r favorite PICU moment? What keep's you coming back!?!??
    It's always the little moments for me. When you can tell you've made a difference for someone. Certainly after a code or a hard fight to save someone. Or even a meaningful end of life case. One...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  6. What can you tell me about NEC?
    I floated to NICU and my pt got NEC and likely won't survive. I have to float to NICU frequently (usually once a month) but we typically get feeder/growers assigned to us. I feel like I caught...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. auditing call lights?
    my thought is that these hospitals with a focus on customer service need to have a pt consierge! They could run around fluffing pillows, bringing ice to pts, snacks to families, and all manner of...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. auditing call lights?
    wow, that RN tracking thing is INSANE! I think I'd quit at that point. Turnover in our unit is super high as it is. interesting to know that other places do this as well, I though it might just...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. why did you pick the speciality you are in?
    I always knew I wanted to do ICU and work with kids. I thought I wanted to do NICU, until I had clinicals and realized there wouldn't be much variety (NICU babies seem to have the same set of...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Hospital reveals details to prankster pretending to the The Queen
    That's exactly what I thought! The hospital seems to be defending her though. HIPPA came about due to insurance companies, so I imagine laws in countries with government healthcare, it would be a lot...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. auditing call lights?
    Any one else dealing with this at their hospital? We were told that our call lights were being audited from now on. In ICU we rarely have call lights (we're typically in the pts room or very close...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Black - The New White For Nurses?
    our hospital's NICU just picked black for their scrub color and I was shocked! It seems like such a harsh, non-kid friendly color. Honestly, there is tons of research into colors and public...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. Patient assignments - Are nurses assigned to empty beds
    In the ICU, everyone can typically handle high acuity. If the pt is just a train-wreck from the get go, they will typically reassign the nurse's first pt to someone else so that nurse only has one...
    Aug 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. e-MAR headaches!!!!!
    hmmm, that sounds terrible. Our physicians write an order and a paper order prints, and an electronic copy is sent to pharmacy. At most it takes 10mins for it to show on the emar and the pyxis. If...
    Aug 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. Patient assignments - Are nurses assigned to empty beds
    In my unit we typically have one nurse "open for an admit", meaning one actual assignment, and one empty bed. They don't actually decide which room until there is a pt on the way, but its near the...
    Aug 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. New Grad Nurse Looking for Job in PICU
    Read through the related sticky's on this topic! I did, and had some of the exact questions people talked about, it really helped me to have some time to prep myself because I was nervous during the...
    Aug 16, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  17. daily weights in your unit?
    Sorry if my post came across that I was offened, not at all! I was just explaining why we can't pick up many of the pts. The more feedback I'm reading here, the more I realize it is unreasonable to...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  18. Shift-to-shift report in front of patient and family
    yes, bedside report is part of the "customer service model" that is proving to have dangerous pt outcomes, but because they government and insurance companies are starting to reimbure on "pt...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. daily weights in your unit?
    babybluenurse, how do you lift a 50kg intubated pt w/ ct's, drains, on CRRT, or whatever the case may be? We have kids from 0-21yr and so other than a sling scale there isn't a way to lift them up....
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  20. daily weights in your unit?
    lol, I didn't pick up on the "snot" vibe, but apology accepted :)
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  21. 3 things you wish someone would have told you, that you had to find out on your own..
    dont always defer to "more experience" or "the expert" when you feel like something's wrong. I had a situation not too long ago where this was highlighted: Both the attending and two residents...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. daily weights in your unit?
    lol, I do understand the concept of zero'ing a bed ;) Ashley is gettting what I'm saying. So, day 1 the pt bed is zero'd w/ a sheet and one pillow. No one writes down what was on the bed. Day three I...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  23. Alcohol swabs and iv access ports
    there is a really cool poster out there somewhere (we have them in our hospital but I've seen it online) that shows the difference on the hub under the bioluminecent light at 5, 10, and 15 seconds of...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. Air in IV line
    I'm sorry but you have the pathophys on this all wrong! We aren't worried about stroke from air in the line, we're concerned about air embolism. This can be caused by a pocket of air entering the...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. daily weights in your unit?
    Very interesting to have the other perspectives, thanks! Janfrn, just to be clear, I do understand how zero'ing works ;) Our problem is that often the nurse zero'ing the empty bed forgets to list...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric


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