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  1. Deployed Army Nursing: 101 Things I Learned While Deployed
    My brother's Marine days are (thankfully) over, but it makes me feel better about his time there in retrospect knowing that good folks like you had his back. Welcome home. <3
    Apr 16
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. (Not so) Daily Affirmations
    Man, Bortaz. That sucks. I know exactly what you mean, though, because it's happened to me too. I hope you find peace and get back to NICU sooner rather than later. :( Hugs, my friend.
    Apr 14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Can't find many NNP programs anymore - What's going on?
    Maybe that's just the FNP/AGNP concentration, then. Pretty clearly stated on their website that they won't accept applicants unless the applicant commits to completing the clinical components in NC....
    Apr 11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Can't find many NNP programs anymore - What's going on?
    East Carolina University offers it online, but the catch is that you have to complete all your clinicals in the state of NC.
    Apr 11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. There has to be a BETTER WAY to obtain a blood sample.
    We do transcutaneous bilis to screen....but if the result is high enough to warrant phototherapy, we still have to do a serum. They do not always correlate, and sometimes the difference is a couple...
    Apr 10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Nicotine withdrawal
    No doubt. Some of our worst kids have been those whose moms smoke. God forbid they also be withdrawing from opiates too....
    Apr 8
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Nicotine withdrawal
    One of our neos said that nicotine withdrawal (and SSRI withdrawal) isn't treated because a) it's self-limiting and passes fairly quickly without long-term harm; and 2) can't be treated with opiates...
    Apr 8
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. There has to be a BETTER WAY to obtain a blood sample.
    When I have a heel stick in the hospital, I get the heel nice and warm with a warmer and wrap the baby up so he's swaddled with only his foot hanging out the bottom of the blanket. Tilt the head of...
    Apr 8
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading
    You know, women who birth in the hospital throw themselves at the mercy of whatever L&D nurse she gets, whatever OB happens to be on call, or if they aren't private, whichever resident happens to be...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. The Potential Dark Side of the Routine Newborn Vitamin K Shot
    My first response to this article: Vitamin K - Newborn Nursery at LPCH - Stanford University School of Medicine Second response: I find it interesting that he calls a Vitamin K shot a 'vaccine'...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  11. Grunting
    Part of the issue is that people use the term 'lay midwife' to mean different things. To me, a lay midwife is someone who catches babies without any sort of certification, license, or anything. To...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Are research nurses considered authors of papers?
    If you helped with the research study, or assisted in screening patients for a study, you are likely to be listed as a co-author or co-investigator. It's definitely not as sexy as being the principal...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Research Nursing
  13. Evidence-Based Practice by Nurses for Nurses: Encouraging Waiting Spontaneous Labor
    There is always the situation where medical/surgical intervention is necessary/good/life-saving. Yours sounds exactly like that. You don't need to feel bad or beaten up because you had a necessary...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Complications of gestational diabetes??
    Worst? Uncontrolled GDM, preterm baby born weighing 4.9kg (not a typo). Preemie heart and lungs unable to keep up with such a large body. :(
    Mar 28
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Personal fertility issues a detriment in OB Nursing?
    One of my best OB classroom instructors, wrote textbooks, and was a phenomenal clinical instructor, had never had children of her own d/t infertility issues.
    Mar 28
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. The Patients Who Break Your Heart
    Oh God, GrnTea. How very very sad....God bless you for reaching out to these men. I am sure they are waiting on the other side to thank you themselves.
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Pros and Cons of Induction in L&D
    Yeah, one of the things lactation showed us a few years back is to assess how much fluid mom had gotten in labor. If it was more than a couple bags we were taught areolar compression, which...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Postpartum nose bleeds?
    Sometimes it takes a while for those hormones to get straightened out. If they were frequent or lasted a long time it might be worth it to get her platelets checked.
    Mar 26
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Grunting
    Agreed. There was a lot that went wrong in this scenario, but homebirth was not to blame. And it ended in a totally avoidable tragedy. Abx can be given at a homebirth, although my personal comfort...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Interesting cases anyone?
    We had a full-term kid who'd had a stroke in utero. First sign was that she wouldn't stay warm under a radiant warmer.
    Mar 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. Bedside shift report
    When we admit the pt we tell her that we do bedside report (and explain what that is). We give her the option to participate or not, and if she wants us to do report outside the room, that's fine...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program)
    The DVDs definitely help. A lot of it does seem like stuff you won't ever use, but eventually you will get a baby that quits breathing and will need to know what to do. You're not likely to ever...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. how are NAS babies cared for in your nicu?
    A lot of it must depend, like NICURN29 said, what they are using, and who is doing the using. If the folks using aren't the same ones birthing babies, I guess that is the silver lining. Just as...
    Mar 2
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. how are NAS babies cared for in your nicu?
    I'm in a level II nursery...we have a level IV but the NAS babies stay with us unless they're <35 weeks. At any given time the level 2 usually has at least 2 NAS kids. We start q3h morphine for 3...
    Feb 25
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Postpartum-Tucks and Spray
    When it's a homework question, the instructor probably wants the student to think critically instead of asking someone else to feed them an answer. That helps no one become a better nurse.
    Feb 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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