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  1. Medication 20% Rule.
    That does seem confusing. We actually aren't supposed to dilute fentanyl the way described above. We have to draw up our dose in a 1ml syringe, then we can dilute it a little- but there is no rule...
    Dec 22, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Is it difficult for men to get into NICU?
    We have quite a few male nurses in my unit. I think we have 8. I don't think it's true about NICU nurses coming from L & D. Most of our nurses have either been in NICU forever, were originally new...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Which book?!
    I have both. I prefer the book by Merenstein and Gardner. I feel like it goes into way more explanation then the other. Plus one is ALL in outline format (Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. NG tube placement
    I remember learning in nursing school that if the tube was actually in their lungs you would still hear the sound. But when I listen, and I'm pretty sure when everyone else listens, I can tell that...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. NG tube placement
    We verify placement the same way you would in an adult. We either check for stomach content, or auscultate. I don't know what more you need to verify placement. I learned this in nursing school. ...
    Nov 6, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Y's vs. Stopcocks
    We don't use a line of stopcocks at all. We only use stopcocks on our PALS and UACS. Everything else has double and triple lumen Y connectors. Sometimes we get kids back after PA banding. Only...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Research for NICU Tourniquet
    Our NICU also uses rubberbands. I don't like them so much on the little babies because it seems like the pull on the skin. What I've been doing lately is pulling off the cloth/elastic from the side...
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal

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