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  1. PNPs with Neonatals
    Yes, PNPs can and do work in NICUs. In some units, they focus on the older babies, in others they function similarly to the NNPs. They have a lot to offer in the areas of growth and development,...
    Jun 27
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Fitbit to track sleeping habits
    Thanks everyone! I'll look into the different models and options. She has an appointment in early July, so we should be able to make a decision by then :)
    Jun 26
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. Medical Billing Question
    Thanks so much for your input. Uncharacteristically, it is not the insurance company that I blame for this situation. I received very intensive services from a multi-specialty group in early...
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Fitbit to track sleeping habits
    Does anyone have experience using a Fitbit or other similar technology to monitor sleeping habits for the purpose of improving health? I have a family member with a chronic condition that we are...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. Medical Billing Question
    It has been eons since I was involved with billing, so I know that things have likely changed quite a bit, and probably not in favor of the provider. Back in the dark ages, providers typically had...
    Jun 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Not cut out for NICU
    I have a slightly different take on your post. I'm not alarmed by your reaction to NICU at all, and actually think it indicates that you'll make an excellent NICU nurse, if you give yourself the...
    Jun 23
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Delayed Cord Clamping
    This may explain the case of kernicterus klone referred to, but please do not assume that it is the only possible cause. Because it is (thankfully) so rare now, I won't disclose much, other than...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. How many nurses to students ratio?
    I was responsible for 1800 students in 4 buildings from K-8. I had very capable secretarial and health aide support in each building. On Fridays, the other district nurses were off and I was on...
    May 29
    Forum: School Nurses
  9. School Nurse = Employee Health Nurse?
    My situation was unique in that I was not a school district employee, but was employed by a public health agency and was one of several nurses contracted into our school district. We were employed...
    May 18
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Philly schools to outsource nurses?
    I would be very curious to see how a model like that would be financed, given that nursing services alone are too expensive for the district to fund. Is it feasible to offer in-school services to...
    May 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Wrongful termination?
    I don't think that most people understand the purpose of unemployment compensation. It is intended to minimize income loss for a person who loses his/her job through no fault of his own. For...
    May 15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  12. Wrongful termination?
    I'm sorry for your situation, and it does sound like your employer is intent on limiting costs, but that does not amount to wrongful termination. By stating your intent to leave your employer, you...
    May 15
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. End of year meds?
    I agree with those who voice concern about sending meds home with kids, regardless of parental permission, for 2 reasons. First of all, if it was safe for children to be in possession of their meds,...
    May 15
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. HPV Vaccine
    Women Who Received HPV Vaccine May Need Another Shot
    May 13
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. on my way to RN.....but now my employer through a monkey wrench in
    When do you anticipate that the pain unit will open and the supervisory job will actually be available? It sounds to me like that could be a few years down the road. I don't mean to be a...
    May 13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Spinoff of Lidocaine with IV - what about Lidocaine mixed with Rocephin?
    In my experience, Rocephin is much better tolerated (by both adults and children) when mixed with lidocaine. I cant explain why lidocaine may burn in one instance, and lessen pain in another,...
    May 11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. What is the freaking deal with OB?
    Congratulations, cayenne! Best wishes for a long and satisfying career as a CNM.
    May 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. This is a stretch to call HIPAA violation
    I am truly sorry that administration chose not to discuss the situation with the parent and educate her on HIPAA, deciding instead to mandate envelopes, which are a complete waste of time and money,...
    May 7
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  19. What is the freaking deal with OB?
    I think students tend to be attracted to an area of nursing that is relevant to their stage in life. When I graduated 30 years ago, our class was virtually 100% women in their early 20's, many...
    May 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Misdiagnosis
    I recently took my daughter to our primary care office for a sick visit. She saw a senior doctor in the practice we'd not met before. He was fascinating to talk to as he explained that he now sees...
    May 6
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Attempting to find NP preceptors in Chicago area
    This is just my opinion, so take it for what it's worth. Chicago is home to a number of well-regarded Nurse Practitioner education programs, most of which are offered "on site" and include...
    May 3
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  22. Medication Disposal
    We have a medical mission organization in our town that accepts Epi-pens that are less than 6 months out of date for use on overseas trips. Nice to see them go to good use :)
    Apr 30
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. From NICU to school nurse
    I was hired in part because of my extensive NICU background. More and more former preemies and medically fragile children are entering school than ever before, often with residual health care needs....
    Apr 28
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. Curious about formula marketing practices in your hospital
    I took my first job in OB in 1986. Since then I've worked in all aspects of maternal-child health, in facilities ranging in size from 90 bed rural facilities to 1200 bed teaching hospitals, as well...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Standing Out with My Resume - HELP!
    I interview and hire for our business (not healthcare related). If I received a resume or packet that included a photograph of a candidate, especially one that was a few years old, frankly, I would...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help


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