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  1. pediatric updates for CPN recert.
    Can anyone tell me about the pediatric updates for CPN recertification through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board? How hard is it? What does it involve? How long does it take? How much...
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  2. Non-compliance/medical neglect in a child with an open case with protective services
    It is so sad to see a case like this. I have seen a few examples myself where DHR needed to take custody but didn't. I suspect that the reason the state has not taken custody is that they are...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  3. Continuous aerosol treatment
    I work on a general peds floor. The hospital has decided to start giving continuous albuterol aerosol treatments on the floor for asthma exacerbation. Anyone else work in a hospital that does...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  4. computer based education vs classes
    Where I work almost all the continuing education is done on the computer. The problem that I have with that is that there is no one to ask any questions. I have gone to the nursing education...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Seizure policies
    I just started on the Evidence Based Policy and Procedure committee. I was just asked to review the policies regarding seizures. What resources do you use when writing nursing policies?
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  6. adult patients admitted to a pediatric hospital
    We do not get adults very often. The adults we get usually have a diagnosis in which we have had trouble finding care in the adult world for them. A few of them have chosen to go out of state to be...
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  7. adult patients admitted to a pediatric hospital
    How do pediatric nurses feel when they have to take care of an adult patient? We do not get that many, but we do get a few when there is no one to transition them to. Many of my co workers get...
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  8. Vent: "I should warn you, I'm a tough stick..."
    I do not consider myself a hard stick if a 22g is used instead of a 20g. The last time I went for an MRI, I let the nurse know that the 2 previous MRIs were completed with a 22g instead of a 20g and...
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. staying the night at work due to weather
    I live in a state that occasionally gets snow. If we get winter weather it is more likely to be ice. The are many hills and bridges. The city has minimal equipment to clear the roads. A large...
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Not hired if you smoke?
    I dread my patient's parents who are already stressed out and then told they have to go cold turkey from nicotine if our campus goes smoke free. Security will be very busy.
    Sep 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. adult patients at Chidren's
    I have heard that it is not uncommon for adult patients to be admitted to children's if they have a pediatric or congenital diagnosis. As a pediatric nurse I understand not wanting to kick patients...
    Feb 9, '10
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  12. transitioning to adult care
    I know that it is going to be very difficult. The peds GI office is not being helpful at this point. I personally know how difficult it is to find an adult cardiologist that is trained in...
    Sep 18, '08
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  13. transitioning to adult care
    Does anyone know an adult GI doc that takes care of adult patients with SBS related to NEC early in life? Where do your peds GI docs refer there patients to when they reach adulthood?
    Sep 18, '08
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. Testing an Inpatient Nursing Intensity Billing Model
    Where I work we have been doing that for over 20 years. We use the same tool that we use to decide on staffing levels. The only problem is that we need a good audit system. If nurses rate the...
    Sep 11, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Pulse ox, or other monitor, question
    This is one of my pet peeves. I work on a surgical floor with many patients on continuous pulse oximeters. There is no central monitoring station. I can't here the alarms all the way down the...
    Aug 3, '08
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  16. doctors refusing to continue
    Years ago I worked in a step down unit for infants and toddlers. Beds 4-10 were all trached. Five out of the seven were ex-premies with severe lung and brain damage. They were all full codes. I...
    Jul 20, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. PICC line work
    There are a couple of openings at children's in birmingham. It is for an IV therapy job. A high percentage of what they do is put in picc lines. They also start PIVs and obtain labs on the...
    Nov 5, '07
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  18. Pulse oximetry and cyanotic CHD
    Does anyone know if there have been studies regarding the accuracy of pulse oximetry in the polycythemic cyanotic CHD patient? I had a patient in which the pulse ox readings varied from high 50s...
    Mar 15, '07
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  19. You Know You're an Old(er) Nurse If . . .
    Zoeboboey, I did go into nursing because of the wonderful nurses that I had as a child. As a 6 year old, I new who was a good nurse and who wasn't. All but just a couple of nurses were...
    Dec 27, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. You Know You're an Old(er) Nurse If . . .
    Were I work we still have: Gomco for intermittent suction Old crank beds 6 of the rooms do not have a complete bathroom so a unit tub/shower is used for those rooms milk and molasses...
    Dec 26, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. kids like me nowdays - how do they compare
    Dear 33 weaker, I also am 41 and was born with a complex congenital heart defect. Try www.achaheart.org . You will find other people with your same defect. I had my first shunt in 1965. I am...
    Oct 21, '06
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  22. Pediatric Rehab?
    I currently work on a ped rehab floor unit. We get children from infancy to 18 years of age. Most of our rehab patients have either a brain injury or spinal cord injury. The injuries can be a...
    Aug 30, '06
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  23. Anyone in Burmingham Ala?
    I do not know yet, but I am anxious to hear also. I will need heart surgery again. Do you know if he also operates on the adult congential heart patients?
    Aug 14, '06
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  24. Infant Botulism
    I have seen 3 cases of infant botulism. All 3 spent time on the vent. The third one came to the floor unit where I worked via EMS. The referring community hospital did not have a clue how sick the...
    Aug 14, '06
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric


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