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  1. Nicotine withdrawal
    We have recently had a baby going through nicotine withdrawal and it has been awful. High NAS scores and very irritable. It was really hard on everyone
    Apr 8
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Nicotine withdrawal
    How does your unit handle newborns that are withdrawing from nicotine?
    Apr 7
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Any ICU turned NICU nurses?
    Hey there. I was in adult ICU for 4 years and just stared in level 2 NICU. I will get a 12 wk orientation. I am about halfway though orientation now. I agree about the time management and...
    Apr 6
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Can we talk about breastfeeding and breastmilk please?
    I'm not really talking about pushing moms to BF if they don't want to. I'm more finding that nurses seem annoyed when moms want to take the time to try to BF the baby. It takes longer for the baby to...
    Mar 25
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Can we talk about breastfeeding and breastmilk please?
    Oh and to add.... Our NNPs and Neonatologist strongly encourage pumping and breastfeeding. But they are also very generous with formula and feel supplementation is normal and even encouraged. I...
    Mar 22
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Can we talk about breastfeeding and breastmilk please?
    I am a NEW NICU nurse... Not gonna lie... I donít know squat about NICU nursing. I was an ICU nurse for the big babies (adults) for many years before I made the transition to heaven... errrr the...
    Mar 22
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Transferring from ICU to NICU.... Looking for resources
    Wow. I havenít visited Allnurses in quite a while. This site helped me tremendously when I was a new grad and then again when I transferred from Med Surg to ICU. I donít frequent allnurses much...
    Feb 22
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Small children visiting patients in the critical care setting... thoughts??
    Not talking about children here.... BUT the only reason I think visitation should be limited is so patients can REST. Some families really don’t know when to stop hovering and sit down already. A...
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  9. Small children visiting patients in the critical care setting... thoughts??
    Well after reading these comments I feel kind of bad. Maybe I should have let the kid in. Oh well.
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. Small children visiting patients in the critical care setting... thoughts??
    Now I’m not an evil person. All of these situations sound reasonable for letting children in to see loved ones. And I myself have let children in to see loved ones. But most of the people who get...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  11. Small children visiting patients in the critical care setting... thoughts??
    Iím wondering what other nurses and even nurses who are parents think about this topic. I havenít been to this forum in a while. But this has really been on my mind and need some opinions. I work...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  12. Best floor for experience prior to ICU
    I understand why PACU needs an ICU nurse. However I wouldn’t consider it critical care either. But my hospital might be different because any patient that is sick sick comes straight to ICU and...
    Mar 15, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. ICU nurse... 1st pregnancy
    Hey everyone. Iíve been a nurse for 5 years and now I am 11 weeks pregnant. I have never been pregnant before and not sure what to expect. Now being an ICU nurse Iím required to do a lot of...
    Jan 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What is the highest temp you have seen?
    I had a patient last week that had a rectal temp of 106.7. She was in septic shock maxed on 4 pressors (levo, vaso, neo, dopamine). She survived, was extubated, and transferred to the floor 5 days...
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. Passed my CCRN exam!
    Way to go!!! That is awesome!
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. "If I Knew Then What I know Now" -Med/surg-to-CCU
    I think it is very appropriate to feel anxious. If you weren't anxious I'd be worried. My advice: Know what you don't know.
    Nov 6, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  17. Question re: OG tube - New in ICU
    I've seen NGTs end up in some interesting places. ALWAYS make sure you hear a good bolus and auscultate GI contents. If you are ever unsure pull it and start over. I've seen NGTs go past ET tube...
    Nov 6, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Wired Jaw :(    Food Ideas Please
    Bolthouse farms makes some really tasty smoothies! Some have 30g of protein. Strawberry banana is my favorite. They are really healthy with no preservatives or artificial anything. The protein shakes...
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How do YOU organize lines/leads/cords/etc? And other make-do tricks of the trade?
    I've not seen the medicine cup trick but I'm imagining they turn the cup upside down and tape it to the side rail. That way if the patient is still it will hold the lines but if they pull hard or...
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Why are ICU nurses so rude?
    Wow some of you guys... including the OP... are quite harsh. Everyone has slow days. So maybe you did walk through the unit and see someone on their computer googling running shoes... But you...
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Is it weird that I love wound care?
    See if your hospital has a Wound Care Team/Skin Care Team or some other variation. You could volunteer to be the representative for your unit. Not only will you learn a lot but you will get to use it...
    Sep 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Tylenol IV
    We use it in my ICU often. Works great to get those high fevers down on patients who have gut issues with decreased absorption. Sure beats a cooling blanket.
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. Any suggestions for a MedSurg nurse interested in ICU?
    Hey y'all.... I was recently in your shoes. I worked on a medsurg floor for 3 years and then transferred to ICU. I've now been in ICU for 1.5 years. I love it. You won't really be considered a...
    Sep 6, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  24. Do you ever just have a hunch?
    I found out this morning that the patient died during the night. Really sucks. I hate to see people do poorly after routine procedures. Reminds you that everything has risks and you don't need to...
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. Do you ever just have a hunch?
    Lets start a thread about times that you felt like something was off... Went with your gut... and saved a life. My patient today took a turn for the worse following a routine thoracentesis....
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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