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  1. If you didn't start in NICU
    I started in ICU and loved it, never thought I would leave my unit! But then I had to move to a different state for personal reasons and took a job in ER. I did not like ER at all so I started...
    Aug 22
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Any ICU turned NICU nurses?
    I had a 12 week orientation and I felt like I was ready to be on my own after that. I borrowed a Merenstein and Gardner Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care and that was helpful to read through. ...
    Apr 6
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Bar Code Medication Administration NICU Style
    We have the baby's band with barcode taped to the isolette or crib. The bands are way too big to put on them and we have never had a problem with scanning/medicating the wrong baby. We have mostly...
    Apr 6
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Any ICU turned NICU nurses?
    I worked with adults for 3 years before coming to NICU (2 years in ICU and 1 year in ER). One thing I was told was to "forget everything I knew about adults", but I did not find that to be necessary....
    Apr 6
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Haha this explains my night!
    Never fails!
    Apr 6
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. The youngest new mother's you've seen
    I work in NICU and once took care of a preemie whose mother was 14 and had an 8 month old already. Her mother was pregnant as well.
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. What courses would you recommend?
    Try to take STABLE. I took it when I first started in NICU and it really was helpful!
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Y's vs. Stopcocks
    The CNS where I work told me that stopcocks do raise the risk of central line infections so to try and avoid using them. I don't know where she got that information but she usually has research to...
    Aug 16, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Caring For NICU Parents
    I love this! I'm a newer NICU nurse (just under a year) and I try so hard to allow the parents to do as much as they can for their baby. It is difficult to balance though between a busy assignment...
    Aug 16, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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