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  1. Coping with death
    Hi NICU nurse here, sorry if I'm invading your forum... We recently had a very sad loss in my unit, one of our micro's, a former 25wkr, 820g at birth we fought really hard along side him and his...
    Jun 19, '11
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  2. Gastroschisis
    Hi there, Just dropped by to let you know how our little guy is doing, he is still npo, on tpn and went for his secondary closure last week the surgeon says all he bowels looked good, no necrosis...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Gastroschisis
    Hi there, thank you Averysangels, will be in contact if I have any more questions, sory that I have been quiet, have been off from work with flu for the last few days, so am a bit out of the loop as...
    May 9, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Gastroschisis
    Thank you prmenrs, for that referance and I will do a more specific search as well,I will definately be back I'm sure, asking questions is kinda my thing. And I will try and keep you updated on how...
    May 5, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Gastroschisis
    thank you for all your replies and advice, I had a giggle at the tact and the emphasis on conveying said advice with respect :) us South African's have very thick skins and dont get offended...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Gastroschisis
    Hi, I was just wondering if those of you in bigger units have seen this condition before? we are due to be admitting a baby this week with suspected gastroschisis or omphalocele, it will be the...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. How do you measure temperatures?
    We use axillary temps on most of our patients, Bladder temps on our open hearts and our very untstable pyrexial patients get rectal temp probes which connect to our monitors
    May 2, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Intubation and Sedation
    Hi,yes I tend to agree,I don't really think it's the best option either,sometimes we have to use huge doses to get the patient out enough to intubate,that we end up with a patient with no blood...
    Apr 11, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Intubation and Sedation
    Ok I seeI have caused some debate, let me clarify what I mean't, We use a stat dose of 10-15mg midazolam,intubateand then once the patient is intubated and ET is secured, position checked etc we...
    Apr 11, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Intubation and Sedation
    Reading through all these replies, it seems that we are the only unit who uses Midazolam/Dormicum, for intubations,and then dormicum and morphine post intubation for sedation, is there anyone else...
    Apr 10, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. What HAVE you said to patients???
    To a 9 year old brat, post cardiac surgery, after a long night of being ordered to lift/ lower the head of the bed, fetch that, bring this,refusing her oral meds and being a general PITA..eventually...
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Hi from South Africa
    Hi from a fellow south African :) Good luck with the rest of your studies :)
    Mar 16, '11
    Forum: World Nursing
  13. B.Bruan Space pumps
    Thank guy's for all your input,sounds likethe manufacturing of air out of nowhere is a common problem with these pumps then, at present we are using the Baxter pumps,the colleague I think, and they...
    Mar 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. B.Bruan Space pumps
    Hi, we ar trying out these B.Bruan SPACE pumps, and I was wondering if anyone else out there has used them and what their thoughts are, firsthand they seem great,but we have only just started the...
    Mar 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Is turning to supine considered a turn?
    To be honest, I actually am not sure why we don't leave our pt's on thier sides after rubbing them, we do it with our baby's and kids but not the adult's - our unit is mixed we get all age's. I think...
    Dec 29, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Is turning to supine considered a turn?
    :eek: How do you manage to turn every 15 - 30 mins?? when do you do everything else you need to do and who has time to help you? Your unit must be really well staffed and you surely only have 1...
    Dec 28, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. Please help
    thanks I will give that a try :)
    May 9, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Please help
    hi there, does any one know of a blood gas calculator that uses kPa instead of mmHg? I am stuck on a gas which indicates that the pH is elevated - 7.55- therefore showing alkalosis, with a pCO2 of...
    May 9, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. Anyone using 2% chlorohexidene bath packs?
    not sure what bag baths are but all our ICU (mixed SICU and MICU)patients get bathed twice a day once for each shift usuing a chlorhexidine solution soap and we have very few cases of line sepsis.
    Mar 21, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. tub bathing in the NICU
    please explain what a swaddled tub bath is how do you wash them if theyre swaddled in something?
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. supplies after discharge
    thank you love 2 learn, sounds interesting, wish they would implement that here, the constant charging is quite tiresome especially when you have other more important things to do, we usually have...
    Feb 9, '10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. supplies after discharge
    sorry for being obtuse, but are you talking about used supplies?? if not first of all why would you have more than one ETT, specifically for one child, surely they are ward stock? as should saline...
    Feb 8, '10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. supplies after discharge
    Why dont you just send it home with the baby? Thats what we do.
    Feb 7, '10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. chylothorax
    Hi, we have a 23 month old kiddo in our unit, who developed Chylothorax post TOF and ASD +VSD repair, he was transferred back to our hospital,his home town, he had to go out of town for the...
    Jan 3, '10
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  25. Merry Christmas from...
    merry christmas to all from port elizabeth, south africa
    Dec 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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