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  1. SIDS prevention and Back to Sleep education for NICU parents
    @NicuGal: How long have you been doing HOB flat at 33-34 weeks in your unit? Do you find that the babies spit up more with HOB flat at that age, since lots of them still need gavage... Most of the...
    Apr 14, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. SIDS prevention and Back to Sleep education for NICU parents
    At what point does your unit take babies out of the isolette, and why do you wait 'till you take them out? We've just had a thermoregulation policy change, making most of our babies stay in a lot...
    Apr 14, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. To Filter or Not to Filter
    We filter TPN and clear fluids in the NICU, but the Level II nursery (different unit) doesn't filter anything. Go figure.
    Apr 13, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. SIDS prevention and Back to Sleep education for NICU parents
    Hi everyone, I will be doing education on SIDS to both parents and nurses of NICU patients...in our unit we tend to swaddle babies 'till almost the very end. Back to sleep is taught once by our...
    Apr 13, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Benefits of RHIA Credential?
    Hi everyone, In January I will start studying toward a one-year graduate certificate in Clinical Informatics at Oregon Health Science University. I am currently an RN with a little over four...
    Dec 5, '10
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  6. venting...
    our state does not have unions. this has been a chronic situation, it's been happening over the past several months. nurses have been to manager and complained about assignments and safety multiple...
    Jun 17, '10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. venting...
    All right, tonight is my 3/3 in a row, night shift and last night was probably one of the worst nigths my unit had, the only worse thing would be a patient dying. On my 1st night the unit was busy...
    Jun 14, '10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Volunteer Cuddling/Holding -- need your input, please!! Even if you're new to NICU!
    Hi everyone, My unit has had a volunteer cuddle/hold group since last April. I work in a 34-bed unit. Last year our Unit Based Council voted that cuddling would not be a standard of practice,...
    Feb 2, '10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Volunteer Cuddling
    I just wanted to let everyone know that as of April of 2009 our NICU has implemented a cuddling program. It has been quite a trip from an idea to actually getting it all together... (mounds of...
    Jan 30, '10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. NP's with second jobs
    i agree that in most cases the two roles could interfere... i was thinking if i pursued FNP, since i work as an RN in Neonatal ICU there would be little role confusion if i chose to continue working...
    Sep 27, '09
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  11. 2 different questions for NICU nurses
    i am 5ft9in and whenever i have to draw multiple labs from a baby who is in an open crib, i do it on a weight scale. the scales are at least 1/2ft taller than open cribs we have so that helps me...
    Mar 23, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Infant Massage in the NICU
    our ot/pt does it every day except on weekends
    Mar 23, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Information for parents
    We have a booklet that we give parents... it contains orientation to NICU, medical terminology, etc. Also we have info that is geared more to the age of baby and its specific medical condition --...
    Mar 23, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. downtown hospital
    i've searched all over and can't find the link listing the benefits of the downtown hospital of ny. http://www.downtownhospital.org is that their reputation is so great that they don't feel the...
    Mar 14, '09
    Forum: New York Nursing
  15. Wanting to know different countries approach to health care and nursing
    Hi Goxy, I was so glad that you took the time to write about nursing in Serbia. I grew up in Belgrade and left for US when I was 18, back in 95. I became an RN here. I had no idea really what...
    Mar 11, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  16. one of -those- questions
    thank you everyone for your replies!
    Mar 11, '09
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  17. Sali-wipes for Eyecare?
    i wear contacts and use saline solution to clean my eyes. the liquid produced in eyes is closest to saline. saline is definitely more comfortable than water...
    Mar 10, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. one of -those- questions
    every time i witness it i get nauseous. i am not sure how long it would take me to get over it. i could see my potential instructors not being happy with that.
    Mar 10, '09
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  19. one of -those- questions
    I am a critical care RN with a fear of needles. I used to shake and sweat when giving a subQ... and now I'm at the point where I do OK starting an IV and doing art gasses. I still kind of get...
    Mar 10, '09
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  20. Foreign (Nepal) educated Nurse, currently in New York under F1 visa, how to proceed?
    Here are my two cents. I am a permanent resident RN from E. Europe. I know that my answer kind of meanders but I think it will be beneficial to a lot of non-citizens who thinking of becoming RNs. ...
    Feb 12, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  21. Jobless Adn~ Rn?
    i am looking here http://nyp.org/careers/car_eve/index.html and i don't see any open house type events for nursing. i got excited for a second there because i was going to be in philly on the 27th (i...
    Feb 9, '09
    Forum: New York Nursing
  22. Down in the dumps
    This, i think is what is the biggest source of your problems, reflected in your statement: "I never wanted to be a nurse in the first place" If you never wanted to be a nurse in the first place,...
    Feb 9, '09
    Forum: New York Nursing
  23. rotating shifts?!
    i had to read your message twice to understand what's going on. :lol_hitti
    Jan 15, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Volunteer Cuddling
    @stanley - totally not odd to be interested in that. i know of a (male) flight nurse that cuddled preemies in his spare time. his pic cuddling a baby is actually on the hospital's nicu cuddler...
    Jan 15, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. 24 week preemie
    that is amazing and it makes me happy to know that there are healthy people "out there" who were born severely so premature. i worry and wonder so much about what kind of life awaits the little ones..
    Jan 15, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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