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  1. What to wear to a job interview when it's 100 degrees outside?
    Arrive early so you can cool off in the AC and stop sweating before your interview. Consider using a public bathroom (off the main lobby/entrance) to change into your clothes if you're SURE you won't...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  2. And the award for most asked question goes to...
    Baby delivered by caesarean section with Father in attendance. Father witnesses any resuscitative efforts and walks to NICU along side baby in transport isolette. On the unit, we slap ECG leads and...
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. O2% to admin initally on apneic/resp distress preemie
    Pardon me, I wasn't clear: 40% is our "somewhat higher" for preterms. Term babies are started at 21%. Yes, if the HR <60 and you're administering chest compressions, the O2 should be dialed to...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. O2% to admin initally on apneic/resp distress preemie
    The NRP book just says "somewhat higher" for premature babies. My facility has decided to start at 40%, but that's arbitrary, not evidence based. In general you titrate to oxygen saturations. The...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Mental health days
    These are two different things. "I have great plans next Tuesday and will call in sick" is NOT a mental health day. "OMG, I'm so exhausted and depressed by my job that I cannot possibly go to my job...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  6. What can you tell me about NEC?
    umcRN is right: the benefits of enteral feeds outweigh the risks. But when the bad outcome hits YOUR patient, it's hard to remember that.
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Tricks of the trade: Diversion- stories of the stupid and sly?
    Pens are easy to replace, your license is not.
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. The most gruesome situation you've encountered?
    PMFB-RN, thank you for your service.
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What can you tell me about NEC?
    NEC is terrible. You did what you could. It's an insidious disease.
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Sexual Orientation Question
    I just want to say thanks... Because of this thread, I had yet ANOTHER conversation with my kids about safe sex...and found out that one thought the Pill protected against STIs. I will continue to...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Nursing Diagnosis
    However, to address what I believe MIGHT be your point. Yes, nursing diagnoses can be a bit awkward, but they serve as our profession's language and lead to NURSING interventions, which promote...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Nursing Diagnosis
    Then articulate your point in plain English or professional nursing language.
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Nursing essay
    Actually..... I like this bit the best:
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. Nursing essay
    Why DO you want to be a peds nurse?
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  15. Being pressured to work more hours
    This is a nice opportunity to practice your firm, assertive voice. "No, I'm sorry. I cannot. I have another commitment at that time." Hopefully, you won't need to stay on at that facility for long -...
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What is the correct title?
    When we get a new attending, I say, "Hi, I'm Anon. I'm concered about Patient Smith who has...blah, blah, blah." The best attendings respond, "Hi Anon! I'm Joe. Let's do these things for Patient...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Certifications...
    If you want it for YOU, get it!!! (Mine reimbursed the test fee after verification of "pass" result, and pays an extra $1.25/hr.)
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Unsanitary practice?
    Everything I've ever read has said that sanitizer is okay UNLESS HANDS ARE VISIBLY SOILED. Then you need soap-and-water.
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. I really like my new job
    I'm so happy for you!
    Mar 12, '13
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  20. We all have our place.
    Marydc, I have the utmost respect for psych nurses. On my heirarchy, they are at the top. I mean, really!? I work NICU - I can't even handle patients that can talk! More seriously: you are right;...
    Mar 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Nurse Overdosed NICU patient
    For any sort of malpractice judgement to be awarded, there must have been harm, so there is no legal issue in the situation you describe. Regarding discipline of an employee: policies vary among...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. how to deal with loss in the NICU
    Most babies go home and are perfectly healthy and normal. The few who die... are ready for it, and it is usually a relief to me when they do. I cry at home. Once in a while at work. When I cry,...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Any advice? Thinking about having a baby at the end of school.
    This is such a personal decision. I can only give you my thoughts. I was very pregnant with my first child when I finished nursing school. The faculty was helpful in placing me in clinicals that...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Anti-intellectual & hyper-sensitive. WHY?
    I think it started when they stopped keeping score at kids' soccer games and gave ALL the kids a trophy!
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Define "helping people" (turning tables)
    Okay, I'll bite. I went into nursing because ever since I was a little kid I thought nurses were cool. I went into nursing because I hated sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day (which I did for...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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