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  1. Attending high risk deliveries as a NICU nurse. Traumatic experience
    At my hospital NICU nurses attend high risk deliveries if our census allows. Also, if our census allows one of us is assigned to be baby nurse and will attend all deliveries including low risk. ...
    Sep 22
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. New job on 3rd shift. Struggling. Need tips
    Well when I do the weekend he goes to his Grandparent’s house Sunday. So I leave for work Saturday afternoon and don’t see him until I wake up Monday afternoon. And My son sleeps with me so I guess I...
    Jun 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Pregnancy and being a nurse
    I worked full time in ICU all the way until 41 weeks. Had my little man at 41 2/7. It was rough. I was tired. Smells didnít bother me too bad but randomly emptying a foley or something would make me...
    Jun 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. New job on 3rd shift. Struggling. Need tips
    As of right now I have decided to stay where I am in the NICU on nights. I have been doing better. I think I was really really sleep deprived and it was making me emotional and down. I’m feeling...
    Jun 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Really struggling with my transition to NICU
    Thanks for the support everyone. I have been doing better. At this time I am planning to stay in the NICU. I am drinking more water and I think that has helped with the headaches. I am pretty sure I...
    Jun 10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. New job on 3rd shift. Struggling. Need tips
    Well dayshift asap isn’t really an option. There are only like 15 staff total. The ones on days have been there for many moons with no plans to leave......
    Jun 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Really struggling with my transition to NICU
    I have always been lucky to work 1st shift during my nursing career. I recently changed from ICU to NICU which put me on 3rd shift. I work in a level 2 nursery and our census is anywhere from 1 -8...
    Jun 3
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Days or Nights with kids?
    My 2cents is this. I have always worked day shift. I just transferred to nights because I wanted to change specialities. I have a toddler and I am miserable. I have childcare for him for when I...
    Jun 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. New job on 3rd shift. Struggling. Need tips
    So I found out today that I may be able to go back to my ICU dayshift position. I don’t want to be that flake that only lasts a few months at the new job. But I don’t know if 3rd shift is going to...
    Jun 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. New job on 3rd shift. Struggling. Need tips
    Thanks everyone. Doing 3 12 hr shifts a week. The weekends are the toughest because I feel so separated from my son. I think the headache is stemming from dehydration. Going to work on that. I am...
    Jun 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. New job on 3rd shift. Struggling. Need tips
    I took a new job in a specialty I've always wanted. I've been working day shift in Adult ICU for years and just switched to NICU. I love the babies and am exciting to be there but 3rd shift is...
    Jun 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. 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
  13. Nicotine withdrawal
    How does your unit handle newborns that are withdrawing from nicotine?
    Apr 7
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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


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