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  1. Adult Nurse has NICU interview. Help with preparing presentation please!
    Congratulations on your interview. I'm an Adult Nurse who started in neonates last year. Are you a nurse in the UK? Someone on the forums suggested I read The Department of Health Toolkit for High...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. ET Tube suction.
    All your comments have been really intersting and helpful. Honestly it's so good to get people's insight into suction practice in different units. I feel more confident now with it, although I'll...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. ET Tube suction.
    Yikes :nailbiting: Ah, so would 'sounding crunchy' (love that term btw) alone give cause for suction, or would you not go there until you've got other clinical features alongside it?
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. ET Tube suction.
    Thank you all for making me feel better about asking for help with suctioning. I felt like by now I should be able to do such a basic thing as this on my own. Reading your comments has helped me...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. ET Tube suction.
    I wish we had in-line suction. We don't have chest physios based on the unit, they'll only come if there is a real concern about an infant's respiratory state. Physios don't see ventilated babies as...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. ET Tube suction.
    Thanks for your replies :) Nurse4sale that's reassuring to know, if anyone offers to do it for me I leap for joy and let them. Not good for me in the long term. And I feel embarrassed asking for help...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. CVCs and Nystatin?
    That's an excellent idea :up: Never thought of that because I don't think we stock them.
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. ET Tube suction.
    Hello. I'm really new to neonates and I'm loving it so far. My main concern is I'm underconfident when it comes to suctioning a Et tube. I know how to do it, but I struggle with when to do it, if...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. CVCs and Nystatin?
    Interesting topic, thanks for bringing it up. Our unit does this, but not every baby with a CVC gets Nystatin, there are a set of risk factors that indiciate its use. We put 0.5ml down the NG and...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Starting NICU in 1 week in need of helpful tips!!
    Best of luck! I'm sure you'll love it. I just had my first week in NICU, and I've also got no previous experience. Although I can't be too helpful, one thing I can say is bring in a notebook to write...
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Caring For NICU Parents
    What a super topic. As an adult nurse due to start in NICU, literally the only thing I feel confident in is being able to care for the adults in the unit. I hope when I'm overwhelmed with all the...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Band 7 job interview - neonatal unit
    Excellent! Congratulations and very well done you. :yeah:
    May 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  13. Band 7 job interview - neonatal unit
    Good Luck for tomorrow! :up:
    May 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  14. A question for any nicu nurses.
    Thanks Raye! I'll add Bliss to my reading list. Are the current levels of care 1:2 hd and 1:4 sc, or is this a new aim? Will this mean less staff or more staff per infant? The unit I'm applying to...
    May 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  15. How long does it take to qualify as an icu nurse?
    Thank you for your advice :nurse: It's so great that nicu welcome adult nurses.
    May 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  16. A question for any nicu nurses.
    XB9S me too haha :lol2:. Gem, wow...thank you so much!! That reply blew me away. All this information is wonderful, and I'd never have found that on my own. Good luck with your masters. I'd love one...
    May 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  17. A question for any nicu nurses.
    I have an interview soon for NICU Nurse. I'm an adult nurse with no nicu experience. I was wondering if anyone knows of any current challenges, research, or developments within the nicu setting...
    May 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  18. How long does it take to qualify as an icu nurse?
    Thank you for your reply. That's a stinker. I was hoping PICUs would welcome ICU Nurses and let them do the branch conversion course. I know NICUs accept adult nurse applicants with critical care...
    Apr 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  19. How long does it take to qualify as an icu nurse?
    I potentially have an ICU job offer (nursing cohort...just waiting to hear which ICU it'll be.) Does anyone know how long it takes to complete the necessary post-grad courses to be classed as a...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing in the United Kingdom
  20. Nervous Nurse's Guide to NG Placement
    The final step after all that drama is seeing them return from xray with the tube now coiled around their hand. :rolleyes:
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Worth emailing matron about future jobs?
    Thank you MaryAnn. I did email her and she replied to say they'll be advertising for a Band 5 in a few weeks time. So good news! The odds are well stacked against me but I'm so pleased to hear...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  22. Worth emailing matron about future jobs?
    Just wondering if I could have your two cents :twocents: I've checked nhs jobs every day for over a year waiting for a neonatal nurse post to come up at work. So far only one has and I was...
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  23. Transition to specialty practice courses.
    Actually Queensland is top of my list!! But anywhere where the rugby is good will do :) I love how Oz seems to welcome international nurses with open arms. If I'm going all that way then then I'd be...
    Jul 15, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  24. Transition to specialty practice courses.
    Thank you for your reply :) Right I didn't realise they were designed for people finishing their graduate programs. It makes sense that they'd be very popular courses and only offered to people...
    Jul 11, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  25. Transition to specialty practice courses.
    I'm just wondering if anyone has had experience of bridging programs into icu/nicu/other acute areas. I'd love to come to Oz on a temporary visa, and it'd be excellent if I could find a job that...
    Jul 10, '11
    Forum: International Nursing


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