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  1. Low census anyone?
    I'm in Detroit, and for the 13 years that I have been an NICU nurse low census was not a problem. That is until now. Since December we have been on and off slow. I have been given more LCD in one...
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. advice for barcode scanning of infants
    Our unit purchased hand scanners, and they can scan thru plexiglass of isolette. But still difficult if ID braclet has turned. Some of our smallest have the ID band on and a duplicate taped outside...
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. What TO DO?
    good luck, I think that a refresher course is a great idea. Wish I knew one to point you to. Just be honest in any interview that you do get on why there was a big lapse in time between school and...
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  4. Your thoughts on the nursing jurisprudence examination?
    I found the $25 class helpful. I took and passed the exam immediately after i took the class while the info was fresh in my mind. I think it was worth it, my time is valuable and having to look...
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  5. The Problem with Nursing
    Good luck with your career, I am concerned that this might not be the job for you. There appears to be a superior attitude in your post. I have worked with many new grads with similar attitudes. ...
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Nursing: The 10 Hardest Jobs To Fill In America
    not to mention be responsible with your license when you have students working under you. Alot more responsibility and accountability than the average math professor
    Jun 19, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. Colorado nurses who blew whistle sue Swedish Medical Center
    This is a damned if you do and damned if you don't situation that most nurses are put in regularly. Our state boards entrust us to protect and police each other, but if and when we do, hospitals do...
    Jun 19, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Post Traumatic Stress anyone else?
    I have been doing this for almost 11 years, and it really never gets better with a term or near term. We know how sick they are, but unless there is a chromosomal abonormality incompatable with life...
    Jan 29, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. rotating shifts?!
    I am still rotating after almost 11 years at the same NICU. We rotate to the off shift (7p-7a) for a one month schedule. I rotate 2 times in 12 months. I can do them in a row or seperate them by 6...
    Jan 29, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Octuplets
    are you ***** kidding me 31 week baby going to be in the hospital for 2 weeks! Lets have the public have even more unrealistic expectations when they have micropreemies. The media makes it sound like...
    Jan 29, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. How Old Are You?
    41 and look and act much younger :bugeyes:
    Jan 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Questions about neonate drug withdrawal management
    You are right on base with the morphine! Most recent evidence based practice show this to be effective. Kuddos for really advocating proper withdrawl managment. I see withdrawl both iatrogenic and...
    Jan 29, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. hourly rate
    I make about $33/hr with 10 yrs experience in the NICU in the DMC. $2 more on weekends and the off shift diff depends on nights or afternoons. Good luck with your search ( I love working in detroit,...
    Oct 24, '08
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  14. HIE and the CoolCap System
    The cooling has made a Major difference in outcomes! There is an article in the New England Journal of Medicine by Seetha Shankaran that details the difference in outcomes.
    Oct 24, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. What is the Highest Bilirubin you've ever seen?
    normal bili levels are dependant on age (in terms of hours/days), gestational age, and institutional values. I know this isn't really the answer that you want to hear, but in general a full term...
    Oct 24, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. My first med error :(
    It sounds like you are on the right track to prevent further med errors. Whats important is that we learn from our mistakes. Of course you feel bad, I personally feel its important to allow time to...
    Oct 24, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. NICU Parent Discharge Education
    WOW! What a great thing to actually require that all parents take a class. We have no such requirement, except for CPR for home o2, trach, and vent discharges. But I have made it a priority to...
    Oct 24, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Anyone attended Wayne State University??
    sorry to hear of your poor experiences. I wish the CON were more supportive of you. As for the NCLEX, I took the Kaplan course (which is expensive) but they guaranteed a passing score or you could...
    Oct 24, '08
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. Anyone attended Wayne State University??
    I attended wayne state for both grad and undergrad. found it very affordable. most instructors were good, with a few rotten eggs. I enjoyed the diversity of students and staff.
    Oct 24, '08
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. Best Hospital in metro detroit for NNP
    Congrats on your going back for NNP! I would say the best hospital for NNP's in Metro Detroit is probably Oakwood (since they never seem to have openings) although I have no experience with that...
    Oct 24, '08
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. safe staffing in NICU
    We are trying to revise our staffing guidelines. What does your unit consider a 1:1 baby. How many babies are you expected to care for and acuity. I am tired of having unsafe staffing ratios! ...
    Jun 17, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. CME credits
    there is a site called nicuniversity.com that has lectures for physicians and advanced practice nurses. I think they may also have nursing ceu's. The lectures in the NNP part are very good,...
    Apr 1, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Funny Names
    I just could not help myself from responding to this thread. The favorite patients I have had. 1. R-Eal (pronounced Ariel) 2. A'Joi Ishalbe (pronounced A Joy I Shall Be) 3. Iceeheaven ( I see...
    Apr 1, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Neonatal NP info?
    If you want to stay in MI, the only game in town is Wayne State University. To Become an NNP you need to attend a program that is eligible for national certification. The classes are all babies all...
    Apr 1, '08
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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