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  1. one side love problem between student nurse and doctor
    I think OP is not listening/reading anything from us anymore (prolly since we're old and "don't understand"). She's certainly not responded since ~ p2. I'm w/you all. Grow up, OP, study and...
    Mar 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Providing care for all including the family pets
    I've been asked to give immunizations to other people's pets. Don't mind, but by the time you mix the diluent, etc., the one needle they give you from the pet store is d-u-l-l! So getting it thru the...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Certification
    I forgot this one, also very good: Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care: Fifth Edition (Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing: A Physiologic Perspective (Kenner)) Paperback – August 21, 2013 by Carole...
    Mar 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Time To Start  That Final Trip To The Locker Room?
    Family issues (a dying mother) caused me to exit, stage left. I was sooo stressed, it was affecting my work a lot. I worried Mom would have to go to the ER in the middle of my shift. Walking in...
    Mar 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Dopamine
    The other thing that happens when the vein in which the Dopa is being infused gets vasoconstricted, is that the baby is not getting as much drug as you think, so the effect you're looking for is...
    Mar 19
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Dopamine
    Treatment of extravasation: Dopamine hydrochloride -* Intravenous (IV) Dilution : "EXTRAVASATION- May result in sloughing and tissue necrosis. Use central line or large veins e.g. cephalic or...
    Mar 19
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Certification
    Merenstein [finally] has a new edition coming in May. Also recommend Core Curriculum: Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 5e (Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing...
    Mar 19
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Chronic babies
    We call those folks "hi-maintanence".
    Mar 18
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Found a Peanut
    I live to serve! :yes: :lol2: :roflmao:
    Mar 18
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Bad night in the NICU
    Sometimes, you gotta say, ya know, I have a bad feeling about this, and I need your help! Whatever the outcome now, if you had left a kid w/ a blown belly for the next shift, it would have been...
    Mar 18
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Mispronunciations that drive you nuts
    This is a tough word to pronounce unless you are an Infection Control Practitioner or a Public Health Nurse: epidemiology. I heard one nurse say "epididimology". Nope, wrong system!
    Mar 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Chronic babies
    One tip w/the tub--place it inside a large plastic trash bag, fill, bathe, empty and toss bag as much as possible, and disinfect. Decreases the germs baby is exposed to, makes it easier to keep the...
    Mar 18
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Chronic babies
    If they get 6mo or more, and the hospital has a child life program, have that person contribute to the babies care. A dedicated group of "primaries" is essential--the baby needs to have continuity of...
    Mar 18
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Found a Peanut
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pNxGcujAEE
    Mar 18
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. Time, No Longer Standing Still
    OP mentioned Chimborazo, which featured prominently in the series, thus my comment. My only complaint was that the characters spent a lot of time discussing the politics, which is great for...
    Mar 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Anyone with experience caring for elderly holocaust survivors?
    Good for you for "embracing" this experience, gathering resources, and making sure this patient has what she needs. Thank you!!
    Mar 13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. Dogs: A nursing intervention?
    If you are going to initiate this type of therapy, you need to get certified therapy dogs. Also, establish policies to ensure the dogs are healthy, flea-free, and someone is controlling the dog @ all...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Time, No Longer Standing Still
    Ginny Dye wrote a series of books describing the Civil War, Southern side, from "Storm Clouds" to 1866. The principal character works as a volunteer @ Chimborazo. It is eye-opening! A lot of...
    Mar 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What's it like...
    A Glimpse into the Life and Love of Neonatal Nursing
    Mar 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Nurses allowing infants to cry excessively with no attempts to soothe.
    I would start w/the manager. Gather your references and info before you speak to her. Document incidents: names, dates, times. Our patients are human beings first, and as such, deserve to be...
    Mar 7
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. PVT no longer works
    And here's another one: http://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/new-grad-rn-976951.html
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. PVT no longer works
    And candidates now have to wait for snail mail notification---which takes 6 weeks minimum!!! (ahh, the memories!)
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. PVT no longer works
    All med-surg nurses required to be certified in using the breast pump (because all NICU nurses required to be certified on restraint usage--fair is fair!) NLN and ANA decide to return to return to...
    Mar 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. IV insertion issues
    Most units tell you to limit to 2 or 3 max--you get too frustrated! Get a colleague to take a look. If you've been "shopping", you'll know where the veins are, and you can help. Reswaddle, leaving...
    Feb 28
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Back pain RN
    After >35years in NICU, nursing office wanted me to take care of a post-partum mom. I pointed out that the last time I had taken care of a "grown-up" was 1972. Then I discovered the IVs on these moms...
    Feb 26
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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