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  1. Pressure reduction for ECMO kids
    You don't turn or reposition your ECMO patients? We do. Patients who are big enough go in a KinAir bed if possible, otherwise kids are in our standard PICU bed (which has some pressure-reduction...
    May 27
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  2. Family zone in PICU pt rooms
    It's always kinda weird for me to hear other PICU nurses being taken aback by family members sleeping in the rooms because it's always been the norm where I work. There are 3 people allowed in the...
    May 27
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  3. Pediatric Chest Tube Securement Devices
    I've used a dressing with a securement component similar to this: Percutaneous Drainage Catheter Fastener and it was awesome. That's not the exact dressing, but it's close. The downside is that the...
    May 27
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  4. Any PICU RNs from CHOP or Boston Children's here?
    Hi everyone, I'm hoping that some of you work in the PICU at CHOP and Boston Children's, or knows someone who does. I'm looking for information on their staffing model to compare it to...
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  5. Any CHOP PICU RNs here??
    Hi everyone, I'm hoping that one of you works in the PICU at CHOP, or knows someone who does. I'm looking for information on their staffing model to compare it to lower-ranked PICUs in the nation....
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  6. Sandy - Burnout
    Is your hospital offering to house staff that are pulling extra shifts? I haven't experienced a direct-hit natural disaster like this before, but my hospital has faced a few extraordinary weather...
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: New York Nursing
  7. New PICU nurse with questions!
    Most common bedside procedures on my unit: intubation, extubation, central line placement, arterial line placement, chest tube insertion, EVD placement. That's just a short list of the most common...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  8. Feeling down; Received first bad evaluation
    Your orientation is only 8 weeks?! I agree with previous posters, that's really short...new grads on my unit are on orientation for 4-6 months. How's the retention of new grad hires on your unit? Do...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  9. DO I NEED MY BSN?
    Get the BSN. It'll cost more money and more time, but you'll make more money and have much more employment opportunities when you graduate. If you want to work in critical care, don't even consider...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  10. NYU-Langone Hospital Loses Power - Patients Being Evacuated
    I cannot even imagine what those poor patients and nurses had to deal with. From what I've been able to read it sounds like everyone survived; that alone is a miracle to me. I can't imagine if this...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: New York Nursing
  11. daily weights in your unit?
    We get weekly weights on our patients (it's a medical PICU; the patients in the cardiac PICU might get daily weights, I don't know). Even then, if our patient is too unstable to be safely weighed, we...
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  12. BSN isn't really needed in TN?
    Here's a link to some interesting info about BSN vs. other RNs (the last section is most interesting IMO): American Association of Colleges of Nursing | The Impact of Education on Nursing Practice...
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  13. BSN isn't really needed in TN?
    I don't know about East TN, but that's not how it is in Nashville. I'm shocked to hear your experience...unless they weren't impressed because it's absolutely expected that you'd have a BSN. Very few...
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  14. Benefits at Vanderbilt
    Tuition Assistance and Discounts*|*Human Resources*|*Vanderbilt University There's tuition info. Benefits*|*Human Resources*|*Vanderbilt University There's benefits info. It's best to...
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  15. New to PICU - discouraged advice please
    There's really good advice here. My main advice for you would be to not put too much pressure on yourself to know everything. All new nurses do this; I did it too. You're not expected to know...
    Mar 18, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  16. MD vs NP in the picu setting
    If I were you, I'd see about shadowing in a PICU or even working as a tech there, to see first-hand what it's like. I'm sure the roles of NPs are different depending on which PICU you're in...where I...
    Mar 18, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  17. Unexpected Move to CT: Where to work? What's it like at NYP?
    Hi everyone, I'm a PICU RN with 2 years of experience at a large teaching, magnet hospital. My grandfather died recently, and I'm considering moving up to CT to live with my grandmother for...
    Oct 18, '11
    Forum: New York Nursing


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