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  1. I think I'm a magnet
    That is so sad Nicky:( Hang in there ok! We just had a bad code last week with a one-month old and the night girls were very upset by it...the kid had pnuemonia and just quit breathing--was totally...
    Apr 24, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. You Know You're a NICU Nurse When...
    Thanks Steve for your post...I loved it and sent it to all my NICU co-workers:spin: I would add that for all the years I have been doing this, every once in a while you get the reward of seeing...
    Apr 24, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Crib Cards & HIPPA - researching policies
    My Unit is split into well-baby and NICU/PICU. Of course the NICU and PICU admits don't ever leave the unit unless we are getting ready to d/c and are doing a parents-in-attendance prior to sending...
    Apr 14, '08
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  4. Caffeine and shifts
    I too am lost without my coffee...I drink it black mostly but a little ffmilk/sugar substitute from time to time to change it up. I totally quit for a while and found myself struggling with being...
    Jan 8, '08
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. Help needed:Policy for CVL dressing Changes
    Let me clarify my question: do you use the betadyne and alcohol on your unit for CVL dressing changes....some research says this combo causes skin breakdown and we are in the process of trying to get...
    Jul 30, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Help needed:Policy for CVL dressing Changes
    Hey everyone, I am in search of the latest policy used in your facility for CVL dressing changes. We are updating ours and hope to go to the chloroprep as opposed to alcohol and betadyne for our...
    Jul 30, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. 37 weeker NICU stay possible...
    I too think things will be fine for you....like others have said there is no 100% surity but the stats for 37 weekers are definately in your favor for a trouble free delivery and transition.
    Apr 6, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. How many hours would you work?
    I agree with the above....the politics of nursing gets under my skin at times and even though I love what I do, I am thankful for my time off and would work less if given the chance....just to keep...
    Mar 1, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. need help with code checklist/med sheet for codes
    Thanks to all of you that replied...I feel like I am getting somewhere in the search:) This is great....why didn't I find allnurses sooner LOL!!! Ya'll are great:)
    Feb 23, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. need help with code checklist/med sheet for codes
    Hey everyone! Hope there is someone out there who will be able to steer me in the right direction for finding info on code checklists and med sheets for codes. We have had 2 codes that ended up badly...
    Feb 23, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. NICU nurse scrubs question...
    When I was a student, the nurses where we rotated wore scrubs provided by the hospital: when they came in they changed from street clothes into scrubs. Now, at my hospital, we wear scrubs within the...
    Feb 23, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. NICU's w private rooms?
    Just over a year ago, my level II unit underwent a transition from a cramped one-room unit to a brand new unit with 4 private/isolation rooms and 4 pod stations, along with a room equipped to hold...
    Feb 23, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. higher pay for BSN grads?
    Gerry wrote: And what do you make of the fast trac BSN programs for those with prior Bachelors. The nursing portion of the programs in my area are 18 months. So would it be safe for me to assume that...
    Feb 20, '07
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. higher pay for BSN grads?
    Ok, I didn't mean to imply that BSN's make decisions that ADNs can't...in my experience that is totally untrue. That is the problem with putting words on paper...they can be easily missunderstood. I...
    Feb 20, '07
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. higher pay for BSN grads?
    I would argue that the NCLEX exam is designed to measure your clinical knowledge base and not your ability to be a leader. The difference in my mind is that a BSN gives the basic groundwork toward...
    Feb 20, '07
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  16. RN vs. BSN
    I can say from personal experience that I am glad that I went ahead and went straight for my BSN. It takes a lot less time and effort in the long run and you have a 4 year degree. Most smaller...
    Feb 20, '07
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. Womens interest in male nurses
    AMEN Gompers!! I totally agree and I know that I would take a caring nurse that may just happen to be a male over an old battle axe any day. People just need to get over the stigma and near-sitedness...
    Feb 19, '07
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  18. Would you rather have a child said to be SS or abort?
    I agree that it's tough to remain nuetral when people ask for your opinion about ethical issues. Most of you did point out the very true fact that sickle cell anemia is not a death sentence and can...
    Feb 15, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. looking for kardex to use in NICU
    Kewl Faith...thanks so much!!!:)
    Feb 15, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Job Shadowing
    sissyboo I have been a preceptor the last couple of years and it was a very rewarding experience. I didn't get the opportunity to shadow a nurse while in RN school, but during my summer break I...
    Feb 15, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. NICU is my dream but I am a new grad..
    VTN: I was a relatively new grad when I came into NICU nursing and they focused my training from the ground up so to speak. My director told me she didn't expect me to know anything yet and to throw...
    Feb 15, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. RN pay in AR-what can I expect to make?
    amen to the humidity and allergies!! I have lived in AR for most of my life....and most likely will stay here unless the hubbie's job changes. For the most part, it is a great place to live with mild...
    Feb 15, '07
    Forum: Arkansas Nursing
  23. Cath toes
    exactly dawngloves!! that instance of nitro use was on a bigger baby with lines, but I will definitely put up a stink if he ever tries it on a smaller, more compromised baby. our doc treats any...
    Feb 15, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. looking for kardex to use in NICU
    thanks grlgid! I appreciate your input:) Having not had this habit before will make it a little harder to start but I am sure that soon we will be thinking... whatever did we do before?? That is my...
    Feb 15, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Cath toes
    we have a doc that has used nitro paste over the entire affected extremity...I thought that was a little much but it did seem to work well. We usually pull the line if there is any question of...
    Feb 14, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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