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  1. I thought we learned that in nursing school!
    Skills fairs are great--EXCEPT when they make people get "checked off" on stuff that have no use in MY practice. I worked in NICU, but every so often, someone came around announcing a spur of the...
    May 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. NEOFAX, where art thou?!!!
    I had the same sort of problem when I worked in a 10 bed Level 2 nursery. I had come from a larger Level 3, and we were soooo spoiled, we had our own pharmacist. Used to have "disagreements" w/the...
    Apr 29
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Favorite/helpful AN phrases...
    Never, ever trust a 35 weeker.
    Apr 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. NEOFAX, where art thou?!!!
    There is this book: Pediatric & Neonatal Dosage Handbook: Us Standard Edition (Pediatric Dosage Handbook): 9781591953364: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com
    Apr 27
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Transition to NICU
    You are one gutsy person! I hope some unit gives you a chance and you fly. Get a few highlighters for your Merenstein. You might join one of the professional organizations, or just subscribe to...
    Apr 27
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Interesting cases anyone?
    Years ago, I had a baby w/Ondine's Curse: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ondine%27s_curse She went home w/a trach and a vent when asleep.
    Apr 27
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. WHATS THAT SMELL???
    It comes done to "how do we smell" from a physiologic point of view: We smell via molecules that stimulate receptors in our nasal passages and interpreted by our brain. Molecules are not infectious....
    Apr 26
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. That nagging feeling...
    When I first started working NICU, I went to a seminar-sort of Neonates 101. I was so surprised to hear the Chief of Neonatology tell all the docs in the audience that if ever a nurse called them and...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. NEOFAX, where art thou?!!!
    I guess "real" books are too expensive. I miss them, altho my Kindle is the bomb!
    Apr 26
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. breast feeding course
    Are you going to get La Leche League Certification? (LLLI | Pathways to Becoming an IBCLC ) If so, you should not have a problem utilizing that as a credential. It should help you get a job in...
    Apr 24
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. NEOFAX, where art thou?!!!
    I agree!! Sometimes, you need a BOOK, in your hands! Not on a screen. jmo. If your facility subscribes to Micromedex, it's good, but, passwords, etc. Ugh. Don't need a password to open a book.
    Apr 23
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Methadone and NAS- from a mom's perspective
    Good for you, but before you scold, walk a few miles in our shoes.
    Apr 23
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Sad news:
    5 Nursing Students Killed in Georgia Interstate Crash - ABC News
    Apr 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Coping
    I would be concerned if you didn't feel grief @ the loss of a baby you've known and cared for for so long. We give these babies a piece of our hearts, how could it not hurt? If @ all possible, try...
    Apr 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. How to be a NICU nurse?
    I suppose that are units that are ok w/new staff who have worked "grown-ups", but I maintain it's about 3x harder to get in the NICU groove. Everything is 'different' in NICU, most of the stuff...
    Apr 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. The doctor’s white coat: Attire to retire?
    White coats are ok IF they get washed frequently, and have short sleeves--it's those cuffs that get dragged thru the muck! Stethoscopes can get wiped down, and for a normal office visit, imho, they...
    Apr 20
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Crazy clinicals instructor doesn't like us using the restroom?
    Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. Seriously.
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Esme Needs Your Prayers
    I am SOOO glad! God Bless, Esme, hang in there!
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Want to be a nurse, just no butt wiping or other yucky stuff please
    I wouldn't be able to resist asking her to contact me latter for an "I told you so!" :cheeky:
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Dopamine
    Re: massaging the vein, or extremity thru which your dopa is running--I've done it, usually when I was trying to convince someone to get a line placed sooner than they were inclined to do so, and the...
    Apr 1
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. Time To Start  That Final Trip To The Locker Room?
    Congratulations! Enjoy your time!!
    Apr 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How old is too old?
    Chronics are "high maintanence"--they require better staffing than 4 babes to one nurse. Allowances need to be made to staff them. A nurse could take care of one other STABLE baby, but that would be...
    Apr 1
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Dopamine
    Because the "tube" (the vein) is narrower, the flow will be slower. (It's a physics thing?) If you increase the rate, you'll probably make the vasoconstriction worse. You could elevate the limb to...
    Mar 31
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. How old is too old?
    Re: OT/PT. In the past, our OT support came from the hospital wide rehab unit. Frequently, when the OT was scheduled to come and feed a baby who was having oral-motor issues, the main dep't could...
    Mar 31
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. How old is too old?
    IMO--these long term patients should stay in familiar surroundings as long as possible. They should have a primary team to bond w/. They should see the same faces every day. If the hosp has a peds...
    Mar 31
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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