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  1. NICU Babies - Security Bracelets
    Our babies get a security tag when they go to a crib. Exceptions are if they have a running IV or are on oxygen support.
    Jan 27
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. 4 lb Car Seats
    We have zero restrictions for car seat weight ratings. Most nurses and doctors in my unit have no clue that such a thing even exists. If they pass their car seat test, they can go home in it. It's...
    Jan 26
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Car seat test
    Mostly the strap adjustment has to do with the challenge. And just that when they bring it in, it should be a great opportunity to talk about the rest of it but we can't.
    Jan 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Car seat test
    Glad to see its not just my unit :( car seats are such a passion of mine and none of the parents care. We had a baby die in a crash after she had been in our unit because of car seat misuse and...
    Jan 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Car seat test
    How much teaching are you allowed to do regarding car seats in your unit? For me, we put the baby in it however the parents bring it to us and aren't allowed to say anything to them except, "read the...
    Jan 13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Dr. Order for elevated head of bed?
    Ditto to what nicugal said. Once a baby gets to an open crib, we are usually looking at discharge soon and if he/she is requiring an elevated HOB, the doctors need to be aware of that. If it was...
    Jan 10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Random question.
    Here's the website for the Tortle midliner if anyone is interested :) http://tortlemidliner.com/our-products/#mind
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Random question.
    Thanks for all of your responses! Guess it makes sense if there isn't room for vents up at the top of the bed, but it would totally mess me up haha Speaking of head flattening, is anyone using a...
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Different Shift Hours
    We have 12s and 8s, mostly 7-7 but a couple do 3-3. No new hires have the option of doing 8 hour shifts, but there are still plenty of nurses that are grandfathered into them. I agree it is a total...
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Methadone babies
    Breastfeeding actually isn't contraindicated (its actually encouraged) for babies going through NAS so long as the mom doesn't stop abruptly. I'm wondering what you mean by "methadone level" do you...
    Dec 28, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Brigham and Women's Travel Assignment (NICU)
    More like an hour at least is a safer bet for driving. I lived 10 miles north of the city and it took easily 45 minutes on a good day, and I wasnt going all the way into town. (I would park at an...
    Dec 19, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Favorite sneakers?
    Does anyone have any sneakers that they absolutely love? I have multiple pairs of under armour ones that I really liked at first but they are starting to cause back pain by half way through my shift....
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. central line changes
    TPN and lipids (and tubing) are changed every 24 hours, clear fluids are also changed every 24 hours, but the tubing is good for 96 hours, unless the baby is on a drip in which case the tubing is...
    Dec 15, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. What are my chances of getting a job in the NICU straight out of college?
    It's not impossible, but not easy either. Keep an open mind about relocation, finding a new grad residency is probably your best bet and that might mean moving. Best of luck!
    Nov 17, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. How full is your NICU usually?
    Level 3 (we do everything except surgery and ecmo), 56 beds officially...we typically have about 50-55. The most I've ever seen is 67. (Most of our semi-private rooms have the capacity for 4 babies,...
    Nov 17, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Random question.
    Which way do your babies heads go when they're in incubators? In my unit, the head of the baby goes at the end with the display, but I see pictures of other units and the babies are at the other end....
    Nov 17, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. E 68 and visitation
    No changes in my unit. We care more about satisfaction scores and limited visitation doesn't mesh well with that. We might not even go under flu restrictions this year. :banghead:
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Novant New Grad Interview Day
    I'm not sure, they didn't do it that way when I came in, sorry!
    Sep 28, '14
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  19. Novant New Grad Interview Day
    If nothing has changed in the last two years, the commitment is one year (beginning once you're out if orientation), and the residency lasts 18 weeks. I believe they've added classes in since I did...
    Sep 28, '14
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  20. Is using sucrose in neonates a good idea?
    All of this. I'm getting so tired of seeing huge syringes of it at kids's bedsides who are NPO for belly issues or are NAS babies...the most I've accomplished is getting a flyer posted about when and...
    Sep 12, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. Is there a chance for me?
    Look into the Barre Tech Center, I'm pretty sure they still offer an LNA class.
    Sep 10, '14
    Forum: Vermont Nursing
  22. Hey so young nurses, are we really making "that much"?
    I'm only making $22/hr with a $4 shift diff, $1.25 for weekends & holidays. I'm in NICU with 2 years experience, but my cost of living is low, so I do feel like I'm making a decent living for only...
    Sep 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    Oh yeah. Being a transplant in the Bible Belt this is something that drives me crazy all the time. I'm respectful of whatever people believe, but there are a few at work that just won't shut up about...
    Sep 9, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Pearson vue trick doesn't always work
    This is about the millionth thread about this in the last few weeks. They fixed the glitch in the website, there is no trick anymore.
    Sep 5, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. Letting my license lapse?
    My license is up for renewal this month and I'm considering letting it lapse, but I'm not sure it's the best idea. I'm currently working in NC, but planning on returning to MA in the next 2-3 years....
    Aug 12, '14
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing


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