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  1. Vaccuum assist delivery and respiratory complications
    Thank you Merna for your reply!
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Vaccuum assist delivery and respiratory complications
    It's not for a paper. I'm a NICU nurse. 2 NICU RNs go to C sections and high risk vag deliveries so we see them right away at my hospital. Just a few days ago I went to a section and a baby was...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Vaccuum assist delivery and respiratory complications
    Thanks for the info.. I consulted the forums because I would've preferred first hand info from other nurses.
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Vaccuum assist delivery and respiratory complications
    Are there increased chances of respiratory complications when a baby is delivered using a vaccuum device such as a Kiwi?
    Jan 6, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Advice! Starting NICU soon!
    I was a new grad when I started also and am still in training. My training was a long period of time as well. My biggest word of advice is to ASK QUESTIONS and to not be afraid to ask those...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Stores that sell fob watches? (Not online)
    Hey everyone. I am starting on a unit soon where I cannot wear a wrist watch so I need to get a fob watch, or clip on watch that hangs from my scrubs. Does anyone know of stores that sell them? I'd...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. Cover letter for interview...is this right?
    I looked up many times whether or not I should bring one and I saw many people who said it couldn't hurt, so I decided to just bring one.
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  8. Cover letter for interview...is this right?
    I am going to an interview tomorrow and was wondering how to open up my cover letter. I was thinking something like.. "Thank you for the opportunity to interview with your company. Please accept...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  9. Cover letter critique, please?
    Hi all, I have no experience writing cover letters and just wanted some feedback on the following. I appreciate any help!! Thank you Dear Sir or Madam, In reference to the current position,...
    Jun 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  10. Do I mention that I am Catholic in a cover letter for Catholic Hospital?
    Hi all. I am aware there is a post about this similar topic on the forum as well however my situation is a bit different. I actually am Catholic and am planning on applying to a Catholic hospital....
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  11. Having trouble understanding fetal HR monitoring....
    Hi all. I am studying for the NCLEX and cannot find a good book or website with pictures of FHR monitor placement. I find pictures of the positions, but not where to place the monitor. I keep getting...
    Mar 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. How do you deal with feces???
    Some hospitals have this spray that you spray on the pts behind before you start wiping. It almost completely gets rid of the smell! Ask the employees at your nursing home if they have such a thing.
    Sep 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Exam Study Techniques!
    I do outlines. I have done outlines since day 1 in the program. I get my book and computer, and type notes. This way, I have a hugely shortened portion of the book written in MY language. Once I am...
    Sep 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Test Anxiety
    I suggest you talk to a counselor or therapist who can suggest relaxation techniques. Also, what if you had a buddy set up a practice test for you in exam-like conditions with a time limit, grade,...
    Sep 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Thinking of leaving the program...
    I had a horribly rough start in my nursing program, and so did my husband. After our first semester, we just felt beaten up and like, "what did we get ourselves into?" However, I am one semester away...
    Sep 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. DVT question
    Homan's sign is a classic sign, but unreliable. My professors tell me NOT to do a Homan's sign if a DVT is suspected because like you said, it could dislodge it. Compare the pts 2 legs. Is one leg...
    Sep 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. Importance of Ca, Phos, and Mg in a renal patient
    Increased calcium can cause calcium precipitates to get lodged in the kidneys and this could lead to acute renal failure. Calcium and phosphorus have an inverse relationship, meaning, that if blood...
    Sep 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Physical Assessment Help!
    It sounds obvious, but just perform it in a head to toe fashion. Use the body as your cue. I start with AAOX3. Usually you don't need to say anything if a teacher is watching because they can hear...
    Sep 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Help! My first Care Plan! Diagnosis help needed!
    Cox's Clinical Application of Nursing Diagnoses is a great book with all the diagnoses and possible interventions. When choosing a diagnosis, think back to yourself about the pts condition. What...
    Sep 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Check my nursing dx and goal?
    I think your goal can be more measurable. By measurable, I mean it should sound something like, "The patient will list 3 methods of controlling anxiety." Also, NANDA format requires that you have a...
    Sep 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. Help with troponin levels
    Hello I am working on a project for one of my patients who was 3 days post MI. I remember her nurse saying her troponin was still elevated, but I forgot to write it down. What would her tropinin...
    May 30, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Why codeine for a subdural hematoma??
    Hello all. I am doing a case study on a 28 yr old female with an acute subural hematoma. She has a history of seizures but they are well controlled with her medication. It states that the...
    Mar 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. What can I expect in my pediatric rotation?
    Hello all. I am a student, about to start my pediatric rotation. Since I do not know anyone who has gone through this program, I was wondering what kind of illnesses you saw in your pediatric...
    Oct 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Is this allowed on a care plan?
    Thank you for our reply! I asked my professor and she said to not use the medical diagnosis unless you write something as follows: "Ineffective breathing pattern r/t to bronchial constriction...
    Jun 2, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Is this allowed on a care plan?
    I am doing a patient care plan on asthma. I am using the "Ineffective breathing pattern" for my diagnosis. I was wondering, if in the 'related to' statement, if I am allowed to state "related to...
    Jun 1, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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