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  1. Premmie with aspiration pneumonia?
    So sorry about the baby. That doesn't sound like pneumonia, esp if she was vomiting yellowish stuff. Were there any other GI symptoms? I hope they do an autopsy to see what happened.
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Tattoos in the OR
    Where I work you can't have visible tattoos and no where in the hospital are we permitted to wear long sleeves in a patient care area. We do have a nurse on our floor that uses some sort of water...
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Allen's test and diagnosing
    We do them all the time in our unit. You aren't diagnosing anything, you are performing a safety check, if you will, before you do an ABG. If you don't document it, and something happens to that...
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Care Teams vs Primary Nurse? What do you do?
    What is CCI? I don't quite understand how you do your scheduling...you have teams that have to have the same schedule to take kids? We do primary nursing and we just self schedule (we have over...
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Bedside Reporting starting Monday :(((
    Bedside report is better for all involved....how many times have you gone in and seen your patients and there are like a 100 things wrong or not done...this cuts this way down. Also, if you have...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. Shafted on Thanksgiving
    Sorry your day went badly. Where I work, if we try to get a hold of you to call you off and we have left a message within a reasonable amount of time, then if you show up, you get sent home. We also...
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. am I covered by my facility when transporting?
    You should have a policy and procedure on the books that outline this. Just like anything else. We only ground transport now and we have to be checked off on the ambulance every year, usually the...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. methadone effects on newborns
    I have to agree with most....we see the worst of the worst. Personally, I don't really care why you were on methadone, you were on it and your baby is going to withdrawl, and I am one of many that...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Mandatory flu vaccines for staff
    I figure I don't want to wear a mask all winter, so I got one. Do I think we should be forced, no, but if you don't get one then you have to wear a mask. Where I work it is patient care areas only,...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  10. GBS prophylaxis med error
    http://http://www.cdc.gov/groupbstrep/guidelines/downloads/secondary-prevention.pdf This is under neonatal. They "could" send the kid home but they have to document that they instructed the mom on...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. No more smoking at work
    We have implemented something similar in our unit...if a worker or even a parent smells like smoke, they have to put on a cover gown before holding the kids. We work with several people that just...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. extension feeding tube use
    Syringes get changed every feed, tubing is good for 4 hours. We use the 30 day tubes and haven't seen an increase in NEC.
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. IV Filters on all fluids for neonates???
    We only filter TPN and certain meds, unless the kid has a heart defect then we filter all meds.
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Med surg RN turns OB?
    I wouldn't jump into NRP...it is best to take that class if you have some experience under your belt and most places will have you go to the class as part of your orientation. As someone who is on...
    Sep 20, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Newborn identification teaching plan
    Most places use a 4 band system, 2 on baby and 1 to each parent. If the dad/SO isn't present in the DR the second parent band may be destroyed and they will have to provide photo ID to be able to see...
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. Chest PT on newborns post delivery
    Sure do...and I teach it.
    Sep 3, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Chest PT on newborns post delivery
    Do you all follow NRP?
    Sep 3, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Parent education
    We are in the process of revamping our parent book, but it is a hard binder that has info in it. We have our parent letter that goes over visitation, general hospital rules (ie have to stop at info...
    Aug 9, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. Polymixin via ETT
    We have never used that. We use inline suction also. Current EBP shows that you should not use saline down the tube as it washes the colonized stuff down the ETT to the lungs...I wonder if this is...
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Fortis
    I just have to put my 2Cents in....when you go to these type of schools I can pretty much tell you that the bigger hospitals will not look at you. I sit on the retention and hiring committee of one...
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  21. Fighting Infections with Duct Tape and Q-Tips
    They consider tape a "bioburden" at my place of work....tape leaves a sticky area on things that cooties stick to....okay...whatever lol lol I know there is some truth to it, but honestly...you...
    Jul 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Smart pumps = Stupid pumps?
    If the med is the volume of our tubing we push it thru the med tubing and then hang a flush for the time the med should go over. There is liablilty if you don't use the library and a med error...
    Jul 8, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. How are things normally handled when census is low?
    When our census drops, we cancel OT, the ET, then we float if needed. If no floats needed then PRNs get cancelled. If all that is done and we still need to cancel we have a book that has your last...
    Jul 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Is this a good NICU opportunity?
    If you are hesitant about the drive, how are you going to feel taking call and having to go in extra? Also, I would ask how flexible they will be working with you if you need time off for your...
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Changing out isolettes
    Weekly unless super critical...and it is documented on our treatment record in the electronic chart.
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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