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  1. Does the University you get your BSN from matter?
    As a parent and nurse, take the money where you can get it! All the schools you are looking at are good. One of my kids is in OU's program and loves it, one of my nieces is at Akron and loves it too....
    Feb 28
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  2. Blood Pressure Protocol
    For stable kids, once per shift if they are on IVF, diuretics, withdrawl meds, cardiac meds. Full feeds, gainer grower not on any of the above, once per day. Intubated sick kids, if no Art...
    Feb 28
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Babywearing in the NICU
    Parents aren't allowed to walk the unit with their babies in my unit either. As for kangaroo care, a button up shirt and a reclining chair are fine. Plus we are a county hospital, so cost would be...
    Feb 27
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Back pain RN
    Adult med-surg has nothing to do with NICU. These aren't little adults, we live in a world all our own.
    Feb 26
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Rare birth: Baby born completely encased in amniotic sac
    We see this more with preemies, but it is cool! It was once thought if you were born with a caul, you were a witch.
    Feb 26
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Hep-locking a PICC lumen - documentation
    IV fluids to red lumen discontinued, positive blood return, line flushed and capped per policy and procedure. Site without redness or swelling, dressing intact. Keep it simple. Unless your...
    Feb 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. FLAME ON!
    I can't believe they won't let me smoke pot and work. Geeeezzz, it is better than drinking alcohol. It's all legal, so it's okay, right?
    Feb 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. FLAME ON!
    I hate my job, should I quit? They are making me wear white scrubs.
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. FLAME ON!
    I don't understand why I have to work weekends,holidays, off shifts, Mondays and Fridays....it just interferes with my social life, my husband is upset over all the above, my family is upset, Yada...
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. skin to skin with UVCs
    If moms come in anything other than a button down shirt, and the kid is tubed, etc, no skin to skin. Tegaderm over the stump doesn't let it dry out and keeps it goop, I'd think that would...
    Feb 23
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Back pain RN
    We have shadowers a lot. Just contact the manager and ask :)Also, check with HR because you may not be able to transfer within your hospital for 6mo to a year if you have only been in this position...
    Feb 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Single vs. Double lumen
    I love the double lumen PICCs, that is what radiology puts in!
    Feb 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Back pain RN
    Agree, not a lot of sitting time unless you are feeding babies, especially in a level 3 or 4 NICU. Our patients aren't as big as adults for sure, but you will get the occasional older baby who...
    Feb 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Single vs. Double lumen
    We used both, especially on the big sick kids. Gave us that extra line so we didn't have to worry about incompatibilites so much. Also came in handy when giving blood products when all the other...
    Feb 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. Feel really sick in L&D?
    Classic anxiety.
    Feb 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Single vs. Double lumen
    We used double lumens on the bigger sicker kids so we had more access. We didn't use them on micronates. We used it as a medline or for sedation.
    Feb 19
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. MARs
    It may go by facility and what type of MAR they use. They al go by name, dose, route and frequency. Our EMR can be altered by pharmacy only.
    Feb 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Single vs. Double lumen
    We always have an issue with double lumen UAC's, even more so with our new setups. We don't use them anymore, only double lumen UVs.
    Feb 18
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. Struggling with probability and punnett square
    The squares are used in peds and OB for genetics. Our genetics people plot them out for parents.
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Probiotic protocols in your NICU
    I work with one of the top nutritionists in the preemie world, and she isn't a huge advocate. Breastmilk is the best thing for the gut and colonization of the good bacteria. I believe part of it is...
    Feb 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. Pea Pod Aids Preemies
    We've used the pea pod for years :)
    Feb 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Working in a Teaching Hospital?
    I have to disagree with some people who said it is a teaching hospital for docs, not nurses. You will learn a lot of info and such just by listening to rounds. And most of the docs at teaching...
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nutrition in Growth & Development - Sample Menu with 3 Meals and Calories
    What type of meals and snacks did you come up with? Just curious.
    Feb 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Working in a Teaching Hospital?
    July is when we all fight to take vacation lol
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Working in a Teaching Hospital?
    Actually, I will help you help the intern to not do something stupid...you have to learn too! I have worked in a teaching hospital for almost 30 years. I can't imagine working anywhere else. I...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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