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  1. What is the most common chief complaint or diagnosis in your ED?
    I have never worked in the ER before, but my friends have told me that a lot of women/girls will come in just for urine pregnancy tests. Isn't it a lot cheaper to just buy one? They even sell them...
    Mar 3, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Will you add your patient in facebook?
    No, but people on my unit do!
    Mar 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    La-ah (La dash a)
    Mar 3, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. PICC TKO Rate
    We use continuous running of 2cc an hour (no heparin) or 1cc an hour with heparin. I have seen many clot off too.
    Mar 3, '10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. What would you change about Nursing to make it better?
    Re: What would you change about Nursing to make it better? There are a few things I would like to see change. 1) Get rid of the complaining chronically depressed I hate this job types. 2)...
    Dec 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. HELP!!!!  All the nursing nurses...
    It is doable. My son is 12 months and I still nurse him. I just stopped pumping. The process is hard, but you just have to get used to it. You will have to use your break-time to pump. It is...
    Dec 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. when to stop humidity in the isolette
    Our policy is that all babies are off in 2 weeks (14 days). There are very few exceptions to our rule.
    Dec 19, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. "What's with all the men in the NICU lately?"
    We do not have any male nurses in our NICU or SCN. I wish that we did though. About half of our docs are men though. I think that male nurses in the NICU would be great role models for our parents...
    Dec 19, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. UVC/UAC equipment
    Thanks for posting. We get a tray and then we get the caths, but how many syringes and other stuff like that. I am worried about being rusty when I get back. My hope is that I get lucky and am the...
    Jan 28, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. UVC/UAC equipment
    Hello everyone. I have a question about UVC and UAC set up in the NICU. I am hoping that a few somebodies could list the set up equipment that they use for UVC and UAC placement. I used to have a...
    Jan 27, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. IV rates
    I do things pretty much like Texas2007. Our pumps have a hard time reading TB syrings and our med tubing holds 1cc of fluid, so I push and run the flush for whatever time.
    Nov 21, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. pregnancy and night shift
    Hello. I am pregnant now (23 weeks). I work fourty hours a week on the night shift (2 twelves and 2 eights). I had no problem getting pregnant on nights. My problem is not that I work nights, but...
    Jul 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. oldest babies in the NICU?
    We will keep them for 12 months as long as tell have never been dicharged home. If they were transfered to another hospital and want to come back, they can. We are a birth hospital, not a...
    Jul 15, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. JCAHO Visit
    What is it like when JCAHO visits? They are expected to be here in a few days (or might be there now). I forgot to do something small ( I am sorry too). When we got critical lab values on patients,...
    Jul 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nurse and Starting a Family
    That's crazy. Nurses have babies all of the time. You can have a baby and work the off shift too. If you do not want the off shift then find a different type of nursing job. Besides, you will be...
    Jun 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. floating to other departments
    No, No. I work in NICU, and the only unit that I float to is special care nursery.
    Jun 4, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Issues in the NICU
    I love the infection idea. We have similar issues like that on our unit. There is also lots of info on co-bedding twins (in the same crib or isolette) and kangaroo care (when it should or should...
    May 9, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. To All of you Med/Surg Nurses
    I agree. Med/surg nurses rule!
    May 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. University vs. Community College/tech
    I believe that there is a whole board dedicated to BSN vs ADN. Check it out. Good Luck!
    May 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. which types of patients should i not take care of while pregnant?
    We try to shield pregnant nurses from babies who are GBS +. I mean the babies are really infected with GBS, not just exposed to to it. There is a huge difference between being born of a GBS mother...
    Apr 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. which types of patients should i not take care of while pregnant?
    What type of unit are you going to be working on? I ask, because I am wondering about what special infections or diseases you might come across. For the most part I take any asignment in NICU. ...
    Apr 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. geriatric nursing
    :heartbeatNot true! I live in Southeast Michigan, "the Metro-Detroit and inner city" area and we respect ALL of our geriatric nurses. We need you and want you for LTC, home health and hospitals. ...
    Apr 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What's the correct answer to this interview question?
    I agree the answer is to teach/help them. I would never say report to the nurse manger. You should try each level before moving up the chain.
    Mar 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Work 3 nights in a row or keep schedule?
    You will be fine. I work 2 twevle hour shifts and 3 eight hour shifts a week. All are nights, and often I have four of them in a row. I am also pregnant and I can handle it.:heartbeat
    Mar 22, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Car Seats...
    In my hospital, it is rarely a nurse that brings them to their car. It is normally a transportation person. No matter who it is, we may not touch the car seat. We can verbally correct them, but...
    Mar 8, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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