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  1. I have general questions about Pierre Robin sequence
    Have you done some research on your own? A Google search? There is a lot of info out there. It might help you know what questions to ask when you do meet the nurses caring for the baby. You may...
    Jul 16
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. feeding and tachypnea
    I would not po feed a 2 day old baby, either preterm or term, w/a RR of >70. Why is the RR high? What does the X-ray show? CBC/CRP? From you post, it looks like the doc wanted to pull the NG and...
    Jun 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Just graduated highschool, need tips
    At this point, I'd suggest you focus on the foundation of your nursing education: sciences. A&P, Chem, Micro, and the social sciences-psych and socio. Growth and Development. As you get further...
    Jun 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Interesting cases anyone?
    Omenn Syndrome: Omenn syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    May 18
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Why did you choose nursing?
    I decided when I was 4--I thought those hats were cool. :roflmao: I never changed my mind, either. Even when everyone decided wearing those caps wasn't cool any more. (too late by then, I was...
    Apr 24
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  6. Deployed Army Nursing: 101 Things I Learned While Deployed
    I'm so glad to have you back! Thank you for taking care of our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives. I loved your article, too.
    Apr 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  7. Advice for our 'clients'
    Apr 2
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Why hold feedings for a cold temp?
    One of the first signs of sepsis is often the infant's inability to maintain his/her temperature. Before feeding, you need to find out if the baby is septic and start treating immediately.
    Mar 29
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. NICU unit secretary at nights?
    It depends on the size and level of the unit--a 60 bed Level 4 unit needs a clerk. And another ancillary support person or maybe 2. I worked in a Level 2 10 bed unit. We didn't have a clerk of our...
    Mar 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Cleaning Isolettes
    Our 40 bed level 3 unit had a "hospital assistant" scheduled @ all times. They did the incubators, ran labs and other errands, stocked the pt care areas, and generally 'helped'. We could function w/o...
    Mar 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. The NICU is the best kept secret that is right out in the open!
    When you have a good save in NICU, and, by far that's the majority, you've given that little human a chance @ a whole life--to get an education, find satisfying work, find a partner, raise a family. ...
    Mar 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Pay Close Attention!
    You sound like an excellent nurse who loves challenges and learning. Very commendable. As a new grad, I would have love to have done that much variety. That said, I hate to be the discouraging...
    Feb 7
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. what did you do before?
    Problem is that most of your education is adult nursing. A year in M/S cements all that stuff into your brain. Moving to the NICU then means you need to UNlearn all that stuff and relearn new disease...
    Feb 5
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Charge and Resus --How does your facility do it?
    We had a charge who did not take an assignment (believe me, she was busy enough w/staffing and helping wherever needed), 3 "admits". 1st admit had the lightest assignment, and on down. You stayed 1st...
    Feb 1
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. Crying babies
    Or vigorously shake the plastic bags.... :devil:
    Jan 6
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Crying babies
    The NICU residents usually know it w/in their 1st wk in the unit--it's the Surgical team ya gotta watch out for!!
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. When is the busiest time in NICU?
    I have always thought late summer-fall are busiest (those Christmas cuddles!). If you have a sudden surge, and the other hosps in the area are too--think back 8 or 9 months. Was there a play-off...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Crying babies
    Lullabies work! You can put your iphone in a plastic bag, too. It's worth the $ to download something soothing on your phone if you can. Thank you to your co-worker for her support!
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. what did you do before?
    I started as a new grad on a Surgical unit, moved to CCU, then to a Cardiac/General Surgical ICU. This was abt the time NICUs were just starting. I went to visit a friend in the "nursery", and...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Crying babies
    Even tho she's not supposed to be a NAS baby, she may be having pain somewhere. She may benefit from a physical exam, looking @ her ears, teething, gas pains; she doesn't like to eat. Does she have...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. Lawsuit Claims Nurse Was 'Worked to Death'
    Interesting statement that "there is a nationwide shortage of nurses" when there are so many nurses searching for jobs. I think there is a nationwide shortage of hospitals (and the corporations that...
    Nov 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. NICU/ CRNA
    You will need to inquire w/the program to which you wish to be enrolled as to what they want. I think they want you to have adult Critical Care experience because, unless you are working in a...
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  23. Super Typhoon hitting the Philippines
    Praying for all our colleagues in the affected areas! Please be safe. ...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: International Nursing
  24. Why no sticks after mastectomy
    My mother had a bilateral mastectomy when she was 51; one side was a "simple" the other was a radical w/node dissection, etc. She lived to be 86 and died of problems unrelated to her breast cancer. ...
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Nurses, say Trick or Treat ;)
    This makes me think of the little bug cars @ Disneyland's Mainstreet Electrical Parade!
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion