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  1. "Floating" IV
    I've seen it done a few times. "Floating" the catheter in is the concept of flushing as you advance the catheter. It's a useful technique to get past valves.
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. picc teams
    I work in a small level III (a or b) NICU (20-ish beds). We don't have a PICC team, but we do have PICC nurses who are capable of starting PICCS. I think we have 4 or 5 PICC nurses.
    Jul 19
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Level III to Level IV
    We do nitric, but no surgicals or cooling either. I think that puts us at level IIIa or IIIb
    Jul 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Holiday Pay-- Anyone else heard of this??
    In other words, our holiday pay is from 2300 the night before until 2300 the night of.
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Holiday Pay-- Anyone else heard of this??
    Our holiday counts as the night going in to the holiday. Holiday pay starts at 2300 the night before as time and a half. For me, I was scheduled from 2300 July 3 to 0730 July 4th, which all counted...
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. NICU patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Smaller NICU here..we don't treat for reflux too often. We went through a phase of using Reglan a lot (but then we went through a phase of NEC, so the Reglan stopped). Usually we just use reflux...
    Jul 4
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Survey on how many patients you get in a shift
    So, Tallynurse, you take 4 patients, including vents, with no aides or anything? You're responsible for all feeds, labs, and vent change stuff? That's crazy. It's good that you have a good team that...
    Jul 1
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Code Cart/Box
    Oh, that reminds me, we also have intubation tackle boxes at every bedside (at least in the main NICU area)
    Jun 30
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. NICU IPOCs
    Oh, gotcha. We do have nurse initiated care plans (We use McKesson Paragon), and ours are specialized to the neonatal population. When we start a care plan, we can just search "Neonatal" and that...
    Jun 26
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. NICU IPOCs
    What's an IPOC?
    Jun 26
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Code Cart/Box
    We have NRP boxes for deliveries, which is a tall tackle box with several drawers, as well as what looks like an archetypal 'crash cart' and a procedures cart.
    Jun 26
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Walkie Talkie
    I'm also confused as to how 'non compliant' is putting a self formed opinion on people. They either are or are not compliant with care. They may have a good reason, or simply not understand what or...
    Jun 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Walkie Talkie
    Yes, I've heard it, used it, and am not offended by it. The NICU equivalent, so to speak, is feeder/grower. It's concise, gives you an idea of what the patient is like or will need in as few words as...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Infant Driven Feeding
    That's interesting--We do have 'nipple as tolerated, ad lib on demand no longer than 4hrs', but there's nothing set or formalized to determine when they are ready to eat, so you find that unless the...
    Jun 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. New Grad in NICU Orientation
    What are your coworkers like as resources?
    Jun 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Apparently, everyone is a nurse! (rant)
    OP, are you going to report this to the authorities?
    Jun 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. NICU/TELLY Student
    Take the externship, but make sure to leave your current job with proper notice (and decorum). Even if you don't get NICU right away as a graduate nurse, it is still valuable experience and will give...
    Jun 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. RN's what was your occupation while in nursing school?
    I was a cashier (and a maid at a sketchy motel for a summer, that was interesting)
    Jun 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Really struggling with my transition to NICU
    It sounds like you know what you want to do. Night shift isn't for everyone (as a matter of fact, neither is day shift). Yes, it's a shame to have to leave, esp after finishing orientation, but you...
    Jun 3
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Cleaning Isolettes
    Housekeeping does ours. Overnight we will clean a station if we moved a baby, but otherwise, we don't mess with the isolettes or cribs themselves
    May 28
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. How to do report or get report smoothy for Newbie?
    Granted, I'm NICU, but... I try to do report in the same order every time: Name, Age, Physician, code status History, complications, procedures Respiratory support (including ABG schedule/vent...
    May 28
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  22. NICU exposure in Nursing School
    3 days during my Peds/OB rotation (one of them was following my baby from OB into a NICU admission--that was what really sparked my interest in NICU) and then 90 hours during my senior practicum. My...
    May 27
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Has NICU nursing changed your family planning?
    Although, several of my coworkers' children ended up in the NICU...huh...
    May 27
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Has NICU nursing changed your family planning?
    Not yet, but I still have a couple years before I'd like to start having children.
    May 27
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Ventilators and how they work
    High rate (is patient agitated, do they need more sedation?), Occlusion (is there a mucus plug, is there water in the tubing), Low Ve (is the suction catheter in the way of airflow--a mistake I've...
    May 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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