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  1. L&D nurse interested in NICU
    This post is old, so I don't know if you've made a decision or are still thinking on it, but yes, like any ICU, NICU is stressful. More or less so depending on the level and type of patients the NICU...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Question for you NICU nurses: what exactly is special care nursery?
    I think it really depends on the unit, so I agree, it's important for you to get clarification! Our special care refers to 3-4 baby assignments and they are usually just resolving a few final issues...
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. And the award for most asked question goes to...
    The weight question, as well. Or when their intubated baby will get to "try a bottle", or as someone mentioned, the circ question!
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. ECMO
    Thanks for your reply. Our unit is set up a bit differently, it sounds like. We have an ECMO team, but it is made up of nurses and RTs who are also bedside staff some shifts. It is about 10 staff...
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. ECMO
    Does anyone here have any experience with doing ECMO, specifically priming? There's a possibility I may be becoming a primer soon. Any tips for learning the procedure and tidbits of the circuit and...
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. NNP 24 hour coverage
    I know this is old, but our NNPs do 24-hour shifts, as well. Usually what they'll do is be there and awake the entire day, and then go to the on-call lounge and sleep after things settle down at...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. And the award for most asked question goes to...
    The circ question kills me when they have so much going on!! Especially at that little. I'm sorry, but their penises look like a little tic-tac. How are you gonna circ THAT?! 😆
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. HELP..need a job
    I know that our NICU is hiring, but I am across the country from California, so unless you are willing to majorly relocate again, then I am no help :( I hope you find something soon! Are you only...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Why do students get asked to do everything?
    I'm sure there are some nurses out there who probably do "abuse the privilege" of having students around, but I have never seen this by a nurse, and I never experienced it myself. Sure, I have had...
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  10. I'm becoming very discouraged
    Try not to keep your head down! This is happening everywhere, and it's very frustrating! I graduated almost 3 years ago, and I had to put in application after application after application for months...
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. Medication 20% Rule.
    I have only been in the NICU for about 6 weeks, but I haven't heard of it either. The practice I've been taught so far is summed up by what the other two posters have said already. Granted, there is...
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. First day, first code
    I'm a little confused about the order of things too, and why compressions were started if her blood sugar and sats were the only things checked, but I'm sorry you experienced that on your first day...
    Dec 10, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Cleaning question
    The nurses caviwipe down the monitors and bedside, but housekeeping comes in afterward to clean. The isolettes and cribs are cleaned on night shift by a guy who cleans all of our equipment, so dirty...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. New to NICU, but not nursing...
    I have to say, I am new in NICU too coming from adults, where I was for 2.5 years. The NICU is completely different! You will already have skills like talking with doctors and families(although these...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. NRP first-timer/orientation
    I passed my NRP for the first time today! I'm just excited(and relieved) and had to share! lol Also, to make this post more substantial, I was wondering how your orientation processes go at your...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. med surge vs ICU
    I think what we can all gather from this post is that it really varies from facility-to-facility. I used to work on a telemetry floor and sometimes had up to 6 patients. We loved 4, no more than 5,...
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. My HIPAA mistake.
    I think that's silly. T was already obviously comfortable with your guy knowing he was having the surgery and when. If you want to get technical, I guess it is a violation since you didn't ask T,...
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  18. PO medicine administration
    Lobot gave very good, step-by-step advice lol. But like the others said, it will get better with practice! Some of those packages are done up so weirdly, and it doesn't help that you're still new...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Pediatric ICU Questions!
    I don't personally have PICU experience, but I would probably try to get into the peds course. When you graduate, you should see if there's a spot available on a peds med/surg floor, rather than...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  20. New Grad Nurse Hired into the NICU- Seeking Advice
    Congrats! I don't have much advice for you, as I have only been in the NICU about a month myself, but I agree with a previous poster to go ahead and start researching things you see frequently in the...
    Nov 25, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. Nicu Nurses- what does your unit do with bedside supplies
    Level 3 Every baby has their own cart with a sanitizer on top. One side of the cart has an area for boxes of gloves. The other side has a sharps container. The front is made of drawers, where...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. NICU Interview... HELP!
    Congrats to you both!!
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Is it difficult for men to get into NICU?
    We don't have any male nurses that I know of(I am a few weeks new and we have over 100 nurses for my unit), but we do have a lot of males in respiratory. And a lot of the MDs/residents are...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Starting NICU
    I LOVE it so far! It has only been two days, but I really don't think it's just excitement. I really have enjoyed it, and can see myself falling in love very quickly :) hoping not to jinx anything...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Starting NICU
    Thank you!! I am so excited! My first shift is tomorrow. I can't believe it's finally here!
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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