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  1. There has to be a BETTER WAY to obtain a blood sample.
    Your other option is a a venous or arterial draw. Both of those hurt WAY more than a heel stick would. Venous draws have the risk of "blowing" veins which means you can no longer get blood from that...
    Apr 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Nicu nurse or elementary school teacher
    Just a side note, not ALL hospitals hire only experienced rns for NICU's. I got in as a new grad.
    Apr 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Why hold feedings for a cold temp?
    In addition to sepsis as mentioned above, being cold interferes with a baby's ability to digest food. It increases the chance for stasis which can increase growth of bacteria in the gut.
    Apr 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Bilious drainage from replogle....
    I had a patient a few months back that came to us for bowel obstruction. The baby had an ELAP and bowel resection done so the obstruction was resolved. A week later, still NPO, the baby was having...
    Apr 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Trouble understanding PPHN...
    Thanks for your response. So, then what is the difference between a kid with PPHN and one with just a PDA who frequently desats? Why don't they have PPHN?
    Feb 6
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Trouble understanding PPHN...
    Hi all I'm a NICU rn (kinda new) and I am having such a hard time understanding the physiology of PPHN. I have read descriptions over and over and just have a mental block with this subject. I...
    Feb 6
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Professional Neonatal Journal recommendations, anyone?
    I am lookin to subscribe to a neonatal medical journal and could use some suggestions on good ones! I'm just looking to increase my knowledge basis.
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Why do umbilical lines help infants in respiratory stress?
    Thank you for your responses
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Why do umbilical lines help infants in respiratory stress?
    Hi all I am a relatively new NICU nurse. I am trying to understand why doctors order line placements when an infant is in RDS and can't maintain their sats? Does it have anything to do with the...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Chronic lack of energy! New nurse problems.
    Ladyjedimaster,I have actually been tested for SLE and for thyroid issues as well. All my tests were negative.
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  11. Chronic lack of energy! New nurse problems.
    Hey everyone. I'm a new nurse, going on 5 months now. I got my dream job in a NICU and I am happy to be in the unit I am in, but I am constantly battling my energy levels (or lack thereof). My #1...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. HELP!  NRP Questions
    Start PPV and transfer. The baby is apneic...he's not breathing. Monitoring the heart rate will just waste time that could be used resuscitating the baby. Getting someone to supply a 100% O2 tank =...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Infant of diabetic mother and feeding....
    Hey all! I was discussing infants of diabetic mothers with some of my co workers and no one seemed to understand WHY IDMs are poor feeders. We've seen plenty of cases where the baby just sits there...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Cover Letter Critique, please :)
    Hello everyone. I change my cover letter per facility that I apply to, but here is a basic one I have been using. Dear Sir or Madam, I am writing to express my interest...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help


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