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  1. Length of Nicu Admission
    How intermittent are the feedings given via gavage? We sometimes send kids home on gavage feedings (after parents are taught how to do so). We also had parents not long ago that were very adamant on...
    May 15, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. One of those weeks
    Oh wow, so sorry - that is truly a bad week. :(
    Mar 29, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Outcomes for Periventricular Leukomalacia(PVL)
    Wow you surely know a lot about this child...but as you know we can't give out medical advice. I will just share a few "off topic" things about my own child who has PVL. He also scores above the...
    Mar 25, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. I need someone to Interview, A NICU nurse for school
    Understand a lot of students post here wanting the same thing....manners in how you are asking for help go a long way. Also you might utilize the search feauture to find some of these answers.
    Mar 22, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Why I want NICU-good reasons? (long)
    Lots of agreement with PPs, as a mom of 3, and mom to two micro-prems, NICU is definitely not a place to work because *you love babies* (as was said), however it sounds like you have thought it over...
    Mar 16, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Outcomes for Periventricular Leukomalacia(PVL)
    Quick add....my 11 year old was a former 29 weeker and had/has PVL and hydrocephalus. He had his shunt removed at 2, and is completely normal. He scores above average on state testing in school and...
    Feb 10, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. 5 babies die in India hospital
    That is so sad :crying2:
    Feb 2, '09
    Forum: World Nursing
  8. Octuplets
    That is why I questioned it. I've only been a nurse for a year and a half and wasn't sure. Sorry for not knowing this.
    Jan 30, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Octuplets
    I heard that the state of CA paid for her IVF? Did they not even screen this mother to see if she was a good candidate? What is the screening criteria? It does not even seem ethical to transfer 8...
    Jan 30, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Octuplets
    Yeah, our local news said they would be in the hospital for about 2 weeks. The smallest was 1 lb. 8 oz. and they were born at 30 weeks. Um .... we'll see about that!
    Jan 28, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Preemie Mom turned NICU Nurse?
    I am a mom to two preemies (26 weeker and 29 weeker) and they were my inspiration for wanting to be a nurse. I love my job, and really can understand what parents are going through. You have to have...
    Jan 25, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Still not comforatble with NICU
    I've been in the NICU for a year now (this month) and I feel the same way you do. My orientation was very slow...we are a small unit as it is, and I had NO admissions on orientation, and only one...
    Jan 20, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Maybe I need some reassurance...
    Definitely get bored if I have a stable vent patient and nothing is going on with them. :grn:
    Jan 5, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Maybe I need some reassurance...
    Wow, you had two vented patients that night? When we have a vented patient it's a 1 on 1 assignment (however we are a small 26 bed unit). That sounds like it was a rough night, I can only imagine. I...
    Jan 5, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. Bubble CPAP?
    We use bubble cpap and monitor it also by checking frequently. I've not been around long enough to follow kids toaster heads lol but I have my own 29 week preemie who spent a fair number of days on...
    Jan 1, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Maybe I need some reassurance...
    I'm learning right here reading these replies...this is so helpful to me. Appreciate all of you who are chiming in on this, because my level 3 orientation and number of vented patients i've had has...
    Jan 1, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. Maybe I need some reassurance...
    Yeah, I was told by dayshift RN in report "he does much better prone" as far as saturations and comfort level. He didn't seem to be overly active but maybe he did need some sedation. Thanks Steve.
    Dec 31, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Maybe I need some reassurance...
    I was wondering if anyone else could share a similar story. I'm about to enter my second year of nursing in a smallish level 3 NICU (26 bed, no surgeries or ECMO). We haven't had a lot of vented...
    Dec 31, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. Level III NICU, low census days q....
    Cancel you? ...yep and we get squares for that...MTO FLoat you?....if they need us we can float to peds, OB (post-partum) Let you be over by 1 nurse? .....occasionally And for those that...
    Dec 25, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Kangaroo Care
    We kangaroo stable kids with lines and on the vent - not HFOV or while on nitric but that is because the baby is usually not stable enough to tolerate it. My own two kids were 26 and 29 weekers...
    Dec 17, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. NICU parent as a NICU nurse good or bad?
    I am a former NICU mom. I keep very good boundaries with my own experiences and my job. It helps me to relate and understand, and because my professional boundaries are well defined, I think it is...
    Dec 13, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Sharing a happy moment
    This last weekend I had a term IDM baby...won't be with us long, he got his RDS and sugars straightened out, he just needs to learn how to eat. His parents are really nice and they have a 3 yr old...
    Dec 4, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Anyone willing to answer a PM?
    Thank you everyone for your replies (both here and PM). The first person who PM'd me gave me great advice so I think i'm all good now. ;)
    Dec 3, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Anyone willing to answer a PM?
    I have something that happened at my work i'm stressed about. I really would like to ask an experienced nurse who wouldn't mind a few words of advice for a newer nurse in PM (little nervous to do it...
    Dec 2, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. NICU Sibling Activity Packs
    We don't give seperate packs to siblings but we have coloring books available (they can color/tear pages out) and books, toys, magnadoodles, etc. that they can play with while on the unit. I think I...
    Nov 24, '08
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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