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  1. I want some tips on getting licensed in Australia
    Experienced CC nurses are in demand. We have the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Home which is your point of contact for all types...
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  2. Anybody want to help me plan my career??
    "I'm feeling overwhelmed by the new information right now and the thought of having more responsibility around these fragile babies scares me. I'm wondering about possibly taking on a CNC roll or an...
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. New hire and pregnant... need advice Please.
    First of all: Congratulations! I hope all goes well with this pregnancy! You are right, it is really hard to conceal a pregnancy in the NICU with all the x-rays you can't do. You should definitely...
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. 7 weeks into orientation, now this?
    Maybe your preceptor just realized that he hasn't done the best job in preceptoring you and sees this as a way to improve. Take it as a chance - it'll be an easier day for you if you go along and...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. NICU books
    Uni libraries tend to have them - maybe you could just get one there so you don't have to buy one. Sorry, but I don't know the difference between the two editions.
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Is the nicu and nursery easy?
    Poor OP for being treated so badly here. I bet you most of those of you replying so full of rage have uttered the words "there is no such thing as a stupid question" before to someone. So why not...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. isolettes and premies
    @ Jory You can NEVER put a baby into an isolette without it being turned on. The Isolettes depend on the aircirculation they create when being turned on. So if they are off CO2 could accumulate...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Low resting heart rate
    <100 but >80
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Vaccinations in the NICU
    there is no licensed rsv vaccine! - the immunoglobulin given at the moment is a simple injection (synagis (palivizumab)). it used to be a long infusion but those days are long gone. many nurses...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Neonatalogist or Neonatal nurse practitioner
    While their work overlaps in lots of areas it's also very different in others. Most people here will value the NNP more, since we all have a nursing background. As a NNP you always remain a nurse, so...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Vaccinations in the NICU
    I practice in Australia as a nurse immuniser (we prescribe and administer vaccinations without medical supervision). All our babies receive their first Hepatitis B vaccine right after birth, even the...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Is australia flooded with overseas nurses?
    Australia is still facing a huge nurses shortage. The recent situation that there are more grad nurses than grad nurse positions is limited to few cities. Overseas nurses are hardly ever accepted...
    Feb 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  13. would this be useful?
    Hey goats'r'us, have a look at Huggleboos https://www.facebook.com/Huggleboo They are an awesome gift for prems. A friend of mine who works in a Melbourne NICU came up with them and babies/moms love...
    Feb 6, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. 24 weeker - how bad is it?
    No, things do not always turn out right! Yes, there are a few miracles here and there.The ones the media focuses on. But there is the vast majority that ends up not just fine with varying degrees...
    Feb 6, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. 24 weeker - how bad is it?
    Goats'r'us - Australia and the US have different categories how we divide our baby nurseries. In Australia a level III nursery is the highest level offering most advanced care to the youngest and...
    Feb 6, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. 24 weeker - how bad is it?
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    Feb 6, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. NICU monitor event review
    @TiffyRN your monitor only does not pick up the babies resp when they are prone if you placed the respiratory lead incorrectly. Most believe that the respiratory lead work by picking up...
    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Just for fun.... re: call bells...
    Back when I started we used to have an intercom and when somebody rang the bell we could as them from the nurses station why they rang the bell. If it were something they should be doing themselves...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Feel guilty calling myself a nurse
    You are a nurse! You can be proud of your achievement of becoming a nurse! It's a tough time out there at the moment - but that doesn't influence what you are! Keep on looking for nursing...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Talk to me about spontaneous pushing
    What is current evidence based best practice? If it's spontaneous pushing then encourage that. You do not want to lower your level of care to fit in, as hard as that may be, but your patients deserve...
    Jun 19, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. no win situation
    I agree with both posts above. If you do not want to burn any bridges you may just quote "personal reasons", thank your employer for the opportunity and investment in you and apologize for the...
    Jun 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Can you give additional doses of a  PRN to increase an already given dose to a range?
    Where I work you can give the additional 4mg and count the 2 hour window from the 2nd dose given. I have no idea about the laws in Ohio though- sorry. But best stick with the patient or follow up...
    Jun 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Why don't we treat each other better?
    I agree with you communter. And with others. The only thing you can change is you. Be the nurse you want to be. And do not become the nurse you complain about now. I like to show opposite...
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. New grad and Pregnant...help
    Keep your current job! The danger of exposing you and your child to infection, irregular work schedules, heavy physical work, strenuous emotional situations etc. is much higher during bedside...
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Any suggestions?
    I agree that you can only do the nightshift job if you have someone who looks after your kids. Are both jobs part time? And if so, how many days/hours a week is each? If they are both 16hours/week...
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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