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  1. Poor RN professional conduct
    Food and drink in pt care areas brings vermin, and enables nasty bacteria and viruses to get into your body. Nurses have acquired diseases this way, often w/very negative consequences. In addition to...
    Aug 16
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Question for NICU nurses that transitioned from adult care
    Some units are choosy enough that they can favor a BSN. ICU experience probably won't hurt, but, when you do get to start in a NICU, the transition from adult to neonate may be surprisingly...
    Jul 27
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. I have general questions about Pierre Robin sequence
    Have you done some research on your own? A Google search? There is a lot of info out there. It might help you know what questions to ask when you do meet the nurses caring for the baby. You may...
    Jul 16
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. feeding and tachypnea
    I would not po feed a 2 day old baby, either preterm or term, w/a RR of >70. Why is the RR high? What does the X-ray show? CBC/CRP? From you post, it looks like the doc wanted to pull the NG and...
    Jun 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Just graduated highschool, need tips
    At this point, I'd suggest you focus on the foundation of your nursing education: sciences. A&P, Chem, Micro, and the social sciences-psych and socio. Growth and Development. As you get further...
    Jun 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Interesting cases anyone?
    Omenn Syndrome: Omenn syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    May 18
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Why did you choose nursing?
    I decided when I was 4--I thought those hats were cool. :roflmao: I never changed my mind, either. Even when everyone decided wearing those caps wasn't cool any more. (too late by then, I was...
    Apr 24
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  8. Deployed Army Nursing: 101 Things I Learned While Deployed
    I'm so glad to have you back! Thank you for taking care of our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives. I loved your article, too.
    Apr 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  9. Advice for our 'clients'
    Apr 2
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Why hold feedings for a cold temp?
    One of the first signs of sepsis is often the infant's inability to maintain his/her temperature. Before feeding, you need to find out if the baby is septic and start treating immediately.
    Mar 29
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. NICU unit secretary at nights?
    It depends on the size and level of the unit--a 60 bed Level 4 unit needs a clerk. And another ancillary support person or maybe 2. I worked in a Level 2 10 bed unit. We didn't have a clerk of our...
    Mar 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. Cleaning Isolettes
    Our 40 bed level 3 unit had a "hospital assistant" scheduled @ all times. They did the incubators, ran labs and other errands, stocked the pt care areas, and generally 'helped'. We could function w/o...
    Mar 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. The NICU is the best kept secret that is right out in the open!
    When you have a good save in NICU, and, by far that's the majority, you've given that little human a chance @ a whole life--to get an education, find satisfying work, find a partner, raise a family. ...
    Mar 20
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Pay Close Attention!
    You sound like an excellent nurse who loves challenges and learning. Very commendable. As a new grad, I would have love to have done that much variety. That said, I hate to be the discouraging...
    Feb 7
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. what did you do before?
    Problem is that most of your education is adult nursing. A year in M/S cements all that stuff into your brain. Moving to the NICU then means you need to UNlearn all that stuff and relearn new disease...
    Feb 5
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Charge and Resus --How does your facility do it?
    We had a charge who did not take an assignment (believe me, she was busy enough w/staffing and helping wherever needed), 3 "admits". 1st admit had the lightest assignment, and on down. You stayed 1st...
    Feb 1
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. Crying babies
    Or vigorously shake the plastic bags.... :devil:
    Jan 6
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Crying babies
    The NICU residents usually know it w/in their 1st wk in the unit--it's the Surgical team ya gotta watch out for!!
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. When is the busiest time in NICU?
    I have always thought late summer-fall are busiest (those Christmas cuddles!). If you have a sudden surge, and the other hosps in the area are too--think back 8 or 9 months. Was there a play-off...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Crying babies
    Lullabies work! You can put your iphone in a plastic bag, too. It's worth the $ to download something soothing on your phone if you can. Thank you to your co-worker for her support!
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. what did you do before?
    I started as a new grad on a Surgical unit, moved to CCU, then to a Cardiac/General Surgical ICU. This was abt the time NICUs were just starting. I went to visit a friend in the "nursery", and...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  22. Crying babies
    Even tho she's not supposed to be a NAS baby, she may be having pain somewhere. She may benefit from a physical exam, looking @ her ears, teething, gas pains; she doesn't like to eat. Does she have...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. Lawsuit Claims Nurse Was 'Worked to Death'
    Interesting statement that "there is a nationwide shortage of nurses" when there are so many nurses searching for jobs. I think there is a nationwide shortage of hospitals (and the corporations that...
    Nov 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. NICU/ CRNA
    You will need to inquire w/the program to which you wish to be enrolled as to what they want. I think they want you to have adult Critical Care experience because, unless you are working in a...
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  25. Super Typhoon hitting the Philippines
    Praying for all our colleagues in the affected areas! Please be safe. ...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: International Nursing