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  1. Attendance
    That is absolutely awful.
    Nov 22
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Random question.
    Head towards the wall unless the baby is on an oscillator, then head towards the end (or, if it's a micro preemie, baby is at the bottom half of the Giraffe, with head left/feet right, head down/feet...
    Nov 22
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. How full is your NICU usually?
    Level III--19ish beds? We're a small regional center. Anyways, we have 14 right now.
    Nov 16
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. UAC/UVC Placement
    Our transport First Nurses can place UAC/UVCs and intubate. There are only a small handful of them. For us, our first nurses are considered the leader on transports, as we don't always have an NNP on...
    Nov 11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. No more 12 hour shifts?
    We actually fought against switching to 12s. While it would be nice to work less days/week (the most we work right now is 8shifts/2 weeks), we do not have enough staff to cover the inevitable holes,...
    Nov 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What do you think of this story?
    Woops, double post
    Oct 24
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. What do you think of this story?
    Pronounced dead, revived by mom's hug: 'Miracle baby' turning 2 - Parents - TODAY.com This is an update to that story, the baby is 2 now and it doesn't sound like he has much for delays, but who...
    Oct 24
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Best wishes and speedy recovery, Esme
    Oct 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. E 68 and visitation
    My unit is just parents and grandparents, with a max of 2 visitors at bedside. During flu season it's just parents. We do make exceptions for minor mothers, allowing one grandparent in with her, or...
    Oct 22
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. low glucose baby, NPO, no access to dextrose
    Sorry, what's a 'cut-down'?
    Oct 7
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  11. Waiting for Labor to start on its own strongly recommended (no surprise here):
    I'm in NICU, and there's nothing that irritates me more than an elective section at 37 weeks because first-time mom doesn't want to go into labor and the kid ends up in NICU because he just wasn't...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Experienced Nurses, Input pls!!
    There are a lot of posts similar to this on this forum, I highly recommend looking through them to get some good advice. Also, the stickies under FAQs has some great information. NICU Nursing /...
    Sep 13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. Anyone worked ICU and NICU at the same time??
    We do have a few adult ICU nurses who occasionally float to our NICU. They are treated like any other float (we get floats from the staffing pool, OB, or other random floors that have cross trained)...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  14. Is using sucrose in neonates a good idea?
    I try not to use it (some of my coworkers are a big fan), but if they are stable and eating, and really crying while I am assessing, I will sometimes give them 0.1mL to get through the assess. I...
    Sep 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. Your Specialty & Why
    NICU. I didn't expect to want to work there when I started as a student, I wanted Peds ICU, but that isn't available in my area. However, through a bit of luck, I had more rotations in the NICU than...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. No more 12 hour shifts?
    I work 8 hour shifts, 32 hours a week, which averages out to 5 shifts 1 week and 3 shifts the next. It's not too bad
    Aug 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. If you didn't start in NICU
    I started on a medical/oncology with telemetry floor. I was there for a year and a half before moving to NICU. My NICU does not hire new grads, so working on medical helped in that it gave me RN...
    Aug 14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. "Floating" IV
    I've seen it done a few times. "Floating" the catheter in is the concept of flushing as you advance the catheter. It's a useful technique to get past valves.
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. picc teams
    I work in a small level III (a or b) NICU (20-ish beds). We don't have a PICC team, but we do have PICC nurses who are capable of starting PICCS. I think we have 4 or 5 PICC nurses.
    Jul 19
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. Level III to Level IV
    We do nitric, but no surgicals or cooling either. I think that puts us at level IIIa or IIIb
    Jul 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  21. Holiday Pay-- Anyone else heard of this??
    In other words, our holiday pay is from 2300 the night before until 2300 the night of.
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Holiday Pay-- Anyone else heard of this??
    Our holiday counts as the night going in to the holiday. Holiday pay starts at 2300 the night before as time and a half. For me, I was scheduled from 2300 July 3 to 0730 July 4th, which all counted...
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. NICU patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Smaller NICU here..we don't treat for reflux too often. We went through a phase of using Reglan a lot (but then we went through a phase of NEC, so the Reglan stopped). Usually we just use reflux...
    Jul 4
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Survey on how many patients you get in a shift
    So, Tallynurse, you take 4 patients, including vents, with no aides or anything? You're responsible for all feeds, labs, and vent change stuff? That's crazy. It's good that you have a good team that...
    Jul 1
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. Code Cart/Box
    Oh, that reminds me, we also have intubation tackle boxes at every bedside (at least in the main NICU area)
    Jun 30
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal


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