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  1. Major Drug Shortages Looming
    I think it is great that your nursing unit prepares most your own infusions. Nurses on our unit have had little training in mixing infusions independently outside of the pharm--we do more training....
    Mar 26, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  2. PICU medication dosages to memorize
    Know your code drugs inside and out. I work in a CICU so I know the correct dose and how many mL to draw up of epi (1:100,000 vs 1:10,000), atropine, Cal gluconate, and bicarb (infant vs adult...
    Mar 26, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  3. What do you guys use for art lines??
    In our CICU, we use the VAMP system on all arterial lines, which is a closed system. VAMP System Unfortunately, the VAMP is only supposed to be placed on arterial lines, so all other lines we...
    Mar 26, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  4. Managing sedation in an infant with cardiomegly.
    Great question! There is no right answer in this situation! Everyone will have an opinion! Thus, this is always a hot topic among the critical care team. umcRN, I found it good to hear that...
    Mar 26, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  5. Major Drug Shortages Looming
    Thank you for posting this info. I did not know so many drugs are going are going to be on short supply! At our hospital, I feel like every week that I have an e-mail about another change related...
    Mar 26, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  6. Florida to Philly
    I just moved to Philly from Florida as well. I just moved into my apt last week so don't know many of the areas yet. It seems as though Philly is quite large. The cost of living is much more...
    Aug 25, '10
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  7. Advice for calling consults
    Hi! I am starting NP school this Fall so I don't have experience with calling consults. But, my boyfriend is a cardiology fellow and I hear him vent about this all the time. The consult service...
    Aug 24, '10
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  8. SNP and Nitro
    At our hospital on the post op heart surgery kids, we titrate the nitroprusside first up to 4mcg/kg/min for the systolic BP then once we reach that amount we add on nitroglycerine up to 4mcg/kg/min...
    Apr 3, '09
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  9. Vent and NGt question
    Sometimes a kiddo will return from surgery without a NGt in place and is ventilated. The plan usually is to extubate the kid but when would it become time to put a NGt in a kid that hasn't been...
    Apr 3, '09
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  10. HemeOnc???
    Thinking about switching from surgical pediatric patients to HemeOnc speciality. Any suggestions? How long did it take you to get certified? Is working with this patient population very sad or more...
    Apr 29, '08
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  11. Neuro Checks
    I've been working in an unit that gets many post op neuro patients that require q4h neuro checks. I find it so hard to perform neuro checks on the smaller kiddos and am so scared I'm gonna miss...
    Apr 29, '08
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  12. "Patient" or "Client"?
    Health care is not like fast food. People know where to get a good hamburger but don't know what type of disease/illness is ailing them. People are able to be customers when going to resturants,...
    Apr 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Elbow Splints, Restraints?
    I take care of a lot of post-op cleft lip/palate kids and post-op protocol is to have elbow splints on. No MD order is needed q24h for the splints. Well another nurse said they were restraints while...
    Dec 2, '07
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  14. Abelcet
    After the abelcet has finsihed infusing and the D5W has cleared the line, do you give a bolus of fluids?
    Nov 12, '07
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. 5 w/o & Rice in Formula
    I've taken care of a few infants in which the parents added rice to the formula becuase they believed their infant had GER. The parents believed it helped treat the GER. None of the infants were dx...
    Oct 9, '07
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  16. Infant Cardiac Cath
    Today I had a 2 m/o following a cardiac cath with the usual orders to keep leg straight for 6 hours following procedure. The mother was great and was willing to hold the infant for the time being,...
    Oct 9, '07
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  17. child protection issue
    Burns can always be prevented. Any kids with burns are always consulted with social services at our hospital.
    Sep 23, '07
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  18. Nursing Rounds
    Our hospital has starting a new program called Nursing Rounds, basically instead of giving report to the next nurse in another room, the previous shift RN and new shift RN walk into each room...
    Sep 13, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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