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  1. East-Aisan Breastfeeding Practices
    There are several cultures - some of them Asian, if I'm not mistaken - which believe that colostrum is harmful to baby. I've run into it too. I absolutely agree with respecting someone's culture...
    Dec 18
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Newborn Baths
    This was originally posted in Ob/Gyn....which is how I found it (I hang out there a lot) and, I suspect, how klone found it as well.
    Dec 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  3. Suturing
    I don't know about in hospital settings, but I used to work in a community health center with FNPs and PNPs who sutured minor lacs all the time.
    Dec 17
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  4. Newborn Baths
    Ditto.
    Dec 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. unit "culture"
    I think someone on our unit just figured out a few months ago that we can admit our babies without a weight (our admit forms don't ask for length). For a long time it was just assumed that because...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Newborn Baths
    We wait for the bath until at least 6 hours, sometimes more if kiddo hasn't breastfed well yet or if parents don't want it. Some of our kids go home with no bath at all. Only exceptions are...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Patient families
    Not specific to NICU, but anytime I've been fired by a patient in my 13 years I've had do an inner happy dance. I can get along with about 99.8% of the world, so when the occasional patient has...
    Dec 10
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. unit "culture"
    Teaching hospital, avg. 500 deliveries/month. Apart from the residents & attendings, two other practices deliver there too, one of which has CNMs. LDR, then PP. This doesn't help the L&D vs. M/B...
    Dec 10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. IV gauge
    18 is standard, 20 if they are a hard stick. Baglady is right. OB hemorrhages are very bad when they happen (before, during, or after delivery). We don't mess around. The OBs are starting to get...
    Dec 3
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Help with suctioning neonate after delivery please!
    I can think of maybe one time in the last 6 months that I bulb suctioned a baby. We just don't do it anymore, though the docs still hand us the bulb off the delivery table like we're going to use it....
    Dec 2
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Designated delivery team
    Baby nurse at every delivery for resus/apgars/transition period. This is my job and I love it! 98% of the time I am just there to dry baby off, put a hat on, and put him skin to skin with mom until...
    Dec 2
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. MD-RN Relations -- There is Hope
    Awesome! I have to say, I've found the same thing where I am, though they are not quite at the point of asking for reference from the nursing staff. Most of the docs are pretty easy to work with and...
    Dec 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Evidence Based Care
    This is where you will have to be really discriminating in where you choose to work. (Easier said than done, I know.) Wherever you end up, your main job will be 'patient advocate'. I am really...
    Nov 26
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. What can you tolerate the least?
    Eyeballs and sputum. I used to hate ear wax but have come to terms with it and find it oddly satisfying to get a huge chunk of impacted wax. A while back we went out to our favorite Mexican joint...
    Nov 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Baby Friendly
    Yes, yes, yes. A thousand times yes. And max of 3 couplets. Very hard to teach and support breastfeeding with more than that. Four is doable from a task standpoint, but nobody will get much BF...
    Nov 23
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. Felt pretty proud of myself!
    Never ever lose that willingness to grab someone else when you know something bad is going down. Ever. Very well done!!!
    Nov 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. surgeon with Ebola has died
    Apparently he was tested in Sierra Leone before coming to the US. I wonder if the same tests are used in both places or if there is a difference in sensitivity that would account for his testing...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  18. Random question.
    Warmer, open crib, or isolette, head is toward the wall. In nine years I've never ever seen it any other way. Don't know what the rationale is, other than tradition. Frankly, it would upset my mojo...
    Nov 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  19. Hygiene After Hospital Shift
    Hahaha! People do all kinds of gross things before they touch the produce. I don't even want to know the percentage of inadequate hand-washers. :D
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Hygiene After Hospital Shift
    For a long time I did floor nursing and never changed unless I'd gotten barfed/peed/pooped/bled on. Now I work in a place (L&D baby nurse) where I have to wear hospital scrubs, so by policy I have to...
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. blue tubex injector
    I don't work in an area where I'll use it (neonatal) so it's tucked in my bedside table. My 4th-grader found it the other day and just could not wrap his head around the fact that syringes didn't...
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How full is your NICU usually?
    Level IV with 41 beds....usually 75% or more full, though lately it seems we have been packed and overflowing.
    Nov 17
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  23. What do you think of this story?
    There is always that 'who knows?', isn't there? Two years and not many delays is a positive thing, but no one knows for sure how that kid will do in school. There's a reason these kids are called...
    Nov 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. UAC/UVC Placement
    We practiced UVC insertion during STABLE class, but it was to give us an idea of what a provider will need in terms of assistance and supplies at the bedside......and to put hands-on experience with...
    Nov 12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  25. dilauded and breastfeeding
    I'd agree with you as well. The first thing that jumped out at me was their use of whether a drug is Cat C, D, etc. As klone said already, that's not an appropriate way to measure a med's safety in...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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