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  1. Florence Nightingale had BPD!?!
    LOL. at first glance, I though BPD was Bronchopulmonay Dysplasia. Also abbreviated BPD. We refer to our "BPD" kids as "BPD-ers." Funny how differnt abbreviations can mean different things, from...
    Aug 9, '14
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  2. Sweet-ease
    We need an order for it, although it does not need to be ckecked off with another RN. Never gut kids or NPO kids. We most commonly use it for eye exams and LP's (painful procedures), and one in a...
    Jan 16, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. October 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    I knew Dr. Frank didn't have a heart! Now we have proof!
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  4. Are we tyrants?
    I think some people are getting waaaaay to hung up on the word tyrant. From wikipedia, "A TYRANT in its modern English usage, is a ruler of a cruel and oppressive character who is an absolute ruler...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Are we tyrants?
    TraumaSurfer, it sounds to me that, you have never worked in a NICU. Things in a NICU are very different from the adult world. Things like "minimal stimulation" and "hands on q 6" are very...
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Did you ever have one of those moments...
    RNC is a cerification from the National Certification Corporation. They offer certifications in different specialties (Inpatient Obstetric Nursing, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, Low Risk Neonatal...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  7. Did you ever have one of those moments...
    About a year ago, I was at a Star Bucks studing for my RNC certification exam. The toaster oven alarm sounds just like our difibrillator powering on, and I almost bounded over the counter to get to...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  8. I need advice
    Let me just say, I would not want to work with a new nurse who is not afraid. A healthy dose of fear makes us careful. I can honestly say, I didn't learn how to really be a nurse until after I...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. Where Do I Go from Here?
    If you have the time, I recommend reading "The Power of Now" and/or "A New Earth" by, Eckhart Tolle. He speaks of issues with identifing onself. I suffered from depression for over 10 years and I...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. Our unit needs your good vibes...
    By the way, I am not trying to offend new nurses. Not all nurses come into the job with the "student complex." There are just a handful that come in thinking that since they passed their boards,...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Our unit needs your good vibes...
    Wow, just wow. I can't believe alyn918's comment. Poor Bortaz comes here with his heart on his sleeve, and that's the response he gets? We all have nick names for conditions, meds, situations. ...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. And the award for most asked question goes to...
    I was bagging a 30 weeker at delivery, when the father walks over, looks at the baby's genitals, totally unconcerned with the recusitation efforts and says, "UGH! When are you going to circ him?" ...
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. August 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Bill, I told you I wanted the large coffee. Now how is that tiny thing going to last me all night?
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  14. August 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    The loading dose for Caffeine Citrate is 25 mg/kg, so your going to need a bigger mug.
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  15. How to become an RNC
    Check out NICU Solutions. Put it in google to find the website (this computer won't let me copy and paste for some reason). Excellent class and book. You will have to see if they are having...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  16. Is working in the NICU a good idea for me, as a person with mild cerebral palsy?
    The first horpital I worked at was a delivery hospital, where I would occasionally get floated to nursey. I have never run around in NICU, like I have run around in Nursey (Ussually when you have a...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. Business is BOOMIN'
    Are any other NICUs out there experiencing a higher than normal census? About a year ago we were very slow, 10-15 kiddos. We are comfortabley staffed for about 25 babies, which gives us a little...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. 8hr vs. 12hr work days
    Well, most of the world does not work evenings or nights, which is what 2/3 of the nurses have to work, for 8 hour shifts.
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: Nurse Management
  19. Preg ns - fetal deformity/birth defects?
    I realize this is an old post, but just for the heck of it... I know in NICU, if you are pregnant you are not allowed to care for babies that have CMV.
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. ADN at Tarrant County College or BSN at Texas A&M Corpus Christi?
    Personally, I would go with the higher passing rate. I felt like I was extremely prepared for the NCLEX, after graduating. From my experience, love will work it out no matter where you are, if it...
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. ADN at Tarrant County College or BSN at Texas A&M Corpus Christi?
    If you can afford your BSN, go for that. Some hospitals will pay slightly more ($0.25/hr-ish), for a BSN. Plus, if you get your BSN now, you won't have as far to go if you want to get your MSN some...
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
    Hey Wooh, I am guilty as charged! :spin: And not having my pateints on a monitor or being able to stare at them constantly turns my world upside-down.
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. RNC exam
    I used the Core Corriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, that I bought off of Amazon, and it was very helpful. I also took the NICU Solutions class. Look it up on line to see if they are...
    Jul 14, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  24. Endorsing licence to Illinois
    I have been trying to get a hold of someone from the department of licensing so they can send me the fingerprinting card that I need, since I live out of state. I need the paper work to send to my...
    May 9, '12
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  25. What causes As and Bs during gavage feeding?
    One cause can be reflux. When an NG/OG tube is in, the sphincter is unable to close completely allowing stomach contents to come back up.
    Apr 9, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal

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