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  1. Pod leader model?
    We have private rooms that are set up in a pod system and just like the other posters, the charge nurse makes assignments based on primaries, acuity, and RN experience. She comes on rounds through...
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. ET Tube suction.
    Do you have respiratory therapists on your unit? They are a great resource too (If they're willing to teach!). We only use in-line suction, It definitely makes suctioning less intimidating!
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. Medication 20% Rule.
    Woah, sounds complicated!
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Is it made of acid? Fire? Cactus stickers?
    I love this! You would think with all of the advanced medial technology we work with, somebody would have thought up a faster thermometer. The other night we admitted a baby who was a bit lethargic...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Isolette covers
    We just use large blankets (which usually end up falling on the floor and having to be replaced). There is a group that makes blankets and hats for our unit and we also have some that were donated to...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. NICU IV push meds and flushes
    We put all our meds on a syringe pump, the only things that I have seen truly pushed on my unit are things that need to be given as quickly as possble, like Epi or adenosine. We aso have portless IV...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. How do you verify NG tube placement on your unit?
    We auscultate air as well and check for aspirates. However, there are plenty of times when the baby gets an x ray and the NNPs will call us with orders to advance/pull back by x cm.
    Mar 23, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. Measuring urine output
    We weigh every diaper on every patient, even if the baby eats like a pro or is going home that day, and then record it under urine output in our electronic charting. We total mL/kg/hr every eight...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. Start on Nicu floor
    Wow, your orientation is only six weeks? I just got done with a 14 week orientation and I still feel like I am constantly learning and asking questions! Good luck starting in the NICU! I love it so...
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. NICU visitation policy
    I work in a 60 bed level 3 unit. Our parents can name two "support people," who can be at the beside at any time, even without the parents, and receive medical information while at the bedside. The...
    Oct 24, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Which one of you AN members posted this?
    This is soo great! I feel like I've had this conversation more times than I can count.
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. The time between NCLEX and my start date...
    Yay, congrats on your job!!! Thanks for your advice, I will have to go look those up!
    Jun 26, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. The time between NCLEX and my start date...
    Hello NICU nurses! I am a new grad who got my dream job in the NICU! I took my NCLEX on Tuesday and the quick results say that I passed! I will be able to start working once I receive my official...
    Jun 23, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 2
    I took my test on Tuesday, got home and tried the trick right away (so less than an hour after my test ended) and got the good pop up! I had 75 questions and took it in an hour and 20 minutes. I just...
    Jun 23, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. Stupid things said by your non-nurse significant other
    My boyfriend is convinced that you can get crohn's disease from washing your hands too much "because it weakens your immune system since you never come in contact with germs." No amount of explaining...
    Jun 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. Lots of SATA questions for June NCLEX testers???
    I just took my test this morning... I had approximately 21 SATA, about 4 ordered response, and no drug calculations. I'v heard that the select all that apply mean you're doing well because they're...
    Jun 21, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. NCLEX RN on Monday....can't Sleep!!
    Our Kaplan teacher and our professors told us that we should be done studying and just relax a day or two before the test. I'll admit that I've still been looking through my notes but tomorrow (the...
    Jun 19, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. NCLEX RN on Monday....can't Sleep!!
    My test is on Tuesday and I'm the same way! As soon as my head hits the pillow, my mind starts racing and I lay awake for hours. Good luck on your exam, it sounds like you're well prepared and I'm...
    Jun 18, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. What is a good score for Kaplan Question Bank?
    Thanks everyone! I'm nervous but Kaplan has been a huge help and confidence booster for both strategy and content! Hopefully all the hard work will pay off!
    Jun 15, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. What is a good score for Kaplan Question Bank?
    Hi everyone! I am taking NCLEX on Tuesday. I finished the Kaplan question bank last night with a cumulative score of 68%. My scores for the last two question trainers were a 71 and 69 and I got a 70...
    Jun 15, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. New RN' you have a job ?
    I graduated May 14th and had a job offer mid-March. I have worked for this hospital as a tech for about a year and they like new grads. I went to school in central Illinois... it seems that people...
    Jun 11, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Any June NCLEX Test Takers Out There?
    I just got my ATT and signed up to take it June 21st! Scary!
    May 31, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Any Nurse Techs in RN nursing programs?
    I'm in my last semester of nursing school and I started working as a tech last summer. It has been a really great experience. I work for my hospital's registry, which means that I get to float...
    Apr 28, '11
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  24. Will I pass NCLEX? what's score is a good predictor?
    Does anybody know how reliable the ATI RN predictor scores are? We have to take it twice at my school and it gave me a 99% chance of passing the NCLEX both times. I obviously plan on continuing to...
    Apr 27, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. NICU interview help please
    Hi there! I am graduating in May and I just got a job in a Level III NICU!!! I mostly got behavioral questions like how I would deal with conflict with a coworker, how I would deal with a tough...
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal