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  1. Prevention of IVH
    We have a "keep head midline" policy that is in effect for the first 7 days of baby's life. They do not need to be supine and midline, though. They can be side-lying as long as the head is kept...
    Jan 28
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. DR fail
    Overall, it sounds like you did really well considering you are a month off orientation! I think it was irresponsible of your unit to expect you to handle a 28-weeker delivery, especially when you...
    Jan 6
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  3. December 2015 Caption Contest. Win $100!
    "For Christmas this year I'm going to need 6 weeks paid vacation, 2 hour lunch breaks, and helicopter transport to work. I'm sure we can come to an agreement, can't we?"
    Dec 2, '15
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  4. December 2015 Caption Contest. Win $100!
    "So I hear you're the one who decided to put prescription drug ad pens in our stockings last year."
    Dec 2, '15
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  5. honeymoon during orientation
    It just depends on the unit. On our unit, managers are pretty flexible when it comes to weddings/honeymoons. They're not HAPPY about giving extended time off, but they know it's an important life...
    Oct 29, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Registered Nurse Interview (Due ASAP)
    I don't understand why people get so worked up every time a student asks questions for an interview or a homework question. Just IGNORE IT and move on if it bothers you so much. Pages and pages of...
    Oct 21, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. A Doctors Without Borders hospital bombed in Afghanistan- nurse's story
    It's even more horrible that this was done by the US. Inexcusable.
    Oct 8, '15
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Weirdest/most difficult thing swallowed by a patient
    Baby in our NICU born with 2 natal teeth. One day the nurse noticed that one was missing. Found the tooth on x-ray in the stomach! Amazing that she didn't aspirate or choke.
    Sep 27, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. ELBW Supine+Midline for ____ days
    We place them in side-lying position against the parents' chests.
    Sep 25, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. ELBW Supine+Midline for ____ days
    How is it even possible to do prone with the head midline?
    Sep 25, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. What is the strangest thing...
    We've had our small, digital scales stolen a couple times. We use them to weigh infants' diapers. Presumably they are the same type of scale that dealers use to weigh drugs.
    Sep 2, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Time Paradox of 12 hour shifts
    Yup, this is the ultimate paradox of a 12-hour shift/every other weekend schedule. I feel you. But I also would never go back to working 8-hour days/5 days a week - sucked the life out of me.
    Aug 12, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. So...What Kind of Nursing Task Do You LIKE?
    I LOVE re-taping ETTs. I know that sounds weird, but nothing is more satisfying than when your baby is constantly de-satting, then you re-tape their ETT and you can magically wean their FiO2...
    Aug 4, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How does your NICU unit run?
    I'm surprised how many places do scheduled routine assessment times. In my NICU, we have either q2, q3, or--rarely and only for the bigger kids--q4 assessment/feeding times. Most are q3. The babies...
    Jul 22, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. Any thoughts of USA infant mortality rate
    Another point worth mentioning is that in the US--or at least where I live--a pregnant woman does not see her OB until she is already 8 weeks pregnant (barring any complications). By that time, she...
    Jul 22, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. how much do you pay on student loans per month
    I had $26k in loans and paid $500/month to pay it off quickly. I also made larger payments some months when I had extra. It was 4 different loans, so I would always pay a lot more towards the one...
    Jul 15, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Vent: parents
    NICU is just a completely different world than what parents are used to. They often interpret many of their baby's cues wrongly (i.e. seeing the baby splay out their hands - "they need to stretch...
    Jun 28, '15
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  18. Win $100! June 2015 Caption Contest
    "My husband got sick of me bring home germs from work so he installed this decontamination shower. Pun intended."
    Jun 17, '15
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  19. How to handle a coworker who is giving poor care
    I think if you had posted this in the NICU forum, the responses would have been different because as a NICU nurse, I totally get what you're talking about. I have worked with a few "senior" nurses...
    May 27, '15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. How to eat on night shift
    Eat "breakfast" when you wake up (in your case, 2pm). Eat a snack in the car or in the report room before your shift. Eat "lunch" anytime between 11-2am. Eat a snack sometime between 4-6am. Eat a...
    May 25, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. HIV needle stick
    What is wrong with you guys? I'm sorry this happened to you, OP. The chance of transmission is very, very low (I think about 0.25%). Sending good vibes your way.
    Apr 8, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Feb - Mar 2015 Top 8 Captions - Help Select $100 Winner
    Who chooses the 8 captions?
    Apr 1, '15
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  23. Second career nurses: what if you ended up not liking nursing?
    If you're questioning it this much, don't do it.
    Mar 26, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Father Smuggles Newborn Out Of Hospital - Nurse Deactivates Alarm
    There's a difference between a Code Pink and an infant's band alarm (at least at my hospital). In my NICU, babies in open cribs wear security bands and on average, there will be maybe one or two band...
    Mar 23, '15
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. FLAME ON!
    "Does the Pearson Vue Trick really work?" "I got this pop-up, what does it mean?" Those are the only 2 that really annoy me, and I avoid it by not going to the NCLEX or student forum. Oh...
    Feb 24, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion