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  1. Alternatives for students that fail out of traditional nursing schools
    My Excelsior College "shortcut" to nursing school, lead me to work as a Transport NICU RN in a regional level 3 NICU at a Magnet Childrens Hospital in California...
    Feb 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Alternatives for students that fail out of traditional nursing schools
    It really upsets me when people who obviously do not know anything about EC blast it. My adventure in getting my degree from EC was the hardest and one of the most rewarding tasks I accomplished. I...
    Feb 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Hilarious maternity nursing sayings/pics
    Oh my GOD I love this!!! And god bless you post partum nurses <3 a NICU nurse!!
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. Medication 20% Rule.
    The point is that is our policy, and what our hospital deems as safe administration of narcotics and sedation. Yes time consuming, however it gets fast with addition into your daily practice.
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Medication 20% Rule.
    Hi we use the 20% rule in the NICU. We only use it on administration of any narcotic or sedation medication. We draw up 20% of the total amount of the medication and do our medication drug...
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. NG/OG collection device
    We use the delee suction traps when on low continuous or continuous sxn, and a syringe with a 2x2 or some other dressing to entrap the contents at the top of the syringe.
    Aug 19, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  7. Nursing wife..cop husband..does it work?
    Nursing wife Paramedic husband 2 kids somewhat stressfull, but wouldn't change anything.
    Aug 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Lisa Arends study guides
    I bought Lisa's study guides. I found them informative and helpful. But I also used a lot of other methods to prepare for the EC exam's. I think it is really important to evaluate your experience...
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning Tips
  9. Changing out isolettes
    Every 2 weeks. We have a form that is in our charting that we fill out everyday as part of safety checks where that info is placed. :-)
    Jul 11, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  10. Community College? You must be stupid.
    Nursing has gotten to lost in the BSN vs. ASN debate. A quality nurse, with good assessment and critical thinking skills, is a team player, and provides compassionate patient care is priceless. I am...
    Jun 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Anyone using PALS inthe NICU?
    We do not use PALS in our unit, and the concepts between NRP and PALS are similar. I remain certified in PALS and ACLS.
    Jun 27, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. What's the craziest thing you've heard over the ambulance radio?
    I took a report call once from EMS that made me just turn around, hang up, and have to go sit down. This old lady called 911 once on a busy Friday night because her cat peed on her leg. She just...
    Jun 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. consent for peripheral arterial lines
    No consent for the A-line, just PICC's.
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. Indomethacin as IVH Prophylaxis???
    We also use Indocin as a IVH prophylaxis. In my own experience the 2 patients I have been involved with receiving it both had isolated ileal perforation, both had a pen rose drain inserted and...
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  15. VFib Arrest after heaven discussion
    S.pecial H.igh I.ntensity T.raining LOVE IT. A NEW ACRONYM.
    Jun 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. methadone effects on newborns
    Thank god for you and fellow PHN like you. I often worry about these babies. Nice to know someone is fighting for them.
    Jun 4, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  17. Death of 91-year-old spotlights line between care and killing
    Also what is not mentioned in the article, is Madera Calif. Is a place of 80% poverty stricken and uninsured people, and little resources.
    Jun 3, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Morphine dose in vial?
    I work in the NICU and our vials are 2mg in 1ml so we always waste the majority of the vial, but we always have a witness to our waste.
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. NICU Swings Policies
    We use swings for our chronic babies. Most of our swings are used and are donated by the staff. We always put a blanket or towel as a barrier between the pt and the padding. There has been been some...
    May 31, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  20. ER doc describes Joplin tornado, aftermath
    Wow simply amazing!! God bless everyone!!
    May 30, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Rehab Nursing advice please...not a real nurse?
    Rehab nurses rock!!! I floated to rehab the other day, and I tell you it may as well been the ICU. I had vents/trach's/central lines, a million meds. Definitely real nursing!!!
    May 23, '11
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  22. Magnet status? Hospitals choosing BSN new grads. Important!!!! over ADN??
    ( I am replying from Calif) Jobs are hard to come by, however not impossible. I currently work in a Magnet Children's Hospital where I was hired as a new grad. I am thinking about pursuing my BSN,...
    May 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Digital/computerized charting...
    We are switching to a new system in July. I have worked with EPIC and was not pleased. With our new system we are encouraged to not right WNL as it is to ambiguous and cannot be specialized to fit...
    May 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Does anyone really like their job?
    Yep I do. Realized that although it is not always perfect as rarely things are. A little person smiling at you for no good reason, is reason enough to love my job!!
    May 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What size scrub pants do you wear and what size jeans?
    10-12 in pants, but a med in the waist for scrubs but a large in the length. I like the Cherokee scrub pants, they have a soft cotton waist band instead of the draw string which is nicer because when...
    May 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear