Nicu Med Test

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    Hi Everyone, I am a new nicu educator,I have done NICU for 12years level 3. I am coming into a position that did not have a lot of things in place before i took over. I am looking for a med test to use for new grads/ new hires working in a small level 3-16bed capacity. The test I have here is mainly for a level 2, not a lot of information on it, anyone have suggestions where I can find one or anyone want to send me one? I will probably hit this site alot so that I can get information from other areas also.

    Thanks so much!:
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    Heres my advice leave the test alone or eliminate it. I am a new graduate just been through five years busting my ass and every hospital wants to give you tests. In my opinion if you make it through these rigorous nursing programs, you have proven yourself worth. How about using the time for addition teaching or a refresher. When it comes down to such precise medication equations everyone should double check with a calculator.
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    Quote from jessie267
    Heres my advice leave the test alone or eliminate it. I am a new graduate just been through five years busting my ass and every hospital wants to give you tests. In my opinion if you make it through these rigorous nursing programs, you have proven yourself worth. How about using the time for addition teaching or a refresher. When it comes down to such precise medication equations everyone should double check with a calculator.

    I think this is a bad idea. Errors in the NICU can cause WAY more damage than in adults a LOT easier. Yes double check w/ calculator and usually another nurse...but that doesn't mean you are still getting the right answer w/ a calc.
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    Sometimes med tests and calculators don't cover what you need to know. Have you ever seen a wrong med ordered (and given for 3 days). No-one connected the dots. The dose was correct for the med that was supposed to have been ordered.

    Drug calculations in a med test would be useful, but any new grad should already know how to do those. A class covering the meds that we usually use in the NICU might be useful, though.


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