Primary care nursing in NICU

  1. Hi
    I need some information from NICU s. We are having diffuclty in defining primary nursing care in the purest form. We are 12hrs and 8 hrs shifts. One of the major obstacles is if a 8 hr evening person comes on and a 12 hour shift pday person is on shoud the primary 8hr nurse get her baby or should the 12 hrs continue for the additional 4 hr. Also it can go the other wasy 8hr person on evenings and the primary nurse is 12 nights. does the 8 hr person finish off the shift or not.

    thanks for any help

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    Joined: Apr '05; Posts: 5
    nursing educator for L&D,Antepartum, MBU,NICU,coordinate parent education and interim educator for OR