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My sister works for a chiropractor Ans she suggested I get custom made orthotics. They take a mold of your feet and send it off, takes about a week. They're kinda uncomfortable during the break in period but after that I've never had heel or arch pain since. You can transfer them to any shoe so you can wear any kind of shoes you like! Cost about $120. And your insurance may even cover it, I just hadn't met my dme deductible.
Our hospital is looking at initiating a vent weaning protocol. Primarily for PICU patients, but may apply to some NICU patients as well. We would mostly use this protocol for post op patients, as our anethesiologists dont like to extubate peds patients. But may also use for some acute cases of resp distress/failure. Does anyone have any protcols that I could review? Thanks!
I actually found it the other way around. I had PALS approx 2 years before ENPC, I found that I learned way more in PALS, and ENPC was kinda redundant and not as useful. Maybe thats because I work PICU and not pre-hospital like the course seemed to be geared towards. It's definitley not bad to have, just don't get yourself all worked up over it. However, I do not think it is a good substitute for NRP.
Our hospital is doing the same thing. Except no button, but have to wear a mask if you chose not to recieve the flu shot for any reason, including being allergic to it, from Oct 1 - March 31
I had a baby in DIC with a platelet count of 7,000. He got multiple transfusions obviously. Also had another baby with TAR syndrome that had platelets around that level. He got transfused with platelets a few times a week until he was about a year old I think.
I drive 65 miles one way to work, and have for almost 3 years now. I work 3 12's in a row, so it is do-able. The three days I work seem to be just work, drive, sleep...repeat. But, having 4 days off in a row is worth it to me. The hospital I work at now offers a "staff hotel" for employees that commute more than a certain number of miles. The rooms are very nice and free! So thats somthing you might check into to see if your hospital offers something like that.
My husband is looking into taking a job in North Carolina. Does anybody know good hospitals in the Charlotte area for peds/picu/nicu? Also, what is the pay with approx 3 years RN experience? Thanks!
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