Circumcision - page 3
Hi! I'm wondering if preemies get circumcised, and if so, are all RNs expected to assist? I really want to work in NICU, but I'm morally opposed to circumcision, so I would not want to be a part of... Read More
Nov 7, '07Occupation: RN-Retired Specialty: 27 year(s) of experience in NICU ; From: US ; Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 1,400; Likes: 163We don't circ babies in our unit. Out in postpartum, there is one ped who does it, no OB's. All the others are done at the Ped's office.
Nov 14, '07Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in NICU ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '07; Posts: 463; Likes: 324Our neonatologists check with all parents of boys if they desire a circ. If covered by insurance, they get their circ a couple days prior to DC. I would say 80+% percent of our boys get circed while inpatient, and then maybe 10% plan to do it outpatient for insurance reasons. Someone mentioned that they don't happen at nights, but if the unit is slow it is not unheard of for one of our neos to come do a few circs during some downtime. If it's that important to you, I'd ask during your interview. You never know how your fellow staff will react to your requests until you've been there for awhile and know people.