Hello! I am new to the website but am finding it extremely informative. I am a junior working towards my BSN at Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, CA. I have a few semesters to decide what field I would like to pursue but my heart's always been with the NICU. Just reading your threads has been encouraging.
Anyway, I have a question that has been on my mind a lot. I have three young children myself (ages 7, 4 and 3) and I know it's difficult to keep them healthy. What precautions do nurses in the NICU take to prevent bringing "yuckies" into the NICU? When do you call in sick? Does the hospital issue your scrubs
...I know that a nurse needs to be extremely careful with any population but especially the premies. Does handwaching take care of it all??? LOL