Someone answer me before I lose my mind - page 2

Ok, I am new to the NICU and finding some things incredibly frustrating. Everytime I give report there is always something that I or a nurse before me has done completely wrong (according to the... Read More

  1. by   prmenrs
    Remember the current buzz words: evidenced-based care. As long as policies are established w/GOOD research in mind (and the pertinent references should be on the policy itself), they should be carried out. If people aren't doing that, management needs to solve that problem.

    I agree about the territoriality thing--not unique to NICU's, either. And there is the mother hen thing--while the baby is there--s/he is YOURS!!

    Re: dry erase boards--be careful about confidentiality issues.
  2. by   NicuGal
    We haven't had an issue with the boards...we list labs, and things we need for the baby, things like that. No diagnosis,etc..those are on the kardex. We checked with legal about all this and they said that it was fine as the stuff on the boards was a need to know basis.
  3. by   fergus51
    LOL! I have heard people describe some NICU nurses as having a bad case of my-baby-itis. I completely understand where they are coming from, and even get protective myself, but risking getting into trouble here, I have noticed people in the NICU are much more....... well, anal about the small stuff than in other areas I have worked in.
  4. by   Mira
    `Agree w prmenrs regarding confidentiality. Where I used to work `heard a complaint from a sensitive parents re: putting information in the board about their baby. Boards hasn`t been thrown away but we only put named nurse first name, consultant`s name and frequency of feeding, the rest goes into the nurses notes.