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    Tacoma General

    Hi! Anyone work at Tacoma General? How do you like it? Care to share about your experience?
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    OR vs WA

    Hi! Trying to decide which state would be best to move to. I am a NICU RN, have worked in CA and TX and looking for a change. Which would be better, in your opinion? OR or WA?
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    How does your unit do it? Do you keep preemies in isolettes until a certain age/weight? Do you wrap in isolettes? This is my 3rd hospital and we seem to do things a little backwards here. Can you give me insight into what your hospital does? TIA!
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    So really, how is the rain?

    Hi all, Looking to move to the Seattle area. Coming from sunny San Diego. Honestly, I love the rain. But do like the sun too. I am fair though, and burn easily, skin cancer runs in the family and I love to dress in long sleeves when I can. I would love a change and Washington seems perfect for my family for so many varied reasons. So, how is the rain, really? Do Washingtonians (spelling?) love it? Hate it? Tolerate it? Thanks in advance!
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    University of Washington

    Hi! Any one work for UW? Care to share your experience? How do you like working there?
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    Any Washington state NICU RNs?

    Hello! I am a NICU RN with 8 yrs of experience and beginning to think about moving to Washington. I would love to pick some NICU nurse brains from the PNW. Any one out there? I currently live in CA but have worked in TX as well.
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    Yes!! So eager to change practice. I will bring it up to our CNS as well. Thanks for your input!
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    Thank you for your response. That is how we did it at my first hospital as well. We are trying to change things, create a policy etc but change is hard. When on servo mode you did not wrap, correct? We use handkerchiefs to swaddle even on servo mode. I have tried to fight against but its the norm for us right now. í ½í¸’
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    OR vs WA

    Thanks for the info!
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    Ever forgotten to feed a baby?

    Glad I'm not the only one. Doesn't happen as much as it did when I was a new grad, but it was a frequent nightmare. I've received babies that had a full syringe hooked up and never started. Discovered when I did my assessment. Fortunately, the glucose was good!
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    IV infiltrate: Lessons Learned

    Also, what does a thigh IV look like? Never heard of one, especially on a chucky baby! :)
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    IV infiltrate: Lessons Learned

    You are going to be a fabulous NICU nurse! Chubby babies are so hard and at such a high rate, it was bound to happen quickly. It sounds like you have great management behind you, and that you have learned from the mishap. I agree with above posters, never swaddle and IV limb. In my experience, it increases chances that the IV will go out sooner and like you said, you cannot visualize it well. You will get so good, that you will be able to quickly glance at an IV and know its out. But continue to feel and assess like never before. You've got this!
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    License Endorsement

    Any nurses familiar with endorsing their license to WA from another state? I am curious how long the WA board takes? I know CA takes forever to do most things so counting on at least 6 weeks on the front end. Anyone have experience they care to share?
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    OR vs WA

    I should have clarified, thank you. I guess the nursing scene, pay, patient to nurse ratio, benefits, etc. But knowing about the weather would help too! Mild winters and mild summers would be perfect. Thank you!
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    Hi! Anyone work at Swedish? Anyone care to share about their experience?
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    NICU RN to patient ratio

    Hi! New here. Looking to relocate to Seattle area from San Diego. What is the RN to patient ratio typically in the NICU? Any UW NICU RNs here? How long does it take to get to days? My current hospital is 7 years and I am 4 years in...don't want to leave if its going to take a lot longer than my current wait. Thanks!
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    Washington NICU RN/patient ratio

    Hi! NICU RN here looking to possibly relocate to Seattle area of Washington, from San Diego. I have previously worked in Houston as well. Wondering what the nurse to patient ratio is in the NICU in Washington? TIA