Devinthebrave

Devinthebrave

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    Masters Concentration Conundrum

    Hello all! I am a 16 year nurse with a majority of my career being spent in the pediatric intensive care unit. A year ago, I transitioned into the clinical educator position for my unit and began working on the completion of my BSN. I have now...
  2. Hello all, I work in PICU staffed by many nurses who have no experience caring for adult patients. I see a lot of nurses trying to change diapers and reposition larger patients in the same manner as they might an infant or toddler. This is, ob...
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    Sibling Visits in the PICU

    Sorry to be away for so long. Chare, we restricted visitation in years past to absolutely no children under the age of 13, which was standard for most hospital units at the time we opened (circa Late 1970's). That rule was never modified but many n...
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    Advice on CMV

    So, I was a school nurse in a preschool setting where this was also an issue. I devoted a portion of our professional development to the topic because of it. I explained how it was spread and that most of us have already been exposed. It’s just like ...
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    Sibling Visits in the PICU

    Hello! I am working on developing a guideline for sibling visits in the PICU where I am the nurse educator. When I first began working in my unit, about 12 years ago, we did not allow any children under the age of 13 years at the bedside unless a pa...