Love_2_Learn

Love_2_Learn

Level II & III NICU, Mother-Baby Unit
Member Member
  • 223

    Content

  • 0

    Articles

  • 6,358

    Visitors

  • 0

    Followers

Love_2_Learn has 21 years experience and specializes in Level II & III NICU, Mother-Baby Unit.

Love_2_Learn's Latest Activity

  • Joined:
  • Last Visited:
  1. Filter Needles with powdered meds?

    Thanks for your reply and thoughts! I'm thinking of microscopic amounts of undiluted powder though. The filter needle filters out particles that are 5 microns in size; actually quite microscopic. It seems like the filter would only take out the te...
  2. Filter Needles with powdered meds?

    I know very well that the filter needles are always to be used when drawing up any medication from a glass ampule. Fully understand about microscopic glass shards and how they can cause problems. Now I am wondering if I should be using one to draw...
  3. just stating pre nursing...

    Working part time at a hospital will get your foot in the door and if you are a good employee (dependable, friendly, hard worker) you will probably get extra points when they decide to hire the recent new grads. Lots of student nurses work as secret...
  4. 2 new grads in charge?

    We nurses are the last line of defense our patients have. Look up medication information, question doctor's orders, question the pharmacist, do whatever you need to in order to be your patients advocate. And like others have said, little Miss Pris...
  5. Filter needles for glass vials?

    Wonderful article! Thanks for sharing! I hope subee gets a chance to read it especially since anesthesia specialists recognized the problem first.
  6. Got yelled at by MD today

    I don't know if its true, but I've heard that at the end of life people do not feel hungry like we do when we are healthy. It was explained to me in reference to my pets (no offense meant!) in how when they are at the end of their life they "go off ...
  7. Annoyed

    I'm honestly not familiar with the kangaroo pumps; don't think I've ever seen one but I've never worked in a pediatrics unit. Anyway, just wanted to say that when we put our breast milk on pumps we always make sure the syringe is in a horizontal pos...
  8. Annoyed

    I agree with NICU_babyRN's suggestion. You might also want to consider consulting with the dietitian for your unit since they probably would have some good evidence-based information and articles to share. I believe the American Dietetic Associatio...
  9. Almost out of orientation..

    I really learned a lot from the book, Newborn Intensive Care: What Every Parent Needs to Know Edited by Jeanette Zaichkin. The newest edition was published in October 2009. It's about $30 on Amazon. You may recognize Jeanette Zaichkin's name as sh...
  10. Changing out isolettes

    Every 2 weeks. We don't use humidity. We have little sheets of paper which also have the NTE based on birth weight which is taped to the isolette and gives appropriate NTE for age as they grow...it's on this paper that we write the date to change t...
  11. Current Method of Gavage Syringe Warming

    We use the Medela waterless breast milk warmers. They also can turn frozen milk into thawed milk or warm milk depending on what you want. It holds bottles and syringes of all sizes. We really like them a lot.
  12. Staffing Sucks

    I've not worked on a med-surg floor for almost 20 years but remember how hectic it was. I have nothing to offer to help you but simply want to say how much I admire all of you and will be sure to send extra prayers and good wishes your way. It take...
  13. Interview for NICU position - please help!

    Sounds like you have everything going in your favor. Honestly I can't think of a thing to share with you other than to be yourself. I'd hire you in a New York second. Keep your compassion and energy. Say your prayers and as you mentioned, God wil...
  14. checking residuals

    Just for clarification, if one of our babies has an og or ng tube in place and are allowed to bottle feed, we do check for residual before the feeding. This would be the case when the doctor orders something like, "Enfamil Premature 20 calorie with ...
  15. Interested in NICU.....have an important question tho?

    I can't imagine you being fired for crying. As you mention you tend to be strong during emergencies like resuscitations this is true for pretty much all of us. In the heat of the moment we are all strong, level-headed, thinking hard and acting fast...