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babybums has 23 years experience and specializes in neonatal.

Nicu nurse

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    You know the shift is gonna be a hot mess when ...

    I work in NICU. Somethings bad when all the lights are on and the crash cart is outside the door. Hoping that's not your assignment for the day.
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    What is with this angry nurse?

    I have been a NICU nurse for over 20 years. And still am. I taylor my reports to whoever is taking. I might give all the details to s newer nurse. We have kardex's for all our babies from which we give report from. I read what I think is important to the oncoming nurse. Other wise they can read it themselves for more details. Personally I would rather just have the recent important details.
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    Heparin Flush vs. Saline Flush (PICC and CVC)

    I work in NICU and all we use is saline flushes for locks. Seems to work well. We never lock a Picc line.
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    What are the top 5 medications YOU administer daily?

    Caffeine Vitamin D Iron Poly-vi-sol Prevacid NICU
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    What is your dream unit?

    I've been a NICU nurse for many years and I love it. Couldn't imagine working anywhere else. Love the babies.
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    Looking for some hand hygeine policy input...

    We can wear a plain wedding band without jewels. No artificial nails either.
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    So...What Kind of Nursing Task Do You LIKE?

    NICU nurse here. I love to suction. It gives me great satisfaction to clean out all the boogies. Nothing like clearing out the airway
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    Funniest, Weirdest, Most Unusual Baby Names

    Lil pimp
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    Scientific or paranormal explanation?

    Lol! My name tag starts out with my photo and name showing and shortly returns to the blank side. Maybe they should make it two sided.
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    Maximum bedside visitors

    We just went to private rooms and now allow up to four people at a time. Have to say I liked it better when we could only have two at the bedside. It's sometimes hard trying to maneuver around four people
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    My first case of NEC

    Took care of a baby that was supposed to be discharged the next day. That night, the baby developed NEC. It can happen that quickly. Very scary
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    Lowest turnover specialty

    I have worked in NICU for the past 29 years. Turnover is low. You either really like it or hate it. Obviously I love it and couldn't imagine working anywhere else.
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    Esme Needs Your Prayers

    Prayers for you🙏🏼
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    Help me with compassion fatigue

    I feel the same way. I'm an RN in NICU and I have very little compassion for drug addicted parents. They rarely visit and when they do they wake the baby (who has not slept all day) and when they hear the high pitched crying they leave. In fairness though some parents do try to stay straight and are interested in caring for their infant. Very difficult situation to handle with compassion.
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    codes in the ER?

    I work in NICU. If we called a code I don't think anyone would come. We handle our own codes. There are always docs and nnps around. If there is a newborn baby code in er the NICU nurses go. Nurses, docs, nnps and rt are all certified in NRP.
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    Does anyone like their job?

    Love my job too!