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babybums has 23 years experience and specializes in neonatal.

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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...
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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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    Funniest, Weirdest, Most Unusual Baby Names

    Lil pimp
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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 t...
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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!
  8. I worked med/surg for about 5 years. There was an opening in the newborn nursery and I thought it sounded like fun. I knew nothing about newborns. I got the position and I loved it. After 8 years of that I wanted a more challenging job so I applied f...
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    Low glucose baby, NPO, no access to dextrose

    If you are talking about a newborn you could access the umbilical for central line. This is what we would do in our NICU.
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    Favorite ways to decompress

    Taking my dog for a long walk. It clears my head.
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    nurses with bad breath

    We pass out "report" gum
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    What does your username mean?

    I work in NICU and there's nothing cuter than a babies bum!
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    A few months ago, I asked you all...

    Just snuggled some yesterday!
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    Color combinations?

    Would love to be colorful but we have to wear hospital issued scrubs. Will get a cute jacket for color.
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    How many different nursing positions have you had?

    I've worked med-surg, ortho, float, nursery and for the last 27 years in the NICU. Love the babies. Will stay till retirement.