PinkNBlue BSN, RN

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PinkNBlue has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Obstetrics.

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  1. Wow. I would LOVE it if I could hire a male for our unit. I wish someone would apply! LOL! Good for you!!
  2. I’m sorry to hear that!! What exactly is it that you dread?
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    The Newborn Bath

    Thank you for your reply! Our techs do vitals and blood draws from 5-7am so that probably wouldn’t work. And we don’t do baths anywhere but the mom’s bedside (even if she isn’t interested in watching, which I’ve yet to come across honestly). We used ...
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    The Newborn Bath

    I think majority of us know by now that delaying the initial bath is evidence-based and is best for the newborn. We wait 12 hours and a lot of the times, if the bath falls on night shift, the parents don’t want it until the next day. This leaves day ...
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    Made the dumbest mistake last night!

    Oh girl, don't beat yourself up. Seriously. You realize what you should have done, the patient is ok and it made you aware that rest is very important to ensure safe patient care. It could have been a much worse mistake, especially running on fumes. ...
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    Infant Phototherapy/Bilibeds

    Hi all. Right now, we treat our infants with phototherapy while they're in an isolette. We are looking at more 'family friendly' ways to treat this population of infants. 99% of the time, the infants stay in the nursery under the lights and are taken...
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    Delaying the newborn bath

    Thank you guys! It's going to be a big challenge I can already tell. We get such grief from some of the nurses who've been there for ages already, if a parent requests to delay the bath currently. Frustrating. I appreciate everyone's input!
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    Delaying the newborn bath

    Cayenne, thank you SO much for that information. I think that will be extremely beneficial in the roll out of this new initiative. I greatly appreciate your input. The culture of the unit is very negative, which is so upsetting to me. It's all about ...
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    Delaying the newborn bath

    Can I get some information on what you do at your facility regarding bathing the newborn? How did staff react? I know majority of the research states to delay the newborn bath 12-24 hours. We are looking into delaying the bath as well (currently we b...
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    IV fluids after C/S, am I wrong???

    I completely agree. I've worked in OB for many years and this is how "it's always been done". It's definitely a culture thing. We do have sections that have just adequate output so I'm always leary to discontinue the fluids (usually low due to Duramo...
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    Newborn Babies Care

    Is this real life? ?
  12. Yes for sure NRP.
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    AWHONN Staffing Guidelines Please check this out:

    Holy cow ?
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    Possible 36 week delivery, hospital has no NICU

    Awww best wishes to you and your new little bundle. I've seen 35-36 weekers do awesome and 41 weekers need more help. It all depends on the situation and how well baby tolerates everything. Best wishes and prayers you make it to your section!
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    Which hospital to work for?

    Exactly cd. Take the opportunity to do something you love while the opportunity still exists. :)