littlepeach

littlepeach

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littlepeach has 7 years experience and specializes in ob; nicu.

nicu nurse; mom of 2

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    L & D first????

    I worked a year L&D before NICU and am thankful for that experience. If you have the chance then it is worth wait. Especially if you are a new nurse. I had two years surgical before L&D, so to each his own...
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    personal ECMO question

    although i do work NICU, i don't deal with ECMO. my bff's baby is on the heart transplant list d/t hypoplastic left heart and recently took a nose dive in his stability. put him on ECMO until he gets his new heart..but not sure if he can hold out. wh...
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    Any NICUs hiring..anywhere??

    Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, GA. We need nurses soooo bad.
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    new warmers

    we are in the process of picking a few new nicu warmers. we have looked at new giraffes and pandas. however our unit is on the fence about having them with neopuff (t piece oxygen) or just regular bag hookups. do any of ya'll have any particular pref...
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    awkward Nicu Mom/nicu nurse

    I have mastered the skill of forgetting most people after discharge. It took me a long time, but in the end it's the best for my family and my all around mental health, so I doubt they'll remember you. What you can focus on is trying to be the best s...
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    Floating

    When our census is down, Our people can be pulled anywhere a warm body is needed. Highly unsafe. We have all complained about this and it falls on deaf ears. Especially the nurses that have never worked in med/surg before. They still have to take a t...
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    What is the Highest Bilirubin you've ever seen?

    We had a 28 on a baby only 24 hours old. She had some weird endocrine disorder and it was still in the low 20's when we sent her home 3 weeks later. I think she's two now and on dialysis.
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    Need input from other postpartum/mother-baby nurses!

    We don't even do couplets anymore. When we did, the most was 5. (And that was rare) Our well baby nursery handles the little ones and the moms have the opportunity of sending baby to nursery for the night so they can sleep.
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    Dead Babies...To Get It Off My Chest

    And people wonder why we can't help but sometimes take our work home with us. I'm sorry. Hugs from GA
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    Wage Freeze

    We have a hiring freeze as well. The hospital has been using agency nurses to fill in the gaps though, and I don't understand how that's cost effective. Why not pay the already employed nurses overtime? We are about to get our annual raises, but ever...
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    hypoplastic left heart

    So my best friend's baby has hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He survived his first surgery on Thanksgiving. He's doing fantastic. His mom is awesome. He is scheduled for his second surgery next month. Although I am a NICU nurse, I don't care for hea...
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    Do your docs bring baby to sterile warmer in c/s?

    We too take our own babes. Md's tend to mommy. We gown and glove and carry our babies to the warmers. I don't think OB doc should be leaving the mom either.
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    It's Hard to Live with a Nurse because....

    If My Kids Get "boo Boo's" My Initial Response Is, If There's Not A Bone Protruding Or Bleeding From Your Eyes, Then Get Yourself A Band-aid. I Know I'm Proud To Be Mother Of The Year!!!!!
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    Hold that Push!

    Don't sign. You did the right thing. The baby was ready and that's the most important thing, whether doc was ready or not.
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    Situation at work...

    My real problem is that the doctor demeaned you in front of a patient and her family. This is just not acceptable. I agree. And I have had plenty of res. get dilitation way off. It's not your fault. We give epidurals at 1 cm if pt. is ruptured an...