babiesRmylife

babiesRmylife

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babiesRmylife has 9 years experience and specializes in NICU level III.

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  1. Question about weekend schedules

    This is normal. This is how it's always been any place I have worked! Unless you have great staffing some places will do every 3rd weekend, but I believe most hospitals are every other. Welcome to nursing!
  2. Cops and Nurses

    TRUTH! I was really tired coming home from work one morning & I was going 10 mph over the speed limit. I didn't have my badge on, but I was still wearing scrubs & my work back was sitting in my passenger seat. I was pulled over & the cop ...
  3. Scrubs

    Okay...so complete randomness, BUT what types of scrubs & styles do you like? I've recently gained some weight, , & am having a hard time finding scrubs. I'm short (5'1") & 'chubby' now. Thanks for your help with my randomness.
  4. I need your help!

    The first page only loaded one question, but after you hit next you start to get the remainder of the survey. Every time you hit next more questions will appear.
  5. Transfusion associated NEC

    Currently: If infants were eating before the transfusion then they will NOT be made NPO at this time in our unit. There has been much talk about making ALL babies NPO for X amount of time before & after transfusions because they think low blood ...
  6. NICU vs. Peds

    Peds- you will learn A LOT more medication, conditions, etc. If you decide later that you want to do NICU then your skill set will already have a great foundation! Personally, my heart has ALWAYS been in the NICU, so that is where I work. Just know ...
  7. To glove or not to glove

    We scrub in when we first arrive in the unit. Parents are to also scrub before they come into the unit. If you touch any personal item (purse, phone, wheelchairs, etc.) or body (face, glasses, etc.) you are to wash or put hand sanitizer on your hands...
  8. High school student needing help

    First off, EXCELLENT work on researching & seeking out advice for the road to your potential future. I think thats an AMAZING idea!!! My personal opinion, I would go ahead & get your BSN if its feasible. How I worked towards my BSN, I went t...
  9. High school student needing help

    First off, EXCELLENT work on researching & seeking out advice for the road to your potential future. I think thats an AMAZING idea!!! My personal opinion, I would go ahead & get your BSN if its feasible. Especially, if you want to go back to ...
  10. Whats all this talk about not being able to find a job??

    It kind of depends on the area you live in too. I applied to a lot of jobs before & again after moving here. There are quite a few job listings on & off. Some of it depends on what you are willing to do & others of it is that people/compa...
  11. how long does it take!?

    Mine only took about 3-4 weeks. I did call after about 2 weeks to check on my application.
  12. Mixing Breast Milk with Formula

    We always mix our milk like that, I say no problemo. Plus, thats how we would fortify our milk is by adding formula to it.
  13. Breast milk Identification

    In my old hospital we had medication scanning & so we used a barcoding system & scanned our breastmilk just like a medication. It was AMAZING!!!! Super easy. All we had to do was scan the infants bedside barcode then scan the breastmilk bottl...
  14. Sad story for all nurses

    so extremely sad! Praying everybody involved. I'm glad nurses all over are standing up about the situation. And Kudos to her friend for leaving the organization.
  15. Changing out isolettes

    We change ours out Q7days. We would place a piece of tape with the date & shift it needed changed on the plastic edge under the isolette doors. :)