Our unit is looking at a policy for parents visiting their babies that are RSV positive. During this season we get PICU overflow and the parents usually stay overnight. Currently we have them mask and gown while in the room. Can some of you please share your policies?
We have been having many CBC specimens clot! We are tracking the number clotted and are coming up with about 7-9%! These are all specimens obtained by heelstick. Anyone else have this problem in their unit???
NJNICUCCRN replied to Julie Basilio's topic in NICU
I have seen many blood infiltrates. They all look so awful but they have all turned out fine with no treatment at all. The parents really take it hard because they look so bad. Check sites very frequently with prbc infusions and hopefully you can catch it before it gets too ugly
I believe that adults and babies are as different as night and day. If you really want NICU then you should go for it. Just remember that you have to be open to learning all over again and keep an open mind. You may feel like a new grad again. Good Luck!