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  1. Have you had issues with Alaris pumps

    I recently started working at a new hospital. When I was orientated to the IV pump, we were told to be extra cautious because the Alaris pumps they use had been over infusing patients (basically free flowing the fluids sometime within the first 30-60...
  2. NICU Interviews in NoCal and SoCal

    Where did you end up? I'm moving to Sacramento in the Fall (fiancé has a post doctorate at UC Davis) and curious how UC Davis NICU is. What was your interview like?
  3. Neonatal Core Curriculum Kindle

    Hi, I have the Neonatal Core Curriculum hard copy book and I was wondering if anyone knew if you could get the kindle version for free or at a discount if you have the hard copy. Thanks!
  4. Need Help | Please guide

    If you can, express your breast milk for your baby for when he's able to eat. Take care of yourself, try to eat and drink plenty of water and get some rest. When you're with him, talk to him in a soft voice. He knows your voice and that will be comfo...
  5. Sacramento NICUs

    Hi, I'm going to be moving to Davis/Sacramento sometime this year as my fiance just got a job in Davis. I'm hoping I can get a job at either UC Davis or Sutter so I don't have as long of a commute since we will probably live in Davis or West Sacramen...
  6. Sacramento NICUs

    Hi, I'm going to be moving to Davis/Sacramento sometime this year as my fiance just got a job in Davis. I'm hoping I can get a job at either UC Davis or Sutter so I don't have as long of a commute since we will probably live in Davis or West Sacrame...
  7. Should I give up on NICU?

    Have you tried getting a post partum or labor and delivery job? In my NICU we hire from post partum a lot, with the idea being that they know well babies and can easily transition to taking care of sick babies. Or just try getting into a hospital wit...
  8. Feel Like I'm Drowning

    This is definitely normal. I've been working in NICU 3 years and there are still sometimes I second guess myself. And in that case it's always better to check with someone else. As for seeing the new nurses who started after me, it's the ones who wer...
  9. What path should I take to get into the NICU one day?

    If you want to stay in the area, I would suggest trying to meet with the managers at NICUs in the are to ask what they prefer to see. When I was in nursing school I got the opportunity to meet the manager at the only local NICU through a school event...
  10. RN-BSN for graduate of non accredited school

    I did. It actually seems like it's not as big of a deal as I originally thought. I went to University of Central Florida for my RN-BSN online, no issues with getting my ASN from a non accredited school. I know a lot of my classmates did the Universit...
  11. NICU pearls

    nicuguy-do you do any special positioning with bubble CPAP? I'm a travel NICU nurse about to work at my first hospital using bubble CPAP and was told to research positioning with it but I'm not really finding anything about positioning differently. A...
  12. Bubble CPAP

    Hi, I've never used bubble CPAP before but my next travel assignment uses it a lot and I need to do some research on it. Anyone know of good websites or videos to learn it? Thanks.
  13. Bad night in the NICU

    You did good. Don't beat yourself up over it. NEC (which I'm assuming is what your baby has) can seem to pop up extremely quickly and make a baby sick quickly. So while you may think you should have noticed it sooner, there might not have been much m...
  14. NICU RN as a new grad

    I got hired as a new grad in a NICU. In school I didn't get any chance to do clinicals or my preceptorship in the NICU. But I did work as a nurse extern in the PACU and my manager there knew the NICU. She was great and called the NICU manager multipl...
  15. Interesting cases anyone?

    I had an interesting case where a code was called at delivery, when we got there the baby had pinked up on his own but as soon as we walked in the room all nurses kept saying "we didn't know." "it wasn't on the ultrasound" He had club feet, only 4 di...