Kldrn9963

Kldrn9963 MSN

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Kldrn9963 has 18 years experience as a MSN and specializes in nicu management.

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  1. Joint commission survey

    What is mse? Thank you for your response
  2. Joint commission survey

    We are due our joint commission visit any day now. Would anyone be willing to share what the focus was in your ob areas?
  3. Joint commission visit

    We are due our joint commission visit any day. Would anyone be willing to share what the focus was specifically to the NICU during your joint commission survey?
  4. The Newborn Bath

    We wait 6 hrs. We do baths anytime of the day. Most parents are fine with bathing the baby if the are already awake.
  5. Frenectomy

    Does your newborn nursery do many frenectomies? It seems many of our new moms are now coming in and asking for this to help with breastfeeding. If you do this in your hospital, who does this, the ped, ent, or does the baby come back as an outpatient?...
  6. Skin to skin after delivery

    What practice does your hospital follow for skin to skin after delivery? Do you continuously monitor the baby on a pulse ox? How often do you get vital signs in the baby? How long to you keep them skin to skin? Does a staff member stay in the room at...
  7. Maternal mandatory drug screening

    Does any have any hospital protocols/policies they would be willing to share with me?
  8. Unlicensed personnel

    In newborn nursery, does anyone routinely use unlicensed personnel (techs, CNAs) in their staffing matrix? We do not do couplet care and staff only rn's currently in the nursery. If you do use unlicensed personnel, do you care to share your staffing ...
  9. NICU laundry

    we wash our own in our washer.
  10. Newborn cribs

    Curious what kind of cribs every uses for their newborns. We have steel and are considering going to wood for the "homey feel". Any experiences with wood versus steel? I think infection control may have an issue with wood?
  11. Security on Mother Baby Unit

    We are a locked down unit using the HUGS security system. We monitor and screen all visitors. We drill once a year.
  12. newborn readmits back to NICU

    Does anyone readmit newborns from home back into their NICU? If you do, can you please share your criteria/policies with me? Our neos feel NICU RNs better care for these infants than the ped floor. Wanted to know what everyone else does. My email is:...
  13. Initial assessment while in Kangaroo Care

    Just curious how many units are placing infants in Kangaroo Care right after birth and doing the initial assessment on mom's chest. We do not routinely do this at our hospital and many nurses do not want to do this because they feel they cannot do a...
  14. Prevention of IVH

    Looking into a making a care bundle for the prevention of IVH. All of the literature states babies are at higher risk 33 weeks and below. It also suggests keeping the baby supine and head midline for 72 hours. Just want to know how other units carry ...
  15. Recently administration has told us we have to use bedside medication scanning on ALL of our newborn meds. Newborn admission meds have been problematic (vit k & erythromycin) We have a huge disconnect between pharmacy, IT and nursing staff and a...