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    M/S Nurse to pick up ED patients

    Hi, my med/surg colleagues would like to know if any nurses go to the ED to pick up their patients to decrease transfer times to the door? Thank you!
  2. Hi, Does anyone still require parents/guardians to sign that they have received a pediatric fall information sheet? As opposed to just documenting in the education record that you provided fall information to them. Thank you for your time.
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    Bed Alarms in Peds?

    Hi! Our facility is considering bed alarms in the pediatric unit. I am not a fan, and I am searching community standard to see if anybody else uses bed alarms in pediatric areas or not. Thank you for your response. :-)
  4. Vicki_RN

    Peds Skin Assessment

    Hi. We are revising our pediatric skin care guidelines and would appreciate hearing what others are doing. The adult area of the hospital requires a 2 person check for every single admission, regardless of the skin risk assessment score (adults use the Braden, Peds uses the Braden Q). I am wondering how many facilities do a 2 person check on every pediatric patient at admission, and if not, what is the policy for assessing pediatric patients? Thanks!
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    Pediatric Midline IVs?

    Thanks for the responses! Much appreciated. Yes...we are aware of the INS guidelines. We were just wondering if anybody out there was using midlines for that small percentage of patients that would be eligible within the INS guidelines. We heard rumors that the use of midlines was increasing in the community, but it does not sound like that is true. Take care.
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    Pediatric Midline IVs?

    Hi! Does anybody work at a facility that places midline catheters in pediatric patients and if so, what ages and by who? Thanks!
  7. Hi, I am collecting data regarding the community standard for the use of a cardiac monitor, central or bedside, in the general pediatric hospital care areas. For those who work in a NON-ICU pediatric patient care floor, do you provide cardiac monitoring, is it central or just at the bedside, and which patients are considered for monitoring? I promise to post the numbers once I get replies for others who may be interested. Thank you for you help!
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    Uroject for Pediatric Patients

    Hi. I am looking into creating a procedure for injecting lidocaine gel into the urethra of a pediatric patient with the Uroject device prior to catherterization. The Univ of Iowa has a great video, and I am looking for other facilities who have adopted this practice. I am looking for specifics to what age/size recommendations for insertion of the Uroject as well as dosage guidelines. Thank you for your help!
  9. We are looking to purchase an MRI compatible IV pump that will accomodate our neonatal and pediatric patients. If a transfer of pumps is required, who transfers the infusions from the hospital pump to the MRI pump and back? Unit nurse? Radiology/MRI nurse? Any input regarding pumps or process are appreciated! Thanks!
  10. We are updating our policy on what protective apparel is required to perform a bone marrow biopsy, bone marrow aspirate or LP. Does your facility require gowns, masks, goggles and/or caps? Thanks!
  11. :confused:for pacu's that care for pediatric patients: who transfers the pediatric pacu patient back to the unit? pacu nurse? peds nurse from the receiving unit? other licensed or unlicensed personnel? about how long is the transport trip from the pacu to the unit? our hospital is in the middle of a re-build, and the or/pacu will be about a 15 minute walk away from the unit. thanks for any information!
  12. Hi, We are evaluating our current practice of using sterile feeding tubes for pediatric VCUG's (5 and 8 fr). The radiologists prefer them because they work well and have no balloons, but I was wondering if others were using something different. Thanks!
  13. Vicki_RN

    Do you like your IV Pump?

    Thanks, Amyrae! Just the kind of input I'm looking for!:)
  14. Vicki_RN

    Do you like your IV Pump?

    Hi, We are looking into a new IV pump/pump system for acute adult, adult ICU, OR, Peds, PICU and NICU at our hospital. Is anybody happy with their large volume infusion pump or pump system that is used in a variety of patient populations? I have reviewed the ECRI material on pump comparisons, but would like some real-life input. Thanks!
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    Pediatric Code Carts in ED and pt weight

    We were cited for having the Broselow tape in the ED, because we do not have it on the peds carts in rest of the pediatric areas of hospital, and they are looking for "standardization" among all of the peds code carts. Our ED only uses the tape for weight estimation... we don't use the other calculations on the tape. The state just didn't like us to have the tape on one cart, and not the others. We don't need it on the others, because we know the weight of the child in the inpatient areas. We are looking to other ED's to see which weight estimation system they use, if they don't use the Broselow tape (or if they only use the tape for weight estimation). Thanks!