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  1. dawngloves

    ELBW Supine+Midline for ____ days

    One week midline.
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    I know the pros, but what are the cons of NICU nursing

    Wrapping a baby in a shroud.
  3. dawngloves

    HOB elevation

    The AAP does not recommend elevating the HOB for infants. Not even those with reflux.
  4. dawngloves

    Nurses Week 2016 Freebies

    Most of these are available to anyone. :\
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    Utter failure with my first baby that should have been coded

    Don't beat yourself up. Absolutely those more experienced nurses should have stepped in to help. It sounds like your entire unit would benefit from mock codes.
  6. dawngloves

    Low NICU census

    Our census has been moderate to high. Our acuity has been high. So many micros on vents. In a few weeks we'll be full of feeder/growers!
  7. dawngloves

    Policy regarding Kangaroo care/Breastfeeding and MRSA

    Same here. And this is why it is now community acquired and I doubt it's from the hospital, anymore.
  8. dawngloves

    What is the Highest Bilirubin you've ever seen?

    Yeah, I'm with PRMENRS.I've never seen a formula only order for hyperbili, regardless. You are either NPO or whatever the mother's choice is.
  9. Just curious. :wink2:
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    Antiobiotic delivery via iv pump in NICU

    Even Vanco and Ampho?? I hope not! I've been in NICU for 10 years and have always used syringes to administer IV meds. Any facility that doesn't needs to update, IMO.
  11. dawngloves

    Nurse arrested over saline hospital deaths

    You assume that is who is doing the policing. Just be careful when you "Friend" co workers.
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    Nurse arrested over saline hospital deaths

    Good idea. I post nothing about work on FB and don't list my employer or even city I live in. Prospective employers can also look you up on FB and see what you're up too. Those party girl pics on the accused page would go over like a ton of brick with any nurse recruiter. Oh, and I don't Farmville either.
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    Young man dies from heat stroke

    This reminds me of the time my landscaper husband called me at home to pick him up from work because he wasn't feeling well. When I got there, he had heat exhaustion so bad he couldn't walk and two co workers had to carry him to the car! I yelled at them for not calling an ambulance and they told me my husband told them not to! At that point he was in no condition to argue and I drove literally 6 blocks to the nearest ER and had to have a stretcher brought out to him. I don't know who I was angrier with. Him for not wanting an ambulance or his co workers for listening to him. There are two extremes with people using 911. The "I've had an earache for a week." people or "It's only indigestion, I'll be OK" people.
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    Nurse arrested over saline hospital deaths

    Been a while since I've done adults, but I remember using one vial for one pt only and dating and initialing the label. It would last maybe one shift.I would guess you'd have to be really sneaky and use the insulin/tb needle to contaminate the vial and leave it open for the next nurse. Then you'd have to forge your initials ( so it can't be traced back to you) and leave the tainted saline for some clueless nurse to give and yes! That is crazy evil!
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    Nurse arrested over saline hospital deaths

    We obviously work in different environments. I have seen co workers, "counseled" for posting about how bad their day was and they really need a drink. Another time it was a nurse posting a picture of herself in a sexy Halloween costume. A public pic of someone drinking heavily yes, would most likely get you fired for unprofessional behavior in my facility.
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    Nurse arrested over saline hospital deaths

    Wondering how she tainted the saline vials so no one could tell they were compromised and how she kept her job after posting a picture of herself chugging a bottle of wine? My a$$ would have been on the street so fast!
  17. dawngloves

    I didn't get the NICU job...what do I do now?

    You sound over qualified for staff. Are they afraid you may up and leave if something administrative crosses your path? Try for something else in WH and let the NM know you are still interested in NICU if another position opens up.
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    Could a teen volunteer in NICU?

    We get teen volunteers in the summer that help the secretaries with papers, answering the phone, unloading boxes. Good luck!
  19. For over a decade I've been wondering why I waste my time writing a narative note. I can't wait for electronic charting to start so it'll be easier and quicker for me to chart something that no one,( perhaps a lawyer in the future), will read.
  20. dawngloves

    Research for NICU Tourniquet

    Another rubber band user. The problem with something like a velcro band is that it can only be used for that one baby(infection control) and then you run into cost.
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    Great Website with lots of info

  22. dawngloves

    Securing ET Tube

    I would say with the Neobar, the tape does not need to be replaced that often because it is far from the baby's mouth and won't get secretions on it. If placed properly and secured well, the tube should not need to be moved but once after initial placement. That should only take but a minute. My two cents about the Neobar, I think there is too much play with the bigger babies. As if their chubby cheeks cause the bar to move too much.
  23. dawngloves

    Sad story for all nurses

    Seattle Children's sounds like a Hell of a place to work. Between the crucificxon for the the med error and the aggrivation for being a lesbian, they must have nurses beating down their doors to work there!
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    Drug babies and families

    I hear you. There have been so many times we told the SW and MDs about our concerns about parents and they blow us off or say they can't do anything and it goes bad. Like the mom in rehab that disappears with her baby as soon as the baby is discharged or the one that shows up with the baby at the hospital several malnourished and dehydrated because mom was too high to feed them. So frustrating!!
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    Safe Sleep inthe NICU

    If they are in a crib and feeding/growing, they are swaddled and on their backs. Haven't had a problem with it so far.