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  1. endlesssummer1

    How much did you make as a new grad?

    $5:25 in 1978. The starting nurses make about $18 something now.
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    infant female catheterization

    Thank you for your replys. I work in a general pediatric unit and two of our pediatricians now order cath ua's for all infants admitted for elevated temps. We used to always bag but now this is not the trend.
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    infant female catheterization

    I am fustrated not being successful at catheterizing infant females. It also seems like we are getting more orders to do these now. Id like to have any hints from holding the tube to positoning or the angle of tube insertion. I feel i have the right spot but it isnt. Sorry if there is previous threads. If there is , please guide me how to find them for infants. Thank you.
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    questian re:subq epinephrine

    Thank you for your reply. This was my first experience with an infant and it happened real fast. With children, Im always thinking thigh. Afterwards , I wondered it this was the best place. This happened on a general peds floor.
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    epinephrine subq for a 10 pounder

    Thank you all for your replys. My first thought was thigh because we always think thigh. Then, looking back, wondered if there was a better subq place for an infant. Everything happened fast and things went well. It was a learning experience that I hope not to see again.
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    epinephrine subq for a 10 pounder

    Yes this was my first in many years of nursing. Baby was a first time formula allergy and was in anaphylactic shock.
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    epinephrine subq for a 10 pounder

    Any advice with experience with epininephrine subq for an infant? Is the thigh the best place for this and do you use a needle smaller than a 25. How comman is a whitish color to the skin for an hour or so? If not how do you prevent this?
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    questian re:subq epinephrine

    First experience with having to give this med. Is there a location better than other? Also , do you have a special needle size for this? This is in regard for a 2 month old. This was my first experience with a child this little. Any experience would be helpful.
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    Azithromycin I.V.

    I was asked to give azithromycin I.V. to a 7 week old. After much discussion, the antibiotic was changed. What is the youngest age of anyone giving azithromycin I.V. to. Also, there was one source which allowed this I.V. but there were also many sources which did not recommend it. So here lies the problem. I have never given it to anyone less than a teenaager. Has anyone anywhere given it to anyone less than a teenager and what precautions are there?