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boomerang12 specializes in NICU, Pediatrics.

NICU nurse. Gym junkie. Coffee enthusiast. World traveler. Always looking for the next big adventure.

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  1. Does your unit often utilize HFNC?

    Thanks for your response. That is definitely interesting. Are you finding the kids need much for Os while on the vapotherm? The rationale for leaving the CPAP on for so long is actually to avoid using any oxygen to keep their sats within range (88-9...
  2. Does your unit often utilize HFNC?

    Thanks for the response. Just to clarify when I say "regular nasal prongs" I mean prongs at a flow of 1/4 - 1 LPM and blended O2. Our high flow systems are heated/humidified, able to be blended and generally use flow rates > 2 LPM. It sounds like...
  3. Does your unit often utilize HFNC?

    Hi everyone, i was hoping to hear how often/in what circumstances everyone's unit utilizes high flow nasal prongs. I'm especially interested in hearing about anyone whose unit utilizes it when getting babies off of CPAP. My unit has fairly strict g...
  4. That first job search

    It's that time. I'm finally finished nursing school and now need to find a job and prove to myself that I didn't go through the last four years for nothing (lol). I am looking for feedback as to where I might have the most luck finding a position. I ...
  5. Hi! I am a third year student and I was thinking about doing some travelling on my break between spring and summer semester. Once I started thinking about it a little more I realized that a volunteer trip was what I wanted to do. Just was wondering ...
  6. Knitting during class: ok or not?

    My policy is generally to ask myself the question, "Is this person's behaviour affecting my ability to hear what the prof is saying in a significant way?" If the answer is no, then it's none of my business. They paid to be here just like me and how t...
  7. What has been your favorite clinical experience so far?

    I think maternity is just hard not to love, it's generally a very happy floor, everyone is excited about the new addition to the family and it makes it a fun place to be. Plus as another poster said the babes will just melt your heart :) as for surpr...
  8. What has been your favorite clinical experience so far?

    Maternal/child and pediatrics were probably my two favourites. Also had a good rotation on labour and delivery. I had great experiences, I wasn't surprised by that as I want to work in NICU, I'm definitely a baby nurse at heart :)
  9. Just curious

    Ours is about 450 hours over our first two years (4 semesters) which is the minimum requirement for us to work as undergrad nurses and then another 600 or so hours over the next three semesters, plus 350 hours in senior preceptorship. Our preceptorsh...
  10. Nursing school

    My program has hardly any unfortunately. You will need a basic knowledge of chemistry for A&P, pharm and microbiology (especially micro lots of people struggled with the biochemistry section). My program is one of the more highly respected ones i...
  11. "Nursing is my fallback plan"...for medical school

    As someone who has really considered the medical school option (I always thought I could graduate, take a couple bio/chem courses while working and then go, but lately I've been really interested in eventually going the NP route instead as I love the...
  12. How have you changed since starting school?

    I would say the only things that have really changed (other than nursing knowledge obviously) are that I am more of a communicator; less shy and easier to talk to than I used to be, and I definitely care a lot less about other peoples judgements of m...
  13. I feel for you. I had almost the exact same thing happen to me in my first year. Made me absolutely sick to my stomach and was so frustrating and stressful. Mixed up the time of the shift I was working at my job the next day with the time of my exam....
  14. Peds Jobs

    Thanks so much for your reply! Now to answer your questions.... As far as I can tell I should be able to work on a TN visa, as nurse residencies are RN positions. Unfortunately nurse residencies do not exist in Canada, which I think is too bad as the...
  15. I want to agree with OP. I have been lucky enough to have some really great primary nurses (both RNs and LPNs) helping me with my patient assignments. When you guys take the time to explain your tricks and tips to us, will do procedures with us so no...