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    micropreemies and vaccinations

    Thank you all for your responses. I don't post much on allnurses. Of course I should have realized you can't give advice. It is just hard to understand when there is no explanation as to what happened other than that she was extremely premature. She survived for 60 days and was doing well. Thank you to all you NICU nurses. My sister was so grateful for the loving care her daughter received. Many showed up to service as well and it was clear they were very affected and shocked as well. I couldn't do what you all do.
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    micropreemies and vaccinations

    Hello all, I am not a nicu nurse, I work with the elderly mainly on med surg. I have so much respect for what you nicu nurse do on a daily basis. i am posting here because I would like to know your opinions on this matter. Some background, my niece was born at 25 weeks, weighed under two pounds at birth. Had 2 bouts of NEC, was resolved with antibiotics never needed surgery. My niece at two months of life was given three vaccines one day apart, dtap, hib and ipv last week on mon, tues and wednesday. on the overnight shift Saturday sometime after 1 am she went in distress, 02 desats, bradycardia and low bp's, she had previously been stable, on what looked like nasal canula, i'm not sure what you would call it but she definetely wasn't on cpap or vent. She needed to be intubated and they were never able to stabilize her, she passed saturday late afternoon. I had no idea that vaccines would even be offered so early as she wasn't even at her due date. Is this common practice? The doctors deny this could be related to vaccines as it was several days after the fact. the autopsy isn't complete but didn't show anything wrong with her gross anatomy. Your opinions, could this be vaccine related? And on a personal level, would you consent to these vaccines if it were your own child, a 25 weeker at day 60 of life? Please tell me I'm wrong
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    certified!!

    Congrats, any study materials you can recommend?
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    Mometrix ONC cert study guide?

    Hello, Has anyone used the Mometrix study guide to prepare for the ONC certification exam? The reviews on Amazon were mostly good. Just trying to save a little money. The test prep materials The Naon online store are very expensive. Thanks, Nicole
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    Utica College online RN-BSN

    Thanks, that is good to know
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    Utica College online RN-BSN

    Thanks for sharing? So what exactly is the "practice experience" Did you have to go onsite somewhere, or can it be done from the hospital where your work?
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    Utica College online RN-BSN

    Thanks for your feedback. That's what I'm worried about, enrolling in a program that's going to be disorganized and frustrating. I wonder if it's any better now? Utica 's online program is only in its 6th year from what I understand. Anyone currently enrolled? I also like the Chamberlain program but it's significantly more expensive: 590.00/ credit hour vs Utica's 395.00
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    Utica College online RN-BSN

    I am considering applying, looks like a good program. Rep I spoke to said there are no clinicals, but the website says something about "practice experiences" Has any one done this program? Any thoughts? Really need something 100% online with no clinicals Thanks
  9. medsurg4ever

    making mistakes

    Thanks for your responses. It definitely was a learning experience.
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    making mistakes

    Just wanted to get some feedback for all you M/S nurses out there. How do you deal with being called out on mistakes? We all make them right? I made a pretty serious error at work that I wasn't even aware of until management pulled me aside and asked me about. I had a patient with a peg tube, who was to start a tube feed. The order read: Start tube feed at 20 cc/hr, increase by 10cc/hr until goal rate 60 cc/hr is reached, Q8 hours. Well I misread the "Q8" part, I started at the 20 cc/hr and went up every hour until he was the goal rate of 60 cc/hr at the end of my shift. The rate should only have increased by 10cc/hr every 8 hours. During this time there was no residual and The patient was tolerating it, and didn't have any complaints of nausea or abd pain. I reported off, and the night nurse left it at 60/hr for her 12 hour shift. The next morning the patient started vomiting, he developed an ileus. Anyway, I didn't get written up, Manager said she had to read the order several times herself. But I can't stop thinking about it. I got such a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach. I hate to think I could have caused harm to patient. I usually read all of my orders very carefully but I was very tired that day and I dropped the ball. Now I wonder about other possible mistakes I could have made in the past and not even know about. I've been a M/S nurse for 5 years now by the way
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