NICU nurses are the best of course, so why not share the awesomeness here!
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"The Evolution of the New Nurse Part IX…"
Every new nurse in the break-room during a particularly bad shift… you know the one. When you feel like you didn’t get anything right all day…
"When parents/visitors walk around barefoot in their baby’s room…"
"Nurse: The baby’s respiratory rate is 100 +"
Doc: It’s okay… you can keep PO feeding them
"The Evolution of the New Nurse Part VIII…"
When you ace a procedure or question that you’re sure your preceptor thought you would screw up…
"When the doc won’t renew your PRN methadone order…"
On the outside:
On the inside:
"When you didn’t realize there were parents in that pitch-dark room at 3am…"