Importance of Self Care

In reflecting on the Nurse’s Week festivities last week at my hospital, I want to take the time to preach a little on self-care. As nurses, we do extraordinary work caring for the sick and their families, and our work requires us to give so much of ourselves to our patients. Long hours, overtime and…

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Happy International Nurses Day!

As we celebrate nurses’ week, I want to recognize each one of you who dedicate yourselves to your patients and their families. It is not a 9-5 job. We see our patient’s when they are most vulnerable, and offer them our skill, compassion, and empathy. Enjoy this day as we celebrate all that nurses do!…

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Sponsor Highlight!

Happy Friday everyone! We wanted to spotlight one of our wonderful vendors from The ONE Conference as we head into the weekend-Neotech. Neotech has been a leader in bringing some amazing products to the market, especially made for our tiniest babies! Many of their products are designed by NICU clinicians, the very people taking care…

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Planning is underway

SPRING BREAK IS HERE! While this maybe had a different meaning for me in the past, I now embrace the chance to have a couple of days without homework and schedules for the kiddos! We are using this time to evaluate sites for The ONE Conference 2018, so stay tuned for conference updates in the…

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NICU babies and overstimulation

Hi everyone! I am here in Las Vegas this weekend to celebrate my husband’s birthday, and got to thinking about the overstimulation that is Las Vegas, and how it directly compares to what our fragile babies experience in the NICU. Vegas is filled with loud noises, bright and flashing lights, and many noxious smells. Infants…

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One Nurse

Can you believe it’s already April? How fast the time goes when you are having fun! We were off to an amazing start with the success of The ONE Conference, and are continuing the momentum with developing the NeuroNICU certification. We are also busy planning for The ONE Conference 2018 – click here if you have…

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Sponsor Highlights

We had some wonderful vendors at The ONE Conference and would like to highlight our diamond sponsor, NATUS Newborn Care. Natus brings neuromonitoring to the bedside, and has added valuable software to their newest aEEG monitor, the Olympic Brainz Monitor. This software helps a clinician new to aEEG to interpret the background pattern, which offers…

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The ONE Conference Highlights

It has been over one month since The ONE Conference, and we are still flying high from all the wonderful feedback we have received! It was a privilege meeting everyone and we were so happy you were a part of our inaugural year! We had 185 neonatal nurses in attendance! 88% of the attendees categorized…

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HIE and Cooling

Cooling for infants with moderate to severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is considered standard of care, since proven to reduce morbidity and mortality when the infants were followed until 2 years old. Infants enrolled in 3 major clinical trials are followed up at 6-7 years to determine the long term outcomes after cooling therapy for moderate…

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