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    RE: Lab Draws

    Posted in: Management SIG

    Hello, The majority are performed by the bedside RNs.  We do have one very part time (on verge of retirement) lab tech that does come daily at 0600 if we have a lot of babies that are having labs done ...

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    RE: Lab Draws

    Posted in: Staff Nurse SIG

    We have trained our patient care technicians (PCT, aka nursing assistants) to do heel stick blood draws.  Their team is very proficient and can collect non-hemolyzed specimens expertly.  Training is usually ...

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    RE: Lab Draws

    Posted in: Staff Nurse SIG

    Bedside staff are trained to do this.  We do not use phlebotomy ever in any of our ICU's.  If the patient is a challenging stick, then a unit "expert" typically a resource or charge nurse would be called ...

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    RE: Isolette changing guidelines

    Posted in: Education SIG

    It is in the manufacture guidelines for the GE models. ------------------------------ Joleen Farina, RN,BSN, RNC-NIC Clinical Resource Nurse IV/CPS Liaison Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Children's Hospital ...

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