Meds across the Ward:
Pulmicort, Hypertonic Saline being switched to 5% as a blend of 3% & 7% when the 7% comes in, Albuterol, Combi nebs became scheduled for Tav, Miralax, Prevacid, Singulair. TAMIFLU- to finish on Monday. New orders for Zofran for nausea & vomiting AND Orapred for respiratory status severe compromise. Deep breaths by Momma!
TRACHS: Tav 3.5 Neo; Adrien 4.0 Neo Shiley changed Monday
Scheduled nebs per day: 10
Average nebs per day (past week): 25 (yes, more than hours…)
Nurse shifts (last week): Overnight: 3; Day: 6; Evening: 3; Full days alone: 1.5
Mist Compressors: 2
Neb machines: 3
Suction machines: 2 portable
Oxygen tanks: Liquid: 2 lge., 40% Tav, 60% Adrien; 3 empty E tanks in the last 4 days.
Ambu bags: 2, 1 in nursery & 1 for travel
Back up trachs, suction catheter, HME locations: “nursery”, “study” & “kitchen”
Medical Cribs with climb guard toppers: 2
Doctor appointments scheduled this week: 11, over 2 days, 8 are on Friday- Friday night there should be drinking! But, alas, only nursing until 10p…
Nights requiring oxygen: 7 Tav (max. 4L, two days); 3 Adrien (max. 3L, Thursday)