Okay, this is a little embarrassing, but is it possible to not be able to do an adequate cervical exam for dilation and effacement due to having too short of fingers? I can't ever feel a cervix, or reach the "end" of the vagina, my fingers seem too short. Also, I feel like my ring finger is ramming against the poor mama's perineum because I'm trying to get more length out the two fingers that are in there. I'm new to OB, it's my 4th week, and I'm starting to get worried. I've done about 25 exams. I never thought of my fingers as being short until I got to OB. Are there any tricks for those of us that don't have long fingers??:imbar
Dec 3, '09
That is why I am a psych nurse...i have oven mitt hands....
Last edit by HM2VikingRN on Dec 3, '09