I am currently doing my preceptorship for nursing school
on the ob floor at the local hospital. Recently I have been hearing about ob nurses who have never been oriented to the med surg units and haven't worked in the area for several years being floated there. I realize as nurses we should be able to care for all of our patients. I still wonder if this is a safe practice and what should you do if you are asked to float to an area that you are not familiar with?