we have ldrs as well. We L&D nurses take the patients or, if there is a bed available in the antepartum unit, she goes down there.
Our ratio remains 1:2 (we'll have another laboring pt) if the pt is still pregnant. If she's been delivered, then the ratio is 1:2 or 1:3, depending on whether we have other Mag'ers or laboring pts.
The only time the pt would go to PP is if the Mag is completely off. Otherwise they stay with us or go to Antepartum.
We have a pretty high risk population so if they're Mag'ers then they have foleys, restricted visitation, minimal stimulation, etc, along with DTR/lung rounds, I&O......
We've had a few DIC and HELLP pts hit the ICU lately...t'was the season??