OB nurses vent!

  1. Now I know not all are this stupid and 99% of the OB nurses that post here have better sense.

    A 28 weeker walks in off the street and precipitously delivers in the L&D bed. What do you do? Just lay the baby on the warmer and stare at it??? Because that's what this nurse was doing when we ran in!!!! No bag mask, no stim, no nothing on this BLUE BABY!!!!! Hello???!!! Don't we all take the same NRP classs????


    Apgars 0/5/7, on CPAP now and doing much better no thanks to ding dong!
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   nell
    Kinda reminds me of the nurse that didn't do CPR on a patient because "she was dead when I walked into the room..."

    We have had the same problem - last BIG booboo was a 27 weeker who'd been threatening to deliver for weeks. I heard at dinner that the mom "was having some discomfort". I've never done L&D, but I knew enough to say "UhOh!". Baby delivered in the bed while L&D nurse was looking for an enema - the mom wanted an enema 'cause she had-to-go...

    Fortunately we are just a code-button away 'cause L&D wasn't starting the rescus - probably still looking for that enema...

    We are always saying the same thing: "Don't we all take the same NRP classs????"
  4. by   2banurse
    I'm not defending the nurse, but I have a question. When a preterm mom goes into labor, doesn't OB request the presence of either a neonatalogist or pediatrician?
  5. by   fergus51
    We certainly do. We also notify NICU as soon as these women come into the hospital that they can expect a preemie at some point, and then call them over when the woman is ready to deliver as well.
  6. by   SCB
    dawngloves,

    ding dong, Oh my that is so funny. I just quit my job because of to many of them. They are scary.
    SCB
  7. by   dawngloves
    Originally posted by 2banurse
    I'm not defending the nurse, but I have a question. When a preterm mom goes into labor, doesn't OB request the presence of either a neonatalogist or pediatrician?
    Baby was out by the time we got there. She literally walk in, layed down and popped out the baby before she was even examined. I doubt she even got her pants off! (We have had babies born in pant too! LOL!)

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