9 months to plan this...buy a camera! - page 2

OK, patients are pregnant for 9 months. they know that this baby will eventually be born. They know the approximate month the baby will be born. Plenty of time to plan ahead for such event. So,... Read More

  1. by   Gompers
    Quote from CritterLover
    My quesiton to the L/D nurses out there: do you have your patients sign a form allowing photography as part of your routine admit paperwork, knowing they are going to be taking pictures? When I worked in ICU, every once in a while family memebers would want to take pictures (I never undesrtood this; it wasn't a time I thought anyone would want to remember), and we would have to have the NOK (or patient, if possible) sign a waiver. Do you all do that, or is it just accepted to be the norm for an L/D/postpartum admission?

    When I checked into L&D last week to have my baby, one of the forms I had to sign upon being admitted had something about photography on it. It said that no video or audio taping was allowed during the delivery. It also said that still photographs may be taken during labor and of the baby after birth, but that none may be taken during the actual delivery. There was also something about not being able to photograph any equipment and that staff members may be photographed only with their permission.
  2. by   ragingmomster
    Quote from Gompers
    When I checked into L&D last week to have my baby, one of the forms I had to sign upon being admitted had something about photography on it. It said that no video or audio taping was allowed during the delivery. It also said that still photographs may be taken during labor and of the baby after birth, but that none may be taken during the actual delivery. There was also something about not being able to photograph any equipment and that staff members may be photographed only with their permission.
    Congratulations!

    How can you find the time to sit and write us this wonderful news?

    Our unit has a digital camera but we only use it for fetal demise cases.

    I ask families if they have cameras early, and let them know that they are available in the gift shop, or even closer at the drugstore across the street.

    I seem to have problems frequently with folks taking photos inappropriately, ie ME (without asking) or the surgical field in C/S's.

    As for carseats... those are in the gift shop too, $20 for a basic model. I have at times heard an s/o complain about the fact that the carseat for $20 is a "cheap" model. What do they expect for $20?
  3. by   babynurselsa
    UHHHH Marie......
    I see that CONGRATULATIONS is in order.
    I haven't been on much last couple of weeks si I guess I missed the announcement.
  4. by   33-weeker
    We have a digital for demise pics, but it stays locked in the manager's office until it's needed. If a family asks us if we have cameras, we simply say 'no' without going into detail. It's not their business unless they have a demise. We encourage them to buy a dispoable or go home to get theirs before the birth if there is time.

    The care seat thing...
    Many patients have heard you can get car seats free if your income qualifies. Problem is they don't understand that they have to apply and get one ahead of time. There is no way to get one on the day of discharge other than to go buy one yourself.

    One hospital I worked for 'rented' them (for free), just a $20 deposit in case they didn't return the seat. Most did return them. But looking back, the liability of renting a seat was probably not a wise idea.

    In any case, we can't keep them from leaving with their baby. If they want to break the law and endanger their baby, we can't stop them. I have often wanted to tell the cops to park just off hospital property in the afternoons and ticket the cars without a car seat (or the many cars with a car seat for the newborn, but none for the 3 toddlers riding standing up in the back seat!)
  5. by   33-weeker
    Gompers,
    Have you posted your birth story? How'd it go?
  6. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from Gompers
    When I checked into L&D last week to have my baby, one of the forms I had to sign upon being admitted had something about photography on it. It said that no video or audio taping was allowed during the delivery. It also said that still photographs may be taken during labor and of the baby after birth, but that none may be taken during the actual delivery. There was also something about not being able to photograph any equipment and that staff members may be photographed only with their permission.
    Congratulations!!!
  7. by   CoffeeRTC
    Huh? People ask for cameras or pictures to be taken by staff?

    I just had my 4th baby 2 weeks ago and would never even think that if I didn't bring my camera to ask staff..seems like they are kinda busy with other more important things???

    I vaugely (sp) remember signing something about permission for photos. I'm telling you..when you are in labor...you will sign just about anything! I told my husband that when signing consent for the epidural...I would have signed my house away for it. lol

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