circulated my first delivery off orientation

  1. and did okay. it was with 2 residents, one who is very nice (the intern) and one very unpleasant one. it was a vbac. Pt and baby were fine. I did forget to call the attending for delivery (like we do for all of the clinic patients-residents do all t he managing, the attending comes to observe delivery only). oops.
    the not so nice resident apparently expected me to have 4 hands. i didn't get too flustered, though. i was so worried something would go wrong, worried i'd call doc too soon or too late. she pushed for 10 mins and i was seeing head, but still worried it might be too soon,but i didn't want to catch a baby-
    they didnt think it was too soon. it was really strange to be the only nurse in there after 11 weeks of being with someone else! even on orientation, at the end, my preceptor was in the room just watching.

    so, i'm glad the fisrt one went okay. better than my coworker, who was off orientation at the same time as me-her first delivery was a family practice resident's wife.
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    congrats to you!
  4. by   JaneyW
    You still shouldn't be the only one in the room. Do you not have two RNs at delivery? I fully understand about forgetting to call the attending. Family practice can also be tough to work with--different! Good for you. I'm glad it all went well and you seem to have confidence. Terrific!
  5. by   HappyNurse2005
    No, only one Labor and Delivery RN in at delivery. there is a Nursery RN in right before delivery, for the baby. I hope i didnt' give the impression that I took care of the mom and the baby,too! I meant I didnt have another nurse watching me to see what I missed.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I am happy for you; your enthusiasm is great! Enjoy what you do!
  7. by   mitchsmom
    Congrats! I remember being nervous about when to call the provider right when I got off orientation (I have only been off for a month or two as it is!)... not too early, not too late... it does get better even though we can never have 100% perfect prediction rate
  8. by   nurse79
    Awesome 2005!! I'm right behind you, off orientation next week. I think i worry about calling too soon, or too early, in the docs opinion...but theres no way that we can be right 100% of the time. Sounds like youre doin great!
  9. by   jenrninmi
    So glad things are going so well for you! I'm half way through my orientation. I really love it. I am nervous about being on my own. I hope I'll be able to post a good day when I'm on my own.
  10. by   HappyNurse2005
    Ah, the other night was delivery #2. Nicer doc, long labor, quicker delivery from the cervical check "youre 10cm" to delivery -3min. so i had to bust butt to slap on the betadine prep, rip the bottom of the bed off, and call for the attending doc (resident in room) and nursery. but, when i pushed the call bell to ask for these things, they didnt hear me say nursery! so nursery wasn't there for like, 3 min after birth. baby was okay, thoug.

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