Do techs deliver babies in L and D???

  1. 0 A girl I know keeps posting on Facebook saying how "delivers babies" at work.Then she receives all these comments like "you probably delivered my twins" or you're a great nurse. This girl is also a tech and often scrubs in the OR.
    Excuse my ignorance but do techs and literally get to pull the babies out??? I want to call her out on it but thought I'd get the correct information.
    I'm just sick of everyone claiming to be something they are not. Being seeing this alot lately and I'm a bit annoyed.
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    About prnqday, BSN, RN

    prnqday has 'CNA3LPN3RN3' year(s) of experience. From 'USA'; Joined Jan '13; Posts: 1,457; Likes: 2,797.

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  4. Visit  Sun0408 profile page
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    I highly doubt any MD would let a tech deliver a baby. L&D has some of the highest premiums for insurance and the liability is huge. Things can go bad quick. No respecting OB or nurse would allow something like this. She might have been in the room at the time of delivery but that's about it.
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  5. Visit  Ivana RN-BC profile page
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    We have a nurse that refers to herself as the "baby catcher" frequently in discussions. She is not a L&D nurse or a nursery nurse, but she does float there sometimes when they are busy to help answer call lights.
    ChristineN and prnqday like this.
  6. Visit  Katieerin profile page
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    I agree with the posts here but it is possible even if rare. When i had my son a nursing student stood by my side the whole time she was amazing. She held my hand when i was scared, talked me through my fears, massaged me to prevent tearing. When it came time to push she talked me through it. She ended up dekivering my son while the doctor ran in the room.
    bebbercorn, SE_BSN_RN, and prnqday like this.
  7. Visit  prnqday profile page
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    Thank you for the input. Please forgive my OP, sometimes when I'm annoyed and venting I make many,many errors. I cannot count how many spelling and grammar errors I made.
  8. Visit  Katieerin profile page
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    Same here. I have a small touchscreen lol.
  9. Visit  Best_Name_Ever profile page
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    I am an OB tech and nursing student. I can honestly say I have never delivered a baby (myself). In most cases the doctor is there...but on a rare occasion when the dr doesn't get there in time, a NURSE would deliver the baby. Never the tech. There is no way she is even qualified to do that....techs are basically CNAs.
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  10. Visit  PinkNBlue profile page
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    Never heard of a tech delivering a baby. In the room? Yes. Not delivering. Sounds like she's giving herself a lot of credit. And I too hate when people claim to be something they're not, ESPECIALLY a nurse as it's a crazy amount of work to become one.
    mommy2boysaz likes this.
  11. Visit  prnqday profile page
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    What if the tech scrubs in the or ???
  12. Visit  sissiesmama profile page
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    Quote from crazy&cuteRN
    What if the tech scrubs in the or ???
    I agree with pinknblue - and in the OR, still not likely, at least not in the L and D and C/S where I've worked.

    Anne, RNC
  13. Visit  PinkNBlue profile page
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    A nurse might, in the event the OB isn't on time to catch the baby but a tech would not. Unless it was a rare event or she happened to be passing a laboring mom delivering on the side of the road. Then maybe she would catch the baby. The OB techs scrub for c/s but do not deliver babies. Assist, yes. Deliver? No.
  14. Visit  sissiesmama profile page
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    Quote from PinkNBlue
    A nurse might, in the event the OB isn't on time to catch the baby but a tech would not. Unless it was a rare event or she happened to be passing a laboring mom delivering on the side of the road. Then maybe she would catch the baby. The OB techs scrub for c/s but do not deliver babies. Assist, yes. Deliver? No.
    Right!! I only worked 2 years in OB/L and D before going to ER - even as an RN in L and D I never delivered a baby. Once while I was working in a very small rural ER (we had 3 rooms, 1 was the trauma room, 1 large room with curtains that could hold 3 pts, and the third was the OB room), the 7am nurse and I (working as the night nurse) delivered one together.

    Anne, RNC
  15. Visit  Alikatz profile page
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    Our techs on Labor and Delivery never deliver babies and actually don't do patient care. They stock rooms and help clean (important none the less, but no delivering)! Techs on Postpartum help patients get to the bathroom, take vitals, and ambulated. Out scrub tech never delivers babies!


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