Do you stick around? - page 3

Do you stay with a laboring pt even if your shift is up? Do you let a nurse take over unless she's close to delivering? I've seen in most cases that a nurse will stay, or the NM changes her to a... Read More

  1. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Originally posted by mark_LD_RN
    I almost always stay, I punch out and stay for free if i have to,especially for some patients who insist i stay. I also have a few patients that i promise to be their with them for their labor and delivery. they get my home number and I come in for them even with out pay.
    you know what our facility says? if yo're not on the clock, you need to get out, due to the liability
  2. by   mark_LD_RN
    Originally posted by LPN2Be2004
    you know what our facility says? if yo're not on the clock, you need to get out, due to the liability
    not so, when I am of the clock I am acting as a doula. no extra liability for the hospital maybe for me but thats what i do and that is what my lawers and insurance or for
  3. by   bagladyrn
    I do stay if a birth is imminent and I have bonded with the patient. If I am unable to stay that long, I try to stay for a bit with the oncoming nurse, just to ease the transition for the laboring mom - even just 15-30 minutes with both of us there seems to help, then say goodbye and slip out.

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