duties of a L&D Nurse?

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    Can anyone telling with approximation what are the L&D Nurse's daily duties? Or what are they involved in for most part of their work...

    Thanks
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    You didn't get enough poopy facts from your last thread?

    I found this web site. Maybe it will answer a couple of questions for you.

    Z

    http://www.prntravelnurse.com/labor-...y-nursery.html
    Last edit by z's playa on Jul 5, '05
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    You didn't get enough poopy facts from your last thread?

    I found this web site. Maybe it will answer a couple of questions for you.

    Z

    http://www.prntravelnurse.com/labor-...y-nursery.html
    i dont want to be a travel nurse
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    You may not want to be a traveler, but that site provides a pretty good overview of what we do. I think that is why Z's posted it. Here are those duties. If you need a more indepth description of them/or more help , please do not hesitate to ask. As you can see, this list is pretty long.

    OBSTETRICAL ASSESSMENT SKILLS
    Inbound facility tranfer unit
    Outbound transfer to other facility
    Identify fetal position (Leopold maneuvers)
    Fetal heart tones
    Severity of contractions
    Vaginal exam, dilitation & effacement
    Vaginal exam, station & presentation
    Vaginal exam, culture collection

    CLINICAL SKILLS
    Set up tocotransducer
    Intrauterine pressure catheter
    Auscultate fetal heart tones
    Intact/nonintact membranes
    Nitrazine test
    Internal fetal monitor
    Interpreting normal/abnormal fetal heart patterns
    Baseline interpretation
    Early decelerations
    Beat to beat variability
    Late decelerations
    Prolonged decelerations
    Set up OB pack
    Set up baby pack
    Cord blood collection
    Artificial rupture of membranes

    COMPLICATIONS/FUTHER DUTIES
    Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
    Antihypertensives
    Clonus
    Diabetes
    Abruptio placenta
    Placenta previa
    Prolapsed cord
    Preeclampsia
    Eclampsia
    Malpresentation
    Premature rupture of the membranes
    Premature labor
    Magnesium sulfate
    Drug dependent
    RH incompatibility
    Herpes
    HIV
    HBV
    Hemorrhage
    Blood transfusion
    Forceps delivery
    Vacuum extraction
    Precipitous delivery
    Gestational Diabetes/Diabetes and its sequalae
    Starting IV's
    Cesarean section-circulate
    Cesarean section-scrub
    Central line placement, set up & assist
    Epidural, set up & assist
    Spinal, set up & assist
    Local, set up & assist
    Foley catheter placement
    Pain control, narcotic
    Intrathecal medication delivery
    Episiotomy, set up & assist
    Uterine massage
    Lochia assessment
    DVT
    Induction of labor
    Cytotec
    Prostaglandin supp
    Oxytocin infusion

    PATIENT TEACHING
    Relaxation/breathing techniques
    Premature labor prevention
    Phone triage
    I add:
    Labor coaching/support for birthing mother/family
    Neonatal assessment/resuscitation as needed
    Breastfeeding initiation/support/ongoing teaching
    Self-care and baby care once you go home
    Care of any surgical wounds/therapies
    After-care telephone triage (answering questions once a new family has gone home)




    This is a pretty good list of most of the things we do.
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    Quote from nursekatrina
    i dont want to be a travel nurse

    You're welcome .




    z
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    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    You may not want to be a traveler, but that site provides a pretty good overview of what we do. I think that is why Z's posted it. Here are those duties. If you need a more indepth description of them/or more help , please do not hesitate to ask. As you can see, this list is pretty long.

    OBSTETRICAL ASSESSMENT SKILLS
    Inbound facility tranfer unit
    Outbound transfer to other facility
    Identify fetal position (Leopold maneuvers)
    Fetal heart tones
    Severity of contractions
    Vaginal exam, dilitation & effacement
    Vaginal exam, station & presentation
    Vaginal exam, culture collection

    CLINICAL SKILLS
    Set up tocotransducer
    Intrauterine pressure catheter
    Auscultate fetal heart tones
    Intact/nonintact membranes
    Nitrazine test
    Internal fetal monitor
    Interpreting normal/abnormal fetal heart patterns
    Baseline interpretation
    Early decelerations
    Beat to beat variability
    Late decelerations
    Prolonged decelerations
    Set up OB pack
    Set up baby pack
    Cord blood collection
    Artificial rupture of membranes

    COMPLICATIONS/FUTHER DUTIES
    Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
    Antihypertensives
    Clonus
    Diabetes
    Abruptio placenta
    Placenta previa
    Prolapsed cord
    Preeclampsia
    Eclampsia
    Malpresentation
    Premature rupture of the membranes
    Premature labor
    Magnesium sulfate
    Drug dependent
    RH incompatibility
    Herpes
    HIV
    HBV
    Hemorrhage
    Blood transfusion
    Forceps delivery
    Vacuum extraction
    Precipitous delivery
    Gestational Diabetes/Diabetes and its sequalae
    Starting IV's
    Cesarean section-circulate
    Cesarean section-scrub
    Central line placement, set up & assist
    Epidural, set up & assist
    Spinal, set up & assist
    Local, set up & assist
    Foley catheter placement
    Pain control, narcotic
    Intrathecal medication delivery
    Episiotomy, set up & assist
    Uterine massage
    Lochia assessment
    DVT
    Induction of labor
    Cytotec
    Prostaglandin supp
    Oxytocin infusion

    PATIENT TEACHING
    Relaxation/breathing techniques
    Premature labor prevention
    Phone triage
    I add:
    Labor coaching/support for birthing mother/family
    Neonatal assessment/resuscitation as needed
    Breastfeeding initiation/support/ongoing teaching
    Self-care and baby care once you go home
    Care of any surgical wounds/therapies
    After-care telephone triage (answering questions once a new family has gone home)




    This is a pretty good list of most of the things we do.



    thanks for the list...I was wondering the same thing. Good list!
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    Z's did a good job here. thank you Z's!!!
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    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Z's did a good job here. thank you Z's!!!

    Aw shucks......*shuffle shuffle :imbar


    Thank you SBE. You're so thoughtful. God bless you. :icon_hug:


    Z


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