If you work on postpartum (mother/baby), do you get floated? If so, where? I feel like you shouldn't be floated to L&D because that's an entirely different environment where so many complications can occur and you NEED to know what you're doing... you need the L&D training. And NICU... babies are hooked up to everything like tube feedings, ventilators, etc. You need to know how to handle those as well. And antepartum, the baby is still inside. You have to know how to assess the fetus. On postpartum, you're assessing the baby that is already outside of the womb... you're trained in that area already. I feel that all of the women's service floors are different and being floated to different ones without having an orientation/training is not right.
So my general question is... when floating from postpartum, where do you float? Other women's service areas or regular med/surg floors?