I'm a nursing student in OB rotations right now. So far I like the slowness of it; it's a nice break from the hellish med/surg floor I dealt with last quarter. I do have a concern though.
I'm not feeling confident about fundus checks at all. My first patient was Cesarean and her uterus was almost impossible for me to feel. Today I had a vaginal PP patient and I was pretty sure it was one fingerbreadth below the umbilicus, but wasn't quite sure. Next time I checked I didn't really feel anything. I tried to watch to see if I saw blood come out massaging it but saw nothing. Then I was worried about massaging it and causing atony. Anyway, you can see that I'm frustrated. If I ask the nurses, they think it's strange or they say, "trust yourself, trust your judgment." Does this just take time? Thanks guys.
LOL they used to get 2 to check me cause I always shrunk back to almost normal by discharge and they never could believe it
They'd be poking around too high - hee hee
Last edit by jdomep on Feb 20, '03