How many staff members attend a delivery?? - page 2

I work in a very busy L&D, was curious how many staff members attend a delivery in most places. If it is a low risk delivery we only have an Rn at the delivery. Is this typical??... Read More

  1. by   CatRN
    Hi there....Usually just one RN and the attending OB and Resident on call. If you're lucky and someone else is available to help with the baby, you may get another nurse. LDRP unit.....so you keep Mom and baby afterward.
  2. by   jaxnRN
    Always, one RN for mom and one RN or LPN for baby.

    Hopefully the Doctor.

    We have one doctor who has 3 nurses present:

    1. for mom
    2. for baby
    3. scrub nurse who is sterile and directly assists the doc
  3. by   Ruth1201
    I work in a hosp. that has approx. 2240 del. q year. An NICU RN attends every delivery in addition to reg L&D staff and MD.
  4. by   RN2B4SUR
    I am starting my OB/GYN rotation in 2weeks and I am curious I guess you could say on how I can help "teach" a new mother how to breast feed? Yes, you guessed it....I am a wanna-be-male-nurse. Any advice ladies or men on this subject?

    Its not that I have problems with the male-female relationship but its just something I have(or will) ever do...BF!
  5. by   skdauriaRNC
    Always, One RN for mom, one RN for baby unless we
    expect problems then:
    mom doc
    baby doc
    mom nurse
    baby nurse
    charge nurse
    anyone who can come nurse
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    OHHH mark, dayray...

    We have a guy for you to meet....

    Welcome, Tony, to our forum! Always glad to see a new/aspiring nurse on board. We have a couple regulars here who are male OB nurses (and great ones). They are Mark and Dayray. I bet they can give you LOTS of pointers regarding being an ob nurse who just happens to be male. As a female OB nurse, I can make some suggestions:

    I recommend when getting into OB you take some courses on Lactation and Breastfeeding. Many are offered by different experts such as La Leche League, World Health Organization and others. Ask your local OB dept if they can point you there, or to get in touch with a certified lactation consultant who can help you out. Most larger hospitals employ one or more IBCLE-certified lactation consultants full or part time.

    YES---- MEN CAN AND DO effectively teach breastfeeding to new moms. You certainly sound like this is what you want to do; that is 1/2 the battle. GO FOR IT!!!! I wish you the BEST!!!
  7. by   mother/babyRN
    One doc and one or two nurses......
  8. by   HazeK
    On a busy, crazy day: Doc and one RN.
    On a nice day, Doc, RN for mom and RN for baby.
    On a heavenly day, Doc, RN for mom, RN for baby, and tech to help with paperwork, cleanup, "go-for-ing"!

    On high risk delivery (preterm, thick mec, decels from H*ll,)
    Doc, RN for mom, NICU resus team (APN or MD and NICU RN)
  9. by   winterblue
    Normal delivery: one RN, one OB tech...the nursery admission team RNs come about 30 min following birth

    Complicated delivery: one RN, one OB tech, and NICU rescus team (an RN and an RT)

    We always have a recus team for C/S.


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