I am a charge nurse at a small rural hospital. We deliver babies but have no L&D nurse most nights. I often come in to find that I have to care for a new mom and baby and I have no experience with post partum at all( other than nursing school
6 years ago). When I tell the off going nurse this, I get a brief run down on a fundus but it's not at all what I need to porperly care for my patients. No one has had any major complications but I would like to feel secure in knowing that I would know what to do in the event of an emergency or even just notice when something's not right. It might also help if I knew about a boggy fundus and wht type of teaching I need to do for my patients. I don't want to orient under the staff here because I feel that they are sloppy and do not do a good job. I love my job and the facility, but I refuse to keep taking on the liability of caring for patients and I know nothing about this type of nursing. I've never had any kids so I don't know whether this bleeding is too much, too little etc. I'm a complete novice. Unfortunately no one here seems to care. I guess just becuase I've been a nurse for a number of years they figure I can handle it. I have complainded several times, but it never fails that I always walk back in to the same situation. So, I've decided to take matters into my own hands. Does anyone know of any good seminars or courses that I can take to orient me to L&D and post partum care? PLEASE HELP ME!
Thanks in advance :-)