I have been a nurse for almost exactly one year. In this time I have:
1. Labored and recovered countless "normal" deliveries and circulated C/S.
2. "Caught" countless babies.
3. Had one close up and personal experience with PP hemorrhage (was not pretty, I still hate thinking about it).
4. Been involved in atleast 3 instances of shoulder dystocia.
5. Precipted atleast 5 babies ( I know I know, they call me the queen, not my fault it just tends to happen to me
6. Had 2 patients abrupt.
7. Had to perform PPV on atleast 2 babies (thank god NICU was available before intubation became necessary)
8. Seen one mommy die
9. Helped take care of 2 eclamptic pts.
I better stop this list before I depress myself. LOL. I work on a busy unit that does approximately 300-400 deliveries per month.
Still sounds like alot in a year. I'd be interested to hear from some other yearlings.
Do I feel like I am competent? Yes.
Do I feel like I've learned it all? No way Jose! Not even close!