LDRP or LDR? What are the pros and cons? - page 2

Hi, I recently got an intership in the hospital I do my clinical in for school which is an LDRP. Basically the staff is not all that freindly and the staff is small so they work together have been... Read More

  1. by   Brownms46
    peaches232002, I have wroked both, and found both very rewarding. I was crossed trained to both, as I worked a county hospital, and they had mandatory Overtime. It was one of the best experiences of my whole career. But I would definitely be careful in picking where you work when you graduate. As I think has already been posted...some hospitals lump these all together, or use nurses in either areas , as interchangeable pieces.. So when you start your clinicals...check out how that hospital uses their NICU, and L&D nurses...and see if this would be somewhere you're interested in....even if you're not in OB clinicals...still check that area out. Me I don't like couplet care, where you care for the mom and the baby. Too many times I find there not enough time for you to teach mom about her care, and teach, answer questions, on care of baby too! When they have a seperate nursery nurse many times while the nursery nurses is teaching one mom, this leaves you time to help someone else. I just think it's way too much...especially if staffing is slim. JMHO..
  2. by   ppeaches232002
    Dear Brownie,
    Thanks for your advice i will do every thing you said about cheacking out the hospitals will i'm in school.Again thank you so much now i now i an be cross trained for both NICUand L&D.
    Dawn
  3. by   mark_LD_RN
    i have worked in both ldr and ldrp settings i much prefer the ldr setting. ldrp tend to get short staffed frequently, the idea that the family gets familiar with staff is not always true the hospital i work at now not everone is cross trained so i am one of the main labor nurses at night i labor and deliver the patient usually recover them then another nurses ends up taking over their care if i get another delivery in. also the mothers find the beds uncomfortable to stay in for postpartum stay. i enjoy all aspects labor,delivery recovery and post partum.but just find ldr is best. especially on those hectic days with a lot of deliveries or c/s's going on, i think at times the post partum families get short changed. the hospitals short staffff often to get the most for their money.mark
  4. by   Brownms46
    Originally posted by ppeaches232002
    Dear Brownie,
    Thanks for your advice i will do every thing you said about cheacking out the hospitals will i'm in school.Again thank you so much now i now i an be cross trained for both NICUand L&D.
    Dawn
    You very welcome Dawn...

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