New OB Nurses, Grads and Students, Please Feel Free to post your questions here: - page 40

Mugwump had a great idea offering services to new grads as a mentor (thank you for that!) So, I thought having a "sticky" for new grads, OB nurses, students, and others with questions who want... Read More

  1. by   pharho
    Hello everyone:

    I'm starting a maternity rotation in a few weeks and would like to be well prepared..

    Can anyone give me list of the most common drugs used for mother and or baby.. What assessments are common for mother and baby pre and post baby.. Any other info that you think would be helpful to a new student going to Maternity.. Please share all your great experiences!

    thanks
  2. by   TRINI_RN
    Quote from pharho
    Hello everyone:

    I'm starting a maternity rotation in a few weeks and would like to be well prepared..

    Can anyone give me list of the most common drugs used for mother and or baby.. What assessments are common for mother and baby pre and post baby.. Any other info that you think would be helpful to a new student going to Maternity.. Please share all your great experiences!

    thanks


    http://allnurses.com/forums/f35/comm...se-268867.html
  3. by   eranne
    Does anyone have any ideas on an OB care plan topic?

    I only had 1 pp patient and one mom that delivered twins vaginally no complications in clinical.
    The pp patient hadnt had a baby in 10 years
    The twins were the moms first babies... but..she didnt seem timid or afraid..so I cant use anxiety
    Ideas would be welcomed
  4. by   ladybugsea
    You could use Parenting, Readiness for Enhanced. That's what I used last night.
  5. by   *tattooed~princess*
    I am about to start school for my RN but have seen a lot of talk on this thread about having your BSN- what is the min. Req. for ob-gyn nursing- or does it vary from place to place?
  6. by   ElvishDNP
    Some places may say 'BSN preferred' in the job description, but that is not a hard & fast rule. Most places look at your clinical references and your RN license (which you have to have whether you're a BSN or not) and make the decision from there.
  7. by   loboscon08
    Hello! I am graduating from nursing school in May and know that I want to go into L&D. I have heard from a lot of nurses that it would be best to start out on a med/surg floor and get some experience prior to going in to L&D. I was going to see if anyone would like to share their opinions about this?

    Also, what kind of stethoscope is good for a new nurse or for an L&D nurse? I am looking so that I can tell my parents which kind I want for graduation.

    I look forward to hearing suggestions from whoever is interested in sharing.

    Thanks so much!
  8. by   Canadian_Nurse
    Quote from loboscon08
    Hello! I am graduating from nursing school in May and know that I want to go into L&D. I have heard from a lot of nurses that it would be best to start out on a med/surg floor and get some experience prior to going in to L&D. I was going to see if anyone would like to share their opinions about this?

    Also, what kind of stethoscope is good for a new nurse or for an L&D nurse? I am looking so that I can tell my parents which kind I want for graduation.

    I look forward to hearing suggestions from whoever is interested in sharing.

    Thanks so much!
    I had heard this as well when I was in university, but I entered nursing school knowing that L&D was where I wanted to be. I pretty much hated med/surg right from the start. I did go to L&D as a new grad, and I've been there for almost 10 years...I've tried to go elsewhere but I always come back! The majority of pregnant patients are healthy, young women with no major health problems. Of course, patient acuity is increasing as more women who would not have gotten pregnant years ago for medical reasons are now becoming pregnant...always good to keep some pathophysiology knowledge stored away!

    If L&D is what you want to do, I say go for it! It's challenging, can be very fast paced, you have great days and heartbreaking days...no two days are the same. Things can change VERY quickly with your patient, you have to be able to think and move fast, multitask...if you're an adrenaline junkie...this is the place for you. I love it! :redpinkhe

    Hope this helps...good luck and let us know where you end up!
  9. by   Lilluv117
    Quote from annal
    Does anyone have any ideas on an OB care plan topic?

    I only had 1 pp patient and one mom that delivered twins vaginally no complications in clinical.
    The pp patient hadnt had a baby in 10 years
    The twins were the moms first babies... but..she didnt seem timid or afraid..so I cant use anxiety
    Ideas would be welcomed
    Hi, I'm still a student nurse so I'm not a pro at this but I hope these suggestions can help.

    How about:

    Risk for Injury, hemmorage (they're post partum - there's a big risk of bleeding that you have to be alert for. Check the fundus, the lochia, is there any abnormal bleeding?)
    Pain! The pain continues after birth. Did she have an episiotomy? Cramping? Breast feeding pain? Take care of the pain so she can be able to take care of her babies.
    Knowledge Deficit - There is so much to learn with new babies... especially being a first time mom of twins! The nurses role is to teach, teach, teach!

    Hope this helps!
  10. by   eranne
    Thanks LoveNursing422. I actually did my care plan on Pain r/t breastfeeding--tons of interventions and I got an excellent from my instructor

    Annal
  11. by   Lilluv117
    Quote from annal
    Thanks LoveNursing422. I actually did my care plan on Pain r/t breastfeeding--tons of interventions and I got an excellent from my instructor

    Annal
    Yay! That's great!!! Congrats.
  12. by   1pinkrose
    Can someone PLEASE help me figure out how to calculate bolus and maintenance doses for MgSO4? I have tried to find info online explaining the calculation but have had no luck, and I have three dosage calc books but they are of no help either. The handout we were given is just plain confusing....
  13. by   CMCRN
    Quote from 1lvnurse
    Can someone PLEASE help me figure out how to calculate bolus and maintenance doses for MgSO4? I have tried to find info online explaining the calculation but have had no luck, and I have three dosage calc books but they are of no help either. The handout we were given is just plain confusing....
    We do them separately. Bolus is 4 grams in 100 ccs given over 20 minutes which equals 300 ccs per hour. Maintinence is 50 grams in 500 ccs then at 2 grams per hour for 20 ccs per hour.

close