Are there standards or recommendations for nurse staffing in delivery rooms whether for vaginal or C-section births? For example, is there a requirement for a nurse to care for the newborn?
Mar 27, '07
The standard is to have at least ONE nurse entirely dedicated to attending to the newborn at any delivery; and there must be TWO NRP-qualified persons attending each delivery. To do less is risky in so many ways. Even babies who look "good" on the monitor can have a secondary apneic spell that takes you by surprise and you can't run any type of code alone! Stick to the standards or risk a lot.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Mar 27, '07