OB Shifts?

  1. Do your OB's deliver their own paitents? Cover the whole floor for a whole shift? Just wondering what your hospital does.

    Here OB's are on call for 24hrs and do all deliveries that come in during that time. So your OB for your pregnancy, won't always be your OB for delivery. I like this because I don't see exhuasted OB's come in all the time, ours seem to be well rested and since they aren't going anywhere (like a golf game, or dinner ) they don't seem to rush things along.
    Last edit by Cheerio on Apr 7, '03
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by Cheerio
    Do your OB's deliver their own paitents? Cover the whole floor for a whole shift? Just wondering what your hospital does.

    Here OB's are on call for 24hrs and do all deliveries that come in during that time. So your OB for your pregnancy, won't always be your OB for delivery. I like this because I don't see exhuasted OB's come in all the time, ours seem to be well rested and since they aren't going anywhere (like a golf game, or dinner ) they don't seem to rush things along.
    Same thing here pretty much. One OB is on call 24 hours to cover all deliveries for his/her group. We also have rotating call for no-docs. We deal with two OB groups where I work and they take turns taking NO-DOC calls.
  4. by   mark_LD_RN
    pretty much the same thing here, except for 2 of the docs and three of the midwives woh take private patients as they call them. they come in to deliver them unless they are out of town
  5. by   AmAnRN
    I believe at my hosptial (what i've heard, not sure - i work pp, not l & d) as far as deliveries, they call the on call doc for all orders while the pt is laboring and then they call the pt's O.B. doc for delivery. For PP, if we need something that is not a standing order, we call the doc on call.

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