what is the management or plan of care for a patient experiencing precipitous birth?
Need information as to what management is necessary
Mar 1, '06
It's a different world in the hospital, Chaya. Liability is huge and yes, NRP-trained personnel do indeed need to attend each birth, particularly from a Risk Management perspective.
Does that mean we as nurses "panic"? Hardly, no, many of us have caught quite a few babies in our years of experience-------we know birth is a natural and normal process in most every case. We know babies won't wait for the doctors, in many cases, also.
But legalities and the litigious society in which we work, make it a different and imperative event in our environment. On top of that, being licensed professionals holds us to a different standard in the eyes of the State in which we practice, as well as the public, that lay people are simply not held to. Therefore, there is a big difference there.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Mar 1, '06