If you don't mind me hijacking the thread I am a student with a question. I recently had a friend deliver her second baby. Felt a couple of contractions, her water broke, she headed to the hospital, felt the baby coming, he arrived about 10 minutes after she got to the hospital. She had about enough time to get to labor and delivery, get onto a bed, and get her pants off and baby arrived. During the three or so minutes she was in the bed the nurse attempted to put in a hep lock because it was "required". My friend was pushing, moving around, etc and ended up with huge bruising, blood on her arm and clothes, and no hep lock
Was is reasonable for the nurse to do this? Couldn't she have let it go as it obviously there was no time for anything to be given iv before baby arrived? Woudl you do this in your hospital?
It just left a bad taste to me that the nurse was not focused on my friend but procedure.