preterm- breathing on own at 18-19w - page 2
by Lanesmama 3,887 Views | 14 Comments
I am a nursing student. Just started OB rotations which I was so excited about! My first day I was placed in L&D... while there, ED called saying they needed L&D nurse to assist with stillborn delivery. Nurse went down,... Read More
- 0Jan 28, '13 by FlyingScotQuote from LanesmamaAn isolette wheeled up from anywhere draws a great deal of attention from visitors, staff and patients. It was much better to have him wrapped in a blanket and carried. Hopefully the nurse didn't carry him like a football but instead cradled him.I know it was so other people in the hospital couldn't see this fetus who wasn't fully developed but I think instead of covering his head, he should have been in an isolette covered and wheeled up from ER or something.
- 0Jan 29, '13 by FyreflieQuote from grownuprosieWe do it. Not the most ideal but you can't leave a dead body in a clean utility and the baby has to be close for mom and dad to have access if they want baby brought back into the room. Then we shroud them in dirty utility and bring them to the morgue.exactly what I was thinking!
- 0Jan 29, '13 by hecallsmeDuchessLibran, that word, "baby-dignity" put a lump in my throat; just imagining a little baby mustering all the dignity he posesses to make it or pass peacefully made my eyes water. Some days when I think of my dream of working L/D or NICU, I think of fetal demise and know I could not just handle it. I admire and respect you nurses that work these units!