I currently work in a very small community hospital - no house doc, no peds, no 24-hour anesthesia, etc. It appears that in our hospital there is a push for nurses to intubate neonates when needed. For instance - stat c/section and personnel as follows: MD performing section, OR scrub and circulating nurse, CRNA, and 2 OB nurses trained in NRP. On two recent occassions, the OB nurses intubated/attempted to intubate. I have been an OB nurse for many years. Although I have been NRP certified, I always thought that the actual intubation was out of my scope of practice as an RN. In the past, the CRNA has always briefly stepped over and intubated. The idea of what could go wrong during intubation scares me to death - especially considering the fact that my only experience with intubating is during the NRP course every 2 years. For those of you who work in small hospitals, what is your experience on this subject? If you are intubating, are you comfortable with it? Thanks so much for any input!