Starting OB in one week

  1. Hi,
    I am a RN and will start working in OB in a week. I am a mom of 3,and have worked this unit a little as a LPN. Any helpful advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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  3. by   all alone
    Originally posted by reginariches:
    Hi,
    I am a RN and will start working in OB in a week. I am a mom of 3,and have worked this unit a little as a LPN. Any helpful advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
    I would recomend going to a good fetal monitoring seminar. Michelle Murray has a very good one which is offered by Professional Education Center. Also reading a current text book on OB nursing is a must. AWHONN publishes one entitled, "Perinatal Nursing. Care of the Childbearing Woman and Neonate". Joining an organization like AWHONN is also a good idea. Your membership will include a subscribtion to JOGNN and Lifelines. I hope this helps.

  4. by   reginariches
    Originally posted by all alone:
    I would recomend going to a good fetal monitoring seminar. Michelle Murray has a very good one which is offered by Professional Education Center. Also reading a current text book on OB nursing is a must. AWHONN publishes one entitled, "Perinatal Nursing. Care of the Childbearing Woman and Neonate". Joining an organization like AWHONN is also a good idea. Your membership will include a subscribtion to JOGNN and Lifelines. I hope this helps.

    Thanks. I will surely check these out. I can't wait to start learning Labor and Delivery.

  5. by   Rosie460
    Hi, I have just finished an orientation to L&D and am also a mom of 3. I still am loving L&D, it was always my dream job in nursing. Next week I go to the night shift. E-mail me at RNrosi@AOL.COM if you want to talk or ask questions.
  6. by   lawilk99
    Congrats on the new career! OB can be very rewarding and also stressful. "All Alone" gave some excellent advice regarding Michelle Murray's books, etc. I have taken a course that used her book as a reference and I must say she is one of the best.

    You can also learn much from your preceptor or the other nurses on the unit by listening to their "war stories". Believe them when they tell you to watch out for red-heads. They are the most likely to hemorrhage.

    Have fun delivering.


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