Adult ICU RN here, just wondering if any hospitals out there have dedicated beds and/or staff for OB/GYN ICU patients. We see an rare pregnant patient just about as rarely as we have a post-section that went poorly.
There are some out there. Many of them specialize in high risk pregnancy (severe cardiomyopathy or other heart related issues) that require invasive monitoring. There used to be one in the Philly area, but I am not sure if it is still up and running.
Our L&D will admit a patient that is OB-ICU to our L&D unit or one of our ICUs and work collaboratively with ICU staff to manage patient care. We also open our high-risk OB inservices to the ICU RNs. Perhaps you could work to develop a similar program at your facility...it's gone over well, here.