I am wondering if anyone can speak to this previous post as a traveling OB nurse. I have my most and current experience in a high risk high delivery L&D and less experience but more recent in pediatric OR. I am just trying to decide which to travel with, (level of comfort, ease of that specialty as a traveler)? I have many friends who are all doing travel nursing but all in ICU, ER, Med surg; I have no one that can actually speak as to L&D travel nursing experiences. I am looking for any personal accounts and advice as L&D travel nurses!!
1. Is it difficult to learn each hospitals system for Fetal monitoring charting?( I am pretty good at picking up normal main charting systems for assessment and MAR charting)
2. Do the other nurses help you when in need and not ignore the traveler( huge decels needing intervention, crash c-sections)?
3. What about teaching hospitals vs. not, and autonomy of nurses? ( At my current hospital residents place internals, I wouldn't want to be expected/forced to do something I do not have experience/training in )
4. What is your overall experience traveling as an OB nurse? Would you recommend it? Do you have any suggestions to best prepare myself- ( extra FM certifications?)
THANKS SO MUCH! I appreciate any and all advice! I love these boards!