1. in our nursery, the charge nurse assists the pedi while rounding. there's this one pedi who will ask questions about a baby (was mom's gbs neg., etc.) as she is looking through his/her chart.
'uh....well....um... you've got the chart.'
i actually said this to her once. she said, in a somewhat irritated voice 'that's ok, i can look it up', i replied 'i don't mind looking it up, but you've got the chart.'
2. obs who manhandle women's bottoms and then get mad at them when they aren't effective at pushing their babies out. you know, it's not just about pushing well, it's about being able to relax the muscles in your bottom at the same time
. the woman relaxes in between, then as soon as another contraction comes, he begins poking, prodding and pulling - you can watch her tense and pull away from him, all the while trying her best to push, poor woman. i just want to shove him out of the way and apply a warm compress instead - way more effective. how about working with her body instead of against her.
is it just me, or does it seem like everything is going great, and then (some) obs gets there and mess it all up?
3. ob's who induce/section for no medical reason. :angryfire
4. obs who complain about the apgar scores.
(this especially bugs me when they fuss out loud to everyone in the room. just give the family a heads-up to sue why don't ya!
you want to give 'em, doc? then you sign your name to them!
doctors who are so macho that they will do the opposite of what a nurse suggests just because they can - regardless of what is best for the patient.
some of us get wise to this and use reverse psychology to get what we want.
Oct 17, '06
i guess it goes along with social sections and inductions -
docs (or whole groups!) that practice '9-5 obstetrics'. they try to schedule as many births as possible to avoid nighttime deliveries. arggggg!
if you want a 9-5 practice, try dermatology! he he he
Last edit by 33-weeker on Oct 17, '06
Oct 17, '06
Quote from njnursing
doctor's who suction because they're sick of waiting and the mom's have only pushed for like a half hour.
you know, when i first came to this hospital, i thought the l&d nurses were rather cruel. nearly every delivery i went to, they'd be telling mom not to push and waiting on doc to come. i felt bad for the moms. but after i'd been here a while and asked a couple of them about it (nurses), i realized that they were trying to keep the moms from having epis. and other interventions. i have to admit, there is much less cutting/forcepts/vacuum going on here than other places i have worked. if a mom just can't hold back anymore, we just deliver the baby. no big deal.
Last edit by 33-weeker on Nov 11, '06