Who does the cord blood gases at your hospital? At my last job we clamped the cord and sent a piece down to the lab for cord blood gases. At my current hospital the nurse is expected to do it. I, as well as everyone in my department, am trying to get this hospital on board for the lab doing the cord blood. I work in a small rural hospital and we only have three nurses on at all times, three delivery rooms, four mom and baby rooms, and two triage (which we often deliver in when we are busy) when I have a bad baby I just do not have the time to draw cord blood gases...oh sure "Ok, I am going to stop bagging the baby so I can draw the cord blood now..." not! I got the protocol from my last job and we are trying to get the lab to get on board, but if you knew how our lab operated you would be expecting them to say "no way" just like I am. What does your hospital do?