Hi everyone! Orientation is going great. I've learned a great deal after the first two weeks. Thanks to all at this board who have offered support and advice by the way- it's been absolutely priceless! My question this time is how many patients do you typically care for simulataneously in L&D? Is two the norm? It seems that most of the nurses at my hospital manage a laboring mom and do an OB check at the same time. I'm still really new at all this so I just wondered what the norm is.
And while I'm at it, can I also ask about how long it usually takes to really "get" this stuff? Like I said, I'm learning so much every day but it's scary that in a couple of months I will be on my own and that two lives will depend on my assessment skills. I'm getting pretty familiar with where everything goes and how to fill out paperwork (although I can't imagine handling it all myself- God help me
) There's just so much to learn. I can't imagine trying to tackle it all in an area that I didn't love. That's all for now. Hope you are all doing well.