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  1. Baby Friendly Question
    We too have the Hugs system and it can get wet, so we don't have this issue.
    Feb 7
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Baby Friendly- getting a tad over the top
    Just a few on hand: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2812877/ http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130605133710.htm ...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Supplementing ?
    How well was the infant feeding? Was mom's milk coming in? How was the infant's TCB/serum billi? I wouldn't have necessarily have had them supplement at 7% if the feeding a otherwise looked well and...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Supplementing ?
    We supplement at 10% or more. Our pts have two options: donor human milk or formula. If the wt dropped to that on the anticipated d/c date we will either re weigh in 12hrs or send them home with a...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. L&D nurses - different viewpoints on birth
    Jealous! I wish we did water births on my unit!
    Jan 16
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. L&D nurses - different viewpoints on birth
    Absolutely! I am an L&D RN and have my babies out of hospital (2 free standing birth center water births) and will likely have my next at home. I use CPMs. I recommend them to any and everyone I...
    Jan 14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Delayed cord clamping
    It's standard practice where I work. We mostly gave OBs and family practice MDs
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. How long is a nurse new to labor and delivery usually given for orientation?
    I had 6 months...3 on mom-baby/post partum, and 3 on L&D. We are an LDRP unit.
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Best medications to give postpartum woman after vaginal delivery?
    Tylenol, oxycodone, Motrin, toradol (24hrs post op/cesarean).
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Does Anyone Else NEVER get downstaffed?
    I work LDRP and we get called off every so often. It's by dates with us, and it averages every 2-3months for a call off. Some weeks/months are slow for birthing babies!
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do you have 30 minutes for lunch?
    Almost always
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What's the nurse-patient ratio in your unit?
    1:1 for labors, 3-4 couplets:1 RN for post partum/mom-baby. I work LDRP on nights.
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Cytotec
    We will give cytotec (600mg) rectal or sl if pit doesn't work. We usually go pit, cytotec, methergine and then hemabate (in that order).
    Oct 19, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. CHG prep for all vaginal deliveries?
    We do no prep on vaginal deliveries
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Do your Charge RNs take patients?
    I also work OB and our charge nurse triages for us as well
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. On Call
    I work on a LDRP unit and we gave on call obligations. You never know when the labor bus will pull in!
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Managing breaks in Labor & Delivery
    I guess I lucked out on my unit (LDRP). I always got a break or two to pump, in addition to my lunch. Another co- worker would watch my strip or answer my bells. Obviously I wouldn't break when meds...
    Aug 3, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. AWHONN Guidelines for staffing
    We do on my unit. Unless we have sick calls and then sometimes we will take 4 mom-baby it two inductions until the pt is active.
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Low census
    Yup!!!
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Books on Natural Childbirth
    In addition to these, The Thinking Women's Guide to a Better Birth, by Henci Goer
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. OB Nursing or Obstetrician?
    What about nurse midwife?
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. nursing policy on handling infant that is not bathed
    We use universal precautions. I believe I said such in my original post, which you truncated. I know for whom the bath is for. We too do tubbie baths (baby is submerged) and its never been an...
    May 11, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Childbirth Center
    We are a BF hospital and are a LDRP unit.
    May 8, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Childbirth Center
    Most if the hospitals in NH are LDRPs
    May 4, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Perineal Prep Solutions?
    We don't prep
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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