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  1. Grunting
    Here is a link to a terribly sad story that includes an audio file of a baby grunting. Hurt by Homebirth: Wren's story, on the 1st anniversary of his birth and death
    Mar 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. New rule- must call MD before doing anything. How about at your hospital.
    Seems like a set up for the hospital to get sued to me. What are you supposed to do stand there while a patient precips or codes and say... but I don't have orders? Your hospital isn't backing you up...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Does being an RN give me advantage if i want to be a doula?
    Honestly, if you want to know if being an RN is a handicap as a doula I would post the question on Mothering. But, seriously, Certified Nurse Midwives are the most educated midwives around and that's...
    Feb 22
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. homework help ? postpartum hemorrhage
    In real life, in my settings, I would put on a call light or emergency light, and ask for another nurse. Often, this would be the charge nurse, who would then notify anyone who needed to come. Let's...
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. Reprimanded for reporting medication errors and so much more
    Someone else mentioned this but I think it bears repeating, the instructor may have indeed taken the error very seriously, but she has an obligation to not discuss the other student's errors with her...
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  6. homework help ? postpartum hemorrhage
    Postpartum Hemorrhage Algorithm https://www.cmqcc.org/resources/ob_hemorrhage/protocols_guidelines Those links should help in terms of team members it would depend on how severe. It...
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. L&D nurses - different viewpoints on birth
    I would say that if you do become a labor and delivery nurse you will find many others who came to the profession with the same beliefs you do. I know I did, I had even had a home birth. Some nurses...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Curve up or down?
    Thanks for the answer and a good rationale too! I noticed at a C/S today they had them on the side on a towel like the photo. At my new place we don't circulate felt very odd though when I started L...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. mother-baby RN role in infant suctioning
    Who does what with babies varies so much from hospital to hospital and unit to unit the answer will vary. What's important is that you have the policy and education to back up the care you give in...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Curve up or down?
    Thanks! The different thing in OB is that the doctor is taking them off the table herself. It's hard for me to imagine them using them curve up....?
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Have to start in L&D first before post-partum??
    I think labor and delivery first makes the most sense actually. Unless your unit is highly specialized you will learn a lot about how to care for postpartum patients in labor and delivery because you...
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Curve up or down?
    This I know is a simple question for an OR nurse. I have been a L and D nurse for 25 years and was taught WAY back when to set up a sterile table with the curved instruments with the curve down (...
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Specializing as a new nurse??
    I have never done anything but OB and am very happy with the choice. But I went to nursing school because I wanted to go into midwifery.... I might not have even become a nurse if I didn't want to be...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Autism and induction
    I think it's all correlation not causation and that it's terrible that some mother somewhere will refuse and indicated induction and really put her baby in harm's way... ( read what they have to say...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Big pay cut at Orlando Health, please help your fellow Nurses
    Forgive if double post BUT.... so glad I left Florida long ago and live in California! CNA hospital with great pay, safe ratios mandated by law and happy experienced nurses mentoring wonderful new...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. They laid off a lot of nurses now they want us back.
    For the new nurses: I have seen the before and after regarding unionization at the hospital I spent most of my career at and I prefer having a union. The vote for unionization was intense....
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock


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