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  1. Rhogam eval draw time
    We draw it at the next 0500 draw following delivery.
    Jul 14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. For Those Who Offer VBAC...
    We just adopted a policy that OB must be in house. Needless to say we don't do them. Small community hospital here.
    Jul 14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. OB nursing was the one thing I didn't want to do!
    When I was in nursing school, my OB rotation didn't phase me. It wasn't my favorite and I didn't have a yearning to be an OB nurse. At the time, nursing jobs were scarce and I just knew I had to take...
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. TCB's
    Transcutaneous bilirubin
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Anyone offering postpartum home visits?
    Our hospital has offered post partum home visits for about 20 years. Our nurses use to do them but now a home health nurse does them. Depending on the moms insurance and length of stay, the visit is...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Other jobs with OB experience?
    I worked for Nurse Family Partnership for 7 years. I was an OB/L&D/Nursery nurse for 4 years prior to that and stayed casual at the hospital while working for NFP. I absolutely loved that job. Like...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. On call requirements
    They just increased our call from 24 to 36 hours in a four week period. Everyone is so burnt out! We are short staffed and frequently have call offs. The call nurse is supposed to just be for...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Written up for something beyond my control
    [QUOTE=klone;6963029]Why would you be doing a vaginal wash for a TAH? Did you mean TVH? FWIW, I had a TVH and they never had to do a vaginal wash on me, at least not until I was in the OR and under...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Nurse Family Partnership
    I worked for NFP for 7 years and absolutely loved it! I took quite a pay cut to work for them. I have been an OB/L&D nurse for 16 years. I returned to the hospital because NFP is grant-based and at...
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Which do you see as a better entry to maternal/child nursing?
    Once you are oriented to L&D and scrub/circulate and comfortable with that, you can always orient to post/partum nursery. You should only need a week or two in PP and maybe longer in nursery. 6...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. From ED to Mom Baby or L+D
    I was hired into L&D 16 years ago as a new grad into a Level I trauma center. The hospital I currently work in has hired many new grads and just hired 3 new nurses that aren't new grads but are...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. From ED to Mom Baby or L+D
    I was hired into L&D 16 years ago as a new grad into a Level I trauma center. The hospital I currently work in has hired many new grads and just hired 3 new nurses that aren't new grads but are...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Funniest thing you've ever seen happen to a doctor
    We once had a beautiful but nasty female OB. She degraded every nurse every chance she got. One day during a delivery, she decided not to wear a mask because the "VIP" patient's family wanted to...
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. holiday pay this year-what??
    We get paid time and a half for the 25th and Jan 1st (only if we work it) but they shorted our schedule by 4 hours those weeks so it wouldn't be any extra pay anyhow. :crying2:
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. No one will hire a nurse with only a Associates???
    I don't know what area you are from, but where I'm at, almost all of the new nurses that we have hired only have an ADN. That's what most of the programs are around here. I only have an ADN and have...
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Does working on a OB unit help you eventually obtain an L&D job?
    I work on OB at 2 hospitals. Both units are L&D/Postpartum/Nursery. At both, all nurses are crosstrained to work all units. I was hired into L&D 15 years ago with no med-surg experience. We hired 4...
    Nov 14, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. What has been your worst nightmare about work?
    I've had a recurring dream that I dropped a baby. I work L&D, PP, Nursery.
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Call Pay and Specialty Pay
    Job #1: We do approx 100 deliveries/month. Around 3.25/hr for call, required 24hrs call in 4 weeks, Job #2: 200 deliveries/month around $3.00/hr call, required 8 hrs/call in 4 weeks. Neither offer...
    Sep 15, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Can they do this?
    Rescheduling the surgery is not an option. It is not elective. I've already delayed it 4 weeks. Why? I felt I was obligated to work out my schedule so not to put THEM in a bind by calling off....
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Can they do this?
    My manager told me I was a very good, reliable employee and she'd be glad to hire me back if a position was available. However, I would lose all the raises I earned in the past 4 years. She also told...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Can they do this?
    They tell me no it does not. Casuals have no perks whatsoever. We don't even get premium pay. They just terminated another casual RN because she had surgery as well.
    Aug 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Can they do this?
    I have worked a second job at a casual position for 4 years. Our minimum requirement for casual status is 16 hours in a block of time (4 weeks) and 8 hours of call. I have always done at least that...
    Aug 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Cytotec and fetal monitoring
    We give our Cytotec either 25mcg in the posterior fornix of the vagina or 50 mcg po. I'm also baffled as to how anyone is crushing it and placing it into the vagina. It's difficult enough to place...
    Jun 19, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Postpartum pericare
    We are considering revising our postpartum pericare instructions for cost effectiveness. Currently we are instructing our patients to do the following: Wet 3 wipes and put antibacterial soap on...
    May 17, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Here are the top 5 drugs administered by allnurses.com members
    In the labor room: 1. Pitocin 2. Stadol 3. Cytotec 4. Nifedipine 5. Naropin Post partum: 1. Iron 2. Surfak
    May 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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