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  1. Interview Advice, decision making
    I got into maternity nursing after I burned out in another area. I spent 28 years in long term care so I went from one end of the spectrum to the other. L&D can be very stressful, not unlike the...
    Jan 31, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Information needed about some classes
    I found this info online: If this is your first exposure to lactation management information and you do not have a medical background, you may want to take The Complete Self Learning Program to...
    Jan 15, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Changing from PP to L&D
    Our unit is combined L&D, PP and nursery. Everyone is cross-trained and I started in L&D. That is still my favorite place to be but sometimes PP is a nice break from the chaos that L&D can be. ...
    Dec 20, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. amount of time alotted from recovery to pp unit
    Our moms stay 2 hours after the doc is finished doing whatever he is doing - like stitching. The baby stays with mom for about an hour then goes to the nursery where they do all the other...
    Dec 18, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Getting addional hours
    I pick up hours on other units in my hospital. I really like the Inpt. Rehab Unit and it is a nice break from L&D. I think it helps, especially if you are a new nurse, to keep your med-surg skills...
    Dec 18, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. New songs for Christmas
    To the tune of Jungle Bells: Dashing room to room checking vital signs cervix getting thin visitors walking in ha ha ha Phone it keeps ringing MD checking in I need a drink or a break right...
    Dec 18, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Nurse manager says you can't refuse iv
    If you give a patient an injection against their wishes, you can be charged with battery so I would assume the same would hold true for IV access.
    Dec 11, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Gestational Diabetes
    I have never heard of this but I guess anything can happen. I would think that a gestational diabetic would be prone to all the complications that any diabetic would, including diabetic coma.
    Dec 11, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Does your hospital give Hep B vaccines to newborns?
    Most newborns are not at risk for contracting Hep B as they are not having sex or using IV drugs. I think it is recommended because they are a captive audience, so to speak. If the mother is HbsAg...
    Dec 11, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Is the birth rate down? or are we just slow
    We only got busy again this past week, before that, things were really slow.
    Nov 21, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. OB-GYN nurses must love their jobs!
    We have no openings on our unit and haven't had any for some time. I work casual labor and am not getting many hours on OB and now cannot get a regular part-time job. So I pick up some hours on...
    Nov 21, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Floating and C Diff, MRSA etc.
    We do not float off our OB unit. I am a casual nurse so I sometimes volunteer on other units, but it has nothing to do with working on my unit and I don't do both on the same day. But we have had...
    Nov 21, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. how does your l&d unit run?
    After reading this thread, I think I am going to propose self scheduling, or at least a little more input from the staff about the schedule. I know we always have to have someone working that can...
    Nov 21, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. boy or girl?
    When I was pregnant with my first, no one was doing routine US. But many people had little ways of predicting the sex of the baby and everyone was predicting boy. Just before delivery, I was given...
    Nov 2, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Admission during labor
    We admit for ROM. For contractions, we have a 2 hour protocol. We monitor, check the cervix and then re-check in 2 hours. If no cervical change, then pt. can go home without being seen by doc. ...
    Nov 2, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. How do L&D nurses REALLY feel about natural birth?
    I have to agree with a previous poster - it depends more on the doctor than the nurse. You should be good with a midwife, though. We see very few natural births where I work and that is because we...
    Nov 2, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Labor Nurses Floating to Med Surg.....
    Nurses on our OB unit are not floated to any other unit. Of course, if the census is low, we may be told to stay home. I work med-surg sometimes for extra money but only when I am not scheduled on...
    Oct 3, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Best practice for Hep B vaccine
    I am not a big proponent of early vaccines for infants. Their immune systems are not that well developed. The only reason to give Hep B to newborns is that they are a captive audience. Breast...
    Oct 3, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Is there a facility that offers both LDR & LDRPs ; What are the Pros and Cons of LDRP
    Where I work has a separate L&D, postpartum and nursery. And I have worked in a hospital with a small LDRP unit - just 8 rooms in a circle around a central nurses station. I think LDRP's work best...
    Oct 3, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Do I have to work all 3 areas????
    I work on a unit where we all rotate between L&D, nursery and PP. I love doing something different all the time. I started in L&D with no experience but got good training for about 3 months at...
    Oct 3, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Not enjoying my new job...
    Sorry you are having such problems with your new job. And don't be embarrassed about bawling. I think we all have done it at one time or another. I can't tell you what to do but you might find,...
    Oct 3, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. How do you keep your Med/Surg Skills Fresh?
    I am one of those nurses who believe it is best to get a year or so of med-surg experience before going to a specialty area. But I work with nurses who have never done anything other than OB. I...
    Aug 3, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. efm during an epidural placement ?
    Anesthesia gets a separate consent fro the epidural.
    Aug 3, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. do you allow visitors to leave or enter a delivery room during a delivery?
    Our moms can have 3 people with them during delivery. Once the table is set up and she is in stirrups, we do not allow any one else in. And no one comes into the room until after delivery and she...
    Jul 24, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. opinions about homebirthing
    I had my second child at home with a CNM. It was a fantastic experience!!! I wouldn't want to do it any other way. (of course, I'm 60 now and don't have to worry about it.) At any rate, my sister...
    Jul 17, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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