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  1. Cell Saver
    The risk of amniotic fluid embolism and meconium contamination were the issues we had identified when the policy was initiated, but the filters have changed that idea. Still some articles say to do...
    Jun 28, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Cell Saver
    Has anyone used a cell saver during a c-section? Though contraversial, depending on what article you are reading. We are revisiting our policy and I was wondering if anyone had ANY kind of policy...
    Jun 28, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. save our unit!
    Our supply budget was a big focus. We stopped stocking "extra", really paired down OR and pt room supplies. Organization of those rooms really helped us see the extra's we had and labels helped...
    Feb 28, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Water Birth
    I am looking for policies and procedures regarding water births...anyone have any they would like to share? Any suggestions for evidence based practice to support P&P's? We have 1 (new) physician...
    Jan 21, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. What part in the contraction pattern do you administer narcotics to mom?
    The difficulty I have is my Pitocin is in the lowest port so just b/c I begin my IVP with a CTX, how much gets in during that point...and even if it gets into the bloodstream, you cannot assess how...
    Sep 6, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Epidural Education
    We request an anesthesia evaluation prior to delivery, like b/t 24-36wks This gives them time to ask questions in a controlled environment and provide an accurate health history to anesthesia.
    Sep 1, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Does anyone here use an electronic "Birth Book" at their hospital?
    No, all our secretaries have access to it. But they do have to sign who got the data and entered it, so we have some accountability for accuracy. I am the only one who runs reports and submits...
    Aug 23, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Does anyone here use an electronic "Birth Book" at their hospital?
    We do an Excel spreadsheet, but it gets transcribed from a Birth Log book. I use the spreadsheet formulas to collect monthly, quarterly, and yearly data in conjunction with Quality Mgmt. The girls...
    Aug 17, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Vaginal Delivery May Be OK After C-Section
    For those that are currently doing VBAC's regularly...Does your OB stay in-house? Asleep in a call room? What about during office hours?
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Monitoring scheduled sections
    We do a 20minute strip upon admssion and if reactive, remove the monitors. We dopple after the spinal too...
    Jul 16, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Question for Electronic charting for Labor, Delivery and beyond
    We use QS for traige, L&D, recovery...then change to Meditech. I would love to have EVERYBODY, L&D PP WB NICU, on the same system, but no luck yet... I would love to hear if anyone has built an...
    Jun 29, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Who is using amnisure??
    Our physician did not like them in trials and we went back to Nitrazine and ferns
    Jun 14, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Project ideas for ob nurse training/online?
    Talk to your Information Services guys at work. They would probably love to help set this up...child labor is always good too though;)
    May 25, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Project ideas for ob nurse training/online?
    Teleconference is becoming very popular and cheaper than travel. Email Power Point slide. Dial in the morning of. Allows for discussion and interaction while information is shared. Allows smaller...
    May 24, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    Queendariah
    Dec 8, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. Car seat testing
    :D Sorry to smile, but I am glad we are not the only ones with car seat issues. We have articles for and against car beds for under 5lbs. Some peds want an automatic car bed, while others want a...
    Nov 9, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Wondering what other policies are re: Warming Bottles
    We have a penquin bottle warmer for all breastmilk from the fridge or freezer. Our policy is simply to use it per manufacterer protocol. It will do warming and/or defrosting. We leave formula at...
    Nov 9, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Numbers
    Hey, just wondering how everyone's numbers are looking this year. Have you seen an increase or decrease in deliveries?
    Oct 29, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. RNC....Which one??
    I am certified in Inpatient Obstetrics and am primarily an L&D nurse. It was a lot of L&D with some PP and a little WB.
    Oct 23, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. How does your facility deal with fetal demise?
    What is the area code?
    Oct 22, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    One of our docs swears he went to school Crystal Shanda...which is not bad until he said her last name was Lear
    Oct 15, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. OB T-shirt slogans?
    Are we still talking about T-shirt slogans?:confused:
    Sep 24, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. anyone going baby friendly??
    Has anyone looked at the other models out there? Texas and Colorado have both developed their own program b/c the baby friendly steps were too restrictive.
    Sep 17, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Need Your help... Vaginal Delivery Management & "NOT pushing"
    I had a patient that who was a parapalegic(sp) following a car accident. She came in only b/c she was spotting; dilated 9 with BBOW. Few ctx's later SROM, and crowning. Of course I was the first...
    Sep 17, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Policy Questions and Hello
    1. We wear our own scrubs regardless of type of delivery; we just add the shoe covers, hat, and mask. The support person going in with the pt does get a cover gown though. 2. We use Betadine or...
    Sep 17, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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