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  1. Certification before applying for L&D?
    I would not expect you to have any kind of certifications if I were interviewing you.. I am looking for someone who can think and act on the fly, stay calm when all you want to do is run and realize...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Ob call requirements
    I said that because I have 12 LDR beds and have 200+ deliveries a month. Seems to me that your core goal is a good thing. You need to hire to meet that instead of all that overtime. Thats a...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Ob call requirements
    Hmmm. You have a lot of space for your deliveries/month. Why is that? Are your labor nurses and M/B nurses crosstrained to both units and can flip flop as needed? Do you have call for a just in...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Terbutaline protocol
    we don't use it. the MFM gods took it away.
    Mar 27
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. New Grad Interviewing in L&D! Tips & Suggestions...please help!!!
    Congratulations. I am not a by the book interviewer, so I don't know if my advice will be helpful or not. EVERYONE comes in and says OB is their dream job. Unless you have worked OB before, or...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Please tell me they are not all like this...
    oh, I forgot. The OB or CNM is the provider. Its their job to do vaginal exams. In the absence of the provider, the nurse CAN examine the patient. Certainly nursing doesn't 'let' them do the...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Please tell me they are not all like this...
    I am sitting here struggling to collect my thoughts enough to repsond to this rationally and intelligently. Ok. So, here goes... What you describe is probably every "born to be a labor nurse"...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. New rule- must call MD before doing anything. How about at your hospital.
    what preciptatied this? was there an incident?
    Mar 1
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. EEK what would you do?
    i find it interesting that she sought you out despite the fact you had nothing to do with her care. why you? direct her to hospital compliance, or administration, or joint commission.
    Jan 18
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Studing for Perienatal certification exam
    it seems to me this question is asked A LOT. i don't remember or not if there is/was a sticky for a quickie resource or not for answers. you could probably do a search of the topic and find OODLES...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Introduction to fetal heart monitoring course. Resume
    I would write completed AWHONN introduction to fetal monitoring. AWHONN has an intermediate course and an advanced course. You really want to distinguish which you completed, at least that is what...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Advice
    Be patient. If you can, wait it out. There are some that do take chances on hiring newbies to OB. Really, there are. There are priorities (in all parts of life) and sometimes hiring experience is...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. How to cope when you had a bad delivery
    Bad deliveries happen. That is a fact. Everything in life has its ups and downs, and you certainly don't give up on that. Its is completely normal to have doubts, questions, and mind numbing fear...
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Repeated Tries x 5 to Enter L/D field--Still applying Suggestions
    I know it is frustrating. I tell you this. I just interviewed two people within the last 2 weeks. One had gobs of experience and the other just out of orientation in LDRP at another facility. If...
    Sep 27, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Best way to become a CNM?
    You will need your masters degree in order to become CNM. BSN then masters is the way to go.
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. Negative Feedback from GN Interview - HELP!!!
    Thanks!! If I could hire a lot of nurses from this forum, I would have the perfect unit!!
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. Negative Feedback from GN Interview - HELP!!!
    While everyone has a different interview style, I think that we all try to get at the root of the issue. As a hiring manager, I don't always ask the most conventional questions because I am looking...
    Sep 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  18. L&D nurses - different viewpoints on birth
    you go girl
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Oregon staffing guidelines
    sad isn't it? folks(the public) have no clue...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. L&D nurses - different viewpoints on birth
    and honestly the medical community is unfortunately governed by the law community. you can't turn a channel on the tv now without hearing the HAVE YOU HAD A HEADACHE AND TAKEN TYLENOL schpeel from...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Oregon staffing guidelines
    I would hope they would be using AWHONN guidelines for staffing.
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Did you ever have one of those moments...
    I find myself sometimes in line at the grocery store, staring at someone's veins and thinking I could put a 16 in that without a touniquet.
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  23. Non NCC Fetal Monitoring certification
    Do you need certification or do you need the AWHONN Intermediate class? They are different. A lot of facilities are now requiring AWHONN Intermediate class in order to be hired (travel agenices...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Telemetry to mother baby unit
    Just do it and find out!!!!
    Sep 1, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. New to L&D and I have completely forgotten how to be a nurse!
    Oh honey. Breathe. Its normal. It happens. Even the most seasoned nurse will have a brain fart from time to time (don't ever let anyone tell you they haven't). I came to OB from ICU and had mad...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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