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  1. epidurals
    I have worked in OB for 11.5 years and I have only seen 1 serious complication from an epidural. This patient had a repeat c-section and a narcotic epidural for several hours. She ended up with...
    Dec 30, '99
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Staff for deliveries
    In the unit that I work in, we are required to have 2 licensed personnel capable of resucitation present on all deliveries. That may mean if it is very busy, that another nurse is present only for...
    Dec 18, '99
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Are you satisfied with your current employment situation as a nurse?
    I still love nursing, but not my current employment situation. The problems where I work all stem from management. I work in a Birthing center that has been open for 5 1/2 years and we have had 6...
    Dec 3, '99
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Personnel for cesarean birth
    In my unit, we are an all RN staff so we scrub our own c-sections. The main OR techs do take call for us and sometimes we can call them in if we have time. Our training consisted of a couple of...
    Nov 30, '99
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Seconal
    I have worked in labor and delivery for 11 years and I have never seen Seconal given to anyone in active labor. I'm sure that you know that Seconal is a sleeping pill. I have seen it be given to...
    Nov 8, '99
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Where do I start???
    Gina, I'm glad that the info helped. There are different types of nursing programs, diploma- 3 years, ADN- which is 2+ and BSN- which is 4 years. For an in-depth discussion on which is better...
    Aug 23, '99
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Where do I start???
    Gina, You can get started by choosing a college in your area. Get a copy of the required classes. If you choose a BSN- 4 yr program, then you will have 2 years of mostly general subjects, such...
    Aug 22, '99
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. PPH and REDHEADS?
    I've been a labor nurse now for 11 years and I have seen it time and time again! They bleed more. If a patient comes on to our unit and she's a redhead then someone always jokes that we'd better...
    Aug 3, '99
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. cytotec
    We have been using Cytotec at my hospital now for a couple of years, vaginally and orally. I can tell you that the general concensus from my coworkers and me is that we HATE it. Hyperstim occurs...
    Aug 3, '99
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Yes, there are so many options
    I found that after reading the previous posts, that I could agree with at least one point in each one. I love the actual role of nursing, but I despise almost everything else that goes with it! ...
    Aug 3, '99
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice

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