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  1. The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading
    One of the first things we did on our unit was to teach the laboring woman how to unplug her monitors and go to the bathroom without help. We were always happy to come assist with the IV pole, but...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Personal fertility issues a detriment in OB Nursing?
    First of all, best wishes for you. I'll say a prayer for you. I worked in L&D all during my infertility escapades. I would go in for ultrasounds and blood draws before my 3-11 shifts. Looking...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Can a woman refuse an emergency csection ?
    I have seen a bedside committal. It actually happened pretty quickly. In small towns, the doctors and judges may be friends, and it might not take more than a phone call. At least that's the way...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading
    I'm also a labor nurse who seriously considered homebirth. If we're so great, why did I consider it? Much as I love my coworkers, I was embarrassed about the idea of delivering in front of them. ...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading
    The very fact that Ina May has a maneuver named after her proves that dystocias can happen anywhere, even at home. I support the right of women to deliver at home, safely and legally. But we have...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading
    The hospital where I delivered and worked for years did use LPNs in L&D! They were scrub techs primarily, but could also recover patients. We adored our LPNs!
    Apr 10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading
    If you are a nurse, I'm sure that at some point you've practiced some defensive nursing. We all know the risk of lawsuit, and in OB it's worse than anywhere else. I've seen a crunchy couple that...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading
    I can promise you that laughing at a birth plan with things like "ask me before you circumcise my child" has NOTHING to do with the C-section rate. The decision to proceed to the OR is made by the...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Medical terminology according to patients
    My dear grandmother was truly from the backwoods. Think Deliverance. She had some interesting terms. Deaf was pronounced "deef" with a long E. Vomit was always vomick. One I hear a lot (from...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Everything is our responsibility. Rant.
    I would have a very difficult time biting my tongue and taking that. I feel for you!
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Different Lingo Depending where you practice nursing
    I'm from the Deep South, and have lived here my entire life (except for travel gigs) and I have NEVER heard it pronounced that way. Maybe she was eccentric.
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Medical terminology according to patients
    Oh, man, I used to have an exhaustive list of terminology for the female reproductive organs, collected over many years. Some of the ones I remember: Pocket book Rose Cat Monkey Angina (I...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Different Lingo Depending where you practice nursing
    In nursing school I did clinicals in a small hospital that had some interesting charting I've never seen anywhere else. I wonder if anyone else has heard of it? At the end of the shift, say 3-11,...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Any new changes working in your hospital?
    When our employee surveys indicated incredibly low morale and extreme dissatisfaction with management, we were forced to attend meetings where we (the staff nurses) had to come up with ideas about...
    Mar 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Unions protest 100m hospital donation
    But again, how is THIS ambulatory care center preventing anyone from abortion? Or birth control? Is every health care operation supposed to take care of this? Do you expect an orthopedic surgeon's...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  16. The coveted Monday thru Friday job
    I've been working M-F for almost 2 years, and I'm still undecided. I love having weekends and holidays off. Knowing I'll be off every single Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is awesome. ...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Unions protest 100m hospital donation
    I find it difficult to believe that this hospital is the only place a woman can go in NYC to get rid of her "little problem." I'm in a smallish city in the south, and we even have an abortionist....
    Mar 25
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  18. Pros and Cons of Induction in L&D
    Typically they use Pitocin for inductions. It doesn't suppress lactation, but it does affect the physicality of breastfeeding. Pit causes retention of fluids (and we tend to give lots of fluid in...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. "I'm going to smash your face in"
    I worked for years with a dear, sweet nurse who, well, just wasn't right, as we say here in the South. If the unit was peaceful and all the planets aligned correctly, she was a joy to be around. If...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Teen to remain in state custody, in Boston Children's Hospital
    I absolutely agree with you, but find the idea abhorrent. I think they just feel like they have to continue the fight and cannot back down due to ego.
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. interviewer asked about religion - what would you say?
    I think you handled it well, but that doesn't mean she got the answer she wanted, and it could affect your job prospects. Illegal or not (and it most definitely was), if you don't get the job, how...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  22. Patients who love their sick role
    LOL, I can imagine the disgust on the face of the doctor, if he's like many I've known over the years. One of our best OBs was also one of our most handsome, too. The patients (and nurses) would...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Patients who love their sick role
    Are you really, really sure you want her to become your mother-in-law? Will he change his ways after he gets a wife, or will you, too, be hostage to her wants and whims? Regardless of how awful she...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Tired of discrimination
    If you're going to work on your BSN, then I'm guessing you're an ADN. In many facilities, ADNs are not eligible for leadership positions. Have you considered that this might be why some people are...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. I met an angel, my OB nurse
    Great post! And it does this former L&D nurse's heart good. I can remember hearing this during a stat section: A tiny voice from behind the drape, "Is Monkeybug in the room? Are you here?" I...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Nurses Rock


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