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  1. The best excuses for positive drug screens
    yes that's exactly how L & D is. Lol its funny that the angry responses on here are from none L & D nurses.
    Aug 31
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. The best excuses for positive drug screens
    Well as we have done often at my work we would help and support mom getting of drugs. Provide safe administration of any medications needed for withdrawing. Ensure baby is okay during this timewith...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. The best excuses for positive drug screens
    He or she has most likely not taken care of baby that is withdrawing. It's not just like having a cranky baby many times are babies that are withdrawing have to be transferred to nicu. So yes it is...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. The best excuses for positive drug screens
    Battery really ?????? Lol
    Aug 27
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. The best excuses for positive drug screens
    Then I don't know I've never heard of that ever happening. Although my guess would be it would be covered under something since their is an infant involved. Or there's the possibility of just doing...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. The best excuses for positive drug screens
    We don't need consent for a uds. On another note here are some good ones I've heard. 1. I needed to smoke marijuana to prevent morning sickness 2. I was running with my bf from the cops and I loved...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. L&D Jobs Summer 2014
    Don't agree. If l and d is where you want to be go for it. There's not much similarities between med surg and l and d. Our experienced but not ob experienced nurses sometimes struggle more. Ob is...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    Mi 26.75 plus shift differential 2 yrs exp Labor and delivery
    Aug 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Nervous
    Hello I've been trying to decide between changing nursing specialities. I've always wanted to be in Labor and delivery since nursing school. I work in a very busy, under staffed high risk unit. I...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  10. New grads in L&D?
    I started in L&D as a new grad so it can happen. It is a rough entry into nursing in my opinion. Sometimes I think if I had started in a more general area it may have been better but honestly I...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Please tell me they are not all like this...
    I could not have said it better. OP your tiny snap shop shows absolutely nothing of what it is like to be a L&D nurse, I can't imagine you would really believe it does. On another note yes each...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Do ER Nurses make good OB Nurses?
    I definately think your experience would be helpful. *A lot of people don't realize how similar ED and L&D is. *I think in both areas nurses have a lot of autonomy and also work much closer with...
    Jan 17
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Finding fetal heart via doppler
    In my experience if they are further along, maybe 28+ weeks then you can ask them where they find it at the doctors, if they are not as far along and you're using the Doppler go very low, overweight...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. How long is a nurse new to labor and delivery usually given for orientation?
    I started in L&D as a new grad
    Nov 16, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Delayed cord clamping
    Our midwife pt.'s do this but not our reg pts. We don't normally care from the midwife pt.'s because they actually have their own unit so we only get them as overflow.
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. How long is a nurse new to labor and delivery usually given for orientation?
    We have care for normal to very high risk pregnancies on my unit. We scrub and circulate sections. I had a 12 week orientation.
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. As an OB Nurse how do you deal with emotions toward drug using mothers to be?
    I think this is something far off t be worrying about. You are so early in your nursing journey. You may or may not end up in L&D. You may have clinical in it and hate it. You may like it but...
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. ER nurse wants to work in L/D/Maternity
    I agree with the advice listed above but want to also say that I think moving from the ed to L&D is actually a good transition. I feel like there are a lot of similarities that people don't always...
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Why is Pit started on spontaneous labor?
    We don't augment everyone's labor with Pitocin. It is used to augment labor for different reasons, sometimes the contractions have really spaced out for a long period of time or sometimes the pt....
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Labor & delivery after graduation?
    Hi! I got a job in L&D right after graduation. I really enjoy it but it is/was much more stressful then I expected it to be. It's getting better but its been tough. One thing that kind of helped...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. New L&D nurse needs stethoscope help!!
    I definitely wouldn't buy the cardiology. I have a Litmann Classic and I never use it. We keep baby steth's in each LDRP and I just use those. Sometimes I bring mine out of my locker but not very...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Do you scrub and/or circulate c-sections?
    Yes, we scrub and circulate all our C-sections. I actually love this aspect of the job. We prep them for surgery as well as recover them. Good Luck! :)
    Oct 9, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Am I along the right lines?
    you can send it to me
    Sep 15, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Infant or Pediatric Scope?
    I have an infant but rarely use it. It just sits in my work bag. I usually just use the steths on the unit which are pediatric ones :)
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. New L&D nurse resources
    Yes, my work does NRP and FHM classes as part of our orientation. AWHONN also a great resource my work uses too. I just finished my orientation and wow do I love it but it is very stressful. There...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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