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  1. Length of orientation for new grads
    no. I would say at least 12
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  2. What is the worst thing you see on your floor?
    What is the worst thing you see on your floor? I always hate when people think OB nurses don't see bad stuff. For me the things that freak me out the most are HELLP, DIC x1, and shoulder distocias. ...
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. HELLP
    Do you seem to get HELLP patients in spurts? Seems like we have had a few lately. They freak me out.
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. not good with lab values.  Albumin 1.6
    Does albumin get diluted with iv fluids?
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. not good with lab values.  Albumin 1.6
    Didn't think DKA cause glucose was wnl. Didn't want to think hellp cause liver enzymes were ok even though platlets were lot. She got a diuretic today and started having good output. Still a 1:1...
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. not good with lab values.  Albumin 1.6
    renal is my concern but I don't know if it would be from a hemorrhage. Really concerned for her healing post a surgery. also pre eclampsia
    Jun 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. not good with lab values.  Albumin 1.6
    what would cause such a low albumin level? I dont want to give much info about the patient but they had severe edema, creatinine of 1.1. very little urine output. alt 300 ast 25. bun 11 I...
    Jun 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. do you get paid more for certifications?
    I agree that certain certificates like NRP, BLS are to be expected. I wouldn't expect anything for that. But how does it benefit me to get the BSN or RNC-ob or NCC efm?
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. How long did it take you to feel like you knew what you were doing?
    I'm having days during orientation where I feel like I've got it. Other days I feel like its my first day ever as a nurse and I feel lost.
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. How much do you make as an RN in Labor and Delivery where you work?
    $22 and that is with 2 years exp and on night shift!
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Day shifts hard to find for new RN grad w/i no seniority?
    In this economy I'd be happy getting any position. I wouldn't worry if it was nights or days. i would just try to get the experience
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How long did it take you to feel like you knew what you were doing?
    I've only been doing L&D a few months. I'm so anxious I'm going to mess something up. Not call the dr soon enough/call them to early. How long did you do L&D before you felt like you knew what you...
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. do you get paid more for certifications?
    They want us to have all these certifications but dont want to pay us for having them. We will soon be required to have NCC for fetal monitoring. They are strongly encouraging RNC. Just wondering...
    Apr 26, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Orientation for newly-minted grad
    I'm not sure what a SNF is...But only one and a half weeks of orientation is not very nice! That is not good especially for a new grad. I got 12 weeks orientation as a new grad.
    Apr 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. New L&D Nurse
    I've been a L&D nurse for a whole two months now..lol I think the thing that helped me the most is reading up on Fetal monitoring before I started my orientation. I read the entire AWHONN...
    Apr 14, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. best US State to start nursing career for new grads
    my guess would be texas
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Tell me I'll be okay...
    I would not quit. I'd go to school very part time. Where are you going to want to work when you graduate with the RN? At this same hospital on mother baby or Labor? It wont look good that you quit...
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. cervical exams?
    Ok, how many cervical exams did you do before you knew what you were doing? I just started labor and everything just feels like mush. I've got Complete down. lol I have checked a few and so...
    Mar 23, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. baby to the nursery please
    Do your parents send their newborns to the nursery for the entire night? Is this allowed by your facility? We understand if the mom had a c/s and has no one to stay and help her. but what about...
    Sep 28, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Which Nursing Jobs are the Least Stressful?
    are you kidding me? not everyone is young, healthy and happy to say the least.
    Sep 24, '10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. What did you take away from your ADN to BSN program
    This is what I was afraid of. But I too see it as a hoop to get to the msn.
    May 8, '10
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  22. What did you take away from your ADN to BSN program
    Going back to school in the Fall (Lord willing). I already have a BS in another field and my ADN. My question is for those of you that have went this route. What did you take away from the BSN...
    May 8, '10
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. *Weird* Patient Allergies
    Hospital gowns. :) Another pt told me they were allergic to "dust"...yeah who isnt?
    May 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. switching form postpartum to couplet care
    So, I am switching from a postpartum unit to a different hospital with couplet care. At the hospital i'm at now you care for the mom only or the baby only. I have not been crosstrained to care for...
    May 2, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Toradol?  Do you give it to breastfeeding moms?
    The use of TORADOL in labor and delivery is contraindicated because it may adversely affect fetal circulation and inhibit uterine contractions. The use of TORADOL is contraindicated in...
    May 2, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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