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  1. Scrubs
    Grey's anatomy. Cherokee Flexibles.
    Apr 14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Does your inpatient OB unit have a nurse educator?
    Updates policy and procedure and educates staff when updated (makes sure they reflect ebp/best practice). Runs skills days. Ensures that all staff are up to date on unit based competencies and...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. RNs!!!! Did you fail Any classes???
    Nope. Never failed any courses. Passed the NCLX in 75 questions, first time.
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I need your help!
    I only get the first question too. Nothing else loads.
    Apr 9
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  5. Vent: L and D nurses please check your post partum orders
    Woah lots of typos in that previous post! Yeesh! Anyway, what I was tying to say is that it sounds like the two of your units need to work on communication. That and more education on safe and...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Vent: L and D nurses please check your post partum orders
    While I understand your frustration, have you brought this up to the nurse reporting off? If a gap in communicate chronic issue in handoffs exists then it needs to be brought up to management and...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Up the Pit or stop it?
    We have a great algorithm/policy for managing category II tracings. With the limited picture you painted, it would have instructed me to first decrease the pit (by half) and do my intrauterine...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Dansko, Sorry, DO NOT GO WITH DANSKO
    I'm taking mine to my grave! I love them that much! They are the only show that gets my feet and back through a 12hr shift!
    Feb 23
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  9. Baby Friendly
    Remember skin to skin will help regulate blood glucose levels. So if the baby as risk is stable, skin to skin is only going to help. If we need to do an accucheck earlier (baby is symptomatic) then...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Baby Friendly
    Our policy/algorithm for LGA/SGA/GD babies is a blood glucose level within the first hour and a half...so weights can absolutely wait til after the first hour. We also do our checks in the room. It's...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. L&d/nicu departments common?
    My hospital has LDRP and our SCN (level II NICU) all on the same unit. I currently do LDRP but am starting training to the SCN as well. About half our nurses do both.
    Jan 14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. nicuguy is now LDRP&NICUguy
    Awesome! Congrats!!
    Jan 6
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. happy to join you all!  I just got my unofficial job offer
    Almost all my classmates got a job right away after graduation/passing the boards. So in my experience, it didn't hinder my cohort at all. And I'd say about a third of my class are now APRNs (went on...
    Dec 28, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. unit "culture"
    I work on an 18 bed LDRP unit. We average 1200 births a year. We have 3 OB practices, one with one midwife. There are also 2 family practices that deliver with us, one of whom teaches and has...
    Dec 21, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. My patient dropped her baby!
    this exactly. Its what the vast majority of cesarean patients on my unit receive. Its rare that we have a mom on a PCA.
    Dec 21, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. Postpartum couplet care
    my unit follows AWHONN staffing guidelines. We average 3 mom/baby couplets, and never have more than 4.
    Dec 21, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Anyone switch from L&D to MB?
    we are a LDRP unit, so I do both. I love that I can do either or, depending on my mood, how the previous shift went etc. Sometimes there is no option and I get what I get, but for the most part, we...
    Dec 21, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Tips for setting up fetal monitor
    I perform a modified version of leapolds before placing the EFM for heart tones. It certainly helps if you are able to palpate where the fetal back is and know whether the baby is cephalic or...
    Dec 21, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Question for upstate NY nurses
    Ditto. I am in NH and we are LDRP and do couplet care. We never have more than 4 couplets at a time and try and staff so that no RN has more than 3. We also get the occasional gyn surgical...
    Aug 31, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. What would help you love your job?
    -better pay/salary -better staffing -working every third weekend v every other -
    Aug 12, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Difference between L&D and PP nurses?
    The others covered it. It's possible to be both though. My unit is LDRP so we're trained to do antepartums and Labor as well as mom baby (couplet Post partum care). I like being able to do both.
    Aug 11, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. New L&D Nurse
    Give yourself time. I just finished my 3rd year and going into my 4th as a newish RN going directly to L&D/pp (did med Surge for short 8 months prior, 4 of which overlapped my starting and training...
    Aug 11, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Going to L&D
    Some of our nurses are scrubs as well (if they happened to start on the unit as a LNA bc we train all our LNAs to scrub in), but all RNs are trained to circulate. So if your labor patient needs to go...
    Aug 11, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. For Those Who Offer VBAC...
    Our VBAC rate is consistently in the upper 70-low 80%. I just wish more would opt to TOLAC.
    Jul 11, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. For Those Who Offer VBAC...
    Yes we have anesthesia in house 24/7. Our OB has to physically be house too, not at home (most are good about staying anytime they have labors or inductions over night anyway). They're typed and...
    Jul 11, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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