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  1. Baby Friendly- getting a tad over the top
    My whole thing is that we serve many cultures who, no matter how many times you try to convince them that they DO have milk, and the baby is getting colostrum, too, they refuse to believe it. Even if...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Baby Friendly- getting a tad over the top
    My hospital is working toward becoming baby friendly. This entails that we promote rooming-in and breastfeeding, which I have no problem at all with- what I do have a problem with is how we are being...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Tired of discrimination
    You're in MN? I'm in MN and where I'm at is a VERY racially and culturally diverse place. We have on the unit I work at: Hispanic nurses, Hmong Nurses, Somail Nurses Ethiopian Nurses, African Nurses,...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Worst Medication Error of my life
    I found that the one time I had a student with me, I felt totally discombobulated. I forgot stuff, I fumbled with stuff- and I work on an OB floor so we're not passing a lot of hard core stuff too...
    Nov 30, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  5. Patient types on postpartum units
    We're a closed unit, but we have an overflow unit that's on cardiac- a wing of that unit is reserved for low-risk vaginal birth patients only. At first I was a little skeptical, especially since this...
    Nov 30, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Ever have a patient complain about you?
    I had a patient recently probably complain about me. Why? Well, see she was nice as could be all shift long but at 11:20pm she put her light on. Where was I? In report, talking to the night nurse who...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. O how I long to be a L&D nurse :(
    It could work in your favor to work in a hospital first, because you could then transfer from whatever unit you start on to OB. That said, it might take more time for you to get hired in OB, firstly...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Advice for L&D? - Male student.
    It is weird that someone would turn down a male student but not a male OB doc. I think culture would play a big part- I had a male student shadow me one day and we have a pretty diverse cultural...
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Specializing as a new nurse??
    I'm glad for the year or so I had in cardiac and med surg- taught me the fine art of time management and really broke me in. That said, however, I'd have taken a position in L&D or Mom/Baby in a...
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Termination, reflection, and moving forward
    The otoscope thing sounds just silly. When I was an LPN I looked in ears and in throats and noses with an otoscope! The NP I worked under expected me to take the initiative and do those things. As...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Is an OB/GYN RN for me?
    I'd say keep your mind open to everything. Consider your clinicals like a buffet, sample each thing and expect to change your mind, even if you don't think you will. I went into RN school as an LPN...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. What is so special about working in postpartum???
    Whoops. Just saw you're already in the field. Awesome! Have fun with it!
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. What is so special about working in postpartum???
    You already said it- there's very little turnover. I work with some nurses who have worked in the birth center for going on 36 years now. It's their niche too. Though I wonder- and please don't...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Vocera or Alternative?
    We have Vocera, and it's become a point of amusement to see how long it takes before the stupid "genie" recognizes our name so we can log in. The other night a gal with a pretty simple, common name...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Family Members/Patients Who Write Down Your Name
    Yeah, I've had new parents who write down the name of each nurse they have for each shift of the days they spend there. It can be a good thing (when the few kindly souls write a thank you note and...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. I just can't do this anymore...
    1) The first time you decided nursing wasn't for you, that should have been it. Nobody else should have pressured you into going back to it. If you're not happy as a nurse, you'll burn out, you'll...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. The dumbest things you've heard from a provider
    I was in treatment a couple years back and the nutritionist and therapist I was seeing said that many regular internists just have no clue how to handle eating disorder patients, and for all their...
    Jul 28, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. The dumbest things you've heard from a provider
    When I worked on cardiac, I had this 87 year old lady whose ICD was firing (hence her admittance) and she was having repeated runs of VT. So the resident is up there- this hot shot young woman, and...
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. It's Tough Out There!
    When I was a new grad I took a night shift in cardiac- I'm now evenings in OB and love it to death. I think about how hard it is to find a nursing job, and how insanely lucky I am to be on evening...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. You know you've been a nurse too long when...
    When I watch a movie or tv show in which birth is given and my immediate statement is "Congratulations on the birth of your squeaky clean 4 month old! By the way, that birth was rather precipitous-...
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. The dumbest things you've heard from a provider
    Since we're on a roll here- this is more of what the resident did, versus said. Had a 40 something year old Somali woman who had just had a c/s and was complaining of chest pain. Young, squeaky new...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. The dumbest things you've heard from a provider
    The other afternoon an OB resident came by to check in with a patient, the OB doc seemed very perplexed as to why the patient was crying. "I don't know why she would be crying, that seems strange..."...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Vaginal Birth after two consecutive C-Sections
    I was wondering, do any of your facilities do this? Ours apparently does (which gives me hope with two sections under my belt). Is there any offical stance by ACOG or the like on the matter?
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Why is Pit started on spontaneous labor?
    I think we have a Pit protocol, but many of the providers are pretty flexible. We have had the 3-4 day inductions as well, and if a woman truly wants to avoid the P, we do everything we can to...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. New grad. position withdrawn! HELP!
    I don't mean to beat a dead horse here, but when I graduated from nursing school- a class of 75 students, I'd say about 68 of them stated they wanted to work in L&D. At my hospital, they were...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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