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  1. Postpartum Hemorrhage tool kit
    I haven't seen anything in the way of an algorithm or checklist (we just administered what MD asked for) but we had a sealed kit that included 5 tabs of cytotec, and a couple bottles each of pit,...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. How long is a nurse new to labor and delivery usually given for orientation?
    When I first started in L&D I think I had about 12 weeks and remember feeling so overwhelmed. But once I was really on my own I knew more than I thought I did. It can be hard when someone else with...
    Nov 12, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. "Pit to distress"
    I've heard doctors try to get me restart or up the pit and say "the baby needs to declare itself" meaning, if we can say the baby can't tolerate labor then we can just call a section.
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. private cord blood collection
    When I worked at a large teaching hospital in New York City, almost 50% of patients brought private cord blood kits and almost everyone else participated in the public bank if it was open. Now...
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Plastic Surgery Nurse
    Have you looked on Craigslist or the New York Times classifieds? I find that's how a lot of clinic based jobs advertise. Indeed.com is good too but you have to sort through a ton if travel nursing...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  6. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    Had a boy just the other night named Diamond.
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. I Feel Horrible! Confused! Dont know what to do!
    However.....bare in mind that this might be a foreshadowing of how that institution and floor is run. Not saying you shouldn't take the job, but just be prepared that you might hit administrative...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Pitocin = oxytocin = our bodies naturally produce it
    We treat our leftover pitocin like chemo, careful to use gloves and dispose of in black boxes. Maybe this got someone confused?
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. ob/ l&d mag?
    Haha I thought this was going to be a question about magnesium. But yes, like Klone said, a subscription to AWHONN will keep your mailbox full.
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    Recently I had a baby named Astryx who had big brother Spyder at home.
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Getting a Nursing Job in NYC [As a new BSN Grad]
    Definitely take a summer externship if you can. Not doing one was my biggest regret in nursing school.
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  12. Best MD note
    I once came across this gem in the chart of a PCOS patient... "Pt has hair like a man"
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. Anyone working in an Infertility clinic?
    I have, but never in Florida so I can't help you with your locale-specific questions.
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Wow
    Wow
    It's always challenging coming into a new group of people and having to figure out the culture. I always try to be aware of who is in earshot when I am talking; having patients overhear something...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. MN nursing license by verification
    Thanks! Mailing the rest of it off today. Need it by mid-Sept so I hope Im in good shape
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  16. MN nursing license by verification
    Hey guys, I'm going to be moving to MN soon and have started the process of getting my license via verification since I've passed the NCLEX and have been practicing in another state. I'm hoping to...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  17. Replacement for Redi-bath wipes?
    We only get the good old fashioned basins with warm tap water and leftover laps from the c/s or delivery table.
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. planning to buy in New York city area (nurse salary)
    The most "fun" neighborhoods are also some of the more expensive...East/West Village, Meatpacking District, Murray Hill. There are a few hospitals in the Murray Hill area so that could be a good...
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  19. Pharm Exam Study Guide??
    When I had an interview at NYU a few years ago the test was just dosage calculations and a piece of cake.
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  20. IPad apps
    I actually just downloaded PregWhel because I got tired of being stuck in triage trying to do the math. DrawMD OB/gyn is a cool app that helps you show pts what happens during pregnancy. There are...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. planning to buy in New York city area (nurse salary)
    If you are new to the area, I'd recommend you just rent a place for a year and take your time to get familiar with the city. There are so many variables (how close to work, do you have kids, will you...
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  22. Need help for school choice
    I know a direct entry MSN program is tempting, but two things to keep in mind: 1.) do you think you might be a bit overwhelmed to be an NP without ever working as a nurse? (Also, I've heard of some...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  23. HELP!!!!Does Anyone know of any Agency that hires New Grads
    You could try the Visiting Nurse Service of NY. There were hiring new grads when I graduated in 2008. As far as I know, most other agencies (like travel agencies and contracts and per diem stuff)...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  24. OB nursing was the one thing I didn't want to do!
    Yep. Like you, I thought I would hate my OB rotation or at least "get through it". But I had a wonderfully terrible clinical experience. I worked at a very busy hospital with a clinical instructor...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Trying to Transition: Clinic OB/Gyn to L&D
    I went on many interviews before I got hired to L&D from a clinic. I had to market myself in a way that was appealing to the nurse manager. I emphasized my phlebotomy skills, my experience with...
    May 16, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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