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  1. National Provider Identification Number
    http://www.cms.hhs.gov/nationalProvIdentstand/
    Aug 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. a male midwife??? :S
    Yes. And I would chose a male midwife over a female OB any day. I don't endear myself to female OB's after what I have seen.
    Aug 13, '09
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  3. some truths about CNM salaries and benefits
    Zahryia - Pecola is right - you'll be fine. Most of my classmates did not have L&D experience, and are getting jobs they want. I did have a friend who went through a second interview, and then...
    Aug 10, '09
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  4. some truths about CNM salaries and benefits
    Most of the hospitals that I applied to work in shifts, as is the one I'm working at now. There 2 private OB's I applied to that had calls.
    Aug 8, '09
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  5. Have you ever had a Episiotomy or have knowledge about it?? Quick questions!
    There's research to support that less is more. Whenever I can, I only suture minimally, just to create an internal "bandage" to allow the healing to take place naturally. I have seen enough skin...
    Aug 6, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. some truths about CNM salaries and benefits
    Just right off the bat, I don't think I would like on-calls. I would really have to learn to how relax during the day knowing someone could give birth anytime. Give me 40 solid hours of work, where...
    Aug 3, '09
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  7. Lone RN in L&D
    What's your birth census like?
    Jul 30, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. What do you say when a patient asks you how old you are?
    "old enough to know better" is my answer to anyone asking my age.
    Jul 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. No jobs in OB nursing!!
    yes (just found out I need at least 5 words to post or it's "too short")
    Jul 29, '09
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  10. The elephant in the room - relationships between CNM and L&D nurses
    Any CNM's care to comment? I was hoping to hear from both CNM's and L&D nurses, but maybe it's not realistic in this forum.
    Jul 29, '09
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  11. The elephant in the room - relationships between CNM and L&D nurses
    The relationship between an L&D nurse and a CNM in the hospital setting is never properly and openly discussed, so what I do? Start a topic on it. :nuke: I invite anyone to start it first.
    Jul 27, '09
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  12. some truths about CNM salaries and benefits
    I should also mention that if you worked for a federally qualified site, you will get loan repayment. As far as I know it's 25K a year. Check the facts for yourselves, I didn't actually apply but...
    Jul 26, '09
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  13. The archaeology of personality
    It's a brave poem. You have a talent.
    Jul 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. UK Nurses' Group Ends Opposition to Assisted Dying
    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/07/25/world/AP-EU-Britain-Assisted-Suicide.html?_r=1&ref=global-home
    Jul 25, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. some truths about CNM salaries and benefits
    I think the job market is tougher in general these days. Unfortunately I don't work in that area, so I don't know it specifically. I do know that there are job openings, according to the...
    Jul 22, '09
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  16. Hard to stay interested in this forum once graduated
    I've said my views on this many times and ways, but the important argument is, you learn bad habits. A woman has so much more capacity than is allowed or seen in L&D, and it's hard for any human...
    Jul 20, '09
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  17. America's Best Hospitals: 2009-10
    The fact that it's misleading is the whole point. That's why all this griping, including mine, is taking place.
    Jul 20, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. America's Best Hospitals: 2009-10
    I didn't read the methodology of gathering this data, but I think that if some publication claims to have a list of America's BEST hospital, we have the right to assume that patient care is part of...
    Jul 20, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. America's Best Hospitals: 2009-10
    Some of the management protocols in the standard understanding of the term "medicalized" birth = liberal use of medical intervention without indication, as standard protocol, lack of labor support,...
    Jul 19, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. NY: Handcuffed During Labor Now Barred
    As a midwife, I would be hardpressed to be convinced that shackling a woman in labor is ethical or professional no matter what crime she has committed. As an animal whose instinct is to protect...
    Jul 18, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. America's Best Hospitals: 2009-10
    A NYC woman looking to give birth in a hospital who reads would assume that Presbyterian would be the place to go. It's very medicalized and has one of the highest c/s rates in the region.
    Jul 17, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. I wish I were blind
    I think it's okay to have prejudices as long as you recognize them, accept them, and know that in the end, it is how you treat the person that counts. And I think that the very action of treating...
    Jul 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. some truths about CNM salaries and benefits
    If you take the high end of the spectrum of nursing salary (experienced nurses, overtime, high paying institution) and compare it with the low end of the spectrum of CNM's (new grads, lowpaying...
    Jul 13, '09
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  24. some truths about CNM salaries and benefits
    sorry, i wasn't too clear on that. so, to breakdown - for 2 days, I have regular clinic hours, 8 hours a day. Clinic hours are mostly weekdays. You would see pregnant women, as well as GYN care. ...
    Jul 13, '09
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  25. New York's Nursing Shortage by NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
    I wonder the way to fix this "shortage" is enforce a nurse to patient ratio. That way the hospitals cannot pile its costs on the backs of nurses - "oh yes, the reason why we have 12 patients to one...
    Jul 13, '09
    Forum: Nursing News


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