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  1. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    I have had teenage patients name their baby girl "Nacirema" - American spelled backwards. Also "Jesus Christian Zion" Those were his first and two middle names.
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Who out there is doing standardized pitocin orders?
    And those are standard order sets! :)
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Who out there is doing standardized pitocin orders?
    We start pit on almost every patient at 2 mU and increase by 2 every 15 minutes. Some girls get high dose, start at 6, go up by 6 every 20. We can go up to 40 before notifying MD. MD must be on the...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. New Grad opportunities in L+D/OB nursing
    Columbia SC has a TON of new grad L&D positions.
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. How long for orientation?
    I was hired to L&D as a new grad and oriented for 16 weeks, i needed every second of that orientation. We have 4 areas- L&D, C-Section, High risk pregnancies, and OB triage. We rotate through each...
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Infant admission at bedside
    At my hospital, once the baby is born-the L&D nurse drys/stimulates, applies armbands, takes the weight, and helps mom initiate breastfeeding if wanted!!. We immediately call Nursery and within the...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Labor and delivery vs. Postpartum
    I am a newer L&D nurse and had to rotate through a PP unit as part of my orientation. The nurse I was with kept telling me "THIS IS SUCH A BUSY DAY" and it was the slowest day of my life! L&D is...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. New Grad Interviewing in OB
    For my L&D peer interview, the first question I was asked when walking into the room was "why OB?" maybe you'll get asked that too! Thats a chance to tell your story.
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading
    Far to often the patients have NEVER discussed their birth plan wishes with their provider. When they get to the hospital their plan entails things that our hospital does not even offer- water...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Call in sick, or risk getting patients sick?
    I am reading over this now because i'm having a sick-dilema. I am a new nurse on orientation on a labor and delivery unit. I have strep throat and feel that it is not right to work with newborn...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Help! Need some career advice, two job offers.
    I heard everyone loud and clear. I took the L&D job and feel VERY comfortable and satisfied with this decision. The nurse manager at the PRN job made it sound so wonderful and like such a good...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Help! Need some career advice, two job offers.
    Thank you so much for the advice! Its horrible that new grads are taken such advantage of. I appreciate it!
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Help! Need some career advice, two job offers.
    Hello! I graduated in May 2012 and now I'm a BSN RN. After applying for many many jobs, I was offered two. During nursing school I had an intensive 6 month rotation on L&D unit- I loved this...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Severe anxiety at work
    It is clear that you really WANT to provide the best care possible for your patients, and even though its very difficult and stressful sometimes, you are doing the best you can- and as one poster...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Nursing school discouragement
    Where do you work? Is it a health care related field? Why do you need to tell them anything about school?
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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