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  1. The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading
    "Force" is a strong word. Circumcision is not the only thing that can put a baby at risk for a bleed. Head trauma at birth is the main reason for Vitamin K. Considering how babies get here, they...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading
    I loved my birthing ball during pregnancy and still do! However, our Dept. Director and Risk Manager have had them outlawed at our hospital. I still encourage pregnant moms to use them for comfort...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading
    I am a L&D nurse and I also teach a pre-natal parenting class. I have seen many a nurse cringe or roll their eyes over a birth plan--in fact, I might have even done it a time or two myself! ...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. The hard part...
    I think that as OB nurses, we all struggle with outcomes that we feel might have been prevented by the Mom making better choices. Not all end in loss of life to be sure! I have and always will try...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Infant admission at bedside
    We call it "transition nurse". If L&D nurse only has one pt, she usually does it herself. We keep a baby cart stocked that gets brought to the LD room near delivery time that has everything but meds...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. What would you tell to your younger self?
    Pay attention to the little things. Treat your patients as you would want your family to be treated. Listen to your more experienced peers--most got their wisdom and patience from making a few...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Hand-off report from Antepartum Triage to L&D
    Currently, whoever has the lowest acuity pt assignment at the beginning of the shift is assigned to take the next admit. But that can change on a dime if there are deliveries going on or epidurals...
    Oct 18, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Hand-off report from Antepartum Triage to L&D
    I am looking for ways to improve hand-off reporting from Triage nurse to L&D nurse. A little about our unit: We have a 5 bed Triage area staffed with 1 RN and a CNA from 7a-7p and 1 RN From 7p-7a. ...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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