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  1. How often do you give Morphine 4mg SUBCUT to a L&D mom?
    Agree with above. PCN 5mill for initial dose for GBS+ mom and we "sleep" patients with Morphine but we also keep them overnight (I work NOC) to monitor them. We give it IM.
    Oct 16
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. perdiem and hounded everyday to work
    I'm in the same position. I choose to work 2-3 shifts a week and that's specifically why I wanted a per diem position. I will get called daily whether it's 0130, 0500, 1300, or 2300...I hate...
    Oct 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Do you always keep emergency meds on hand for deliveries?
    That's true, no Hemabate for asthma patients and no Methergine for hypertension. That's one of the first things I learned when I started as a new grad last in l&d last year. Luckily, I have only...
    Oct 1
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Do you always keep emergency meds on hand for deliveries?
    We bolus every patient with pitocin following delivery. If they are at any increased risk for PPH, we will usually have either Hemabate or Methergine at the bedside.
    Oct 1
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Want to be L&D rn but hate the OR?
    I started in L&D as a new grad last year and trained on PMs and then switched to nights. Because of that, I didn't have much experience in the OR due to the calm, scheduled c/s happening during day...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. The best excuses for positive drug screens
    "My boyfriend put some of his meth in the sugar bowl without my knowledge and I sprinkled it in my iced tea".
    Aug 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Your Specialty & Why
    L&D is all I ever wanted to do and all I ever plan to do. It was the reason I went to nursing school and I was lucky enough to get hired as a new grad. I don't feel like I'm lacking by not having...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. How do people interact on an LD unit
    We don't have CNAs on our unit. We do have OB techs that scrub, make up delivery tables, stock rooms, help make charts, run specimens down to lab, etc. They don't really have much patient...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Men in obstetrics
    I work with a male L&D nurse. He's awesome!
    Jun 28
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Stat C/S, OR cluster
    No advice here, since I'm in the same situation. I trained on PM shift and now work nights, so all my c/s experience has been emergencies or close to. I feel very unsure and clumsy in the OR since...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    I asked the patient what she was naming her daughter and she said "Honesty" but it was spelled Ah'nahstee. I told her to be prepared to spell that name out for the rest of her life :/
    May 19
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. New Grad In L & D
    I started as a new grad last year. It's a very steep learning curve, that's for sure! I still ask questions like crazy. I had a 4 month orientation and have been on my own for 2 months. I still...
    May 5
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. How much floor experience should I have before applying to OB?
    I started in L&D last year as a new grad.
    Apr 17
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    I think that would make anyone sad ;) I hope things become easier, I hear everyone say how well it works for their family and I get frustrated that it's not working that well for me. Thanks!
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    Thank you for understanding! That gives me hope it may eventually get better. Just what I was hoping to hear :)
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    Unfortunately, it hasn't worked out that way for me, since I'm usually trying to sleep before work.
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    Thank you for understanding! This is the first time in 17 years I am not going to bed with my husband every night and it makes me sad. I just try and tell myself it is just temporary and won't last...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    Thank you :) I should also add I work about 3 shifts a week (I'm per diem and set my own schedule). So PMs weren't as much of an issue for me, especially if I worked weekends when I had all morning...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    That was my hope but it hasn't worked out like I thought I would. Those afternoons and evenings are usually spent with me trying to sleep before I go back to work :(
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    I was definitely hoping nights would be more conducive to family life, which is why I was ok with it when I accepted the job. It has just turned out to be a lot more difficult than I thought. It's...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    Trust me, avoiding my family is the last thing I want to do. I love my family more than anything in this world and am actually bothered by that implication. I have trouble sleeping well during the...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    I really hope I can soon! It's not management I care about, it's my co-workers. But you are right! Hopefully soon ;)
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    No, I don't think so. I moved to nights while I was still orienting and immediately felt this way, which I didn't feel while I was orienting on PMs. I am a new nurse and definitely have that new...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Feeling sad and anxious before night shift
    I have a position that I really like and I enjoy all my co-workers. There's really nothing I don't like about my job other than the shift. I had oriented on PM shift and never had these feelings. ...
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. New grads in L&D?
    I live in California (Bay Area) and was hired into L&D as a new grad. The learning curve has been steep but I would never want to do any other type of nursing!
    Apr 3
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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