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  1. Rhogam eval draw time
    We draw with labs that are needed or within the first 24 hours if no other labs are needed. We have to give rhogam within 72 hours but we try to do it as soon as we can. I have never heard any...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Reference Books for L&D
    I have recommended this book many times: Intrapartum management modules. You can find it online easily. I just bought a copy for a fellow nurse coming to Labor from post partum. Good luck to you!!
    Jul 13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. FNP Programs in AZ
    Check the internet for local family practice offices and click on their page. Most will have a page that shows their staff members and will sometimes include where their staff graduated from. I am...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  4. FNP or WHNP
    I agree with UVA....I was set to do WHNP and have changed to FNP. I have always done OB nursing and love women's health. But the OB's in my area have mostly FNP's in their offices. There are still...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  5. FNP Education
    If you google clinics in your area you can usually find a page about the providers on their site. A clinic that has NP's on staff usually show a short bio about each one including where they...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  6. H & H
    We recently had a pp patient with h/h below 7/20. Her only symptoms were slight dizziness and elevated heart rate. She looked good, was able to get up and walk around. All they did was giver her...
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. OB position
    Our sister hospital has a male l&d nurse. Most people really like him. Good luck and best wishes!
    Nov 30, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  8. Best medications to give postpartum woman after vaginal delivery?
    We give our post vaginal birth moms ibuprofen and percocet. Now and then they get a T3 if they don't tolerate percocet. Post c-sections get morphine/dilaudid and/or toradol for 24 hours and then...
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Do you scrub and/or circulate c-sections?
    We have to circulate all c-sections at my facility. We do not scrub unless we are certified to do so. We have scrub techs that are always on to do that.
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. New to Labor and Delivery/Postpartum Nursing - Please help!
    Congratulations all of you that are new to ob! A great book that helped me in labor and post partum was intrapartum management modules. I bought it online. Kind of pricey but the information is...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. WGU's New MSN curriculum
    I am in the new program and I passed the pre-assessment with minimal studying. Most of the first class is stuff that was barely covered in my BSN, so it is mostly new to me. Lots of statistics and...
    Oct 8, '13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  12. If you could have one nursing superpower, what would it be?
    My favorites have been the ability to know the lottery numbers or collect a check and not go in to work!! But other than those, I would like the ability to cure "stupid" each shift.....
    Oct 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Repeated Tries x 5 to Enter L/D field--Still applying Suggestions
    Where I am we are always short on L&D, and they will always take someone with experience over having to train someone. I took the AWHONN basic fetal monitoring and NRP to make myself more attractive...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Telephonic Nursing/Optum Health
    Been there a couple of months. I am a telemarketer not a nurse. I hated the hospital BS so I left....this is not better, just different. Probably going back to the hospital.
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  15. Insurance Nursing Job
    I found mine looking on the internet searching "RN Case Manager/ment jobs". You will find several sites that list openings for case management and utilization management. Good luck. Leaving the...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What do you do when Work calls on your day off?
    I didn't answer when work would call.
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  17. Bye Bye Floor Nursing
    I wish I could like this 100 times! "Loved being an L&D nurse, hated my job".
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What type of Nurse Case Manger are you?
    Just starting in high-risk OB for insurance company/medicaid. Lots to learn!
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  19. Bye Bye Floor Nursing
    Congrats! I left L&D 2 weeks ago and do not miss it at all. I watched an episode of Maternity Ward this morning and was like "yep, not missing that". Good luck to you!
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Burned out already
    Hated it after about 1.5-2 yrs. Switched specialty and still hated it. Just left the bedside. I don't care what you call it--burn out, not what I expected, whatever. It was not for me. Loved my...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Everything is our responsibility. Rant.
    For all these reasons, and more, I left bedside nursing after only 3 years as a nurse. Dudette, I wish you an awesome vacation to recharge!
    Jul 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Day shift nurses: what do you eat for breakfast?
    New/younger RN's...just kidding, couldn't help myself. I do low-carb and when I work days, I eat eggs or protein shake and carry nuts, cheese and beef jerky to get me through the day. Wonderful for...
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  23. considering move from postpartum/women's health to labor and delivery
    I consider pp to be more of a controlled chaos as opposed to "you never know what's going to happen next" type of chaos. L&D is more fast-paced, critical thinking as a previous poster mentioned. I...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    My latest odd name was Zeppelin, yep as in Led Zeppelin. Forever Unique and Ya Hyness were my other 2 that I will always remember.
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. Work from home RN?
    Insurance companies sometimes use work-at-home rn's for utilization review and case management. Look under the specialties tab on AN for advice. Good luck to you!!
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing