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  1. Need Policy Help
    We test all patients without prenatal care or limited care. The state also will arrest mothers whose babies test positive at birth.
    Jan 13, '08
    Forum: Nursing Management
  2. Meditech & OB TraceVue Interface
    We have both meditech and OBTV. HP has a cable developed for Columbia/HCA but it is not available for other places...THIS is info' from the IS person where I work. It is a LTP? I believe. It was...
    Jul 21, '05
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  3. Who mixes pitocin and mag?
    Hey everyone!! Thanks for the insight and the answers. I wasn't sure how other places did their meds. I don't like other people mixing my meds either so I know it's the control thing. I understand...
    Jun 6, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Who mixes pitocin and mag?
    We just started using Pyxis and a recent survey we were told that nurses in LD should not be mixing pitocin, nor mag. We should use standard premixed bags of these meds. What mixture of pitocin...
    Jun 4, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. How many went from new grad to L&D?
    I went directly into Maternal Child many years ago and have NEVER regretted it at all. I firmly believe that most OB nurses are "born"...that we know from the first that we love it and will always...
    Mar 27, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Routine newborn blood glucose testing?
    Our nursery has been routinely performing a blood glucose test upon admission and in 2 hours. The majority of peds and GPs agree that this will diagnose and prompt intervention for the asymptomatic...
    Mar 11, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. What type of pain med in labor used?
    So WHAT did the Pain seminar suggest as the best analgesia meds for active labors??? We use Stadol and Phenergan combo and epidurals or intrathecals with fentanyl. Did you answer this thought or...
    Mar 6, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. acog/aap staffing guidelines
    Stable, to us, means not in active labor, in crisis for whatever the admission dx was or near term. May include controlled gestational diabetic, arrested preterm labor, pregnant with a medical or...
    Sep 12, '03
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Harmful effects of Brethine
    We use fetal fibronectin but it has not been 100% accurate either. We start with Brethine and move into Mag if not successful. Our biggest issue is poor compliance by the patients when they go...
    Sep 12, '03
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Pitocin before placenta?
    We use pitocin in the IV fluid rather than straight IVP, and bolus for about 500cc. The PDR and ACOG does not recommend straight IVP of pitocin. And it is after the placenta.
    Sep 12, '03
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. "Schedules"
    We do self scheduling and use a sign up sheet with only slots for the number of staff required for that day. No one else can work those days when it is filled in. We have fulltime people fill in...
    Sep 12, '03
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. OB/GYN folks...People who know that "area", c'mere...
    The yogurt remedy is supposed to be with the "LIVE" yogurt so the ones displayed on the wonderful full page colored ad, just won't make the grade.... So that makes it really ineffective with the...
    Oct 9, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Staffing and acuity
    use your AWHONN Guidelines for staffing to support the correct staffing ratio for acuity. Even if the state requires less, the national standard is what the lawyers will use. good luck
    Oct 6, '02
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  14. ****** Off!!!
    Age is irrelevant and rudeness calls for patience. Not that I think the question was appropriate but I wonder why she would ask it. My first instinct was to say that sort of confrontation was...
    Oct 6, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. case mix index for L&D
    Well, nurses don't do this type of "coding" or "classification". This is the physician's role to indicate the diagnosis. Nurse's record in the medical record the observations and measurements on...
    Oct 6, '02
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. What is your personal record for babies delivered in a shift?
    This week I personally delivered one in 8 minutes flat. Even had an IV and I was wearing gloves......Cord clamped, placenta presenting when everyone else arrived... Not a personal best but it made...
    Oct 6, '02
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Any Info/Advice Please???
    Depends on where you live as to how the L&D is staffed. Most hospitals 250 bed size, use only RNs in L&D but use NA and or LPN in post partum units. Some states require RNs rather than LPNs to...
    Oct 6, '02
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. I know how you feel
    Tough one to follow, but the easy answer is just go home. 90% of the work will wait. Delegate more. Find a good mentee and involve them. Say "no" to additional projects. No one is indispensible...
    Oct 5, '02
    Forum: Nursing Management
  19. Pubic Bone
    Years ago I think I learned that the body ordinarily provides hormones that "soften" the cartilege especially in the pubic symphasis so that there is a "give" for the passage of the head or other...
    Aug 23, '02
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Ferns
    We are facing JCAHO requirements to provide competency testing on all who do ferning. Nursing has not been doing them even though the Nurse practice act would allow for it in our state. Our...
    Aug 23, '02
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Correct Due Date ???
    Don't ya just love it when someone says, " the doctor gave me a due date of XXX" ? Doctors can give you one?? Like you didn't have anything to do with it?? Like the conception was under the...
    Aug 5, '02
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. cytotec, do you plaor do the docs do it?
    We had a policy in which physicians were to place it BUT we many times did it. Then, the committee decided, with legal counsel that the hospital should not have a policy for cytotec and took it...
    Aug 5, '02
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. OB Triage-wondering how other hopsitals compare to mine
    We too, faced this question. An EMTALA guru came and stated unequivocally, that IF our hospital wrote into their bylaws WHO could do the OB triage (screening), it was not a violation. The OB...
    Jul 10, '02
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Sick call policy
    For my observations, you may be missing a few points about the topic here. Let's suppose all the good, positive suggestions are in place. 1. pool is utilized, have "prn" staff too 2. good weekend...
    Jul 8, '02
    Forum: Nursing Management
  25. OB TraceVue
    We have OB TraceVU where I work. There are many good things about the system and the cons are mostly listed above. There are also several versions of this system. The first version had lots of...
    Jun 29, '02
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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