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  1. Good Book Idea for Retiring RN
    Those are great ideas! Thanks so much for the input :wink2:
    May 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Good Book Idea for Retiring RN
    I work with an OB/NICU nurse who is retiring this year after 38 years in our hospital and wanted something special to get her that she will love. She enjoys reading and gardening but I was wondering...
    May 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Interesting places where women have given birth
    My dad was born during WWII and my grandma delivered him in a bomb shelter in North London. He was her first and she was terrified and did not know what was going on..my grampa had just moved down...
    Feb 7, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. LPNs in L&D
    Our hospital recently went acute care only, meaning, no RPN's (same as LPN here in Canada). I say go straight for RN if you can. More possibilities. Ever since we went to a Birthing Center type...
    Dec 10, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Do you have a nursery at your facility?
    We are a rooming-in facility-completely. If mom is critical, babe goes to NICU (unfortunately, but not with the sick babies). In the rare instance that we take a baby to be watched at the desk, they...
    Dec 7, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Maternal death
    Our unit started Emergency Drills about one year ago and they are fabulous! They are spontaneous and very realistic and, IMO, a very effective teaching and training tool. Our program director...
    Dec 7, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Pts abusing "cultural/religious" practices to manipulate RNs
    I totally agree. Part of my job is to help teach the new parents. In our facility we do not even HAVE a nursery. Every baby rooms-in and total care is taken by the new parents. When they are given...
    Dec 7, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Does your work call you at 0530?
    Yup. We are in a union and they are required to call everyone. (otherwise it can be grieved). I work permanent nights and it irritates me to get called on my day off-especially at that unGodly hour!
    Dec 7, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Back-handed compliments
    I find that happens in every workplace as well, but I am especially noticing it recently. I work with a total lazy-do-the-bare-minimum nurse who does just enough to get by. I work in a Birthing...
    Nov 30, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. day shift nurses vs. night shift nurses
    I've worked rotating for the first three years (two weeks days/two weeks nights) than we did a two and two for a while (two days than two nights than five off). Now I am strictly 12 hour nights and...
    Nov 14, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do Rns Clean The Urine And Bowels
    I want NO ONE "managing" me when they have not even experienced bedside nursing themselves because it is too "icky" or whatnot. Try pharmacy. I was a Pharmacist for years before I returned to be...
    Nov 6, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Doula services for Fetal Demise, Miscarriage, Stillbirth
    While I have nothing constructive to add except I think that it is a wonderful idea. Unfortunately I cannot think how to execute this but, wow, I know in our hospital this would be greatly...
    Nov 2, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. i didn't know this actually happened
    Just last night I had a 23-year-old frequent flyer (she was discharged 2 days ago with her 4th child) call 911 to say "my baby's not eating"-he wasn't, because she ran out of the "free formula" that...
    Oct 18, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. What do patients say that irks you?
    Uggggh! That makes me soooo glad that we don't have a nursery anymore although we somehow still get coerced into "watching" ppls babys at the desk-so much for rooming in. I love these ppl that try to...
    Sep 29, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Safe nurse to patient ratio?  How do they  do it at your hospital?
    In our hospital it is L&D is ALWAYS 1:1, even if that patient is long, thick and closed and intact and basically sleeping. PP our guidelines are four couplets per RN but, if necessary, we CAN go...
    Sep 17, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. What do patients say that irks you?
    Love this thread...(you'll find I'm sporadically posted throughout!) Where else can you divulge all those inner irks!? I also LOVE when I walk into the room for the first time to introduce myself...
    Sep 17, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Plan B
    The "morning after" pill -RU486 and Ovral21/28 are not the same as Plan B.
    Aug 26, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Plan B
    I am a Pharmacist in Canada and Plan B has been available OTC to ALL AGES since then. Granted we dispense it a lot more-some repeaters-but considering I also work in L&D I see the other side. A...
    Aug 26, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Something all OB nurses should know.
    There are some cultures (I ran into this situation once) that they do not believe in memoralizing the deceased. Everything was collected anyway, per the norm-just in case, but when it was mentioned...
    Aug 13, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    Call me crazy, but I think it is the child's personality that makes them unique not some crazy name that they have to keep correcting the spelling or pronunciation on. A study was done a while back...
    Aug 4, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. finger feeding
    We used to cup feed than a babe aspirated so that was the end of that. (A mother was taught how to do it and was sleepy and it was done incorrectly, apparently). We teach mom to finger feed, offer...
    Jun 5, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. do you HAVE to assist with circs?
    We assist (not really given an option not to now that I think about it!) every circ. And believe it or not, only a third of our OB's use any sort of anesthestic (Ametop, 24%Sucrose, LIdo, etc)
    Jun 5, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Maternity Ward
    YES! YeS! I've worked it for only 5 years-not long- but it never gets old. It is the miracle of life! and as cheesy as that sounds, it is true. WE may have seen it over and over but it is their...
    Jun 5, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. What do patients say that irks you?
    That is why they made Magnums! For someone I, ahem, knew...:spin:
    Jun 5, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Calling in Sick
    It is against our union for them to ask us any questions other than "is it work related?" (workers comp reasons). If they press any further~which they rarely do~ I ask to be passed through to our...
    May 18, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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