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  1. IV starts in nursing schools
    We did them in the 3rd semester of my ADN program. We started on fake arms, then our check-off was on another student. After that, we were allowed to do them in clinical for the remainder of the...
    Nov 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Kaiser RN assessment test
    When I took it, it immediately told me I met the requirements so my info was forwarded to the manager. I asked the recruiter and she told me the test was good for one year, if I applied for any...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  3. Are there 10 hr shifts in Nursing??
    I'm in L&D and there are several nurses who work 10's. They are "old" positions that are no longer available; once they leave or retire the position will no longer exist. I am actually a little...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Labor and Delivery nurses: can you scrub?
    I was taught as part of my orientation. There are other nurses that love to do it and there are scrub techs, so I have only been used a few times. Which is fine by me, I'm not a fan of the OR!
    Oct 29
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Do you mix your own pit?
    Premixed 30u/500ml bag. I don't know about mixing our own since I've never had that issue. It's always well stocked on our floor.
    Oct 28
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. CA Bay Area L&D Salary Question
    I work at an East Bay hospital, as do my friends at several others. There is no negotiating salary; you are given a set amount based on level of experience/degree/shift. Congrats on the job :)
    Oct 27
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Men in obstetrics
    I work with a male L&D nurse. He's awesome!
    Jun 28
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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

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