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  1. Question for upstate NY nurses
    Ditto. I am in NH and we are LDRP and do couplet care. We never have more than 4 couplets at a time and try and staff so that no RN has more than 3. We also get the occasional gyn surgical...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. What would help you love your job?
    -better pay/salary -better staffing -working every third weekend v every other -
    Aug 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Difference between L&D and PP nurses?
    The others covered it. It's possible to be both though. My unit is LDRP so we're trained to do antepartums and Labor as well as mom baby (couplet Post partum care). I like being able to do both.
    Aug 11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. New L&D Nurse
    Give yourself time. I just finished my 3rd year and going into my 4th as a newish RN going directly to L&D/pp (did med Surge for short 8 months prior, 4 of which overlapped my starting and training...
    Aug 11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Going to L&D
    Some of our nurses are scrubs as well (if they happened to start on the unit as a LNA bc we train all our LNAs to scrub in), but all RNs are trained to circulate. So if your labor patient needs to go...
    Aug 11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. For Those Who Offer VBAC...
    Our VBAC rate is consistently in the upper 70-low 80%. I just wish more would opt to TOLAC.
    Jul 11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. For Those Who Offer VBAC...
    Yes we have anesthesia in house 24/7. Our OB has to physically be house too, not at home (most are good about staying anytime they have labors or inductions over night anyway). They're typed and...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Harder to have a new baby in school, or as a new nurse?
    I finished my program pregnant with my first and has him 3 weeks after graduation. I applied to jobs while I recovered and started my first job when he was 14 weeks! I have been working as a RN...
    May 31
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Advice on finding a job in NH
    If you are looking for a hospital position then you will have weekend obligations if you are FT or PT. You may get away with not having weekend obligations as per diem. I worked at CMC as a new grad...
    May 31
    Forum: New Hampshire Nursing
  10. Couplet care/ discharge nurse/ baby friendly
    They'll take a labor if there is a new one admitted or be triage RN. Or the couplet assignments get rearranged. Sometimes someone get sent home to down flex or will be floated there is no assignment...
    May 31
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Couplet care/ discharge nurse/ baby friendly
    We flex down staffing accordingly. So sometimes someone will get sent home or called off. But usually as we discharge patients more labors or antepartums and surgicals are coming through the doors.
    May 27
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Couplet care/ discharge nurse/ baby friendly
    Oh and we have no dedicated discharge RN. We all discharge our own couplets.
    May 27
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Couplet care/ discharge nurse/ baby friendly
    Most shifts we staff so that we have 3 couplets. Occasionally when we are real busy we will be assigned Four, but 3 is the norm. I am very fortunate to work on a unit and hospital which recognizes...
    May 27
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Epidural / Spinal Block (confused)
    Most of our epidurals are fentanyl and bupivacaine.
    May 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Why I think L&D nursing really is best and hardest
    I dread floating. And I used to be a med-surg nurse prior to L&D/maternity. I am certainly anything but proficient or confident when on other units.
    May 22
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. Baby Friendly Question
    We too have the Hugs system and it can get wet, so we don't have this issue.
    Feb 7
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Baby Friendly- getting a tad over the top
    Just a few on hand: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2812877/ http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130605133710.htm ...
    Jan 31
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Supplementing ?
    How well was the infant feeding? Was mom's milk coming in? How was the infant's TCB/serum billi? I wouldn't have necessarily have had them supplement at 7% if the feeding a otherwise looked well and...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Supplementing ?
    We supplement at 10% or more. Our pts have two options: donor human milk or formula. If the wt dropped to that on the anticipated d/c date we will either re weigh in 12hrs or send them home with a...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. L&D nurses - different viewpoints on birth
    Jealous! I wish we did water births on my unit!
    Jan 16
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. L&D nurses - different viewpoints on birth
    Absolutely! I am an L&D RN and have my babies out of hospital (2 free standing birth center water births) and will likely have my next at home. I use CPMs. I recommend them to any and everyone I...
    Jan 14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Delayed cord clamping
    It's standard practice where I work. We mostly gave OBs and family practice MDs
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. How long is a nurse new to labor and delivery usually given for orientation?
    I had 6 months...3 on mom-baby/post partum, and 3 on L&D. We are an LDRP unit.
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Best medications to give postpartum woman after vaginal delivery?
    Tylenol, oxycodone, Motrin, toradol (24hrs post op/cesarean).
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Does Anyone Else NEVER get downstaffed?
    I work LDRP and we get called off every so often. It's by dates with us, and it averages every 2-3months for a call off. Some weeks/months are slow for birthing babies!
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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