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  1. Nursing to be all degree in England..
    I think its interesting that Midwifery became a degree only profession in 2008 and didn't receive one inch of media coverage but it happens in Nursing and its widely reported. Im genuinely...
    Nov 14, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  2. UK Hospitals Policies ???
    Our hospital policy is still no mobile phone use and still has all the signs up banning the use of mobile phones and Im pretty sure the main medical building keeps to this ban. However in...
    May 21, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  3. Do you have restricted visiting hours in labor and delivery?
    Very true. Im sure our home birth and 6hr discharge rate is due to womens reluctance to be admitted to the post natal wards and I dont blame them. On several occasions Ive had to transfer women from...
    Mar 21, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Do you have restricted visiting hours in labor and delivery?
    I totally agree, quite often it doesnt feel safe either. They do try to have 2 midwives on a night shift but often that can be 1 MW with a support worker or, on occasion one MW on her own. Only the...
    Mar 20, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Do you have restricted visiting hours in labor and delivery?
    No nursery's here, babies and mums are together 24/7. Us midwives do try to help out at night on the post natal wards as much as possible but often on a night shift there is only 1 of us to up to...
    Mar 19, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Do you have restricted visiting hours in labor and delivery?
    For a UK perspective we have no visitors in labour ward at all. Women can have 1 support person with them during labour/birth or on occasion 2. but only with special permission from whoever is in...
    Mar 19, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Midwife pay progression
    Ive just qualified (Sept 08) as a midwife in Scotland, sadly what band you start on and how long it takes you to progress up the ladder depends greatly on where geographically you plan to work (AfC...
    Feb 9, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  8. Elective Primary C/S
    Fantastic to hear, good for her! I think statistics still show that Moxibustion is just as effective, if not more so, at turning breech babies than ECV as well as being less interventional and...
    Feb 5, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Elective Primary C/S
    Being in the UK we dont have the financial issues you guys in the US have with insurance etc but one of the big things recently where I am that has reduced the amount of elective c/s in general has...
    Feb 5, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Pain Meds and Epidural's during laboor
    There was some research noted in the BJM recently which suggested that the earlier in labour an epidural was sited the less of an effect it had on the duration of labour itself, if I can find the...
    Feb 4, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Elective Primary C/S
    Im sorry but to say C/S is not detrimental to babies or mothers (which Im assuming your also suggesting) is pretty inaccurate. C/S puts babies at risk of respiratory problems, diabetes,...
    Feb 4, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. How often are your postpartum vital signs and assessments?
    Vaginal deliveries - In labour ward; Once within 30mons of delivery and again prior to transfer - Once in in-patient ward; Once daily C/S - In recovery area; 5mins...
    Jan 24, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Baby in a bag!
    Ive supported a couple of women birthing babies still in intact membranes, I just leave them intact until the baby is born and then rupture them then if they havent gone spontaneously during the...
    Dec 27, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. so.... what do you think?  First impressions?
    I would have liked to read everyones opinions prior to commenting but as I cant get past the 1st page of replies (clicking on > or any page number past 1 just takes me back to the home page!) so Im...
    Dec 20, '08
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  15. amount of time alotted from recovery to pp unit
    Our expected time limit to transfer to post natal ward is 2 hours from delivery (regardless of type of delivery) This doesnt always happen however, either due to labour ward issues (difficulty...
    Dec 10, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. Postpartum hemorrhage kit
    We do manual removals of clots here too but just using the usual mid-forearm length sterile gloves. We do have full arm length gloves that we use in the birthing pool so it might be an idea to stick...
    Dec 4, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Postpartum hemorrhage kit
    The unit I trained in had one (this is in the UK so contents might be a bit different) Ours contained; IV fluids (Harmanns, NaCl etc) Gelafusin Venflons Venflon dressings Tape IV tubing sets...
    Dec 3, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. To Bulb Sxn Or Not?
    Before I start Im aware that I seem to be always posting "we dont do that" type of posts but just want to give a different perspective so here goes... We never suction on the perineum, in fact...
    Oct 30, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. fundal checks
    For our post C/S women our routine assessments include BP, Pulse, Temp, Resps, O2 sats, lochia, pain, leg/calf pain, itching, nausea, alertness, urine output. We do these every 5 mins x4, then...
    Oct 27, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Does your hospital have a policy on no walking after ROM?
    If their membranes rupture and they're not in labour, babies head is engaged and all is 'normal. our women are sent off home to do whatever they can to get themselves into labour and brought back...
    Oct 25, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. fundal checks
    I guess here its just that its another intervention thats generally not needed so why make all women go through what can be a very painful experience if there's not a clinical need to do it. Most of...
    Oct 24, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. fundal checks
    Im in the UK. Where I am we dont do any routine fundal checks on post CS women unless there is a clinical indication to do so (pain, increased lochia, temp, abdo changes etc) We also dont routinely...
    Oct 23, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Branch conversion
    Might be worth contacting your local uni to ask what options you have available. Before I retrained as a midwife I considered converting from my original Learning Disability nursing qualification to...
    Oct 17, '08
    Forum: International Nursing
  24. is there a major difference between ob, midwife, and l&d nurses?
    Just being picky because its a bug bear of mine but just wanted to say that there are no 'midwife nurses' in the UK. Here nursing and midwifery and 2 totally different individual professions we...
    Oct 8, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Post-Grad Midwifery in Edinburgh
    Hi Firstly where in Ireland are you from? If your in Southern Ireland and therefore not a UK national it will be pretty difficult for you to get into uni over here and you will need to fund...
    Oct 4, '08
    Forum: International Nursing

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