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  1. The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading
    An old thread reborn.... but to be fair to the birth plan, the soaps used in hospitals are some of the crappiest stuff out there. Johnson's baby soap for instance is full of chemicals considered...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Employment Contract...Standard?
    The non compete clause says I can't perform my same specialty for any other private employer within a 45 mile radius for a year following termination of my employment there. I think it is fairly...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. Employment Contract...Standard?
    I have a written offer letter but no contract at my job. In my case it's because they don't consider NP's to be on par with the physician staff so it doesn't occur to them. I asked for one and was...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  4. Advice for a 2nd degree BSN student please?
    Consider doing a lactation educator or doula (depending on the types of facilities), NRP, childbirth educator or other similar type of course. It will give you a good background of knowledge as...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. The most ridiculous birth plans you've had the pleasure of reading
    There's really no way for anyone to do this. How would a patient go about finding out if intermittent monitoring is possible or if iv fluids are required? Especially considering that a patient has...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Which states are CNMs permitted to do homebirths?
    Some states require collaboration and some don't. It seems safer to require this but it really doesn't accomplish a lot other than restrict practice. My state law requires a physician in the state,...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Airforce Reserves Nursing
    As far as where you serve, you would be assigned to a particular unit at a particular location, so you would have to plan on going back each month to that locations for your drill. With regard to...
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  8. Looking for a good CNM school in Georgia State
    Emory is your only regular option. Very pricy but seems to be a great program. Otherwise the distance programs- Frontier, Case Western, maybe some others. I don't know if it is still there, but I...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  9. nursing policy on handling infant that is not bathed
    There are plenty of reasons not to bathe- temperature regulation (leading to blood sugar problems, etc), bonding, breastfeeding, leaving vernix on the skin, and more. Reason to bathe-- so the staff...
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Postpartum pit
    Our hospital tends to run in whatever is left in the ubiquitous labor augmentation bag and one more bag. I am a CNM and most of my patients decline routine pitocin :) I recommend it in the case of...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Infant Nurse
    The parents!
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Midwifery and abortions
    Nurse midwives are a type of midwife, there are several other flavors as well. Probably less likely to perform abortions or work in abortion services than nurse midwives are as the other types of...
    Jun 29, '12
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  13. Midwifery and abortions
    It does depend on the state- some states including the one where I practice, prohibit anyone but physicians from providing abortion services. Other states, like where I was previously, allow...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  14. pediatric Nurse Midwife
    I like the FNP/CNM model (which was not offered at my school, I am CNM only). I'm not sure about the usefulness of the CNM/PNP model though. I am sure there are some places it would work well or...
    Feb 29, '12
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  15. Any CNM NHSC scholars out there?
    Go to the website and read the info, it will answer all of your questions, it is very informative and easy to navigate. Your site must be located within a HPSA (health professional shortage area). ...
    Feb 29, '12
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  16. Any CNM NHSC scholars out there?
    I am working to try to get the loan repayment now. First I have to get my site approved, but the actual loan repayment application looks pretty straightforward. I have had some friends use the...
    Feb 22, '12
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  17. CNMs in college health clinics
    You could, in theory, work there, but I doubt many people go to midwifery school with that aim. Most midwives want to deliver babies or at least work in the OB field. It is within the scope of...
    Feb 20, '12
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  18. Flight Nurse Vision
    I am trying to get an AF reserve flight nursing position. Went to MEPS and surprised to get a "2" for eyes. Trying to find out if anyone knows which category flight physical is required for this? ...
    Jan 22, '12
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  19. Questionable staffing in L&D vs Nursery
    As far as baby not going to the nursery- that is consistent with evidence and is best practice. Going to a nursery is not good for anyone- detrimental to breastfeeding, bonding, increases infection...
    Oct 30, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Would keeping my own birth book be a HIPAA violation?
    But why would it matter if the birth log were used in court? It contains statistical information that is already in the record. A journal where you describe the delivery with or without the minutae...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Would keeping my own birth book be a HIPAA violation?
    I am a CNM and I keep a birth log. Pretty much Same info as you listed. It's important for a provider to know/track their stats. It isn't a HIPAA violation, you aren't divulging the information to...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Doulas: love them or hate them.
    Look a little closer... for that organization to certify a doula it is the hours of instruction, attendance at childbirth classes, completion of a reading list, attendance at births with evaluations...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Doulas: love them or hate them.
    I love them but as a nurse midwife they generally make my life easier so why wouldn't I :) At my facility they are few and far between but I encourage my patients who desire a natural delivery to...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. NPO/clear liquid status during labor - evidenced-based?
    Not to split hairs, but the introduction of fetal monitors was not evidence-based. There was no evidence in support of their use, they were simply marketed and sold. They were originally intended...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. 2 Wks Postpartum Bleed in ER
    I was thinking the same thing about retained products and milk supply. The only other thing I would add would be a manual exploration of the uterus might be necessary if you were remote from...
    Jul 5, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing

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