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  1. New grad on L&D--too much for me
    I agree that it's the norm I started L&D as a new RN and I knew L&D was where I wanted to work and really love it. But it can be very scary and anxious at times. I had moments for a month or...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Cytotec
    We use cytotec for inductions with unfavorable cervixes(often with first timers too). We cut the 100mcg pill in quarters and insert it vaginally. Some do give it orally as well. Then we start pit...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Is it possible?
    STDs can and do affect the pregnancy. They can cause preterm labor and some can even kill your baby. Risk for infection and pain will be the 2 biggies that go with almost any surgery. All sorts of...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Accidental Artery Stick Phlebotomy student
    BTDT. I was sticking an IV and thoght it was venous. When I pulled the needle out of the iv cath, the blood squirted across the room!
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. gloves?
    We have boxes of gloves outside of our patients room on the walls(they are about every 2 pt rooms. Also we have gloves in the room on the wall.
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Do you have a side job?  What is it?
    Thanks Klone. Here in Louisiana, we call the program the Nurse Family Partnership as well, but ours will allow some prn. I've also thought about doing some simple in home child care, but not sure...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Can a woman refuse an emergency csection ?
    You can refuse anything you want as a patient. The outcome may not turn out well, but that is your prerogative as the patient. If it's a TRUE emergency C-section, then there is not time to receive...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. First Mistake... Can't shake bad feelings
    I made my first big mistake a bout 2 months ago. My pt got up to go to the bathroom and I hooked her IVs back up and hooked up the Pitocin at her LR rate and the LR rate at the Pitocin rate. It...
    Apr 7
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Do you have a side job?  What is it?
    We are moving in May, but after we get settled, I am thinking about getting a side job. Right now I am working in L&D, and when we move I am hoping to stay in L&D(otherwise I'll be in Mother/Baby). ...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. B/P and Seizures
    I agree, you were much closer to a seizure than you think. They can seemingly come out of nowhere.
    Apr 7
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. To those who like their nursing job....
    I love my job! I work Labor and Delivery. I graduated May 2013 and went straight into it. I love laboring patients and when their new baby is given to them.. It's very special. Not all days...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Complications of gestational diabetes??
    increased risk of still birth, macrosomia leading to birth complications such as shoulder dystocia which comes with it's own host of problems, GD babies tend to not feed as well, as well as a host of...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. B/P and Seizures
    At the point where hydralazine and labetalol aren't working, we give Mag. I've had a pt seize on me once before and it was the scariest thing that had ever happened to me. Her BP was slightly...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Terbutaline protocol
    We give it for hypersystole(too many contractions). We don't give it for tocolysis. T-Bird, the increased maternal heart rate is a pretty typical reaction.
    Mar 31
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. I feel like ****...
    It could be your disability, but maybe not. Ill be honest..I have a hard time making friends. I graduated in May and thought I made some good friends there...turns out...they were gone as soon as...
    Mar 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Need help IV discontinue
    Yes your unit should teach you this. It honestly is not hard at all. Just 2 hints...1)Make sure that you turn any fluids OFF before removing otherwise you will make a mess and 2)Make sure that...
    Mar 9
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Cops and Nurses
    I was pulled over for speeding on the way to the hospital once. The officer let me go for being a nurse. I try not to speed and make sure my cruise control is on b/c sometimes I daydream while...
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What area of nursing can you spend a lot of time talking/working with patients
    I feel like I am able to in L&D. There is a lot of conversations and interactions with the patient, plus it is usually a happier time. Also in postpartum, there would be as well although the...
    Mar 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. WHat's your plan after RN BSN?
    I am doing my BSN now and I voted NP, although it will be CNM. I'm still somewhat undecided about it, but it's what I will do if I do decide to get my masters.
    Mar 3
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. New rule- must call MD before doing anything. How about at your hospital.
    WOW! That would be very aggravating. We have residents on our floor at all times, so I just call into the doc lounge or wherever they happen to be and let them know we have a new patient, but...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. "You've got the wrong Mary" ... A Vent About Rude Doctors
    I work in a teaching facility with residents and thank God we don't deal with this much (L&D floor so the residents are on our floor available at all times). I am very nonconfrontational so I...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Nursing school when there is no true RN shortage?
    I believe it's going to believe on what you want to do. I was a second career student as well, and went back to nursing school. I did have some concerns over the job market, and although I didn't...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Unpreparedness for computer downtime
    I'm not sure how often we have downtime, but on me, it happens about every 3months or so. It's a pain in the butt, and we go to paper charting then reenter into the computer.
    Mar 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Becoming an Old New Grad in Jan 2015!
    A friend of mine took 2 years off after nursing school do to having a baby and her husband was a pro football player so they were busy with that. She did find a job when she was ready and it didn't...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. Days or Nights
    Nights here and I have 4 children, 3 are school age, and 1 is in prek. I sleep while they are in school, get up at 4 when the bus drops them off, and leave for work around 6p. I work 3-4 days a...
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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