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  1. Deliveries <20 weeks...Need opinions please!
    Thanks again for everyone's support. I also posted this on ER's page & got a couple (not many negative) replies basically telling me that it wouldn't work & no-one would follow thru, and that most...
    Nov 2, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. OB Clinicals in 3 weeks!
    I teach OB part-time for an RN program here in Ohio. I hope you find your experience exciting & full of learning opportunities. Hopefully, you will be able to see a vag & C/Section delivery!!...
    Oct 20, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Float pay for OB nurses
    Our hospital doesn't offer float pay to anyone. We do get pulled from time to time, and it's been a never-ending battle as to exactly what is appropriate for an OB nurse to tackle. We are now at...
    Oct 19, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Deliveries <20 weeks...Need opinions please!
    Thanks for the ideas, babyktchr!! We also have some women who knit blankets & hats, but neer thought of a donation for boxes...I'm sure someone could help out. I agree with you, Canoehead...I...
    Oct 19, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Is PP Hemorrhage usually pretty obvious???
    I think it's great that you are a little intimidated going into OB...my guess is that you will do just wonderfully!!! When new OB/L&D nurses start and are not scared (or know it all), that's when...
    Oct 18, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Licensed Practical Nurse in the Delivery Room?
    Sorry..no, LPN's get paid more than that hourly. It's the difference between LPN and RN wage. I'd say LPN's start at about 16 or 17 an hour (guesstimate), in OH. BTW..your grocery store pays...
    Oct 17, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. I want to work in L & D need advice
    I had similar difficulty getting into OB. Just keep trying! If you work in a hospital that has OB, introduce yourself to the manager...let her/him know how much you want it! Another...
    Oct 17, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Licensed Practical Nurse in the Delivery Room?
    I've worked with some LPN's in L&D, but their role was as a tech. They would scrub for sections, and help the RN with deliveries as needed. No hospital that I know (in OH, anyway) uses LPN's as...
    Oct 17, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. What's more stressful, L&D or Med-Surg?
    Stressors in L&D are of an immediate, acute nature...Impending delivery, dealing with newborn recussitation, communication with pts, families, & physicians (sometimes firmly or very assertive), poor...
    Oct 17, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. To OB or not to OB
    I know exactly where you are coming from! However, I'll have to be the odd person out with my opinion. I always wanted to be an OB nurse, too. However, I did work 2 years before starting in OB (1...
    Oct 17, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Deliveries <20 weeks...Need opinions please!
    Thanks for all your input!! Memory boxes would be optimal, and we do use them on our unit for deliveries >20 weeks, but the cost factor swayed me to the idea of a packet, in a folder, and we'd...
    Oct 17, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Need opinions RE: Fetal Demise in ER
    Thanks so much for all of your input! RJ, you had some very good points, which are just the aspects I was concerned about. My intent is not to simply just give the patient a packet and send...
    Oct 17, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Need opinions RE: Fetal Demise in ER
    Hi! I am not an ER nurse, but need to know what ER nurses think about this. What I am trying to do is improve on the way we deal with fetal demise in our ER...which would help staff and patients. ...
    Oct 17, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Deliveries <20 weeks...Need opinions please!
    I'll try not to write a book here, but it's kind of a long story. Part of my job is perinatal bereavement counseling. On our floor, we see IUFD's, stillborn, and neonatal deaths usually > 20...
    Oct 17, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Funny OB things people say
    I've also got a million! Recently, though a delivery (really sweet couple) cracked me up!!! The dad went over to the warmer, gushing about how cute the baby was. "Oh, he has my nose, he has your...
    Oct 17, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. Routine pitocin questions...
    We have a free flowing, never ending waterfall of pit at our hospital! One doc wants 40U in 1000 for normal deliveries, and if there is any hint of bleeding, increases it to 60U. Everyone else gets...
    Oct 17, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Unapproved abbreviations
    Besides FLK, which is my fave, one of our Docs started saying C/S due to FTW (instead of failure to progress, failure to wait). He had the patience of a saint and would get disgusted at the others...
    Oct 17, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Did I do the right thing??
    First of all, good luck in whatever you decide!!! How exciting to start your new career! I have 8 years in OB (L&D, PP, NICU), and recently began teaching OB at our local college (ADN program)....
    Oct 17, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Night shift question!
    I work 7p-7a, but have tried the 11p-11a shift. I prefer 7-7, just because of sleep. I couldn't ever get used to staying past 7a, no matter what time I'd go in, or how much I would sleep. Good luck...
    Oct 17, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. infant loss- keeping baby in room
    This is such an important time for the parents. Our hospital has incorporated a Bereavement Program that is just wonderful (we, too use the leaf w/teardrop). We have nurses who have went thru...
    Oct 18, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. How does your facility utilize pitocin for post-3rd stage?
    Our standard is 20u Pit in 1000 ml LR, wide open until bleeding normal. Then @125 for 8 hours (which I think is excessive), where I worked before, couple hours (or when appropriate), IV DC'd. ...
    Oct 18, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. What doctors do that bugs you...
    We have Docs on each end of the spectrum here...One will simply ask "Well, do you think she needs a section?"(and almost ALWAYS listen to us), and one of the others will NOT, under any circumstance...
    Oct 18, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Any ideas for MSN/Education online programs?
    I am currently enrolled in an MSN/CNS program, just started in September. It is a great program; very thorough, and excellent instructors. However, this is taking sooooo much of my time, and I really...
    Oct 12, '06
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  24. University of Phoenix MSN Program
    Thanks everyone for your input! I am in the process of deciding about switching from a traditional MSN program to an online program. I feel I am away from my family too much, along with working full...
    Oct 12, '06
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  25. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    We have a surgeon who specializes in colo-rectal surgery....Dr Butt! No fooling!
    Aug 31, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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