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  1. Should I donate all my scrubs?
    I've had both cases. My clinic job I had to buy my own scrubs but whatever color/style I wanted. Then my first L&D job they were provided. My current job, I have to buy my own but in a specific...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Do you always keep emergency meds on hand for deliveries?
    No. Case by case like you said.
    Sep 29
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Attachment issues
    I have some patients that I've bonded with and remember fondly, crazy horror stories, and patients I go home thinking about because I'm worried about them. But none of it has kept me from functioning.
    Sep 19
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Is a second certification necessary?
    The necessity of it probably is facility dependent. At my former hospital, a big teaching institution, anybody who would be charting on a fetal strip had to have EFM. Since this was a requirement, we...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Want to be L&D rn but hate the OR?
    I don't love the OR but I'm rarely in there. When I was first learning to circulate I would get so nervous and intimidated too, but like with everything, it gets easier with practice and experience.
    Sep 15
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Debrief After Traumatic Events?
    One thing that I don't like is that debriefing sessions are often separated into nursing meetings and medical meetings. Not only are we missing out in the chance to learn from each other, I think it...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Fertility / Infertility Nursing???
    I imagine starting salary is going to vary greatly by geography. Keep in mind that I was working in New York City where all RNs pretty much make more than the national average. I have found that the...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Postpartum Hemorrhage tool kit
    I haven't seen anything in the way of an algorithm or checklist (we just administered what MD asked for) but we had a sealed kit that included 5 tabs of cytotec, and a couple bottles each of pit,...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. How long is a nurse new to labor and delivery usually given for orientation?
    When I first started in L&D I think I had about 12 weeks and remember feeling so overwhelmed. But once I was really on my own I knew more than I thought I did. It can be hard when someone else with...
    Nov 12, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. "Pit to distress"
    I've heard doctors try to get me restart or up the pit and say "the baby needs to declare itself" meaning, if we can say the baby can't tolerate labor then we can just call a section.
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. private cord blood collection
    When I worked at a large teaching hospital in New York City, almost 50% of patients brought private cord blood kits and almost everyone else participated in the public bank if it was open. Now...
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Plastic Surgery Nurse
    Have you looked on Craigslist or the New York Times classifieds? I find that's how a lot of clinic based jobs advertise. Indeed.com is good too but you have to sort through a ton if travel nursing...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  13. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    Had a boy just the other night named Diamond.
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. I Feel Horrible! Confused! Dont know what to do!
    However.....bare in mind that this might be a foreshadowing of how that institution and floor is run. Not saying you shouldn't take the job, but just be prepared that you might hit administrative...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Pitocin = oxytocin = our bodies naturally produce it
    We treat our leftover pitocin like chemo, careful to use gloves and dispose of in black boxes. Maybe this got someone confused?
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. ob/ l&d mag?
    Haha I thought this was going to be a question about magnesium. But yes, like Klone said, a subscription to AWHONN will keep your mailbox full.
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    Recently I had a baby named Astryx who had big brother Spyder at home.
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Getting a Nursing Job in NYC [As a new BSN Grad]
    Definitely take a summer externship if you can. Not doing one was my biggest regret in nursing school.
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  19. Best MD note
    I once came across this gem in the chart of a PCOS patient... "Pt has hair like a man"
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Anyone working in an Infertility clinic?
    I have, but never in Florida so I can't help you with your locale-specific questions.
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Wow
    Wow
    It's always challenging coming into a new group of people and having to figure out the culture. I always try to be aware of who is in earshot when I am talking; having patients overhear something...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. MN nursing license by verification
    Thanks! Mailing the rest of it off today. Need it by mid-Sept so I hope Im in good shape
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  23. MN nursing license by verification
    Hey guys, I'm going to be moving to MN soon and have started the process of getting my license via verification since I've passed the NCLEX and have been practicing in another state. I'm hoping to...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  24. Replacement for Redi-bath wipes?
    We only get the good old fashioned basins with warm tap water and leftover laps from the c/s or delivery table.
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. planning to buy in New York city area (nurse salary)
    The most "fun" neighborhoods are also some of the more expensive...East/West Village, Meatpacking District, Murray Hill. There are a few hospitals in the Murray Hill area so that could be a good...
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing


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