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  1. Making Shift Assignments
    Thanks, prnqday :-) I'm discovering it's sort of a lived experience thing too. Just gotta forge ahead, make mistakes sometimes and learn from them.
    Oct 20, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Making Shift Assignments
    Any charge or relief charge RNs out there that have tips/advice to share about making patient assignments for a shift in postpartum? In my facility, L&D is separate from PP, and we do couplet care...
    Oct 19, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Supplementing ?
    I'm a PP nurse, and at our hospital, we weigh our babies during the night shift. If they're at 9% weight loss, we have our breastfeeding moms supplement. One of my breastfed babies this week had a 7%...
    Jan 24, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    I'm a postpartum nurse. During the night, we check in the triages and escort them to L&D. While taking a young lady and her SO down to their room, I commented on her name, "Porsche," and said what a...
    Jan 11, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. How is the mother-baby/postpartum experience and typical day like?
    One week for me!! Yippeee!!
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Those spiral-bound pocket guides...
    Does anyone use the ones for maternity/peds? If so, are they helpful? If not, what do you do instead? Just thinking I'd like to have a handy resource for when a coworker isn't available to answer a...
    Oct 8, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Have you seen this article?  Let's help her find this nurse!
    Oh, my gosh!!! :cry: That nurse absolutely needs to know how she's been remembered. I suspect she's never forgotten that family, but I can sympathize with that mom's need to thank her again by name....
    Oct 8, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Do not like L&D!!
    OP, I thought I would be an L&D nurse too, and love it. I spent 1 day in the L&D dept at a hospital that does 400+ deliveries a month and realized the pace was too frenetic for me. Then I did my...
    Oct 8, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. O how I long to be a L&D nurse :(
    I agree with cheska - seems like hospitals want you to get certified through them. It's the company/method of their choice and it's FREE to you! Keep applying for L&D jobs, and get to know someone in...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Oh my goodness....!
    Oh, yay!! :woot: I am officially IN THE CLUB!! I know we're not really a club per se, but I interviewed for a FT postpartum position last week and today I was offered the job!! I am so thrilled!!...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. How do you cheer yourself after a bad day at work?
    I'll email my friend from nursing school who moved out-of-state, vent here (!!), get into my jammies immediately and fall asleep watching whatever's on PBS with hubby, sometimes read to my...
    Sep 12, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  12. I just need to vent :-(
    Thanks, guys. :D I made it through the rest of my week and now I'm enjoying a few days off before I go back for 4 nights in a row. After working 4 day shifts in a row, I swore I'd never do it again....
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Oh my goodness....!
    Lanesmama, that is an awesome story and you have great ideas!! I don't have any pictures or thank you notes to share, but I like the 5 year plan idea. The unit mgr at the facility where I'm hoping to...
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. MARs, TARs and charts
    At my facility, they are all paper. No pyxis, no computerized charting except to add progress notes and weekly pix of wounds. Since I worked the night shift last night and the night before, I was...
    Aug 31, '13
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  15. I just need to vent :-(
    Sigh. :grumpy: I used to like going in to work. I'm 4 months into my 1st job and the honeymoon is over. I get along well with older adults and thought LTC and med-surg would be good places to start...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. New to L&D and I have completely forgotten how to be a nurse!
    I totally get your feelings, OP. Especially the Foley. The last time I placed one was during my maternity rotation in school and I didn't get it right, either (but I did great in skills pass-off! Go...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Oh my goodness....!
    Thanks, guys. Elvish, I LOVE the teaching component of this specialty :) One of my long term goals is to become a certified lactation consultant maternity professor encouraged me to go back...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Oh my goodness....!
    Long story short: new-ish grad (Dec '12) and I've been working in med-surg & LTC since April '13. Potential opportunity to work in postpartum is on the horizon (things look VERY good for me to be...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. A great 'problem', maybe
    Short version: I'm two weeks into orientation at my first job (RN float pool, per diem, 2 units). Last night, I heard from the charge nurse where I precepted this past fall that there might be a full...
    May 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. Bedside handoff report on mother/baby unit
    PinkNBlue, I can relate to that! It's kinda funny how new moms expect to get a decent night's sleep in the hospital. They'll be going home with that new baby in 24-48 hours, and last time I checked,...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. advice please :) new nurse...
    All your posts have been very encouraging to read. I'm a new grad (December '12) and did my senior practicum/preceptorship in a mother-infant unit and LOVED LOVED LOVED it. Never watched the clock,...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing