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  1. TC bili meters
    I have personal experience with these (as a new mum) and little professional experience. The TCB reading said my babys level was fine- serum bili was extremely high requiring two days of photo...
    Feb 20, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Labor and Delivery Travel Nursing in NZ or Australia
    In Australia one needs to be a midwife to care for a woman during labour and birth. In the state I work in it is illegal to provide care during birth unless you are a midwife or training to be one(or...
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  3. Admission during labor
    A multip at 4cm also could be just a multi OS. If shes contracting I'd keep her and reassess in two hours;if theres no change in dilation (and often a decrease in contractions) I'd send her home if...
    Nov 7, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Admission during labor
    We generally send them home if they aren't dilated; if they present again we tend to more often admit them for analgesia. SROM are offered options i.e immediate IOL/home/admission. The ones who go...
    Nov 7, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. fundal checks
    Yow...my uterus aches at the thought of it although in recovery they at least will still have some analgesia happening!
    Nov 6, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. fundal checks
    And just to add Elvish, our women don't get palpated in OT in recovery either. They are post op'ed by general nurses who aren't often mid trained. All very interesting!
    Nov 6, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. fundal checks
    Yes definitely - gentle checking with no loss - but not that often. No I know your not being snarky - this is truly interesting and its good to reflect I think. Certainly has had me doing so. And...
    Nov 6, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. fundal checks
    And to add - not sure if this makes any difference. Most of our section babys come out to the ward with their mothers. So our women are encouraged to be fairly active from the word go. Not saying we...
    Nov 6, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. fundal checks
    Yep different practices and can I say it's not just something I choose to do - no dr or midwife or nurse in our unit palpates fundus' on post section pts routinely; it seems to be something that is...
    Nov 6, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. fundal checks
    We will have to disagree SMBEs - my "anecdotal" evidence is the opposite. Your woman still had the PPH; still needed transfusing- so did the fundal check prevent it from being nasty or did the...
    Nov 6, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. fundal checks
    I disagree! There are other ways of monitoring a womans condition. I'd be interested to see research that supports fundal checks on any postpartum woman ( after the intial post birth period) - as far...
    Nov 4, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. fundal checks
    We don't palpate fundus' on post CS women - too painful. The only time I would do it is if I'm concerned that the woman has a uterus full of clot. Our vag births get done 1/2 hrly for 2 hours and...
    Nov 4, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Does your hospital have a policy on no walking after ROM?
    Or maybe telling labouring women that that is the policy but you can't physically stop them from getting out of bed - and that walking is much better for them? Its a policy but it ain't the...
    Nov 3, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Does your hospital have a policy on no walking after ROM?
    Sorry but that is the funniest thing I have heard! BEDPANS!!!!!!!!!!Contrary to the belief of the people who write these policies women don't just drop cords out if they've SROMed and walk around -...
    Nov 1, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Does your hospital have a policy on no walking after ROM?
    :yeah: What she said!!!
    Nov 1, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. Is Pregnancy A Pleasure Or Stress…………..?
    It's BOTH - just like parenthood!:coollook:
    Oct 20, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Do you think midwife deliveries are less safe than doctor deliveries?
    "The only non-negotiables are the following: Baby must stay for 12-hours and be assessed....however, baby never has to leave Mom's room if she doesn't want it removed. Mom can sign out AMA if...
    Oct 20, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Direct OP position
    Great stuff!! Thanks
    Oct 20, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Do you think midwife deliveries are less safe than doctor deliveries?
    I am so sad for all of you who have to put up with this crap - how do you keep going when you know there is a much better way of doing things? We whinge here about our system....
    Oct 20, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Stirrups?
    wrong thread!!
    Oct 19, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Direct OP position
    Whats a peanut ball? Tell us more!!
    Oct 14, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Direct OP position
    [quote=mom2michael;3172863]We have a 50% C-section rate where I work and a 90% induction rate. I am obviously new to the world of OB but even I know that's incredibly high. :confused: quote] WOW...
    Oct 14, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. primip
    [quote=shortstuff31117;3158130]This can be a tough one. Our docs like to know when a pt. is complete, and they want them pushing right away. quote] Do they know their practice isn't based on...
    Oct 6, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Laboring down
    Don't think your the only one there! A primip is so much better being 9cm than fully eh!:smokin: Its called doing good by stealth.
    Oct 3, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Laboring down
    Ignore the fact shes fully dilated and turn her on her side and let her sleep! And don't turn it off!
    Oct 3, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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