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  1. Hi Brand New L & D Nurse in the House
    Welcome to OB, glad you are enjoying it. My advice is to be plenty patient with yourself. OB is a steep learning curve and it will be a couple of years (at least, and that's if you're in a busy...
    Jul 7, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. "Nancy" and Babs
    :yeah: Babs, that was so moving. What a wonderful writer you are! In a lot of ways, you are describing how I see myself at work. I'd always thought this was a unique perspective and way of...
    Jul 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. intermittent monitoring
    Personallly, I agree that high-risk should be on continuous monitoring - however AWHONN does give guidelines for high-risk intermittent monitoring in the event a pt wants it. (Of course a situation...
    Jan 19, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. intermittent monitoring
    Hi all, I have searched the AWHONN site and their wonderful book but cannot find the answer to this specific question. Regarding intermittent monitoring, it is clear how often FHR needs to be...
    Jan 16, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. L&D to ER; how to prepare for transition?
    Wow! Thanks for all of the wonderful tips! I am going to take a PALS, ENPC, and TNCC course by the end of the year. I don't have a date yet but expect to transfer this fall. The orientation in our...
    Mar 8, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. L&D to ER; how to prepare for transition?
    Hi all! I am planning on transferring to the ER this fall, and at that time will have just over a year experience in L&D. I work on a high-risk, high-volume unit and started there as a new grad...
    Feb 28, '07
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Question for OB nurses
    I remembered this also, but had to look it up for the proper name: Diastasis recti abdominis. It is a condition that can persist, where the abdominal muscles are separated right down the middle. SG
    Feb 21, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. ACLS Question
    We have approximately 5-6,000 births per year, and are currently in the process of getting everyone cert'd in ACLS. (See my post regarding "OB ACLS" has anyone heard of this?) Anyway, I think it...
    Feb 14, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. "OB" ACLS??  Anyone heard of this?
    Hi all, Our dept has finally decided to require all L&D nurses to be cert in ACLS. We slid by without it before because we have an anesthesiologist and CRNA exclusively available to us 24/7. ...
    Feb 14, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. OB Spanish
    Hola! Always I must pop in on this popular topic and offer my little words of caution. Be careful using online translation because they can be quite inaccurate, even babelfish. Many, many things...
    Feb 14, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Hispanic patients
    I have to agree with a previous poster (Crocuta, I think) do not use programs, plain ol' online translation sites, dictionaries, or microsoft word, etc to translate. The majority of the time the...
    Jan 25, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Confused about Variability & Decelerations
    If you look at the top of the OB/GYN forum this subject is a "sticky", the websites are great! Don't feel too much pressure to be able to read strips like a pro, it is a long learning process and...
    Jan 16, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. mag sulfate bolusing
    Same here, no Mag on AP or PP. We also do all the above, except that BP is q 15 just like for epidurals, and DTR's, lung sounds, recording vitals, and I/O's q hour. Everything double checked with...
    Jan 16, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. HELP!!! Ob OR Standards
    Wow, nurse's aides trained to scrub c-sections. Well, a previous poster mentioned that this is no big deal as a C-section is "not hard", at this I had to post-up. You are correct, a textbook, every...
    Jan 15, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. HELP!!! Ob OR Standards
    I have never heard of a unit claiming to have "different" O.R. standards than AORN calls for. I mean, it is an OR and the goal is to protect the pt from infection, injury, etc. We are expected to...
    Jan 9, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. labor and delivery nurse-patient ratio
    Thanks for all the info! Also, I appreciate Mitchsmom typing all of that for us. I agree with another poster, 1:2 on pit is quite a challenge - mostly because of the charting, but bouncing from...
    Jan 2, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. labor and delivery nurse-patient ratio
    I must learn to navigate that website better! I couldn't figure out where to find that info. Anyway, I'll just ask you instead....is being on pitocin for induction/augmentation bump a pt into high...
    Dec 30, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. IV start tricks
    PICC line sure sounds reasonable to me. The best tips (including your own!) have been posted. Aside from those, the only other thing that I can think of is to position the arm hanging down, milk...
    Dec 28, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What are the positions in the delivery room?
    Check with your local hospitals because it really depends on what positions they utilize. We do not use LPN's on L&D, but sometimes mom/baby does. We do use Surg techs but JCAHO requires cert. in...
    Dec 21, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Amnioinfusion...pump or no pump???
    Anyone know where I could get my hands on current literature stating the importance of running the amnioinfusion on a pump at least after the bolus is in? I work at a large teaching facility that...
    Dec 21, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Lactation Consultants - need your advice
    Oh my! Didn't even know that was a form of noxious stimuli, although it certainly would be noxious! What happened to good old sternal rub?! Seriously though, there are so many things not right...
    Dec 1, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Book for OB charting tips?
    Any of you gals know of a book that gives good tips & pointers on charting in OB? It would be extra helpful if the book is familiar with all the current NICHD recommendations/guidelines, legalities...
    Nov 23, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. The Magical Fundus Question
    I agree with CoopergrrlRN, I use the side of my hand and begin somewhere around the "U", pressing in a down & sideways motion in the direction of Mom's feet. If you start at about the U - you should...
    Nov 23, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Confused in IA!!
    OK, let's see if I can be of any help. Presentation is the easiest, it simply means which part of the baby is entering into the mother's pelvis/birth canal first. For example, "breech" presentation...
    Nov 17, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Question for nurses who advance both needle & cath all the way
    Thanks Merymellen! I guess I just pictured the tip of that needle tearing little holes or shredding the vein all the way in. Obviously it doesn't or no one would start IV's that way, and some of...
    Nov 1, '06
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing


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