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  1. Typical day or week...
    80ish is pretty standard for a new grad in my area. Which is shockingly low, if you actually break it down by hours worked (not even including after hours time spent charting, etc). It worked out to...
    8:03 pm
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  2. Applying for job 6 months before graduating?
    i started applying about 5 months out, and accepted a job offer not too long after beginning my search. But closer to graduation, I got an offer from my dream job, and had to rescind my acceptance at...
    7:53 pm
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  3. Bedadine for vaginal birth
    no evidence to support any sort of perineal/vulvar prep for routine SVB. In fact with all the new data we are seeing regarding microbiomes and their effect on health, it's not unlikely that...
    7:49 pm
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Do you get hit/spit on? Does body fluids splash on you?
    I had a mom's bag of water break while she was standing by the bed and I was kneeling under her (baby was minutes from being born). My hair was DRIPPING. I learned my lesson, that's for sure! But...
    6:47 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I accepted a job offer but now I want to back out
    I did the same thing when I graduated CNM school. I felt terrible, and gave notice to the other job as soon as I had an official, signed offer from the job I wanted. It's business, and all you can do...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  6. Oh, magical taker of blood pressures, show me how!!!
    The MA at my OBs office always said my pressure was 120/80. When I was 33 weeks pregnant with my surrogate twins, I started feeling weird- terrible headache, sense of impending doom, floaters- so I...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. This week, I have learned..... (8/1)
    I learned that, according to my one creepy patient, a dude needs to "work up a boner" so he can show me "exactly where it hurts." Yeah, no. On the flip side, I also learned that it is hella...
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. The use of Ztrack for ALL intramuscular injection
    We train everyone to use z-track at my facility. I actually just learned about that policy today, because I finally got around to completing my "safe injection" training that I was supposed to do...
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. New Grad Resume Help for L&D
    I believe there is also an online EFM certification course- that would be well worth your time!
    Aug 7
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. New Grad Resume Help for L&D
    See if you can get some experience with childbirth education- i bet there are local CBE providers who would be more than willing to "precept" you by letting you attend their classes and help out,...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Typical day or week...
    It WAS a dream job! We did about 40ish a month, so it would range from none to as many as 4 on my busiest shifts. Most commonly, it would be one or two. These births could range from very...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  12. CPM VS. BSN
    Probably half of my CPM class went back to become a CNM. I know plenty of CPMs who have rewarding, lucrative careers, but they a) live in states where they are licensed and get insurance/medicaid...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  13. Typical day or week...
    When I worked inpatient, my 0.8 schedule (considered full time) was 3 days in the clinic and 24 hours in the hospital, usually as one shift (but some midwives break it into two 12s). As a...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  14. CPM VS. BSN
    I'd encourage anyone considering CPM school to search my posts and posts from other CPMs on this site. I too became a CPM because I had no desire to work in "mainstream" health care. Well,...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  15. Student Nurse Scrubs May Carry S. Aureus
    wait, i'm confused. the article said they found no trace of MRSA?
    Aug 4
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. What nursing task do you loathe???
    No no!!! I <3 most ADLs. Granted I am in LDRP, so my ADLs are very different than say, a med/surg or LTC population, lol.
    Aug 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What nursing task do you loathe???
    Well yeah, I am obviously I am grateful I am able to use my patient's vital signs to help guide assessments, alert me to problems, etc. I don't want to *not* have that information! I just want...
    Aug 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Babies on a plane!! (and also cord clamping)
    Timing of cord clamping has no real effect on the length of the third stage, maternal blood loss, or on the risk of a retained placenta. Sometimes delaying cord cutting will slightly lengthen third...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  19. CPM VS. BSN
    This. Right on. Amen, sister.[/QUOTE] I work at Planned Parenthood and don't even catch babies anymore. And I've never felt more fulfilled in my work. Being a midwife is so much more than catching...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  20. This week, I have learned..... (8/1)
    Try out Prezi- you'll NEVER go back to PP and your audience will be super impressed. https://prezi.com
    Aug 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Maternal assisted cesarean birth
    I agree, and I hope I did not come off as dismissive. It is absolutely appropriate to validate a woman's feelings about her birth. And it is totally normal and okay for a mom to be disappointed in...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. post partum hemorrhage medications
    We have PO methergine as a standing order at the hospital I work at as an RN. As a midwife, I've written orders for prn methergine (I want to abbreviate that to meth so badly lol!) for a pt with a...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Do we matter?
    We don't use CNAs on the LDRP unit I work at as an RN, because we only do maybe 250 births a month so we don't need support staff. But at my CNM job, I rely SO HEAVILY on my clinic assistants (most...
    Aug 2
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. Why am I so depressed?
    It's totally okay to be less than thrilled with your job. The reality of being a grown up is that you have to work, and when you are new to a field (even when you are not!), you aren't always in a...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. What nursing task do you loathe???
    Vital signs! SO MANY VITAL SIGNS. I don't know why I specifically dislike this so much! I would be a happy woman if I never had to touch another BP cuff or count another baby's respiratory rate. ...
    Aug 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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