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  1. Best/Worst List of L&D nursing
    Best: being labour support through a difficult labour and seeing the looks on the parents' faces when they realize it was all worth it. Worst: still births and situations in which the patient or...
    May 1, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. L&D is my passion
    That's why I love my union!
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. If you are an advocate for natural birth/homebirth with CNM
    I've seen tons of side lying deliveries--I think it just depends on where you are. And I didn't see the OP as wanting to influence someone's choices, but rather as being worried that because she...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. If you are an advocate for natural birth/homebirth with CNM
    I am passionate about low intervention birth and have used to passion to help the women I care for--by doing as much education as I can in each labour room, providing them with information and tools...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Gas & Air For L&D/Home Births
    Entonox now has special filters and can be controlled by the mother--but I think Entonox way back when may have leaked quite heavily into the surroundings and perhaps been inhaled a bit much by the...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. Certifications needed to be a L&D nurse.
    American Pediatric Association I think. You can Google that.
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. Post op recovery of regional C-section
    We recover our own sections in a PARR room on the unit. We use a normal BP/SPO2 machine that can hook up to leads if necessary (3 lead only), if there are any concerns in the OR they go to the main...
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. What do you chart when you have a normal vaginal delivery?
    I still, after 5 years, pay a lot of attention to delivery notes! Something like this: 1526: vacuum applied after bladder emptied by Dr. X. 1529: head delivered and vacuum removed. 1530:...
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Nurses Managing Epidural Pumps?
    Up here in Canada I've worked in three facilities with completely different rules. In the first, we had a medical directive not only to manipulate the rate within a set range, but also to give top...
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Pain Relief in Your Facility
    First hospital I worked at: 90% epi, 10% nothing (we didn't offer IV narcotics or entonox). 4000 deliveries/year. Second hospital: 60% epi for primes, 40% for multips, the rest IV fentanyl and/or...
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. Vaginal  hand during c-section
    In Canada applying pressure from below in a section is outside of our scope of practice (I would imagine it is everywhere). There have been cases where inexperienced staff have fractured a baby's...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Heroin withdrawal
    Morphine for babies is the standard at every place I've worked at, I've never had to deal with a withdrawing Mom. What a tough situation *hugs*
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. EFM tracing predictive of CPD
    I've never heard anything like that, I'd be interested to know!
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Foley placement BEFORE anesthesia??
    Oh and the nursery comes to do the baby--even if it's booked!
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. "true knot"
    Seen lots! My sister was a double nuchal cord with a true knot. The most memorable one for me was a booked section--there was a true knot but it was a figure 8 knot!! We took pictures. It was bizarre...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. Foley placement BEFORE anesthesia??
    We have 3 RNs for every CS--scrub, circulate and patient care (assists anesthetist and recovers patient). It's lovely.
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Mat/child right after graduation?
    I started in Toronto as a new grad and got a 4 minty perinatal program! It can be done ;)
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Foley placement BEFORE anesthesia??
    Even in the small hospital I worked in (separate OR staff) it was done post spinal. Why put someone through the discomfort and anxiety?
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Bedside handoff report on mother/baby unit
    Good lord I wish our pp nurses would run mag! Our mag moms stay in LD until it's discontinued with 1:1 or 2:1 care depending on unit acuity. Then again, we also do the majority of IVs for our pp...
    Feb 3, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. DS vs NS (this is a vent)
    Honestly it sounds like you have had terrible luck with staff and nursing culture. I've worked LD at three different hospitals now and had the exact opposite. We're all required to rotate days/nights...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. preterm- breathing on own at 18-19w
    We do it. Not the most ideal but you can't leave a dead body in a clean utility and the baby has to be close for mom and dad to have access if they want baby brought back into the room. Then we...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Shoulder Dystocia
    Because the body is so low in the pelvis when the head is delivered, the cord is compressed or nearly completely compressed from that point forward and there is extra pressure around the neck and...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Dont know if I love or hate my job
    Everyone feels that way at the beginning. I still have days where I hear about a bad case and think "oh I'm so glad I wasn't here!" And the only crazy emergency I've been directly involved in was a...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Dont know if I love or hate my job
    Stick it out!! It took me at least a year to stop calling the unit after most shifts having forgotten something "crucial" in report/omg did I put the pit mu in ml, what did I miss? I had nightmares...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. What is a NST?
    I had heard that this still happened in the US--yikes!! We only use Cytotec to induce losses here in Canada. I've also only seen an oxytocin challenge (stress) test once. We should do them more often...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing