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Advice? Postpartum or LDRP job?

Deciding between a cross-trained LDRP (labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum) unit or a postpartum unit. LDRP floats every 4 hours between L&D and postpartum as needed. Advice?

Sour Lemon

Has 9 years experience.

You were deciding this a few weeks ago. How long are they giving you?

I wouldn't want to work in either area, and I'm not a huge fan of floating mid-shift ...but if you're hoping to transition to NICU at some point, the floating position would probably be better experience and allow for better networking.

1 minute ago, Sour Lemon said:

You were deciding this a few weeks ago. How long are they giving you?

I wouldn't want to work in either area, and I'm not a huge fan of floating mid-shift ...but if you're hoping to transition to NICU at some point, the floating position would probably be better experience and allow for better networking.

COVID stalled some things. Thanks, though. 

Michellelizz

Specializes in Labour & Delivery. Has 1 years experience.

L&D and postpartum are very different environments. I’ve worked both and don’t see how you can float every 4 hours if you have a labouring patient? L&D is definitely more stressful in my opinion but if you enjoy critical care, I’d go that route. 

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