Nov 25, '06
If it helps to make you feel better, I carried two pregnancies all the way to labor while working 12 hour shifts in the ER. Like others stated, don't do any heavy lifting or (in my personal experience) provide counter traction for dislocated shoulders! Other than that, I really didn't worry too much - but I was told by my manager not to care for patients who had shingles, MRSA, VRE, etc., although I'm sure I probably did have MRSA patients and probably didn't know it at the time they initially came to the ER. I just made sure to follow the proper infectious precautions (contact, universal, etc.) when caring for patients who were possibly infected.
Best wishes to you - I hope you have a smooth pregnancy!
Last edit by Spacklehead on Nov 25, '06
: Reason: ETA: Just make sure you check with your OB about what you should and should not be doing while at work.