Med-Surg and Mother Baby

Specialties Med-Surg


I'm an RN and have an interview coming up for a med-surg position. The floor is split btwn med-surg and mother baby. Is that typical? Has anyone worked on a floor like this? Thanks.

Specializes in Ante-Intra-Postpartum, Post Gyne.

This is not typical,and IMO, and not safe...for many reasons such as babies have no immune systems (those patients better be clean and female) and due to security. We have a locked unit.

Thank you for your reply. I will f/u with the interviewer because that doesn't seem right to me either.

Specializes in Certified Med/Surg tele, and other stuff.

Eh? So you take care of both? We have mother baby on our floor. Most of the hospitals I worked at did. However, they were behind doors of their own and officially their own unit. We just shared the floor space.

I can't see a M/S nurse taking care of both at the same time. I wouldn't want an iso pt and a brand new couplet.

Well I guess it depends on how its setup. I work on the Mother/Baby floor but its split up into 3 units. Labor and delivery, nursery and post birth unit for mothers, and womens surgery (all women's med/surg). I work womens surgery but the babies never come into contact with the area and neither do the mothers in labor and delivery.

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