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    :uhoh21: I work in OB. Recently had bad baby born - come to find out that some of the nursery nurses who attend deliveries are NOT NRP certified. I watched in horror a few weeks ago as one nursery nurse did not know how to do chest compressions etc., I jumped in to help, but she was lost.

    I addressed this to management and they replied that "well, usually the neonatologist is present with a delivery." This is not true, and does it matter? The nurse should still be NRP certified. How can you come to a delivery for a baby and not be NRP certified? It blows my mind!

    Any input, suggestions appreciated! Thanks for letting me blow off steam :angryfire :angryfire

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    No anesthesiologist in house? No way! One bad outcome and it changes a nurses perspective! Have had true stat c/s in Labor and Delivery and without the Anesthesiologist in-house no doubt baby and possibly Mom would not have survived! Even if its a level 1 hospital - no excuse for not having in house anesthesia 24/7. I know its my opinion but...it my license also that I worked hard for and I am not willing to compromise in any way, especially with liability and lawsuits these days! I love working in Labor and Delivery and hope to keep it that way

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    We are looking to relocate to possibly Tucson, or Fountain Hills area. Where are the best schools for young children/worst schools? (elementary/middle). Any info is appreciated! :-)

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    I am by the Shore. Green heads are like flies but green and BITE! You don't find them further inland. As far as Arizona, guess we have to teach are kids not to try and hide in any bushes.

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    Thanks for the information from everyone. Our family is excited about the opportunity to move. We LOVE the warm weather! Hoping the mosquit. are less in Arizona though because in the summer you get "eatin' alive" by skeeters' in Jersey, and green heads. :trout:

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    Looking to relocate to Tucson from Jersey. Are the bugs that bad? Flying roaches inside? Any info appreciated!

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    I have done UOP online courses for over a year and LOVE the program. I really enjoy going to school in my pajamas (ha ha ha). Everything can be done via the internet at my convenience. So, if you have a family, children, it is especially helpful. I have had friends who tried Thomas Edison and found it very difficulty to get in touch with instructors. They also had to have a "proctor" who was willing to review papers and adm. tests at a library or such facility. After learning how to navigate through the online experience with UOP it has been a breeze! I have met people in class from all over the world. They also have 24 hr. tech support included in fees which I have used many times. Good luck! :-) Never stop learning :-)

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    :redlight: :redlight: 2 points. First, BEWARE of sign-on bonus! Second...money is NOT everything! I learned first hand myself. The bonus may seem $$$, but received 1st bonus in 2 checks with LOTS of taxes taken out. Worst hospital to work at...EVER! The travelers would come to work and refuse to return to the unit. Lots of issues such as: unsafe staffing, management horrible, longer term employees not helping newer employees...just awful experience. Thank God I got out of that hospital. Just my opinion. :trout:

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    :gandalf: Have a new manager that started a few months ago. Job gone to her "head" and now feels she can intimidate staff. She had me come to her office, shut the door and held her hand against it while screaming and pointing in my face, cussing at me. It was a terrible situation and I was in shock! I reported her and she denies everything. Staff are looking for new jobs because they are so unhappy. Of course Adm. is trying to "brush it under the rug" and just try to minimize what happened. Point is...NEVER tolerate abuse and as nurses we need to be respectul to each other. :angel2: Any input and/or suggestions appreciated.

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    I have worked in union and non-union hospitals. I have to say that working in a unionized hospital is MUCH better than non-unionized. Without a union management thinks they can walk all over the nurses! Look...we all have to decide what is best for each of us and most have families they need to support, and bills to pay. I don't know if a strike will happen or not but I cannot cross the picket line. I will work somewhere else if need be. I don't advocate harm to anyone, but freedom of speech. Just my 2 cents.

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    :angryfire They are looking for SCABS!

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    :spin: The only reply I will give on this is that every patient I have cared for gets the best I can give as an L&D nurse. When a women is in labor it does not matter who you are because it is about the best outcome for mom and baby...period. Labor is labor...hurts! enguin:

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    Thanks everyone for the support and suggestions! I am not returning, and I feel very happy about the decision. Not only was my license at risk but the environment is unhealthy emotionally. I am happy to say that at another PD job I work everyone talks to each other, team work is never a question, and all staff practice safely and kindly. This has been a huge learning experience for me. I cannot believe I stayed at that certain hospital for so long! Life is too short to be unhappy!

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    I am working in a VERY unsafe job. I think the "icing on the cake" was yesterday. I have brought many concerns to management and basically have been told to shut up. I have never left a job without giving 2 weeks notice, but I just feel that I cannot work another day at his horrendous hospital! I have been a nurse many years and I have never encountered this type of environment until now. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

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    I am working in a hospital (NJ) where one of the OB docs does fundal pressure with every laboring patient during second stage. I am FREAKED out! It is not even a gentle application, but serious pushing up and down forcefully. I am not comfortable caring for any of his patients during labor because I know he will be doing fundal pressure! Management knows about this and they continue to allow this OB to practice! Every other place I have ever worked Fundal pressure was NEVER used. Any suggestions? I just keep seeing shoulder dystocia and lawsuits with my name as the nurse caring for the patient.


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