I work for a small hospital. Our OB Unit has 9 beds and we do about 330 deliveries per year. We are scheduled with an OB nurse and a Nursery nurse for each 12 hr shift, but they often put the nursery nurse on call even if we have 1 mom and 1 baby. I know that things can go bad quickly in OB, and being alone on the unit with my other nurse at home in bed about 30 minutes away is unsettling to say the least. I have seen the ACOG staffing guidelines but I can not find anything that states that there should be 2 qualified nurses at all times. I have asked several nurses at other facilities and 2 is their minimum. Does anyone know if there is a "standard" for this and where I can find it?