I work in a 30 bed hospital. We also have a 4 bed OB unit. Many times we are running all shift to care for 5 to 9 pts. per nurse. The OB nurses may have 1 mom or no pts. at all but come in because they need the pay. They refuse to come and take pts on M/S because of the possibility of a mom coming in and they don't want to give them an infection they picked up on the floor. So they are being paid to read a book while we run our b--- off. Does this happen any where else in the world? I know in the good old days we changed into scrubs
and then scrubed and went to do OB. I'm looking for feedback on how other small hospitals handle this.