Does anyone do cross training between L&D and postpartum? Administration wants us to do it (again). We have tried it 2-3 times in the 17 years I have worked in L&D and it never works very well. It seems that it is fairly easy for L&D to go to PP but (nothing against PP nurses) not reciprocal. We feel that you need to work consistently in L&D to feel comfortable not just a day here and there. What has always happened in the past is this; if L&D is slow, then it's OK for the PP nurse to stay there but as soon as it gets crazy, the L&D needs to go back. Usually they're glad to go back but then what is the point of crosstraining?! We have a 16 bed L&D unit where we also do triage, high risk and antepartum. If anyone does cross training on a regular basis that actually works, how do you get started and then how do you maintain everyone's competencies? We are meeting with alot of resistance among the staff and most of the MD's don't think it's a good idea either. Our supervisor tells us "we're behind the times, EVERYONE else in the country is doing this!?"