Do you stick around? - page 3
Do you stay with a laboring pt even if your shift is up? Do you let a nurse take over unless she's close to delivering? I've seen in most cases that a nurse will stay, or the NM changes her to a... Read More
Jul 26, '03Occupation: Operating Room Nurse Specialty: 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 17,036; Likes: 1,006Originally posted by mark_LD_RN
I almost always stay, I punch out and stay for free if i have to,especially for some patients who insist i stay. I also have a few patients that i promise to be their with them for their labor and delivery. they get my home number and I come in for them even with out pay.
Jul 27, '03Occupation: registered nurse Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1,083; Likes: 14Originally posted by LPN2Be2004
you know what our facility says? if yo're not on the clock, you need to get out, due to the liability
Jul 27, '03Occupation: travel nurse - ob Specialty: OB ; Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 3,170; Likes: 4,503I do stay if a birth is imminent and I have bonded with the patient. If I am unable to stay that long, I try to stay for a bit with the oncoming nurse, just to ease the transition for the laboring mom - even just 15-30 minutes with both of us there seems to help, then say goodbye and slip out.