What are some of your frustrations about your job in L&D?
For me...I can list quite a few, but I'll keep it simple:
1 - Triple and quadruple charting - more time spent on paperwork/computerized charting means less time I can spend with my patients. :uhoh21:
2 - The girls/women who are on public assistance and come in every 1-2 years bearing another child onto our already overly burdened welfare system. :angryfire
3 - Sometimes, feeling like you need to clone yourself so that you can adequately care for all of the patients you are assigned. On our really busy days, we can sometimes have 2-3 active labor patients at once.
Jan 17, '05
I 2nd your frustations, USA! it really drives me to move forward w/my education and consider my options, frankly. I did not go into this to sit at a desk, buried in paperwork. That is partly why I will never manage a nursing unit. YECH.....and the paperwork? It gets worse every year. We were just told our new pitocin protocols will add to that, again, and heavily from what I see....it's enough to make me want to cry. This after going online w/charting and meds just in the past 3 months, turning our whole unit upside down for a while there. It's becoming WAY too much. I do not want to spend my time at a desk, I want to spend it helping women labor/deliver and breastfeed/assume care for their babies! I love nothing more than spending time at the bedside, this is what I wanted to do when I went to school.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Jan 17, '05