Hysterical phone calls about people in labor! - page 5

in all fairness, i almost entitled this " hysterical daddies", but realized that, though that is largely the scope of hysterical phone calls regarding people in labor in my experience, it doesn't ,... Read More

  1. by   mother/babyRN
    I am going to have to further investigate this aversion to birth stuff some of you people describe. Goes right in the category of a crazy phenomenon I am fond of teasing the ER about.....Cracks me up... We actually now laugh at them and they know we find it amusing, and now joke along with us. Never met anyone who can zip up patients quicker than an er person who potentially has someone in labor or with cramp 1. They actually insist we go down and try to do fh's of 4 weeks. Just cracks me up.....Icu, Er and all those places. Maybe THEY are the abnormal ones...We love you anyway.....
  2. by   bagladyrn
    I was down ragging the ER staff about this last night. The answer I got was "But there's this OTHER person in there!!" This seems to really bother them - a patient they can't see.
  3. by   kids
    Hate to sound like Mario here but...I wonder if there is some bizzare chemical reaction in the noses of us non-ob Nurses that make lochia smell so repulsive? It would support the theory that OB Nurses are born not made.

    I have noticed a smell with the above mentioned gore but nothing that ever made me want to gag.
  4. by   at your cervix
    OK, back to the how much does the baby weigh thing. Last week, I had a baby that required full resuscitation (totally unexpected) and of course there were 9 people in the room, all with camera's. I was trying to resuscitate this baby with the OB (who obviously knew nothing about NRP) while waiting for NICU to arrive. I have 7 of the 9 people yelling at me "how much does he weigh" I obviously ignored them as I was preoccupied with saving the baby's life. They got very irrate and one of them got right in my face and asked why the h*** I hadn't weighed him yet, there were people in the hall that wanted to know. By this time NICU had taken over so I very firmly asked the "spectator" if they would rather weigh the baby or save it's life. It was as if they were totally oblivious to the fact that we were doing CPR on this child. Well, of course, I was then the wicked nurse that was "rude" to them!!! WHAT IS WITH PEOPLE????????
  5. by   lindalou
    I took a call fom this woman who calmly stated"I'm in labor, I'm 4cm and my uterus is hangin out and I'm comming in.:roll We were all having a GREAT laugh about this one! About 20 minutes later she comes walking down the hall. Going through the usual routine gown, girdle and monitors I glove up and pulled back the covers and HER UTERUS IS HANGING OUT!!! We are talking like if this had been the baby it would have been out TO IT'S EARS!!! After gaining my composure(and calmly CALLING IN THE TROUPS!) she tells us this is her third pregnancy for this to happen. She was a G7P5. She had been to the Dr. that day and he had told her she was 4cm and when she started ctx to come in. Since she had been through this before she was as calm as a cucumber......well, we weren't. As she labored her uterus actually drew back up inside and she delivered vag just fine. She had a hyst two weeks later....not an emergency....just getting that dang thing out of there!!!!
  6. by   lindalou
    We get some REAL Doosies....We have a birthing suite with a small hot tub in it. We had this Bradley pt....(whew! this one was a piece of work) She brought great grandmothers quilt that all her children were born on LAID IT ON THE FLOOR and refused to get in the bed!!!! The nurse went in to check on her and she is in the hot tub...didn't ask or let us know just did it.....WITH THE DAD NEEEEEKKKKKKEEEEDDDD!!!!!!!:imbar :imbar :imbar and doula, mom,dad garndma, aunt, sister are all standing around......OH MY GAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWED!!!!! Why do they even come to the hospital Holiday in is RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD! The nurse had to check her from behind while she was on her hands and knees when she checked her....butt stuck stait up in the air. This was a prominant family so the MD was letting her do what ever she wanted.....he even deliverd it on her great grandmas quilt. BROWN NOSER!!!!!!
  7. by   mother/babyRN
    Oh my GOSH! Man, Ihave to tell you Lindalou, that you took my concept of a prolapsed uterus to new heights. And, I have to say, that I just don't get the deal with the lochia...I think it smells like lochia....I'm wondering iif the people with problens with lochia, also have problems with semen..Just a thoght I probably don't want to investigate.......I have had a similar situation with the people in the room irate and either not realizing or not caring about a full resus...We throw them out immediately.
    And, at our facility, where, of course, NRP is mandatory for the nures, it is optional for the OBs (huh???). We HAVE to go and they are invited to attend. Not mandatory for them. So, it isn't unusual for us to throw them ( the OBs) and pedis ( also invited but not required) out of the way so we can do what we have to do. It has happened often enough that they willingly do as the nurse tells them since they know we know more about it than they do.....Scary, huh? At least nowadays, more of the "invited" giuests have elected to attend in order to keep up with the nurses....
  8. by   shay
    I love my locked unit. I love that freaky visitors have to buzz to get in and I can keep them out. I love that you can only have 2 people in the room on my unit, and I can kick you out if I have to resus. the baby.

    Ooooooohhhhhhh, how I am loving working on a LOCKED UNIT now.
  9. by   mother/babyRN
    Hee Heee Heee.. We should retitle this the body fluid/crazy visitors thread....How about hysterical nurses..*Have known more than a few of them too)
  10. by   AlaskaKat
    I have many nurse friends that not only think lochia/birth smell gross, but that my entire job is gross. "You have to put your fingers in there!" Come on now, I KNOW that suctioning a trach so Way grosser than what I do!
  11. by   mark_LD_RN
    i have to agree, trachs decubituis and all those other things are much naster than what we deal with usually
  12. by   amblessing
    Originally posted by OB4ME
    "Oh yeah...She has one of those PLACENTA PRIMAVERA"
    :chuckle :roll what an idiot! Would you like some parmeasan and garlic bread with that?
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Locked units ROCK! I work at two different hospitals and the LOCKED unit is MUCH more pleasant in terms of fewer morons, creeps and nutcases hanging about all the time..it is LIKE NIGHT AND DAY, I TELL YA! I love it!