Yes, it seems nursery protocols/procedures stump L and D nurses the most. For those who have LDRP and have to function in the nursery, it is CRITICAL they understand these things.
You COULD have a simple blurb on how to :
read CBCs and understand trends---one CBC is rarely diagnostic of infection, and you need to look at TRENDS in i/t ratios.....You can get a STABLE text and teach on this ONE thing in 10 minutes.
Interpret sugars, why a VERY HIGH sugar level is indicative of stress and needs to be watched, etc.
Or you can break down STABLE into its components e.g. Sugars, Temps, etc, and teach those over several meetings. Often, broken down, people digest things better.
You COULD have a dystocia drill. That is easily done in 10 minutes but is SO CRITICAL to drum into our heads. Really, esp for new nurses, do they KNOW w/o having to stop and think, what to do in the case of a severe dystocia?????
Have your LC (if you have one) discuss a few Breastfeeding facts, perhaps, that maybe the L/D nurses don't know.....'
Do your L/D nurses know what malignant hyperthermia is (related to anesthesia)? If not, you should give a talk on this. It's rare but so serious and minutes/seconds count in knowing what to do about it!
There are many things you can discuss.
You COULD even review a potential for disaster, such as if you live in a Tornado-prone area, review what is to be done in the case of a tornado/flood/severe storm/power outages, etc. (now is tornado season in the Alley). We DID Have a tornado some years back where I work, and I had the fun job of moving babies and moms to windowless hallways to wait it out. IT never hurts to go over these things here and there, and can easily be reviewed in 5 minutes.