We have 19 LDRP rooms and 3 observation rooms. Although all RN's are supposed to be crosstrained to do everything, there are some who aren't, which makes it more difficult for others!! We have between 1500-2000 deliveries a year, so when our unit is full, we transfer our pts to peds(but it can only be moms, no couplets). At this point in time, surgery sends up a crew to do our C/S, because we simply don't have the staff to do them ourselves. But, when it's a stat C/S, we do as much as we can to get things started. There is still a sense of labor nurse, nursery nurse, PP nurse, despite the fact that most of us are LDRP nurses! So, sometimes there's conflict. But, anywhere you work you get that, I guess!
Usually it's the delivery nurse who admits the baby and recovers mom, but if it's not crazy and another nurse can attend the delivery with you, the crew I work with is really good about getting the baby admitted as much as possible. Hope the info helped!
[This message has been edited by MercyAngels (edited June 08, 2000).]