How many births do you do per year or per month?
How many OB/gyns do you have on staff?
We've always got a 4 resident team, plus their attending in house. Some nights staff is running the whole board, other times we'll have a decent group of private patients so there will be a few extra attendings in house
How many family practice doctors delivery babies?
We've got a family practice residency program, so they deliver patients. If she goes high risk, they'll consult the OB/Gyn residents, and pass her off to them if she needs a c/s
How many nurses do you have on staff for L&D for each shift?
Depending on census, 12-18. Usually have 3 in triage, 1 float, a couple in high risk, and several more for labor. Oh, plus a charge nurse
Do nurses place cytotec or do the doctors do it?
If we're inducing a pre-viable baby (for lethal anomalies, sick mom-HELLP or whatever) the docs have to place it. For IUFDs or regular inductions, we can put it in
Are there any nurses that refuse to place cytotec?
No, but there are several of us who really don't like it
Are their doctors in house during the cytotec induction?
Yep, we've always got the residents. They'll step in for crashes or precip deliveries on private patients
Is the surgery crew in house during cytotec inductions?
We've got one assigned CRNA for L&D, plus MD backup. We've always got a scrub tech, and usually a nurse to be 2nd scrub if needed.
If you place cytotec,what was required to train you to place cytotec?
Just to know the p&p, checked off by preceptor.
Is Cytotec used on viable pregnancies or only on IUFD?
Both, a lot more for IUFDs though
Do you or would feel comfortable placing cytotec?
I'll do it, but I don't like it, and I'm on those moms like white on rice. I don't trust anything I can't take out or turn off. :stone