transplant to ob

  1. i currently work in transplant surgery (mostly liver and kidney) and am making a move to work in ob. i was wondering if any more experience nurses had any advice. either i can work in L&D, postpartem or nursery, OR be a part of the float pool and float between all three. i would rather do the float pool, but am concerned about feeling like an outsider among other staff members and/or not having continuity of care with patients. any suggestions?
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  3. by   fergus51
    I would never recommend going to the float pool until you have some experience in OB. By staying in one place for a bit you have a chance to develop your knowledge (I have never done transplant, but I imagine it's just a bit different from OB!) and to get to know the nurses on your unit. The standard route at our hospital is PP, then L&D, then nursery for people who want to work all three.
  4. by   mother/babyRN
    Usually we start off in pp, then gravitate to nursery and delivery. While on pp, we teach you how to set up tables and a few little things here and there..Good for you for wanting to know all three areas.You usually prefer one but even with that fact, it is a great idea to become familiar with all three....