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  1. drug screening patients

    Ok, I'll get right to the point. Most of the nurses at the hospital I work at have always worked here, we deliver about 600/yr. I don't know who to ask or where to start. I really feel the need for some help for our drug abusing moms, and babies. ...
  2. drug screening patients

    Thanks everyone for your input. I will talk to my nurse manager tomorrow (have already emailed her with my concerns but have not heard back) and as soon as possible visit with the medical head of nursery.
  3. drug screening patients

    I didn't start this thread to debate mandatory drug testing. Yes, where I'm employed a drug screen is required for employment, and random drug screens on employees are done. If I were a patient, I would certainly want my nurse to pass a drug screen...
  4. this makes me sick

    wow. None of our docs would've ruptured her, we would have tried to give her as much time as possible, even if it just meant a day.
  5. Funny Nursing Dreams

    I have dreams about work fairly frequently. Most recently I had a good night at work ending badly with the OBGYN being furious at me for her missing a delivery (it took her 14 min to get there)...anyway, I dreamt that I got off work, went to the sto...
  6. The nurse who stepped in for only a few moments while I was in labor with my first child...she showed compassion that was inspiring. I had a strong curiousity toward the medical field...that and the program for nursing was 30 minutes from my home, a...
  7. My sister works in LTC, just started this place a month or so ago (I work L&D). Anyway she has a pt who seems to enjoy being cleaned after using the bedpan. She says things when being cleaned, like "THERE, THERE, RIGHT THERE", and today it was ...
  8. To aspirate or not to aspirate?!

    Aspirate. I've been a nurse for 16 years and 1 time only aspirated blood, and that was on a newborn.
  9. Hold that Push!

    I had a G2p1 spontaneous labor with an epidural. It was dayshift, she went complete, I had her give a push, and nothing. I called Dr.E (for evil lol) & told her exactly that, and the baby looked great. She stated she would see 2 more patients ...
  10. Medical This or That

    Chest pain unmedicated vaginal birth or kidney stone?
  11. In March our new uniform policy went into effect. Nurses wear white, navy, ceil or royal; aides wear dark brown. Our shoes and socks have to be all white with no color on them, and lab jackets must be white or the color of our scrubs. The uniforms...
  12. Help-Cultural needs of Iranian

    I need some quick help here, I've never had a middle eastern pt. She is 25 weeks gestation, admitted with fetal demise. Any cultural needs you can advise me on would be appreciated. I want to give her the best care possible.
  13. Contract for formula anyone???

    Just found out we are no longer to offer moms formula "a", instead, all babies are to get formula "x". UNLESS the mom requests formula "a". But we are not to offer or mention that brand. Most of our moms are on WIC and formula "a" is our WIC formu...
  14. We have a lactation consultant who is no longer an employee of our hospital. She works for the ob/gyn (we'll call him DrX)and sees his patients postpartum. All of our other doc's pts are seen by another lactation consultant from the health dept (who...
  15. A few months ago I was called to the hospital because my grandmother was "sick". I met my grandfather sitting in the family room with 2 of my coworkers. I didn't know what was going on...I was under the impression she had died when I was called out...
  16. Just received a new hospital wide memo about a new policy which states all employees who work outside the hospital whether self employed or anything, or serving on any advisory board must fill out a form sending to your nurse manager and human resour...
  17. Policy: "All regular fulltime and parttime employees must obtain approval form their immediate supervisors and from Human Resources before accepting any outside employment (including self-employment). Approval will be based on possible conflict of i...
  18. Bereavement f/u pp

    I am trying to get our department's bereavement program more organized with better follow up. I would appreciate suggestions on how to go about the follow up, like how many days out do you make calls, what questions do you ask the moms and anything ...
  19. What is your biggest nursing pet peeve?

    I work in ob and my biggest pet peeve is people walking in my pts room without knocking. Especially other nurses or lab persons. Or the next shift coming on sending students in to my pts room, while she is pushing and after they have been told (both...
  20. Perfect woman

    That one has me LOL here at work...good thing I am in the nursery tonight
  21. Dolly and the Queen

    LOL that is pretty funny!
  22. pt enjoys pericare too much...

    ...but I also agree it was unprofessional, said to anybody.
  23. pt enjoys pericare too much...

    I'm thinking the woman must be pretty with it and manipulative if she had enough senses about her to apologize to the aide when she came on the next night- but I won't debate that because she's not here to be assessed. I would not have said somethin...
  24. pt enjoys pericare too much...

    Just talked to my sister, said things may be better. She was taking care of her and the woman asked her why nobody liked to clean her and my sister said "because you make them feel uncomfortable with your comments, acting horny all the time". She h...
  25. "upping the pit" with regular ctx's

    Amen sista Shay! You either grow 'em or get out of L&D. We up the pit by 1 every 15 minutes usually. We accuse day shift of keeping the pit at the lowest possible rate so they don't deliver until nights. One doc starts at 1 then increases by 2...