Let's put it like this, I am never bored.
I work on the OB-Gyn unit. We have postpartum, GYN surgeries, and antepartum.
My day typically starts in report we can have anywhere between 3-6 patients (6 on a busy day)
I start out with assessments. Postpartum- fundal checks, breasts, bladder, lochia, hemorrhoids, incisions (c-sections), episiotomy, bowel sounds, etc.
I then check orders for everybody, d/c iv's, catheters, pca's, dressings, etc.
Give meds, usually not to bad, because most patients are healthy. Occassionally some of the GYN surgeries will have more meds. We give antibiotics, stool softeners, prenatal vitamins, etc.
Then I usually start on charting, updating careplans, etc. During all of this we have admissions. With new admissions we are doing assessments (all of listed above) once at the thirty min mark, then a hour mark, then at the two hour mark, and then again at the four hour mark.
If we have antepartum admissions from the ER or Dr.'s office, we are starting IV's, weights, calling office for orders, etc. We put in catheters alot, sometimes do bladder training on GYN surgeries.
I love where I work, and I really love the people that I work with. I am never bored, and most days are not slow. VERY RARE, we will have a slow day, and it's just nice to relax, makes up for the days when you are running ALL day. I encourage you to try PP, it's great! :heartbeat:heartbeat:heartbeat