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mitchsmom

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  1. Helicoptor trauma transport cost

    Currently in my area I think they are around $20k+
  2. Medical termination of pregnancy.

    Probably sounds harsh, but to be honest, I feel the same way. And it tends to happen this way, too, doesn't it (ours really tend to come in the proverbial 3's so we'll have several days in a row or a week with several of these cases)? One a unit with...
  3. Medical termination of pregnancy.

    Probably sounds harsh, but to be honest, I feel the same way. And it tends to happen this way, too, doesn't it (ours really tend to come in the proverbial 3's so we'll have several days in a row or a week with several of these cases)? On a unit with ...
  4. Home Birth culture in your Area

    Direct-Entry Midwife laws by state: http://mana.org/statechart.html Florida Midwifery laws: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=Ch0467/titl0467.htm&StatuteYear=2008&Title=->2008->Chapter%20467 ...
  5. Survey about Cytotec

    How many births do you do per year or per month? around 1100/yr How many OB/gyns do you have on staff? 6 How many family practice doctors delivery babies? 0 How many nurses do you have on staff for L&D for each shift? usually 4 Do nurses place cy...
  6. Mandatory prenatal HIV testing

    That's what I was thinking/ wondering when I saw the note...
  7. Home births 'as safe as hospital'

    Yeah, I thought it was weird that the study reference wasn't cited, I wanted to look it up. It looks like Medscape got it from Reuters, but no ref...
  8. Home births 'as safe as hospital'

    Here's one to the contrary - the studies seem to go back and forth. I love the debates & would love to see this study torn apart with all the ins & outs... Midwife-Attended Home Births Less Safe Than In-Hospital Deliveries http://www.medscape...
  9. Mandatory prenatal HIV testing

    Does anyone know if prenatal HIV testing is legally required? On our unit last night, we had a note that stated that if there weren't the two legally mandated HIV tests on pt's prenatals, that we are to order a rapid HIV on admission. So I just got ...
  10. HELLP syndrome

    from the preeclampsia foundation website (wonderful site!!!): risk factors for preeclampsia: http://www.preeclampsia.org/faq.asp#five preeclampsia statistics: http://www.preeclampsia.org/statistics.asp hypertensive disorders of pregnancy complicate ...
  11. true or false?

    not true at my smallish community hospital... last week our hospital was FULL ... something that doesn't usually happen for us unless it's snowbird (Winter) season...
  12. Process of signing up for call

    I don't have much to offer here. I feel the same way. We have the same issues. I am part-time, so lately I've gotten ours when it has already been attacked. Plus I have kids and can only do it when dh is off work (cutting into our few days off togeth...
  13. MD's and Pitocin

    Ours is similar, except we don't write orders when we put the induction in the book. When mom just comes in, we assess/examine cervix/ get a strip, etc. and call for orders at that time. Often our MD's don't see pt until they deliver (and that could...
  14. Do you have to be on-call?

    12hours/ week $2/hr + time & 1/2 hate it; one of the reasons I've gone part-time
  15. Thanks for all the feedback! We need to get with it :)