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Upgrading_Status has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in L&D.

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    Insulin drips patients on L&D

    I feel as if your institution has their I's dotted and T's crossed.
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    Insulin drips patients on L&D

    Most of our patients tend to be early second trimester patients. This demographic of patient is so new to us we don't have a policy, more less healthstreams and a competency checklist. Staffing is a mess, to the point where they know we are supposed to be 1:1 with the drip patient, it may now become 2:1. I'm getting sick thinking about it. I can't say more.
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    Insulin drips patients on L&D

    Does this occur in your facility? Is this common or are they transferred to ICU? What is your facilities policy regarding pregnant patients needing insulin drips?
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    How early to start preceptor search

    My school encouraged it during our orientation.
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    What do nurse managers and clinical directors actually do?

    You sound like an awesome manager and make mine look like _____. Many of the things you do she delegates to the charge nurses and staff nurses. The only thing mine seems to do is tinker with our schedule.
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    Demoted from ICU to IMCU

    I agree with the posters who said the transfer or "demotion" as OP called it, happened for a reason. Who knows OP, maybe you may like the new unit better whether it's the work load, supportive staff, or a better group of nurses on the shift. Some nurses still succumb to mob mentality or may have not liked you for whatever reason (that's life). I remember when I was a new nurse of 6 months, a newer nurse started. One group of nurses didn't like her; one evening they were talking bad about her. I interjected and said what they were stating wasn't true and I gave examples. They told me to mind my business. A month later the young lady turned in her letter of resignation. I believe everything happens for a reason. We may not know why at the moment, but somewhere along the way the reason is revealed. Good luck OP!
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    L&D RN w/ Herpes - Embarrassed

    Okay, I'm just going to leave this here. You do not work in NCLEX Hospital and the people you work with are human.
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    3 weeks in L&D and wanting out

    Go back to your old floor where you will be happy.
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    What's a good job for L&D nurses who want to leave the bedside?

    The Nurse Family partnership? Is that exclusive to one state or is it a national program? @Quazar, I feel like you. I would like advance my career with a MSN, but in what I am not sure.
  10. Hello all, any updates?
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    Low census--what do you do?

    If no one is offered the night off we're told to do online mandatories.
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    Do you overspend on luxury items as a nurse?

    The only nurses I know like that are single and childless.
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    Am I wrong from refusing to help a friend?

    Don't feel bad. Where is her study group?
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    FNP or WHNP

    Which program did you decide on?
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    RNC-OB results

    May I ask the outcome? Did your initial result change?
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    Augmenting Labor (particularly before 39 weeks)

    Given all that you said they wouldn't have sent you home. You're a multi para exhibiting all the signs of labor. They wouldn't take the chance of sending you home and then hours or an hour later you deliver at home. Some of the women they send home are dehydrated, others are in the latent phase. They may return in active labor a day or 2 later, not all some.