BellsRNBSN

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BellsRNBSN has 2 years experience and specializes in LDRP.

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  1. Housing Stipend vs. Company Housing

    I am currently in talks with a travel nurse agency and am hoping to start my first travel assignment in late May/early June. My recruiter keeps pushing the housing stipend over taking the company housing. The company housing appeals to me because I w...
  2. Magnesium for Neuroprotection

    So, recently I cared for a patient just over 31 weeks gestation with a hx of PTL admitted for PPROM. She was given our standard PPROM antibiotic protocol, steroids for baby's lungs, and magnesium sulfate for 24 hours for neuroprotection for the baby....
  3. I've always wanted to try travel nursing, and now that I'm approaching two years of experience in my field, I'm thinking of applying to some travel agencies. It looks like most agencies require at least two letters of recommendation from direct super...
  4. Who out there is doing standardized pitocin orders?

    With our standard order set, there is a checklist that must be completed before the pitocin can be started (MD order in; gestation of at least 39 weeks, or documented reason for induction/augmentation if not; OB with surgical privileges on campus; th...
  5. Dealing with Overbearing Visitors

    I'm coming up on one year in LDRP now (so, still a new grad) and an issue that I still haven't found a very effective way to deal with is having patients who have overbearing visitors. To give a few examples: - I was recovering a mom from a C/S whose...
  6. Epidural + Hypoglycemia

    Thank you for your responses! If I have a situation like this in the future, I will try IV dextrose first. And ideally, I would love for my laboring patients to eat and drink anything they want, but as a hospital employee, I have agreed to follow h...
  7. Epidural + Hypoglycemia

    What is your hospital's policy/what do you do when you have a diabetic mom with an epidural who has low blood sugar? Do you push dextrose? Do you disregard the ice chip diet and give juice? The other week I had a gestational diabetic mother in transi...
  8. A Question for all the Moms out there...

    To all of you moms (and dads too!): If you had a wonderful, positive birth experience, what was it that your labor nurse did/contributed that made your experience so great? And on the opposite end, if you had a negative birth experience, what was it ...
  9. what do ob nurses do when a woman has a stillbirth and miscarriag

    What Ashley said. Most hospitals probably add their own touch to things as well. In our care packages at the hospital I work at, we include a locket in the bereavement package that splits in two - a small one for baby and a larger one for one of the ...
  10. maternity- helpful hints/advice to students

    Yes, OB is very different from med/surg. Obviously, each nursing student's clinical rotation experience differs, depending on the student, the clinical instructor, the clinical site, the nurses on the unit, the patients, etc. etc. In my personal OB c...
  11. Not having answers to interview questions

    In cases such as this, I think the best strategy in answering these questions is just to be honest. If you never made a med error in nursing school, tell the interviewer this, and then tell him/her what you would have done if you HAD made an error (o...
  12. After vaginal birth, recovery!

    Also, sometimes the fundus just happens to lie deeper in some women, or there is more fatty tissue in the woman's abdomen, over her uterus, making it harder for the nurse to palpate and massage the fundus. In this case, the nurse will have to push do...
  13. Why I LOVE night shift

    I'll be switching to nights in a month and have been pretty nervous about it - so thank you for this!!
  14. Did all you Nurses out there feel this way?

    Does it help you to know that you're not the only one with such thoughts? I am a new grad, about to start my first nursing job, and I have definitely had the thoughts that you described, and I KNOW they will be on my mind during my first few weeks ou...
  15. Dove Apparel Uniforms

    I would love to sell you my Dove apparel scrubs! I'm not sure if you would want the tops, considering I had to sew my university patch onto the sleeve of each top, but I have 2 white tops (1 unisex, 1 fitted female), 1 white lab coat, and 2 forest gr...