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    Postpartum couplet care

    We usually have three couplets, or two couplets an ante and NICU mom. We try to stay at five or six patients. Right now I work day shift so you may go over while your one discharge has not left yet. We have no CNA or tech. It definitely keeps you moving, especially since we will be having a visit from the "Baby Friendly" staff in the spring and the state any day now. Night shift runs with the same staffing ratio. Our patients stay in L&D for two hours after delivery. Hope this helps you.
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    Anyone switch from L&D to MB?

    I could have written this topic! I have been in the OB field for 33 years! It found me, after working on a GYN floor part time, I returned to work to find out I would be working in the nursery every other weekend. Back then orientation was 2 shifts. I stayed there 18 years, than went to L&D. Mother baby is my love for about the last 8 years. I too was not enjoying the stressful situations and very fast pace. I am at the end of my career and enjoy caring for moms and their babies in what I call it the only time in life where a woman is taken care of. Yes I am in the minority at work, our L&D nurses rotate to the unit, using a log book. LOL Best of luck to you!
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    learning resources

    Is any literature given to mom on admission to floor? We give a big folder with lots of pamphlets regarding newborn care. Blood work we do, car seat safety, SIDS, Also contains a small booklet about feeding, using bulb syringe, taking temperature, etc. If so the information would be the same as the nurses caring for mom and baby. Good Luck and I hope you enjoy this unit. Teaching is a very big part on this unit, with such a short time to complete.
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    Funniest, Weirdest, Most Unusual Baby Names

    My brothers' name is Forrest Wood named after my dad, my grandfather middle name is Brick, thank God my mom did not name my brother Forrest Brick Wood
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    AWHONN Guidelines for staffing

    that is what I am afraid of, crazy&cuteRN,how can u give good care, all the teaching on the care plan, etc. with 10 pts??
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    AWHONN Guidelines for staffing

    I would love to know where you work melmarie23! LOL
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    AWHONN Guidelines for staffing

    At this time we are Postpartum/Nursery, with 5 moms, no CNA or tech.We are in the process of becoming " Baby Friendly", and realize we need to go back to couplet care. The staff has expressed their opinion on ratio numbers with all the care and teaching involved that 3 couplets it should be. We do have lactation, but limited hours on day shift. I will keep my fellow OB nurses informed of our progress. LOL
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    RN total patient care...

    We are dealing with this issue right now. Working on the mother baby floor with no CNA, having up to 5 mom or GYN pt. Nursery nurse responsible for babies. Many times no US to answer the door on our locked unit. We carry phone for our pt to call. I mentioned in another post, actually asking and receiving input re; staffing since we are moving back again to couplet care and becoming baby friendly. I presented info at our Best Practice comm. mtg, that 3 couplets max to make this work without a CNA. I remember doing team nursing in the 70's, it worked on that floor at the time.