Which hospital do you work? (if you want to share). Not sharing for privacy reasons.
How many Births do you do each year? Somewhere between 4000 and 5000 a year.
How many RNs do you staff on day shift including charge? I think day shifts core is 13 or 14.
How Many RNs do you staff on Night shift including charge? 11 or 12.
Do you have a second nurse present during delivery to care for baby? Yes.
If yes, how long does the nurse stay in the room after a Vaginal delivery? 1.5 to 2 hours, unless we are busy. Then that nurse only stays for around 1 hour.
In a C/S: Does the second RN stay in the OR until the case is completed? Our second nurse is the baby nurse. Prior to the c/s, the nurse helps prep the patient while the primary nurse starts the charting and counting. Once the baby is delivered and nicu clears the baby, the secondary nurse takes over care of the baby. Starts vitals and skin to skin. Prior to closure of the c/s, the baby is taken to the pacu where mom will be after her c/s.
At my previous job, the baby would go to the nursery until after the c/s is complete and the nursery nurse would bring baby to the pacu. Also, there was not a second labor nurse in the c/s unless it is an emergency c/s.
What unit does this RN come from? (NICU, L&D, PSTP, etcâ€¦) Labor and delivery.
If the baby nurse at delivery is from L&D: are they reserved to be baby nurse? No. Any nurse who is available will be the baby nurse.