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Lauraingalls BSN, RN

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    On-call requirements

    We have 24 hrs of call in a 6 week shift. We have to do 6 or 12 hr increments. I get called in for almost every shift I do. I HATE IT!!!!!
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    Well it can be some sort of nerve issue. I for one have carpal tunnel and experience numbness and tingling every day. Think of other degenerative nerve issues and you will find numbness and tingling as a symptom
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    Nurse and patient

    Sorry your doc is making you feel guilty. As a. Labor nurse, I reassure lots of patients who come in to our triage wondering if it's labor. We would rather you keep bothering us then showing up crowning. Generally if you are having cx 2-3 minutes apart and can't talk, text or move when they occur it's time to come in. Good luck! Happy Birthing!
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    Is working on a Med-Surg unit necessary?

    I started out on labor and delivery. No med surg experience here.
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    Documenting injection the MD gave

    I refuse to chart meds that I dont give.
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    How many patients you guys take on your duty?

    Our unit is a rural OB with Postpartum and triage included. Labor- 1-2 mostly 1. Postpartum - up to 6 patients or 3 couplets. Triage- 3 patients at a time usually is my max.
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    Not all nurses eat their young...

    As a new nurse, I have had a great experience learning from the amazing experienced nurses on my unit. I am grateful for them.
  8. I have never pulled back for a blood return when giving an IVP med... I make sure it flushes but didnt pull back for blood return. Not done on our OB unit
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    Tell on yourself, if you dare...

    I massaged a patient's fundus so hard that I made her poop!
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    Don't do the physicians work!

    I feel like all I do is take phone orders. But we still do some paper charting along with computer charting..... Because charting in only one system is way too easy!
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    Nurses-Scheduling (Do you work a matrix? Self schedule? Etc)

    We have a schedule buddy and we self schedule. I like to work my 3 shifts in a row. Luckily so does my schedule buddy.
  12. no words. Just offering a hug.
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    New Grad Nursing Journey Graduation -> NCLEX -> Landing First Job

    Congrats!! Now the real learning begins!! I graduated 6 mo before you and I feel like nursing school just is the beginning of all the things you need to learn nursing wise. Hope you love your job!
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    How long do you stay at work after your 12 hour shift is over?

    If I have a shift change delivery or c-section I will be there an hour late. I would say that I stay late at least 1 out of my 3 shifts. Labor nurses have an insane amount of charting and I chart by hand and on 2 different EMR systems. It is crazy but I usually don't have more than two patients unless I do Mom Baby and can have 3 couplets or 6 patients.
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    15 Minutes in the Life of a Nurse

    Great post! I wish doctors and administration could spend even 15 min in our shoes trying to manage all the things we do.
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    Low L&D Census, losing hours. Does this happen often?

    I am sitting here on call right now. We go by dates of last call. Our numbers have slowed recently and I am getting put on call at least one a pay period. I honestly dont mind because like another poster said, I am not hurting for money. But if I was the sole provider for our family, I would not be happy.