We do have a report sheet that has a lot of information. At the bottom of the moms side it has medical hx and that is where elevated BP's, GDM, etc goes. On the baby side we have 4 spaces for blood sugars to be entered so it should be a reminder to them that it needed to be done. right?
I know that the poor report needs to be brought up to management so that we can get that straightened out but I think I'm going to talk to some of my L/D friends and see what their complaints are so I have both sides of the problem. I know some of the problem is the budget like I mentioned before. Staffing issues and the pressure to move patients. I'd like to take it to management objectively as a concern for both units not just my own... for the most part we have a really great team (antepartum, L/D, postpartum, NICU, well baby) and I would like to see intervention now before it's total division! lol
I was thinking about getting this one friend in particular together to order some small items like nursing pens, pins, bookmarks and putting together appreciation bags that PP would give to L/D and vice versa... I would get PP involved and she could get L/D involved. Maybe making up a quick poem that would describe L/D thoughts on us and PP on them... does that make sense? Sounds a little corny now that I wrote it all out! lol