Christian Single, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Cowboys and Emergencies in Obstetrics

June, 1982 - Jackson Hole, Wyoming After flying all day across the USA to get here, the airport van dropped me off in front of the picturesque hotel where they were holding a week long conference for doctors and nurses on Emergencies in Obstetrics. I was thrilled that my director gave me three educational days… Continue reading Cowboys and Emergencies in Obstetrics

General Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Nurse Burnout Prevention

Labor and Delivery- April, 1982-11:30 p.m. We only had one lady in labor tonight, so we all pulled out our various needle crafts and Theresa went and made a huge pan of popcorn for everyone. The resident doctors and med student pulled up a chair also to chat for awhile. Anne and Susie like to… Continue reading Nurse Burnout Prevention

International Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Surprise in Labor and Delivery – Part 2

March, 1982 - 12:50 a.m. I glanced at the white board after we transferred the surprise twins to Neonatal ICU for observation (see Part I of previous post). Bonnie, the health tech, had put a new admission in my other room named Wanda. Bonnie handed me her blood pressure and temperature on a piece of… Continue reading Surprise in Labor and Delivery – Part 2

Christian Single, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Surprise in Labor and Delivery! Part 1

March, 1982- 11 p.m.-Labor & Delivery Mary Lou, our assistant nurse manager, wrote our assignments for the night shift on the large white board at the nursing station after we listened to report from the evening shift. We only had 5 women in labor so far, so she gave me Helen in the birthing room… Continue reading Surprise in Labor and Delivery! Part 1