Labor and Delivery Nurse - March 1982 - 12:50 a.m. 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 paper, and warned me, "Pam, she is extremely overweight, so I think she will have a difficult delivery."… Continue reading Labor and Delivery Malpractice Prevention
Labor and Delivery Nurse - March 1982- 11 p.m. Our assistant nurse manager wrote our assignments for the night shift on the large whiteboard at the nursing station after we listened to report from the evening shift. We only had five women in labor so far, so she gave me Helen in the birthing room… Continue reading Surprise in Labor and Delivery
Labor & Delivery Nurse - Midwest USA, August 1981 I have begun my orientation in Labor and Delivery of six weeks on day shift and two weeks on the night shift. This 1000 bed private hospital in the suburbs of the city seems more professional and advanced than the inner city hospital where I worked… Continue reading All About Babies!
Labor and Delivery Nurse - March 1982 - 12:50 a.m. I glanced at the whiteboard after we transferred the surprise twins to Neonatal ICU for observation (see Part I of the previous post). Bonnie, the health tech, had put a new admission in my other room named Wanda. Bonnie handed me her blood pressure and… Continue reading Surprise in Labor and Delivery – Malpractice 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