International Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Surprise in Labor and Delivery – Malpractice Prevention

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

Christian Single, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Surprise in Labor and Delivery!

Labor and Delivery Nurse - March 1982- 11 p.m. Mary Lou, 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 5 women in labor so far, so she gave me Helen in the… Continue reading Surprise in Labor and Delivery!

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

Labor & Delivery Nurse

All About Babies!

Labor & Delivery Nurse - Midwest USA, August, 1981 I have begun my orientation in Labor and Delivery which is 6 weeks on day shift and 2 weeks on night shift. This 1000 bed private hospital in the suburbs of the city seems much more professional and more advanced than the inner city hospital where… Continue reading All About Babies!