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Old Apr 25th, 2013, 12:05 PM   11
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In my 4 years of university, I did a rotation in postpartum for 2 months, and did prenatal care for a couple weeks. That's really not a lot considering how much there is to learn. University doesn't teach about all specific medications either, that we learn in the field and by self-directed research. She's probably just new and has a lot to learn. It doesn't mean she's incompetent. I learn a lot from patients everyday because they likely know more than you can learn out of a textbook from some conditons and diseases.

I've never heard of twilight sleep either, for the record. There may be another name for it, like conscious sedation. But ilve never heard that term.



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Old Apr 25th, 2013, 12:19 PM   12
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In my 4 years of university, I did a rotation in postpartum for 2 months, and did prenatal care for a couple weeks. That's really not a lot considering how much there is to learn. University doesn't teach about all specific medications either, that we learn in the field and by self-directed research. She's probably just new and has a lot to learn. It doesn't mean she's incompetent. I learn a lot from patients everyday because they likely know more than you can learn out of a textbook from some conditons and diseases.

I've never heard of twilight sleep either, for the record. There may be another name for it, like conscious sedation. But ilve never heard that term.
The Singular is what got me.... some don't know certain terms or were taught different, BUT Singular....LOL



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2013, 12:48 PM   13
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That is ridiculous!! Was she really a nurse? I know sometimes her in the US the people who go over information and such, take vitals etc. are really just medical office techs or something like that-- not a whole lot of training to get that job.
Yes, I looked at her name tag to check and it said "OB REGISTERED NURSE 'RN' " wtf!



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2013, 12:55 PM   14
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In my 4 years of university, I did a rotation in postpartum for 2 months, and did prenatal care for a couple weeks. That's really not a lot considering how much there is to learn. University doesn't teach about all specific medications either, that we learn in the field and by self-directed research. She's probably just new and has a lot to learn. It doesn't mean she's incompetent. I learn a lot from patients everyday because they likely know more than you can learn out of a textbook from some conditons and diseases.

I've never heard of twilight sleep either, for the record. There may be another name for it, like conscious sedation. But ilve never heard that term.
This wasn't a new nurse, she had clearly been there for awhile because she talked about when her office had paper charts in it still and they got rid of those years ago. And her main (I'm not going to say only because I don't know her other duties) is to get information from newly pregnant patients, I don't think the hospital would give a newly hired/graduated RN her own office like she had. After the experience I called my friend and told her (my friend is also pregnant) and she said "OMG was her name Joan?! I had her too and she tried telling me my number of pregnancies was wrong and my sons birth weight wasn't right when I was trying to tell her, then i asked if she was sure she had the right patient up on her screen and she laughed and said no, she didn't have the right person" I know mistakes like that are made but when my friend said 'no my last baby weighed 7lbs 8 oz' the nurse was like 'well the chart says 9lbs 9 oz so im just going to put that" c'mon lady!



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2013, 15:02 PM   15
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typical.. I not surprised. these ae the kid of experiences I have had wit doctors ad nurses.If you live in the UK do make an official complaint to NHS though.You might not want to bother but this is very important.



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2013, 15:34 PM   16
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I'm a UK nurse and have never heard the term twilight sleep, I work in theatres so we don't use that term where I am. Is that a local or regional anaesthesia with sedation? I don't know what singular is- but I know we call drugs different names to the US.
She should know what a missed miscarriage is if she is working in Obstetrics though and probably the singular drug if it is something gynae/ obs related.
Sounds like she needs to re-read some of her notes.



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Old Apr 25th, 2013, 15:58 PM   17
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That is insane! She needs a new profession ...



 
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In my 4 years of university, I did a rotation in postpartum for 2 months, and did prenatal care for a couple weeks. That's really not a lot considering how much there is to learn. University doesn't teach about all specific medications either, that we learn in the field and by self-directed research. She's probably just new and has a lot to learn. It doesn't mean she's incompetent. I learn a lot from patients everyday because they likely know more than you can learn out of a textbook from some conditons and diseases.

I've never heard of twilight sleep either, for the record. There may be another name for it, like conscious sedation. But ilve never heard that term.
This wasn't a new nurse, she had clearly been there for awhile because she talked about when her office had paper charts in it still and they got rid of those years ago. And her main (I'm not going to say only because I don't know her other duties) is to get information from newly pregnant patients, I don't think the hospital would give a newly hired/graduated RN her own office like she had. After the experience I called my friend and told her (my friend is also pregnant) and she said "OMG was her name Joan?! I had her too and she tried telling me my number of pregnancies was wrong and my sons birth weight wasn't right when I was trying to tell her, then i asked if she was sure she had the right patient up on her screen and she laughed and said no, she didn't have the right person" I know mistakes like that are made but when my friend said 'no my last baby weighed 7lbs 8 oz' the nurse was like 'well the chart says 9lbs 9 oz so im just going to put that" c'mon lady!
Well, I would have to agree. Messing up people's information is a little different. I guess I just wanted to defend the notion that we can't possible know every medication someone is on, or every procedure someone has been through, but it's becoming more clear that this particular RN may have problems.

Whether she's becoming complacent, or becoming arrogant, maybe it's worth lodging a complaint. Not to get her in trouble, but just to shed some light on her practice. You never know, multiple people may be having problems with her.



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The fact that people who aren't even in the medical field know some of those things.........



 
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