Wednesday, April 1, 2009

4 really nice births

The student and I had 4 really nice births last night. No complications, just really smooth, pretty deliveries. So nice. And I got to spend the night in my own bed :)

I did have a bit of a run-in with one of the nurses though...I had an episode of my mouth running faster than my brain. My student was planning to go in to AROM a patient. Here's how the conversation went at the nurses station between me and the nurse (the student was already in the room).

Me: "the student is checking the patient and probably going to rupture her membranes."

Nurse: Just sits at the nurses station and says "ok".

Me: "Well, I thought you might want to go in the to help as she is by herself in there?"

Nurse: Makes a face and gets up to to the room.

Me: "Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realize we weren't providing nursing care today."

Everyone heard me. And everyone told me I was absolutely on the spot as this nurse has a big reputation for being lazy, not being a team player, etc.

So, yes, I know, not professional of me - but I never claimed to be the epitomy of professionalism! So anyway, the student and I then had to suffer through passive-aggressive behavior from this nurse the rest of the woman's labor and birth.

For example...

The nurse checked the patient four times in 6-7 hours....even when we were right there! In fact, the student was providing labor support when the patient was 9cms. She had to run to the bathroom so told the nurse she would be right back. The nurse checked the patient again while she was gone!!!!!!

Ugh, aggravating stuff!


Joy said...

OMG! I so would've said the same thing. I abhor laziness, especially in medical professionals when I'm the patient (LOL). Anyway, glad that the patient was probably oblivious to what was happening.

I had a very lovely student nurse one time, after the birth of my youngest daughter. Teach them well!

Lost said...

Wow can not belive they would trat you and your patients so badley i thought you were pretty kind to the nurse no unprofessional at all - I bet they would never treat a ob that way stinks - keep up the good work.