Thursday, July 29, 2010

Jacuzzi Tub Rationale

I admitted a patient with ruptured membranes, first baby, early labor in the middle of the night one night. I wasn't heading in yet to do labor support as the woman was very early in the labor still...but she was laboring. I left orders for expectant management and to call me when she was a little further along. Apparently the nurse didn't want the woman to get in the tub until I arrived because the head was very low in her pelvis. That's the best rationale I have ever heard to not allow a patient to get a tub. Really? Really.


AtYourCervix said...

WTF? Not following her rationale AT ALL! BTW, I **heart** the jacuzzi tub for laboring!

Anonymous said...

Maybe instead of getting annoyed with the nurse, you should educate her instead?

Ciarin said...

Anonymous - yeah maybe....or she could get some critical thinking skills. At the hospitals I catch babies now, I don't havethe sort of issues I had at this place with nursing staff. So thankful for the awesome nurses I work with now.