OB Advice Pt. 1
As you guys know, I'm going into my third semester of nursing school which for my school means OB and pediatrics! I'll be working with lots of pregnant women and little kiddos for the next four months.
Were understanding and kind. As a first time mom I had a lot of questions and I really appreciated the nurses who answered my questions and didn't act like I was an idiot for not knowing certain things. Kindness in the form of making me feel like a human being and not just a patient.
2. What things do you wish the nurses paid attention to while you were at the hospital?
Well I had a really crappy daytime nurse who would forget to bring me my pain meds (after a c-section) and even when I'd call to ask she would forget me for at least an hour and my husband would have to go find her. So, that I guess ha! Luckily my night nurse was AMAZING so I left with a good experience overall
3. What things do you like that your kids' nurses do when you take them to the doctor?
I like it when the nurse talks my daughter through the appointment (even though she's little, it helps!). One nurse let her try the stethascope (I have no idea how to spell that!) and listen to her heartbeat before she listened to my daughters. I thought that was really sweet! My mom also said that when I was little our doctor/nurse always did things to our shoes first so we could see what would happen and that it wouldn't hurt. Kids love their shoes!
4. Do you have a story of an outstanding nurse in either of those situations? What did she/he do that stood out so much to you?
My nurses during delivery/surgery were amazing! I wish I could ensure they would be with me for every child I ever give birth too. I was nervous (hello, surgery, first baby) and there was a lot of waiting time while I just laid there and my anesthesiologist and his nurse sang to me and danced and that is one of the best memories I have. Also, my other nurse always told me I was pretty and that I could do this, which is always a winner since I pretty much looked like a whale and felt so nervous! My amazing night nurse always talked to me like I was a friend and I appreciated that too. Hospital can be so sterile, and I think really to sum it up, those people that I named brought so much joy and liveliness into the situation!
5. Any advice that you could give me and my classmates for next semester?
Treat everyone like they are a human going through things and not just a patient to get in and get out or to do your job and get done. Take everyone's questions seriously, no matter how stupid sounding, because to them they probably are serious! Don't be afraid to laugh. (obviously not at people, but you know what I mean! ha!)
2. What things do you wish the nurses paid attention to while you were at the hospital? The one thing I did wish they'd paid attention to more was that every time I needed to get moved to a certain position sometimes it was a little rough because I was in pain and I had a nurse pick me up too quick and I was in so much pain afterwards. This was when I had my first child.
3. What things do you like that your kids' nurses do when you take them to the doctor? All of my boy's nurses ROCK! Including his pediatrician. They make the comfortable at their visits. And they play with them while they're getting their shots so they're happy.
4. Do you have a story of an outstanding nurse in either of those situations? What did she/he do that stood out so much to you? Before getting into surgery to have my 2nd child. I had a nurse that talked me out of being put under during my c-section. Reason she did this is because if I was awake I was able to get the medication(anesthesia) that would go on my back and it would last 10x longer and I wouldn't be in so much pain. I'm so thankful she talked me into doing that. Because I don't tolerate pain as much as others.
5. Any advice that you could give me and my classmates for next semester?. My advice would be: try to be nice and caring for your patients. Let's remember that if you were in that position you would want your nurses to be caring and nice to you. No one should get treated horribly after having any type of procedure done no matter what it is. And be PATIENT! Lol sometimes the meds can tick people off.
I think these two ladies gave some pretty solid advice, don't you? Stay tuned tomorrow because the other 3 ladies that answered my questions are going to be on the blog!
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