A Labor and Delivery RN provides a balance of the same elements that are found in the ICU, OR, ER department and pediatric nursing. A Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse needs to have excellent communication skills because they are the link between the patient, family members and the physician. A Labor and Delivery RN must be able to think quickly and make decisions quickly. Labor and Delivery Registered Nurses work closely with the obstetrician and spend several hours on their feet.
As a Labor and Delivery Nurse some of your responsibilities include:
Making assessments of contractions, dilation, fetal heart rate, etc.
Performing follow-up duties which consist of:
Checking the newborns general condition.
Checking the condition of the mother.
Looking for signs of distress.
Watching for signs of infections and any other troubles.
One year of experience as a L&D Nurse within the past two years.
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