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OB/Med Surg
Ref No.: 17-02898
Location: Brewster, Washington
Start Date: 07/17/2017
Obstetrics nurses specialize in assisting doctors in the care of pregnant women and in the delivery of babies. Obstetrics nurses work as part of a team of caregivers. Attention to detail, patience and the ability to handle stress are also paramount. Provides safe and effective nursing care to the obstetrical patient and newborn. Performs admitting assessments, reviews histories and develops plans of care. Initiate fetal heart monitoring, interpret fetal heart tones, perform vaginal exams and determine the frequency, duration and intensity of contractions. Monitor the progress of laboring mothers, interpret fetal heart monitor readings, assist mothers and with breathing exercises and pain management techniques, and administer pain medication as ordered. The OB nurse also assists the physician with inductions and monitors the progress of labor. They provide assistance to the CRNA in administering spinal or epidural anesthetic. Performs immediate post-delivery care of mother and infant.