So I went into work last night kinda sad that it was my last night on orientation, I even took brownies! Imagine my surprise when they told me I wasn't on orientation last night...I was just on my own and here's your patient that's 8cm. So, deep breath in, grab a pager and go. And guess what...I survived (and so did my patients!) :) The night went pretty good!
Really nice delivery about 2000, first baby, mom and dad were both super excited and fun to talk to and get to know. Everyone showed up on time (nursery included) and it was a fun birthday party! Got the recovery all done and Mom moved over to her postpartum room before my triage showed up, so I was pretty excited!
Triaged a R/O pre-term labor who was contracting, but not changing so vistaril'd her and sent her home before 0100.
Then sat on my behind until about 0625 when the C/S that was scheduled for 1400 showed up in labor. Now here's what I can't figure out...when I took the traige at midnight, and there were 3 of us sitting around with no patients, how is it my turn to take the next one who walks in the door? It wasn't that big of a deal, and I only left about 30min late after charting and doing all the admission for the gal, but I'm afraid that it's a sign of things to come...the new kid on the block gets dumped on because it's easy. That's gonna make for a not happy nurse if I get the short straw every time...but maybe I'm just tired!
Anyway, it was a good 1st night truly "on my own" and I don't have any horror stories to tell like some of them do about their first night off..but that's ok! And it was probably a good thing that I just walked in and found out it was my first night off instead of worrying about it the entire day before. I was proud of myself and the confidence is building. Let's hope I haven't jinxed myself for the next time I work...
Babies today: 1f
Babies total: 28M/24F = 52
Vag:21M/21F = 42
C/S: 7M3F = 10