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