Showing posts with label Maternity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Maternity. Show all posts

The First Domino Has Dropped | NY Hospital to Close Maternity Ward After Staff Resigns over Vaccine Mandate (Video)


 

A New York hospital had to close its Maternity Unit after seven employees resigned over the mandatory vaccination for all healthcare workers. 


And to make matters worse, there are seven more employees within that department who still have not indicated whether they will get vaccinated or resign. 


And on top of that, an additional 165 employees in the hospital may resign, possibly forcing the hospital to close five more departments. 


The dominos are beginning to drop, and we shall see how this plays out. 

What Is It Like Working On The Maternity Unit as a Unit Secretary? (Video)




A viewer asked me to expound more on my time working on the Maternity unit.


Some things to keep in mind when working on that unit:

  • You will admit two patients – the mother and the baby
  • The baby’s name in the system will be by their gender and last name (ex. Baby Girl Hernandez or Baby Boy Smith)
  • You will place a name alerts on the chart and in the system for babies with the same last name (it doesn’t matter what their gender is, if the last name is the same place that sticker on the chart)
  • The babies will have a band on them that is connected to the alarm system, so that if a baby is near is any door it will sound. This is to protect the baby from being kidnapped. Of course it is turned off if the baby is scheduled to leave the floor for a procedure or when being discharged
  • You will discharge both mother and baby upon them leaving (unless the baby is not being discharge and instead is being transferred to NICU)
  • You will be buzzing in a lot of families, friends, and more onto the unit who want to see the mother and the new baby
  • You will interact with outside authorities because you will have some babies born addicted to drugs or HIV positive or other reasons.
  • You will see women who had a baby four hours ago and now they are outside smoking a cigarette
  • And more…..

 

Side note: I never worked on the Mother /Baby unit full-time, I only floated there a few times.