Triage and Twins

This is how I feel when I get to work and find out I’m the surgery nurse, and the mom in triage that needs to be sectioned is pregnant, with twins.
This is how I feel when I get to work and find out I’m the surgery nurse, and the mom in triage that needs to be sectioned is pregnant, with twins.
This is how I feel when the provider on call offers the patient the option to proceed with a cesarean delivery, or attempt to have a vaginal delivery.
This is how I feel when the provider on call offers the patient the option to proceed with a cesarean delivery, or attempt to have a vaginal delivery.
This is how I feel when the patient discusses it with her family, and decides to try to have a vaginal delivery.
This is how I feel when the patient discusses it with her family, and decides to try to have a vaginal delivery.
This is how I feel when I realize I’ll be laboring a mom with twins (definitely 1 to 1)!!!
This is how I feel when I realize I’ll be laboring a mom with twins (definitely 1 to 1)!!!
This is how I feel when I realize I’ll no longer be the surgery nurse.
This is how I feel when I realize I’ll no longer be the surgery nurse.
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This is how I feel when the provider tells me to start Pitocin, and I realize I’ll have to do FHTs on two babies every 15 minutes.
This is how I feel when I watch patient after patient come to triage, and I focus on my twin-mom.
This is how I feel when I watch patient after patient come to triage, and I focus on my twin-mom.
This is how I feel when both babies delivery vaginally.
This is how I feel when both babies delivery vaginally.
This is how I feel when I offer a helping hand to the triage nurse that’s drowning.
This is how I feel when I offer a helping hand to the triage nurse that’s drowning.
This is how I feel when I offer a helping hand to the triage nurse that’s drowning.
This is how I feel when I find myself triaging a patient and recovering a mom who just had twins.
This is how I feel when I help that mom breastfeed two babies, while trying to watch the strip of my triage patient.
This is how I feel when I help that mom breastfeed two babies, while trying to watch the strip of my triage patient.
And THIS is how I feel when I get home, realize I got to delivery 2 babies vaginally, kept one foot in triage and BOTH feet out of the OR! Whoop Whoop!
And THIS is how I feel when I get home (and immediately get into pajamas), and realize I got to delivery 2 babies vaginally, kept one foot in triage but BOTH feet out of the OR! Whoop Whoop!

I love love love working triage. I love love love my coworkers. And I love coming to work every day and not knowing what foot is going to be where! ❤

Until my next delivery ❤


5 thoughts on “Triage and Twins

  • October 19, 2014 at 4:04 am
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    I love your blog!
    You are an inspiring writer, thank you!

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  • October 19, 2014 at 4:54 am
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    I ,love you and your blog’ your scene of umior is so laid back, I am proudyour my granddaughter in law, hope you are getting enough rest

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  • October 19, 2014 at 5:06 am
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    My niece had a very successful vaginal delivery of her twin boys 3 weeks ago. I was delighted to hear the story of her excellent nurse who knew what to do and how to help her. Nurses rock!!

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  • October 20, 2014 at 7:32 pm
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    I’m a twin mom. I succeed in a vaginal baby A then my baby B decided to play tricks and present with an arm and a leg. Then he crashed while my ob was turning him. SO an emergency c-section (with me sleeping) was needed. I am grateful for my nurses though. They are the rock stars of the labor and delivery units.

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