Labor & Delivery  

 

Unit Profile 

Unit name

 Labour and Delivery 

Patient population

 Female only

Obstetric patients >20 weeks gestation normal and high risk obstetrics

Hours of operation

 24 hours/ 7 days per week

Number of beds

 9 Assessment

11 Delivery

7 Post Partum Recovery

2 Operating

2 Post Anaesthesia Care

2 Neonatal Resuscitation beds

Occupancy Rate

 100%

Staff categories

 Registered Nurse

Nurse Midwife

Unit Assistant (Ward Clerk/Interpreter)

Patient Care Technician

Patient Escort

Primary patient diagnoses

 Antenatal, Intrapartum and postpartum patients with or without high risk factors including Diabetes, PIH, Help syndrome, multiple gestation, preterm labor, laboring patients with or without pathological conditions e.g., cardiac, renal, neurological, cancer conditions

Procedures

  • Routine and Emergency Patient Care
  • Physical and Obstetrical assessment and management of laboring patient with or without associated high risk or pathologic conditions
  • Induction (prostin)/Augmentation of labor (Syntocinon)
  • Fetal Surveillance (EFM monitoring and interpretation fetal well being)
  • Initial assessment, breastfeeding and care of the newborn
  • Pre and Postoperative care and recovery for caesarian sections and minor procedures
  • Care of preterm labor-IV terbutaline administration
  • Care of severe PIH (pre eclampsia)-
  • IV Therapy, Blood and Blood Product Administration
  • High Risk Medication Administration
  • Venous Thrombosis Prophylaxis
  • Falls Prevention Programme
  • Wound, Skin Care, Pressure Ulcer Prevention 
  • Pain Management
  • Computerized Physician Order Entry
  • Quadramed Electronic Medical Records 
  • Patient and Family Education

Nursing care Delivery system

 Total Patient Care in a Partnership Model 

Last Modified

03-Sep-2014 12:44 PM