So…I got a chance to retake this class recently. If you remember…I started taking it a few months ago, but the second day of training was cut short with a lock down. Basically, we spent the rest of that day lying on the floor of a classroom. I had to retake the whole class, but found it to be helpful. I learned how to assess the fetal heart rate without electronic monitoring, though I am convinced that I would rather not do so on a regular basis. I also learned how to assess positioning of a baby in utero by using what is called Leopold’s Maneuvers. Beyond that, I learned how to place internal monitors for monitoring contractions and the fetal heart rate, though I will rarely have to do that at this hospital. Most of the time was spent on interpreting fetal heart rate tracings and deciding what to do and how to intervene based on the tracing…thrilling…right?! I utilize this training on my unit quite often…so it is very important that I know what is happening!
That I grow in my role as a nurse and always do my best.
That I would follow the Lord wholeheartedly.
I'm Carolyn...am so excited to be starting my nursing career in the Navy. Who knows where this all will take me?!