Labor & Delivery
Labor & Delivery primarily treats laboring patients. Occasionally the unit may treat antepartum or other pregnancy-related outpatients such as non-stress tests.
The Labor & Delivery department uses fetal monitoring. We currently use paper charting.
The unit has 4 triage beds and nine labor rooms. We also have 2 surgery suites and are in the process of building a recovery room. Our average daily census varies. Staffing is usually two patients to one nurse.
Owensboro Health offers several classes that benefit the unit directly. Those classes include acute care, NRP, Fetal monitoring, and Grand rounds. An educator trains new hires and we have in house PALS training.
Continuous Quality Improvement
The department is always looking for process improvement, patient care first, process simplification for nursing, team building, and hospital quality initiatives including patient identity. Prenatal education and breastfeeding classes are also offered.
Owensboro Health offers several classes that benefit the unit directly.