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Women & Infants also tends to women who are at risk of delivering prematurely or who encounter other pregnancy-related complications that warrant close monitoring. This in-patient unit specializes in the diagnostic testing and treatment of women with high-risk pregnancies.
Nurses on this unit focus on providing the patient and her family with the physical and psychosocial support they need as they cope with the pregnancy.
Orientation includes general nursing classes as well as those focusing on the care of women with high-risk pregnancies and basic fetal monitoring. Your clinical orientation with a preceptor lasts eight to 10 weeks, depending on your experience. You will spend time in labor and delivery and postpartum areas, work with a lactation consultant and a gynecologist, and also on the antepartum unit.
The second phase of your orientation takes place approximately three months after the first phase is completed. During this phase, you will spend two to four weeks being oriented to the Triage Unit.