Family Birth Center - Meridian Park

Note: This information is provided for nursing school faculty to let them know the kinds of clinical experiences available for nursing students at Legacy Health.

Site:

Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Unit Name:

Family Birth Center (FBC)

 

 

Patient Population &/or Specialty Served:

OB (LDRP)

Usual Times/Days of Week Unit Open:

24/7

Shift Length Worked & Start Times:

12 hour shifts, 0700 & 1900

Number of Licensed Patient Beds:

29

Average Daily Unit Census:

12 mothers & babies

Average Length of Stay:

2 days

Number RNs Working Each Shift:

9 Day shift; 6 Night shift

Skill Mix: 

80% RN, 20% Technician

Average Skill Style of Nursing & Usual Patient Assignment:

Labor patients 1:1; 1 RN for every 3 couplets; OB Techs help in all aspects

Special Skill Sets Usually Required of RNs: 

Fetal monitoring, NRP