We had a lady come in that was GOB-MW who delivered naturally and was expecting a normal healthy baby. We were very busy, and I walked out from the 2nd patient three minutes after delivery and asked Gerilyn Wayne to please finish assessing the baby for me. She jumped up and went right into the room. We all knew the baby was bruised from a quick descent during delivery, but Gerilyn immediately recognized there was more to it because the baby's ears were blue. She grabbed the baby and placed a pulse oximeter and called NICU. NICU came and placed CPAP on the baby and felt the pulse ox was not reading accurately.
Gerilyn reinforced with the team her assessment and felt something was not quite right and that the baby's color was off, and he was not okay. NICU listened to Gerilyn and took the baby and found that it had transposition of the great vessels. This was a life-saving catch on Gerilyn's part and shows the importance of an experienced Stork nurse and not just anyone in this integral role!
On this same night, while assessing another baby, she was able to catch a postpartum hemorrhage while the primary RN was working up a new patient. I just can't say enough good things about Gerilyn and how helpful she has been this weekend and every weekend. Our Stork nurses, in general, are amazing and so extremely helpful and I just wanted to share how much I appreciate them and their knowledge and astute assessment skills!