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Q: Do labor and delivery nurses “float” to other units in the hospital?

Nurses in labor and delivery typically do not move between units. However, if an OB staff member is floated, they will typically not return to take care of OB patients for the remainder of their shift, and they never float to a COVID unit. If physicians and health care providers do care for non-obstetric patients they take extra precautions before returning to OB care including changing scrubs and showering, if necessary.

Jennifer Ann Mathieu, DO

Obstetrics & gynecology

Maui Lani Physicians and Surgeons
Maui Lani Physicians and Surgeons
165 Ma'a St.
Kahului, HI 96732