To Hat or Not to Hat

If you have ever worked with newborn infants, they ALWAYS have those little blue and pink stocking caps. When you see newborn infants on TV or in magazines they always have those stocking caps on. All of use assumed that keeps the baby warm because heat is lost through the head. We never questioned thisContinue Reading

STABLE Certification

S.T.A.B.L.E. is the best class to take for stabilization of a sick baby after birth. Every baby nurse should take S.T.A.B.L.E. We will learn the catastrophic event that will occur if an infant that has a low blood sugar. The brain needs brain food to keep the infant maintaining physiological processes. The brain is theContinue Reading

Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring

Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring is a 2 day course packed with lots of great information to empower you to care for a laboring mother. We will learn how to perform the Leopold maneuver on a gravid woman to determine fetal presentation, lie, and point of maximal intensity of the uterus for fetal auscultation with aContinue Reading

Neonatal Resuscitation

The birth of an infant is an amazing event. An infant needs to begin breathing immediately after birth. Therefore, ventilation becomes priority at the moment of delivery. This usually occurs without a glitch. But sometimes an infant will require a bit-of-a jump start and positive pressure ventilations are needed. If positive pressure is done effectivelyContinue Reading

The What Ifs of Breastfeeding

To assist a new mother on breastfeeding was frustrating for me because I didn’t know how to teach the mother how to get her baby to latch and suckle. It was far easier to feed the baby formula. For nurses that are so busy, they don’t have the time to spend with Mother to assistContinue Reading

Labor and Delivery

The Basics Throughout labor many physiologic events occur, resulting in the delivery of the neonate. Specific signs indicate the onset of labor, as the patient progresses various physiologic and psychosocial responses occur. Throughout the labor and delivery, the patient and the fetus are monitored closely to insure the optimal outcome for both. If necessary, obstetricalContinue Reading

The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative

The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) is a coalition of individuals and national organizations with concern for the care and wellbeing of mothers, babies, and families Our mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce cost. The evidence- based mother/baby/and family friendly model focusesContinue Reading

The Baby Friendly Hospital

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding. The BFHI assists hospitals in giving mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed toContinue Reading

FREE CEs Maternal Code Blue

FREE CEs Maternal Code Blue

Course Objectives Upon the completion of  Maternal Code Blue the learner will be able to: State key intervention to prevent a maternal arrest State the appropriate patient position for CPR  for the maternal patiens State the reason for difficulty in airway management for the maternal patient State the reason for ventilations of a maternal patientContinue Reading

FREE CEs You Are a Nurse You Should Know Part 2

FREE CEs You Are a Nurse You Should Know Part 2

   It is better to know first aid and not need it than to need it and not know it.  As a healthcare provider you are often regarded as the “know all” of disease and trauma – “You’re a Nurse   Verbalize the guidelines for cleaning a should Know” is frequently stated and you’re put onContinue Reading