2018 New Grad Nurse Training for Maternal Child Care

Nurse Training Program - Baby Bump to Baby Buggy!

for New Grad RNs and Transition Nurses who dream to work in Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, and NICU!

January – February 2018

12 Classes

Build your Resume for Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, and NICU!

Get your Resume on top of the pile, and impress your interviewer!

OB Managers are looking for candidates who are passionate, knowledgeable, and show initiative. Take the next step and be the perfect candidate!

Resume Assistance

Instructions and Assistance with writing a resume and cover letter for your first job in nursing, or career transition to Maternal Child Care. We’ve seen it all, and can make your Resume “sparkle like a twinkle star”!

Give us a challenge!

Job Certifications

Get your AHA ACLS, BLS, PALS, AWHONN Advanced, and AWHONN Intermediate, Baby-Friendly Lactation Certifications all in one place! NEO is a one-stop-shop for Maternal Child Care training, and American Heart Association certifications.

We know how to make the classes fun, and easy!

Specialized OB Training

You will learn the Basics of Labor and Delivery, Postpartum and NICU. You will enhance your ACLS with Obstetric Emergencies. The hospital will love that! You will practice how to read fetal heart monitoring strips, complete a neonatal assessment, and teach Mom how to breastfeed.

FREE Textbooks to Boot!

Only at NEO

Nursing Training OB and Postpartum

Baby Bump to Baby Buggy

Created by a Nurse for Nurses!

  • FREE Textbooks for L&D, Postpartum, and NICU
  • FREE Continuing Education Credits
  • AWHONN, AHA, and Birth & Beyond Certifications to build your Resume
Basic Fetal Heart 2017

Duration: 4 Hours

CE:6

Price: $115

Textbook: FREE, Basic Fetal Monitoring, by Jane Carsrud
Nurses, and students/graduates of Nursing are encouraged to attend.

Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring begins with understanding intrauterine concepts of Antepartum care with antenatal testing.

New Grads/Re-entry Nurses are welcome to enroll!

Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring begins with understanding intrauterine concepts of Antepartum care with antenatal testing.

The first step towards Fetal Monitoring Expertise. Baby Saving starts before birth by preparing the mother for successful outcome by determining the risk factors that contribute to poor outcomes. The course includes

(1) Instructor presentation;

(2) Video of instrumentation of fetal heart monitoring;

(3) Practice strips

Course Objectives

This course includes:

  • Palpation to assess uterine contraction.
  • Auscultation to assess fetal heart rate.
  • TOCO to evaluate uterine contractions.
  • Ultrasound to determine fetal heart rate.
  • Intrauterine Pressure Catheters (fluid filled and solid filled).
  • Fetal Spiral Electrode to determine variability of the fetal heart rate.
  • Obstetric problems that may put the woman at high risk.
  • Genetic problems that may require consultataion to choose the course of action that seems appropriate.
  • Intrapartum surveillance requires fetal heart monitoring to closely assess the fetus in the journey down the birth canal.
  • In addition to the knowledge and skills, participants are also expected to have basic knowledge and related skills in these areas:
    Maternal physiologic changes of pregnancy related to intrapartum complications.
  • Identification of complex fetal heart rate monitoring tracing characteristics such as arrhythmias, and sinusoidal patterns

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to

  • Describe the principles of oxygen transport
  • Identify the principals of fetal heart monitoring
  • Describe the concepts of antenatal testing.
  • Recite the physiological principals to the goals and interventions of antenatal testing.
  • Evaluate intervention for patients undergoing antennal texting.
  • Analyze fetal cardiac arrhythmia patterns and describe outcomes associated with these patterns.
  • Analyze complex fetal heart monitoring patterns utilizing current NICHD ACOG FHM terminology and categories.
  • Apply perinatal risk management principles, communication techniques and documentation strategies related to complex and challenging patient care scenarios.

Duration: 16 Hours

CE:16

Price: $354.60

Textbook: INCLUDED AWHONN Intermediate Student Materials (6th Ed)

PRE-REQUISITES
* Basic Fetal Monitoring or Introductory Fetal Heart Monitoring Course
* Currently use FHM technology in their perinatal settings
* Nurses, and students/graduates of Nursing are encouraged to attend.

COURSE OBJECTIVES 

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
♥ Analyze fetal heart rate pattern, uterine activity, and the implications of each to ensure fetal well-being.
♥ Discuss indicated clinical interventions and related maternal fetal physiology.
♥ Effectively communicate verbal and written data about patient status.
♥ Describe the roles and responsibilities of healthcare providers in the use of FHM in intrapartum care.
♥ Demonstrate the psychomotor skills used in FHM.

BEFORE ENROLLING IN INTERMEDIATE FETAL MONITORING, you need to:
♥ Take a Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring course.
♥ Review the Leopold’s Maneuver on Youtube.
♥ Determine:
‒ Baseline – bradycardia & tachycardia
‒ Variability – absent, minimal, moderate, marked
(Determine variability by determining the fluctuations. Moderate has fluctuations between
6-25 bpm. This is assessed by visual determination. When fluctuations are all-over the strip, the infant may be determined to be
moving).
‒ Decelerations – late and early deceleration variables
♥ Have an understanding of:
‒ Non-invasive monitoring with palpation/auscultation
‒ Electronically monitoring with toco and ultrasound
‒ Invasive monitoring with IPUC and FSE.

AWHONN Advanced Student Pack

Duration: 8 Hours

CE:8

Price: $100

Textbook: AWHONN AdvancedStudent Materials (6th Ed) purchase online from https://awhonn.kendallhunt.com/, about $113.40

PRE-REQUISITES

* At least 1 year clinical experience in Labor & Delivery is required.
Re-entry Nurses, and practicing nurses seeking entry in Maternal Child Care are encouraged to attend.

Course Description 

Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Changes in the uterus, cervix, vagina, perineum, and breast
  • The metabolic, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, musculoskeletal, integumentary, and immune systems of the postpartum patient are explored.
  • Postpartum hemorrhage is the leading cause of death among postpartum patients. Causes and interventions are important aspects to consider to prevent this occurrence.
  • Thrombophlebitis, preeclampsia, infections and postpartum depression.

Goal: To provide a safe environment for patient-family centered care that is uncomplicated and promotes an overall stability, safety and outcome.

Course Objectives

♥ Describe physiologic principles of maternal and fetal oxygen transfer and acid-base balance.
♥ Identify physiologic principles underlying fetal heart monitoring.
♥ Describe concepts in antenatal testing including analysis and interpretation of biophysical profiles and complex antenatal
fetal heart monitoring tracings.
♥ Relate physiologic principles to goals and interventions of antenatal testing
♥ Evaluate interventions for patients undergoing antenatal testing.
♥ Analyze fetal cardiac arrhythmia patterns and describe outcomes associated with these patterns.
♥ Analyze complex fetal heart monitoring patterns utilizing current NICHD/ACOG FHM terminology and categories.
♥ Apply perinatal risk management principles, communications techniques and documentation strategies related to complex and challenging patient care scenarios.
♥ Maximize uterine blood flow

Position change
Hydration
Decrease uterine contractions (meds)
Reduce anxiety and fear
♥ Maximize umbilical circulation
Position change
Amnioinfusion
♥ Maximize oxygenation
Position change
Oxygen
Maternal hydration
Breathing techniques
Correct or treat underlying disease

NEW Maternal and Newborn Care (1)

Duration: 5 Hours

CE: 5

Price: $150

Textbook: FREE Textbooks

This course is a combination of 3 previous classes. You get 3 classes for the price of 1! Textbook materials are included.

  1. Neonatal Assessment.
  2. Adaptation of a Newborn.
  3. Postpartum Care.

The class also includes NRP Preparation for the Online Exam.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13004 for 5 contact hours.

  • Care of the Mother and her Newborn is the responsibility of the Postpartum Nurse.This class will promote the initial steps of newborn resuscitation to include:
    • Drying and stimulation
    • Providing Positive Pressure Ventilation
    • Assisting Endotracheal Intubation
    • Providing Chest Compressions
    • Administration of Epinephrine.

    This class will help the Postpartum Nurse to assess the Postpartum patient:

    • With the BUBBLE-LE approach.
    • For sign/symptoms of Postpartum Hemorrhage
    • For signs and symptoms of Thrombophlebitis
    • For signs and symptoms of Infection
    • For signs and symptoms of Depression.

    This class will help the Postpartum Nurse to assess the Newborn with:

    • The APGAR Score
    • The New Ballard Score
    • The Respiratory assessment
    • The Cardiovascular assessment
    • The Gastrointestinal assessment

    This class will help the Postpartum Nurse to understand:

    • Neonatal Jaundice
    • Guidelines in collection of the Newborn Genetic Screen
    • Immunization mandates
    • The impact of a newborn in cold stress and rewarming strategies
    • Guidelines in providing a safe environment for the Newborn.
Labor and Delivery Textbook

Duration: 4 hours

CE: 6

Price: $115

Textbook: FREE Textbook, Labor and Delivery Care to the 4th Power, by Jane Carsrud
New Grads/Re-entry Nurses are welcome to enroll!

The course will cover:

  • The First Stage Labor also includes the Active Phase with Cultural factors that influence the care of the laboring gravid woman
  • The initial assessment and the Leopold Maneuver
  • The blood test that needs to be determined.
  • The First Sage of Labor also includes the Descent Phase with
  • Labor support by the nurse and the father
  • Positioning and ambulation
  • Preparation of delivery
Postpartum Home Course 2017

Duration: 4 hours

CE: 6

Price: $115

Textbook: FREE Textbook, Postpartum Care to the 4th Power, by Jane Carsrud
New Grads/Re-entry Nurses are welcome to enroll!

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course the learner will be able to discuss the following body changes that occur with pregnancy:
  • Uterus
  • Cervix
  • Vaginal and perineum
  • Breast
  • Endocrine system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Integumentary system
  • Immune system

In addition, the learner will be able to adequately assess the:

  • Breast
  • Uterus
  • Bowel function
20 CE Prepare for RNC Exam Maternal Child Home Courses - Adaptation of Newborn

Duration: 4 hours

CE: 6

Price: $115

Textbook: FREE Textbook, Neonatal Intensive Care to the 4th Power, by Jane Carsrud
New Grads/Re-entry Nurses are welcome to enroll!

Course Objectives

Basics of Neonatal Intensive Care includes:

  • The NICU Environment
  • Management of Thermal Stability
  • Glucose Control
  • Airway Management with Mechanical Ventilation and Blood Gas Management
  • Feeding the sick/premature infant
  • Responding to High Risk Deliveries
  • Adverse Events in the NICU
  • Understanding Lab Values

This course was adapted for the California Department of Public Health’s Birth and Beyond California Workshop and updated to meet the staff training objectives required by Baby Friendly USA TM for hospitals that are on the new 4 D Pathway to Baby Friendly TM designation.

To learn more about the Birth&Beyond Hospital Initiative, click here

This course is recommended for all aspiring Labor & Delivery and Postpartum nurses. New Grads and Nursing Students are encouraged to enroll!

Transfer Nurses who would like to enter Labor & Delivery Care, NICU, or OB/Postpartum unit should enroll in this class!

You will receive a Certificate of Completion that awards you

  • 16 units towards your BabyFriendly(tm) USA training
  • These 16 CE are approved by the BRN for continuing education. Our Provider Number is 13004.
  • Your Certification of Completion is also sanctioned by Birth&Beyond, California Public Health Initiative.
  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13004 for 16 contact hours.

Changing the way we feed and nurture out newborn infants will impact their lives. Yet, changes are difficult to accept and implement. Understanding the positive impact for change is vital to the success of our goal. It is far easier to influence others on a value if you are vested in that value.

Course Agenda

  • Science of Attachment
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Promoting Breastfeeding & Risk of not Breastfeeding
  • The Role of Human Milk
  • Predictable Newborn Patterns
  • Attachment theory
  • The science of breast milk production
  • Reflexes of suckling, swallowing, rooting, and crawling
  • Social attitudes towards breastfeeding
  • Putting Baby to Breast
  • Assessment and Documentation of Feedings
  • Latch Assessment
  • Early Breastfeeding Concerns
  • Expressing and Feeding Breast Milk
  • Special Situations
  • Continuity of Care
  • Sustainability
  • Proper attachment of the newborn
  • Breast pumps
  • Jaundice, hypoglycemia, mastitis, and infections
  • Hunger cues and cluster feeding
  • Sustainability
Obstetrical Emergencies Home Course 2017

Duration: 4 Hours

CE: 6

Price: $115

Textbook: FREE Textbooks, Obstetrical Emergencies to the 4th Power, by Jane Carsrud

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Obstetrical Emergences, the learner will

be able to:

  • Name 10 risk factors that could predispose a maternal arrest with their contributing cause.
  • Name 5 pulmonary structural and functional changes that  occur in the gravid woman:
  1. Name 4 components of the maternal oxygen transport system
  2. Name 5 cardiovascular alterations that occur in the gravid woman.
  3. Name 5 gastrointestinal changes that occur in the gravid woman.

In addition, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the 5 components of the electrical impulse
  • Identify the following rhythms in relation to gravid woman’s clinical picture
  1. Sinus rhythm
  2. Sinus tachycardia
  3. Sinus bradycardia
  4. First degree, second degree and third degree blocks
  5. Ventricular Tachycardia
  6. Ventricular Fibrillation
  7. Asystole
  8. Supraventricular tachycardia

Further, the learner will be able to name the risk factors and state the management of gravid women with:

  • Trauma
  • Uterine Rupture
  • Placental Abruption
  • Umbilical Cord Prolapse
  • Anaphlactyoid Syndrome (Amniotic Fluid Embolism)
  • Shoulder Dystocia and demonstrate the McRobert’s, Massanti, Zananelli, maneuvers.
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Hypertensive Disorders
  • Using the structural and physiological differences discussed previously, we will organize and run a code for the gravid patient in arrest. The learner will be able to respond and prepare as a:
  1. First, second, third and fourth responder
  2. Prepare for a Cesarean Section
  3. Prepare for Neonatal Resuscitation
  4. In conclusion we will discuss coping with grief. The learner will:
  • Determine the difference between myth and truths
  • Determine strategies for maternal coping
  • Determine the impact of cultural differences
2015 NRP Textbook 7th Edition

Skills Duration: 4 Hours

CE: 14

Price: $105 + $35 = $140

Textbook: FREE NRP Study Guide Required)

NRP Skills are scheduled frequently, 3-4 times every week. If you don’t see a date that works for you, contact us!

NRP SCHEDULE

To renew/ certify for AAP NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program), you need to:

  1. Pass the Online NRP Exam (6th or 7th Edition) $35
  2. Attend NRP skills at the office $105

To get Assistance with the online NRP exam, schedule for Assisted NRP.

We provide you with a FREE Study Guide for the Online NRP Exam when you schedule your NRP skills.

For more details, please visit our NRP page.

NRP CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED BY ALL HOSPITALS – LABOR AND DELIVERY, NICU, AND POSTPARTUM.

Duration: about 8-12 hrs Initial/ about 4-6 hrs Update

CE: 12.5 Initial/ 6.5 Update

Price: $185 Initial/ $155 Update

Textbook: AHA ACLS Textbook (2015 ECC)

ACLS Update is available 4-5 times per week, including Saturdays.

ACLS Initial is available once every week.

If you don’t see a date that works for you, contact us!

ACLS SCHEDULE

2015 PALS Textbook

Duration: about 8-13 hrs Initial/ about 4-6.5 hrs Update

CE: 13 Initial/ 6 Update

Price: $190 Initial/ $165 Update

Textbook: AHA PALS Textbook (2015 ECC)

PALS Update is available 2-3 times per week, including Saturdays.

PALS Initial is available once every week.

If you don’t see a date that works for you, contact us!

PALS SCHEDULE

Duration: 4.5 hrs Class + Skills/ about 2 hrs Skills ONLY

Price: $55 Class + Skills/ $37 Skills ONLY

Textbook: AHA BLS Textbook (2015 ECC)

BLS classes/skills are offered EVERY DAY, Monday – Saturday in Costa Mesa and San Diego.

You have 2 options to become BLS Certified

  1. Attend a group class at the office – you’ll complete all videos, skills practice, and testing on site with an instructor
  2. Complete the Online Heartcode BLS, and schedule a time for BLS Skills – you will complete the Online BLS exam at home, and pratice/test skills at the office with an instructor.

If you don’t see a date that works for you, contact us!

BLS SCHEDULE

Price: $50 per hour

NEO’s staff will enhance our applications with quality resume and cover letter assistance, and interview preparation. Your resume must reflect all that you are an all that you can be. It makes no sense to keep your attributes a secret!

NEO will spend one-on-one time with you to create a resume that is outstanding to hiring managers. Resume assistance is scheduled by appointment and is available both in Orange County and San Diego.

The job market is cut throat – even in healthcare! The applicant that goes “above and beyond” to enhance their resume is more likely to land a position. Become driven!

January 2018 in Costa Mesa

One month packed with 12-classes on weekends and weekdays.

February 2018 in San Diego

One month packed with 12-classes on weekends and weekdays.

Hear from Others

I had my NRP, BLS and Advanced Fetal Monitoring at their Costa Mesa office. I had an awesome experience. Signing up for classes was a breeze. Everyone in the office were helpful and accommodating. Class size and environment is conducive for learning. Jane made fetal ECG easy! 😀
I will definitely come back for my other recerts.

-R. Taclobao

I almost hate to write an awesome review for NEO, because I don’t want more job seeking nurses to come here and be my competition, but this place truly is awesome!! Jane, Betty, and all the staff are wonderful. Whether you are a new grad, re entry, or seasoned nurse, this place is definitely the ace up your sleeve!

-Markelle

The best place to take any class of your choice and very affordable. Instructors and staff are very knowledgeable and accommodating. I learned a lot with the lactation class. Nurses Ed is highly recommended.

-M. Baldonado

I have taken NRP and the Birth and Beyond lactation class and this by far has been the best place to take any classes. The whole staff is very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend Nurses Ed.

-Ob. Islas

From Baby Bump to Baby Buggy is a series of courses designed for new grads and re-entry nurses seeking opportunities in Maternal Child Care. All courses are taught by experienced RNs. All courses award FREE continuing education hours upon completion.

Matching your Personality with a Chosen Field is essential.

You’ve worked hard to acquire that coveted RN designation at the end of your name. It was no easy task. Now, take that extra effort and get the unit specific position of your choice.

Begin by taking a look at your personality. Nursing needs all personalities. Are you a nurturing nurse? Are you a fast-paced, multi-faceted nurse? If your personality is nurturing and you have a labor and delivery position, you are going to be miserable. If your personality is fast-paced and you have a postpartum position, you are going to be miserable.

For the Nurturing Nurse:

  • Postpartum is a great place for you.
  • You will have the opportunity to teach and support the new mother how to breastfeed
  • You will have the opportunity to encompass the new mother’s family dynamics with the added responsibility of a new baby
  • You will have the opportunity to teach the new mother many aspects of safety for her new baby

For the Fast-Paced Nurse:

  • You must have the ability to “critically think” adverse conditions
  • You must be able to “step-up to the plate” and be a patient advocate rather than respond to the gravid woman for the convenience of the obstetrician
  • You must “know your stuff” and there is a “lot of stuff to know.”

The NICU nurse must be nurturing to both the infant and the parents. You must be a critical thinker because NICU babies will present clues that he or she is about to have a possible catastrophic event.

  • AHA ACLS

    You may know you need ACLS, but hospitals require this certification from all nurses in the Maternal Child Care triad – OB and Postpartum! Certify or renew your ACLS certification. We teach ECG to prepare you for the class, and offer FREE assistance with the required online pre-test. Prepare with a FREE study guide, “Be an Advanced Responder”.

  •  AHA NRP

    Neonatal Resuscitation is the cornerstone of all baby care in the hospital. Pass the required online test with our study guide, “Be a Baby Saver IV”. Prepare for your eSIMs and NRP skills.

  • Head to Toe Assessment

    Complete Head-to-Toe Assessment

    Practice in pairs how to perform a a head-to-toe assessment, and give report.

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    Communicate with a physician using SBAR

Specialized Training

Breaking into Maternal Child Care can be difficult. Every hospital wants experience, skills, and knowledge that’s specific to OB and Postpartum. Follow the Pathways to get your Resume on top of the pile!

Pathway to Labor & Delivery Care

  • Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring
  • AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring
  • AWHONN Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring
  • Basics of Labor and Delivery Care
  • Neonatal Assessment and Adaptation
  • Birth and Beyond Lactation
  • Obstetrically Focused Emergency Care
  • NRP
  • ACLS
  • BLS

Extend your skills with Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring and AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring.

Get a head-start on your clinical rotations with Labor & Delivery Care, and Obstetric Emergencies.

Pathway to NICU

  • Basics of NICU
  • Neonatal Assessment and Adaptation
  • Birth & Beyond Lactation
  • NRP
  • ACLS
  • BLS
  • Basics of Postpartum Care 

The NICU is the one of the most exciting and most challenging departments!  NRP and Lactation are only the beginning of your journey! Learn how the infant adapts with Adaptation of a Newborn. Evaluate your patient quickly and accurately with Neonatal Assessment.

Pathway to Postpartum

  • Basics of Postpartum Care
  • Neonatal Assessment and Adaptation
  • Birth and Beyond Lactation
  • NRP
  • ACLS
  • BLS

There is so much to learn about the Postpartum period for both Mom and Baby! Get a grasp on the practical side of managing your patient with Postpartum Care. Assess the infant with Neonatal Assessment, and monitor their condition with Adaptation of a Newborn.

Core Concepts in Maternal Child Care

Fetal Heart Monitoring

Personal protective equipment

Baby Friendly Lactation

ECG Interpretation

Newborn Assessment

Postpartum Care

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