Author Archives: Beatriz Aguilar

The Baby Friendly Initiative History

Breastfeeding History Nurses Ed Blog

Congratulations Southern California Nurses, for your efforts in promoting the Baby Friendly Initiative. Hospitals and Maternal-Child Health departments have set a powerful example for women nationwide. To summarize, in 2007 only 29% of USA hospitals used breastfeeding measures. By 2013, this percentage increased to 54%. Additionally, in California, rates increased to as much as 94% for some breastfeeding and 70%

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How to Develop your Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking skills for nurses and healthcare providers

“Enquiring Minds want to know” Nursing is an honorable profession, and nurses are the heart and soul of the healthcare system. Furthermore, nurses are at the front-lines of administering and evaluating treatment. The nurse is the patient’s advocate and the patient relies on the nurse to be his or her advocate. It is the nurse that the patient spends the

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Preparing for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program NRP Skills

Understanding how to carry out appropriate Neonatal Resuscitation is an essential skill for every single Obstetrical healthcare provider. For these reasons, many hospitals require that healthcare providers who come into contact with the mother and child dyad obtain the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program or NRP certification. Being entrusted by parents to provide care for their newly born

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Klebsiella pneumoniae and Healthcare Acquired Infections

Klebsiella pneumoniae for nurses

Do you know why Healthcare Acquired Infections are on the rise? One reason is Klebsiella pneumoniae. Actually, Klebsiella pneumoniae CAN be a friendly bacterium, especially to our environment and GI tract; but nurses don’t turn your back! These little capsule wearing, sticky suckers can cause serious havoc to the fragile lungs. To put it briefly, Klebsiella pneumoniae can be an

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How to do NRP Skills Step by Step

Neonatal resuscitation NRP Skills

This article provides healthcare providers with a step-by-step guide on how to successfully accomplish your NRP skills session as well as the E-sims portion of the AAP NRP exam. Initial Neonatal Resuscitation is all about being ready. If you are not ready, your resuscitation will be inefficient. This is why it’s essential to have your American Academy of Pediatrics NRP

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Anticipating Neonatal Resuscitation

Anticipating Neonatal Resuscitation

The American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program, NRP, is a critical certification for all Obstetrical healthcare providers including midwives. Most importantly, anticipating plus performing effective neonatal resuscitation is the key for a successful outcome if neonatal cardiac or respiratory arrest occurs. Furthermore, Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses are responsible for attending High Risk deliveries. In addition, NICU nurses are also

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A NICU Nurse’s Story

It takes an extraordinary person to become a nurse. Even more so, it take a courageous  individual to become a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse. Of my 50+ years of nursing in a variety of clinical settings I treasure my NICU experience the most. I remember “swaddling” and holding solitary infants each Christmas Eve. Embracing a tiny infant always made me

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