Category Archives: Maternal Child Health

Anticipating Neonatal Resuscitation

Anticipating Neonatal Resuscitation

Anticipating performing neonatal resuscitation is the key for a successful outcome of neonatal cardiac and respiratory arrest. Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses are responsible for attending High Risk deliveries. Additionally, NICU nurses are also responsible for performing neonatal resuscitation as part of a team. Most importantly, it will be imperative that the NICU nurse have knowledge of what to anticipate for

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A NICU Nurse’s Story

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a remarkable unit for the reason that it encompasses compassion, critical thinking, plus the management of a sick or premature newborn. It takes an extraordinary person to become a nurse, but even more so, it takes a courageous and persevering individual to become a NICU nurse. As a former NICU nurse with over

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Become a Breastfeeding Advocate

Breastfeeding Education

Education for professionals, or the lack of it, has been and continues to be a barrier to breastfeeding. A healthcare provider’s attitude, personal beliefs and values can greatly impact a mother’s ability to initiate or maintain breastfeeding. Certainly, the lack of support from healthcare providers is related to the difficulties healthy women experience with breastfeeding. Despite efforts to improve breastfeeding management, healthcare

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What every New Grad Nurse needs to know about Magnet Hospitals?

Magnet Recognition Logo

Magnet Hospitals outperform other hospitals in both recruiting and retaining nursing professionals, resulting in higher employee satisfaction and lower staff turn-around. The American Nurses Association and the American Nurses Credentialing Center formed the Magnet Recognition Program to maintain nursing excellence. Studies of the Magnet Hospitals showed that they were more likely to have nurses that are specialty-certified and to have

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AWHONN Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring

From the Experts of Fetal Monitoring Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Initiative. The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is the official organization that promotes guidelines for Fetal Monitoring. Course Fee: $105.00 Contact Hours: 8 CEs (awarded by AWHONN after class examination) Student Materials: AWHONN Advanced Student Pack 5th Edition is required. Purchase directly from AWHONN https://awhonn.kendallhunt.com/ » Read more

AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring

From the Experts of Fetal Monitoring The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is the official organization that promotes guidelines for Fetal Monitoring. AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring includes testing of fetal heart auscultation;  performing Leopold's Maneuvers; as well as placement of an intrauterine pressure catheter and fetal spiral electrode. Moreover, this course consist of analyzing fetal heart » Read more

Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring

Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring will provide the RN with comprehensive introductory training for the skills needed to perform fetal surveillance through electronic fetal heart monitoring. Notably, the course provides an overview of the antepartum period and methods of antepartum testing. The RN will learn the different methods of fetal heart monitoring and the considerations that must be made for internal » Read more

Baby-Friendly Hospital

Baby Friendly USA

World Breastfeeding Week is around the corner, August 1-7, 2016! If your dream job is working with moms and babies all day long, your ears might e screaming in pain from hearing about the BabyFriendly Hospital Initiative. A little known fact is that in California, BabyFriendly training is also called Birth&Beyond approved. That’s the state program that distributes the funding

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