Category Archives: Neonatal Intensive Care NICU

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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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

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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AAP NRP Skills

Transitioning from intrauterine to extra-uterine life is the single most dangerous event that most of us will ever encounter in our lifetime; even when we don’t remember our birth. Most noteworthy, the human body makes more radical physiologic adjustments immediately following birth than they will ever have to do again. Yet, this remarkable aspect of birth is more than 90% of » 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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