Category Archives: New Grad Maternal Child Program

Preparing for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program NRP Skills

Neonatal resuscitation NRP Skills

Initial Neonatal Resuscitation is all about being ready. If you are not ready, your resuscitation will be inefficient. Preparation for a delivery is a must.  You certainly don’t want a doctor standing beside you “blowing wind tunnels” waiting for you to rummage through the drawers looking for something! There is a long list of supplies and equipment in your NRP

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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

The AWHONN Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring certification encompasses complex case studies taught by experienced Labor and Delivery nurses of over thirty years. AWHONN Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring is a one day Labor and Delivery certification for experienced nurses. Most noteworthy, our AWHONN instructors strive to make difficult concepts understandable and stress-free. Moreover, the new Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring course has » Read more

AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring

The AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring certification is a 2-day course that prepares the New Grad and Transitional nurse for a position in the Labor and Delivery unit. Ultimately, there is so much to learn. Therefore, it would behoove the New Grad or Transitional nurse to have this knowledge under his or her belt. In addition, a resume that reflects » Read more

Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring

The fetus that is developing within the uterus needs adequate oxygen to thrive. Nurses Educational Opportunities, or NEO’s, Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring course focuses profoundly on this fact. Most importantly, fetal heart monitoring is essential in determining fetal hypoxia. Fetal hypoxia, most notably, is determined by assessing the following; maternal contractions with the fetal heart rate, variables, as well as » Read more
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