Category Archives: Obstetric Track

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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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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The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative

Mother Friendly ChildBirth Initiative Breastfeeding Week 2016

The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) is a coalition of individuals and national organizations with concern for the care and wellbeing of mothers, babies, and families Our mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce cost. The evidence- based mother/baby/and family friendly model focuses on prevention and wellness as

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BabyFriendly(tm) Lactation Training

Birth & Beyond Lactation is a California initiative to provide hospital staff training to become BabyFriendly™   What is the BabyFriendly™ Initiative? Birth and Beyond is based on the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative launched in 1992 in collaboration with WHO and UNICEF. The goal of this initiative is to recognize hospitals that implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and also provide a » Read more