Category Archives: Maternal Child Health

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?

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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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Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring

AWHONN Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring About AWHONN Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring AWHONN Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring is a 1-day class led by experienced perinatal clinicians. In particular, this course expands on the knowledge and principles presented during the Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring course. To emphasize, this course uses a case study approach focusing on the analysis of complicated FHM patterns. » Read more

Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring

AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring About AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring is the first instructor-led course in the FHM learning pathway. Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring is a 2-day class consisting of didactic content, plus hands-on skills stations. Most noteworthy, Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring facilitates difficult concepts by presenting content in a standardized format. Additionally, this » Read more

Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring

About Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring is a comprehensive introductory course; hence, candidates do not require experience to attend this class. Experienced RN's, on the other hand, are recommended to attend an Intermediate or Advanced FHM course. In summary, participants will learn the skills needed to perform fetal surveillance through electronic Fetal Monitoring. To begin with, students » Read more

AAP NRP Skills

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Skills About Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) The AAP Neonatal Resuscitation Program is a required certification for all healthcare providers who come into contact with newborns.  The AAP NRP Skills course format requires learners to first study Neonatal Resuscitation material, then complete an online exam. After completing the AAP NRP exam, learners must then attend an interactive » 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

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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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