Category Archives: New Graduates of Nursing

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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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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AHA Basic Life Support (CPR)

Basic Life Support is the foundation for saving lives during cardiac arrest. In this class, you will learn the skills of high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for victims of all ages. Additionally, you will practice delivery of these skills both as a single rescuer plus as a member of a multi-rescuer team. Ultimately, the skills you learn in the Basic Life » Read more