Training for New Grad Nurses and the Impact of the Affordable Care Act

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act The effect of hospitals responding the Affordable Care Act has impacted hospital reimbursement, professional practice standard and hospital employment.  Since 2010 hospitals have seen payment reduction upwards of $117 billion and more than $58 billion in Medicare sequestration cuts.  Hospitals are scaling back!! Blah! 4800 jobs nationwide were lost in December 2030 3600

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Renew BLS, ACLS, and PALS in One Day

To complete ACLS, PALS, and BLS in one day, the AHA offers Heartcode courses online. After completing the Heartcode online course, you can complete your skills for all three classes in one day. Before you sign up for a Heartcode clas, read the Pros and Cons of Heartcode classes. Pros: The online exam offers convenience to take it from home,

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7th Edition NRP Guidelines

The NEW 7th Edition NRP Guidelines were published in May 2016. Jane and Helen have the AAP’s 7th edition NRP ready to launch. There are significant changes. You can schedule an Assisted NRP 7th Edition to learn these new changes, and pass the new exam. As before, you then will need to go to the AAP’s webpage and take the

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The Clinical Practice Council (CPC)

The Clinical Practice Council (CPC) develops, reviews, and disseminates clinical nursing policies, guidelines, and practice alerts. Staff nurse representatives from each unit in the maternal child cluster represent the needs of their specific unit. These nurses contribute toward shaping nursing practices at their unit level. The CPC ensures that nursing practice documents are based on the latest research and other levels of evidence.

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Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression usually occurs within the first 3 months after delivery. The exact causes of postpartum depression are unknown.  Changes in hormone levels during and after pregnancy may affect a woman’s mood.  Many non-hormonal factors may also affect mood during pregnancy. Changes in work and social relationships: Having less time and freedom Lack of sleep Worries about your ability to

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Water Birth

Water Birth Delivering in the water has recently become popular.  More hospitals now offer water births. However, water birth is still considered an alternative birthing method, and not every doctor is convinced that it’s safe and not every hospital provides water birth options. Just like it sounds, a water birth is giving birth in water.  You may choose to deliver

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