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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September Sepsis

September is designated as Sepsis awareness month by the CDC. To be diagnosed with sepsis, you must exhibit at least two of the following systems, plus a probable or confirmed infection. Body temperature about 101ᵒF (38.3ᵒC) or below 96.8ᵒF (36ᵒC) Heart rate higher than 90 bpm Respiratory rate higher than 20 breaths per minute. The diagnosis will be upgraded to

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