• Anticipating Neonatal Resuscitation
    AHA ACLS,  AHA NRP,  All Services,  Neonatal Intensive Care NICU,  New Grad Maternal Child Program,  NICU Track for New Grad RN's,  Nursing Advocacy

    Anticipating Neonatal Resuscitation

    The American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program, NRP, is a critical certification for all Obstetrical healthcare providers including midwives. Most importantly, anticipating plus performing effective neonatal resuscitation is the key for a successful outcome if neonatal cardiac or respiratory arrest occurs. Furthermore, Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses are responsible for attending High Risk deliveries. In addition, NICU nurses are also responsible for performing neonatal resuscitation as part of a team. It is important to understand that not every delivery is perfect. Even if the pregnancy is considered normal or healthy unexpected outcomes may occur. For these reason, it is imperative for Labor and Delivery plus Postpartum nurses to complete the…

  • Fetal Heart Monitoring,  Labor Delivery Track for New Grad RN's,  New Grad Maternal Child Program

    Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring

    Maternal Child Training Program Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring Basic FHM may be taken individually or with the discount package Course Information $ 200 00 In-person Course Textbook Included Awarded 6 CEs Preferred for Entry Level Positions About Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring The Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring course is a comprehensive introductory program tailored for individuals who are new to fetal heart monitoring. In this session, participants will acquire essential skills for conducting fetal surveillance using electronic Fetal Monitoring. Throughout the course, participants will gain insights into the role of the nurse during the antepartum period and learn how to obtain the necessary information for conducting appropriate antenatal tests. Additionally, students…

  • Induction of Labor
    Article,  New Grad Maternal Child Program

    Birthing – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

    Back in the 1940’s having a baby was a scary event for mothers. Mother’s called their doctors when they thought they were in labor.  The doctor determined if Mother should come to the hospital.  When mothers arrived at the hospital the nurse prepared her for Labor and Delivery.  The nurse gave the mother an enema.  This was done to keep fecal material from contaminating the vaginal area.  The nurse then shaved the perineal area of pubic hair.  Pubic hair was believed to be a source of bacteria.  Fathers were allowed to be with the mother but had no idea what to do or how to support the mother during the…

  • AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Classes

    Ready for Intermediate Fetal Monitoring

    Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring is a 2 day course packed with lots of great information to empower you to care for a laboring mother.  We will learn how to perform the Leopold maneuver on a gravid woman to determine fetal presentation, lie, and point of maximal intensity of the uterus for fetal auscultation with a pregnant manikin.   We will learn how to place the fetal spiral electrode and the uterine catheter with a manikin with a vaginal canal.   We will discuss the causes of abnormal fetal and maternal occurrences – remember the VEAL CHOP in Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring?   Cheryl’s admission will be discussed.  She will have…

  • Article

    Ready for Basic Fetal Monitoring?

    I spent a great deal of time learning to the read an EKG, but once I understood the dynamics, I loved to use my skills in EKG Interpretation.  When I set out to understand Fetal Monitoring Interpretation the dynamics were so different.  This learned skill was difficult, but once understood, I loved to use my skills in Fetal Monitoring Interpretation. To read a fetal heart monitor you have 2 graphs to understand that needs to be interpreted in conjunction.  The upper graph records the fetal responses and the lower graph records the uterine contractions.  You then learn how the correlation of uterine contractions affects the infant’s heart rate. The infant’s…