• 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…

  • 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
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    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…

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    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…

  • Fetal Heart Monitoring,  Reviews Maternal Child Program

    Basic Fetal Monitoring

    The first step towards Fetal Monitoring Expertise. Baby Saving starts before birth by preparing the mother for successful outcome by determining the risk factors that contribute to poor outcomes.  [box-group id=6]   Classes Offered Every Month Orange County & San Diego *Check our MEGA-EVENTS for Discounts [restabs alignment=”osc-tabs-left” pills=”nav-pills” responsive=”true” icon=”true” text=”More” tabcolor=”#dd3333″ tabheadcolor=”#ffffff” seltabcolor=”#dd3333″ seltabheadcolor=”#ffffff” tabhovercolor=”#1e73be”] [restab title=”Schedule” active=”active”] Please enable Javascript in order to get <a href=”https://www.healcode.com” target=”_blank”>HealCode</a> functionality  [/restab] [restab title=”Objectives”]  The course includes Instructor presentation                                         Video of instrumentation of fetal heart monitoring  Practice strips PRE-REQUISITES  No…

  • AWHONN Advanced Fetal Monitoring classes
    Fetal Heart Monitoring,  Reviews Maternal Child Program

    AWHONN Advanced Fetal Monitoring

    From the Experts of Fetal Monitoring Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Initiative. The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is the official organization that promotes guidelines for Fetal Monitoring. Course Fee: $100 Contact Hours: 8 CE (awarded by AWHONN after class examination) Student Materials: AWHONN Advanced Student Materials (4th Ed.) $105 PRE-REQUISITES Basic Fetal Monitoring At least 1 year clinical experience in Labor & Delivery is required. Re-entry Nurses, and practicing nurses seeking entry in Maternal Child Care are encouraged to attend. This is a 1-day course. This course uses a case study approach to analyze complicated FHM patterns and characteristics. The course includes maternal-fetal physiology,…

  • AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Classes
    Fetal Heart Monitoring,  Reviews Maternal Child Program

    AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring

    From the Experts of Fetal Monitoring Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Initiative. The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is the official organization that promotes guidelines for Fetal Monitoring. Class Fee: $225 Contact Hours: 18 CE (awarded by AWHONN after class examination) Required Student Materials: AWHONN Intermediate Student Materials (4th Ed) $125             REQUIRED: AWHONN Intermediate Student Material, 5th Edition  Price: $120  PRE-REQUISITES  Basic Fetal Monitoring or Introductory Fetal Heart Monitoring Course Currently use FHM technology in their perinatal settings Nurses, and students/graduates of Nursing are encouraged to attend. Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring is an excellent course to…