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Kansas State Conference

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Infant Loss

It was a routine induction that turned into a cesarean section for failure to progress.  The fetal tracing had looked great except the last 20minutes we were having a hard time keeping the baby on the fetal monitor.  Since we were moving into the section room no one was too concerned at this point. 

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Advocacy 101: my Nurse in Washington Internship experience

Each year AWHONN awards two scholarships to the Nurse in Washington Internship program in Washington, D.C. I was thrilled and honored to be one of those recipients this year, and I’d like to share my experience with you.

The Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) program is held for three days each spring and is sponsored by the Nursing Organizations Alliance.

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On being certified

I remember the first time I ever heard of a RN being certified – I would love to say it was before I became a RN (and maybe it actually was). The first time I REMEMBER hearing about it, I was working as a RN on a busy, urban,

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The DNP Degree

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The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is similar to the PhD in that it is the highest level of education available for nurses. The DNP places an emphasis on clinical practice and leadership training while the PhD focuses on scholarly research and inquiry (All Nursing Schools).

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What we don’t know about mother’s milk

“Breast milk grows babies’ bodies, fuels neurodevelopment, provides essential immunofactors and safeguards against famine and disease — why, then, does science know more about tomatoes than mother’s milk? Katie Hinde shares insights into this complex, life-giving substance and discusses the major gaps scientific research still needs to fill so we can better understand it.”

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Spinning Babies

Recently I was blessed enough to have the amazing opportunity to attend a Spinning Babies workshop.

I have been a labor and delivery nurse for almost 6 years. In that time I have learned a lot of tricks from veteran nurses on what to do to help a laboring women who has gotten “stuck”.  

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Birth Trauma

As simple as holding their hand…

https://awhonnconnections.org/2017/03/16/lessening-the-risk-of-birth-trauma/

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Evidence into Practice, Cord Clamping

In January of 2017, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released Committee Opinion #684 Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping after Birth.

ACOG provides the following recommendations regarding the timing of umbilical cord clamping after birth:

  • In term infants, delayed umbilical cord clamping increases hemoglobin levels at birth and improves iron stores in the first several months of life,

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ACA Replacement

From the American Nurses Association:
Congress: Hold public hearings on the healthcare bill!

 

The Republican Party’s health care legislation has just been introduced – but some in Congress are trying to rush the process by denying any public hearings to review the legislation.

This bill is too important to rush through without ANY input from the public. 

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