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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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TOLAC and VBAC and Rupture! Oh My!

TOLAC AND VBAC AND RUPTURE! OH MY

by, Bree Fallon

As a brand new labor nurse fresh out of school, I distinctly remember visiting with a seasoned traveling nurse, Pam Spivey, during an afternoon of monitoring women on the antepartum unit years ago. One of the preterm women I was caring for that afternoon was planning to attempt a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) with this pregnancy when the time came. 

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Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth

February 2017, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a committee opinion (Number 687) on limiting intervention during labor and birth. The following is a list of their recommendations:

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College) makes the following recommendations and conclusions:

*For a woman who is at term in spontaneous labor with a fetus in vertex presentation,

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Chapter Survey

As a new chapter coordinator it can be overwhelming to try and get everything “just right”. Our new Kansas Chapters are a work in progress.  I would like to ask for you all to help us with how you want our bi-monthly meetings to go. We will do our best to incorporate your suggestions into each chapter.

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Are You Registered to Vote?

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Election Day is only 34 days away – are you registered to vote? Whether you live in Kansas or Missouri, your voice matters and will influence how healthcare is shaped in your state! There is still time to register in both states:

Kansas

  • You have until October 18th to register.

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RN to BSN

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I graduated with my associates in nursing in 1997. During my program, I don’t really remember a lot of encouragement to go on for my BSN. It was suggested, and a sister school was recommended. I remember thinking that I only needed to do it if I was aspiring to more than basic direct patient care.

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Welcome to AWHONN Kansas!

Over the past several years, work has occurred to re-engage our AWHONN members in Kansas. We have a strong history of commitment to our professional nursing organization in Kansas from the early days of NAACOG to our current AWHONN organization.

We are poised to provide some “value-add” to our 235 AWHONN members across the state.

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