Helping students understand the critical role nurses play in health care delivery is essential for success in today's world. That's why we've developed Navigate Dimensions of Professional Practice and Role Development in Nursing, an instructionally designed online course ideal for BSN or RNtoBSN programs.
Ninewells Hospital in the UK has been awarded the prestigious UNICEF Baby-Friendly Award for the standard of care given to women throughout and after pregnancy. According to NHS Tayside head of midwifery Kay Forsyth,
''We decided to join services with UNICEF UK's Baby Friendly Initiative to boost breastfeeding rates and to get better care for all mothers at Ninewells . . . . Breastfeeding protects babies against a wide range of serious illnesses including gastroenteritis and respiratory infections in infancy, as well as allergies and diabetes in childhood. We also know that breastfeeding reduces the mother's risk of some cancers and it is easier, cheaper and simply less hassle than bottle feeding.''
Jones & Bartlett Learning would like to extend our congratulations to Ninewells for their impressive achievement. Cheers!
Is your hospital Baby-Friendly yet? Do you know about our online Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding course? Created specifically to support the implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative™ in the United States, it is an essential course for educating your staff to promote successful breastfeeding.
Structured in 17 modules, this online course earns 24.4 CEUs for nurses and 24.4 L-CERPs for lactation consultants that can be completed at your own pace 24-hours a day. Interspersed throughout are interactive quizzes that measure your understanding of the subject matter as you move thorough the course. After completing the course, you can print out a completion transcript that certifies your earned continuing education credits.
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In order to accelerate the number of Baby-Friendly hospitals in the US, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has awarded nearly $6 million over three years to the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ). Intended to improve hospital practices that support breastfeeding, the project will help them move toward Baby-Friendly status by incorporating the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF as global criteria to improve breastfeeding rates.
According to William H. Dietz, MD, Ph.D., director of CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity:
"We know that breastfeeding rates are higher in Baby-Friendly hospitals, yet only 5 percent of babies in this country are born in these facilities. We need to help hospitals improve their maternity care to better support breastfeeding. This project takes steps to do that, and it offers real solutions to improve the health of mothers and babies."
All of the vital information in Porter Pocket Guide to Emergency and Critical Care in now available in PDA format!
Keep up-to-date with information on:
- New ACLS and PALS guidelines
- Detailed coverage of 56 critical medications highlighting: dose, indications, side effects, contraindications, nursing implications, and administration
- Dosage charts
- Easy-to-understand Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation
- Quick and easy 12-lead ECG interpretation
- Treatment protocols for Hypothermia, Burn Management, Acute MI, Rapid Sequence Intubation, Hyperkalemia, Organ Donation
- Extensive cross reference of brand and generic drug names, provides classifications/indications for over 1,800 drugs
If you are in search of resources for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs, check out DNP Answers, one of eight blogs published by Advance for NPs & PAs. This is a great place to catch up on some of the recent buzz about DNP Programs. Many of the posts on this site receive comments, so it’s a pretty active community.