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Professional Education

At The Women's Hospital, we want to provide high-quality continuing education courses for our health care providers. See our Health Professional Education course offerings and calendar below. Click on a class to see the course description and registration information.

AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Course
This two-day course awards 18 contact hours of CNE and 15.25 CMEs. Offered in a standardized format, the course may be used as a competency assessment to validate the knowledge and skills of experienced nurses and clinicians. Participants analyze case scenarios using key physiologic principles. Sessions offer demonstration, hands-on practice and testing of the following skills: fetal heart rate auscultation, performing Leopold’s Maneuvers, placement of an intrauterine pressure catheter and fetal spiral electrode, interpretation of fetal monitoring tracings, identification of indicated clinical interventions, communication strategies and documentation methodologies.

Contact Jamey Williams for registration information.
jamey.williams@deaconess.com
 
Baby-Friendly Breastfeeding Course
This course fulfills the UNICEF and WHO recommendations for those who work with mothers and babies and the training requirement for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.
Two-day course 8 AM - 5 PM each day

Contact Jamey Williams for registration information.
jamey.williams@deaconess.com

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
The Neonatal Resuscitation Program is an educational program jointly sponsored with the American Heart Association. The course has been designed to teach an evidence-based approach to resuscitation of the newborn to hospital staff who care for newborns at the time of delivery, including physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists. The 6th Edition, released in 2011, is based on simulation methodology, enhancing development of critical leadership, communication and team work skills. NRP instructors at The Women’s Hospital have had extensive training in simulation development and debriefing, and utilize high-fidelity up-to-date manikins for our simulations.

Contact Beth Durham for registration information.
elizabeth.durham@deaconess.com

Simulation Program
Impacting outcomes through simulation. When an unexpected high-risk delivery occurs, both timing and proper training play key roles in outcomes of the newborn and mother. We provide simulation training for both. Simulated medical experiences have been recognized by the Institute of Medicine and the Joint Commission as an important training modality to increase patient safety. Learn more about our simulation program and how to schedule training at your facility.

S.T.A.B.L.E. Initial Provider Course
Hundreds of times each day, in hospitals and communities around the world, newly born infants become ill and require specialized care. Each member of the health care team — nurses, physicians, therapists and assistants — must know what to do for the sick infant. Their care must be provided in a timely, efficient, anticipatory and effective manner. This early transitional care affects not only the immediate health of the infant, but also the infant’s long-term outcome. The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program was developed to meet the educational needs of health care providers who must deliver this important stabilization care. S.T.A.B.L E education is critical to the mission to reduce infant mortality and morbidity and to improve the future health of children and their families.

S.T.A.B.L.E is the most widely distributed and implemented neonatal education program to focus exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick infants. Based on a mnemonic to optimize learning, retention and recall of information, S.T.A.B.L.E stands for the six assessment and care modules in the program: Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab Work and Emotional Support. A seventh module, Quality Improvement, stresses the professional responsibility of improving and evaluating care provided to sick infants.

Contact Beth Durham for registration information.
elizabeth.durham@deaconess.com

S.T.A.B.L.E Renewal Course
Hundreds of times each day, in hospitals and communities around the world, newly born infants become ill and require specialized care. Each member of the health care team — nurses, physicians, therapists and assistants — must know what to do for the sick infant. Their care must be provided in a timely, efficient, anticipatory and effective manner. This early transitional care affects not only the immediate health of the infant, but also the infant’s long-term outcome. The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program was developed to meet the educational needs of health care providers who must deliver this important stabilization care. S.T.A.B.L E education is critical to the mission to reduce infant mortality and morbidity and to improve the future health of children and their families.
 
The S.T.A.B.L.E. program is the most widely distributed and implemented neonatal education program to focus exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization of care of sick newborns. Based on a mnemonic to optimize learning, retention and recall of information, S.T.A.B.L.E stands for the six assessment and care modules in the program: Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab Work and Emotional Support. A seventh module, Quality Improvement, stresses the professional responsibility of improving and evaluating care provided to sick infants.
 
This renewal course requires the participant to have current S.T.A.B.L.E. provider status and is appropriate for any health care provider involved with the pre-transport stabilization of neonates including: RNs working primarily in Emergency Services and involved with the treatment of sick neonates or infants delivered at home and admitted because of illness; pediatricians, ER physicians, family practice physicians and any community hospital physician involved with neonates; LPNs and nurse’s aides working in the nursery and postpartum departments, respiratory therapists, paramedics, EMTs and pre-hospital care providers.

S.T.A.B.L.E.—Cardiac Module: Recognition and Stabilization of Neonates with Suspected CHD
The S.T.A.B.L.E. - Cardiac Module provides general guidelines for the assessment and stabilization of neonates with suspected, severe forms of congenital heart disease (CHD). The common surgical and palliative treatment options are also explained, thus providing important information that caregivers may utilize to communicate uniformly with families of infants with CHD. Prompt, effective, and appropriate care of neonates with severe CHD can reduce secondary organ damage, improve short and long-term outcomes, and reduce morbidity and mortality. The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, breaks, and a Cardiac Module handbook. This information is presented in a highly visual format using an animated

PowerPoint® slide presentation, and is divided into three sections:
  • Part 1: Physical exam of neonates with suspected CHD.
  • Part 2: Review of the anatomic features, clinical presentation and initial stabilization of neonates with CHD, and emphasizes differentiation of cardiac from pulmonary disease. Specific heart lesions, including palliative and surgical options are covered in detail.
  • Part 3: Modifications to the six S.T.A.B.L.E. assessment components that are necessary when caring for neonates with suspected CHD.
Contact Beth Durham for registration information.
elizabeth.durham@deaconess.com

NCC Inpatient OB Course: Update-Review-Prep with Sharon Hall
Nationally recognized educator, author and nurse advocate, Sharon Hall, brings over 30 years of clinical expertise and commitment to OB nursing. Sharon is an established clinical nurse specialist, legal consultant, expert witness, and frequent speaker for AWHONN. Sharon has received rave reviews for her knowledge, humorous presentation style, clinical based programs, and accessibility for participants. Join Sharon as she prepares you with the intense clinical background knowledge you need to know for everyday practice and a head start for those taking the RNC exam. Visit www.proedcenter.com for details.

Contact Jamey Williams (jamey.williams@deaconess.com) or Beth Durham (elizabeth.durham@deaconess.com) for registration information.
 
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