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Caring for a new mother and her newborn is complicated, stressful, and challenging. You may be very experienced as a postpartum nurse or new in your role. Regardless, at the end of the day we want to feel as if we did a great job, but how many times do you wonder if you missed something? What could you have done differently?
The fast-paced world of OB means constant admissions and discharges. How stressed do you feel when you know you need to discharge a patient so you can accept a new one? Have you met the challenge of teaching a new mom the post-birth warning signs? Does she know how to prevent the most common causes of postpartum maternal mortality? And…do you?
Each day we try our best to care for patients. We all want to know that we did all we could for every patient. Giving the best care requires staying up-to-date. Changes, protocols, state regulations, policies, and procedures make nursing a complicated world that challenges all of us. It adds a layer of stress to each day and it feels difficult to keep up with the latest from AWHONN, ACOG, the ISMP, and the CDC. At the core…you need to understand WHY these changes occur and HOW they benefit our patients. This recording takes a closer look at some current issues and digs deeper into finding out the WHY and HOW, discussing life-saving measures for both mothers and babies. Bring important new insights back to the patient bedside to transform the care that you deliver!
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Dr. Donna Weeks, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CPN, has over 30 years of maternal child nursing experience where she has held roles from staff nurse, to manager, director, and educator and is currently practicing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at JFK Medical Center. Donna’s experience includes high risk OB, L&D, postpartum and newborn nursery. One of her unique experiences includes initiating, facilitating, and evaluating a support group for hospitalized antepartum women. Donna has been instrumental in leading AWHONN’s Postpartum Hemorrhage Project as well as the Baby Friendly Initiative at her facility. She also serves an Adjunct Professor at Purdue Global University, teaching in the graduate program.
Dr. Weeks’ nursing education includes a BSN through the State University of New York, an MSN from The College of New Jersey and a DNP through Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Additionally, she is certified in Inpatient Obstetrics and Electronic Fetal Monitoring, is an NRP Instructor, an AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring Instructor Trainer, and AWHONN Obstetrical Patient Safety Trainer. Donna’s vast knowledge and expertise allow her to present the most challenging concepts in a way that is easy to understand.
Financial: Donna Weeks has employment relationships with Purdue Global University/Kaplan University, Capella University, and JFK Medical Center. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Donna Weeks is a member of the Association of Women’s Health Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing.
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