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Providing high-touch care in a high-tech delivery setting is a challenge for today’s nurses. This co-production between InJoy and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) provides clinical tips and guidelines to teach nurses how to offer the ideal balance of emotional and medical support and care.

3 contact hours from AWHONN are available through July 1, 2015 (1 contact hour per volume). Fees apply. CNE forms available in free Facilitator's Guide.

Content Includes:

Volume 1: Admission Assessment

  • Labor & Psychosocial Assessment – compassionate communication techniques, relationships, reassurance, physical exam, signs of abuse, responding to fears, assessing support
  • Cultural Assessment & Care Planning – beliefs, privacy and exposure, expressions of pain, language barriers, evaluating expectations and knowledge about labor and birth, birth plans, special needs or disabilities, working with a doula

Volume 2: First Stage Labor Support

  • Labor Pain – factors that affect how a woman responds to labor pain
  • Nurse’s Role – being present, reducing anxiety, creating a supportive environment, providing comfort measures
  • Maternal Positions & Movements – side-lying, upright, forward leaning, birth ball, fetal monitoring
  • Non-Pharmacologic Techniques – massage, breathing, attention focusing and distraction, heat and cold, hydrotherapy, other methods

Volume 3: Second Stage Labor Support

  • Evidence-Based Care – pushing guidelines, fetal heart rate
  • Positions – upright, hands and knees, side-lying, semi-Fowlers
  • Providing Comfort – emotions, communication, comfort measures, assisting support people
  • Birth Assistance & Family Support – reactions, skin-to-skin contact, breastfeeding support

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Additional Information

Language(s) Available in English Only
Closed Captioned Yes
Release Year 2006; Content reviewed by AWHONN in 2012
Program Length Vol. 1, 37 min. • Vol. 2, 40 min. • Vol. 3, 36 min.
Number of Volumes 3-Volume
Price 3 Vol Set.: $399.85 • Single Vol.: $149.95

Testimonials

"AWHONN has found a way to promote the message of family-centered nursing care of the laboring and birthing women to those who provide the services and who have the power to practice evidence-based birth methods that lead to healthy families and a healthy society. Consumers and nonmedical providers of care of birthing families can rejoice in the messages this presentation promotes."
- Barbara A. Hotelling, MSN, LCCE, CD (DONA) BIRTH

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  “An excellent video that takes the viewer right to the bedside as nurses demonstrate labor support techniques in real life labor situations. This will be a classroom hit at your next in-service.”
- Ann Bianchi, RN, MSN, ICCE, ICD

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“A great stimulus for discussion... a ‘change agent’ video series for both new and seasoned L&D nurses!”
- Mary Lou Reed, CNM, MSN

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“Loved the videos...especially the emotional support shown by the nurses.”
- Patty Sipala, Nurse Clinician, Holy Cross Hospital


Awards

Silver Award
How-To/Instructional - 28th Annual Telly Awards

Finalist
Patient Care - MediMedia Int’l Health & Medical Media Awards

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