This month we are offering our Breastfeeding Basics course for $25. This includes an asynchronous lecture, video and more (including a great recipe for lactation cookies and smoothies). This course prepares the new mom, or moms that need a little more help in the best techniques in breastfeeding. In addition, we are offering access to a private BF support Blog that is featured at the end of the course.
Our goal is to offer the most up-to-date breastfeeding support!! Come and join us!! This course is great for expecting moms who are considering breastfeeding and new moms who need some helpful BF tips. We are here to support you.
We will also be re-starting our Live Virtual Classes this month too!
Fast Facts about Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Nurses Guide to Expert Patient Care is the first of its kind, focusing on infections that are growing to be a big health problem the world over. With this book, nurses will be able to identify infections early, offer effective treatment and prevention methods as well as give counselling, and implement behavioral interventions in the care process.
According to the author,Meredith Scannell, the guide gives a comprehensive review of sexually transmitted infections, covering the epidemiology, signs and symptoms, long term sequelae, disease transmission, diagnosis, and the recommended treatment regimes. The book specifically focuses on nursing interventions, including understanding patient history, a holistic consideration of lifestyle, a linkage to population considerations, and patient education and counseling.
Among the key features of the guide is the provision of expert guidance, from a nursing practitioner who is accomplished in the areas of forensic nursing and nurse midwifery. The book addresses the most common sexually transmitted infections, aiming at facilitating accurate differential diagnosis and management. The author says that the guide will help nursing practitioners to provide individualized and culturally sensitive care, as it has thoroughly considered the needs of special populations and comprehensively covered the topic. To encourage the maximization of positive public health outcomes, the guide offers evidence-based patient information, prevention, and counseling guidance.
The guide is also easy to read and understand. It is written in a quick access, fast fact format with bulleted information and clear paragraphs and divided into chapters, each providing a lifespan specific section for different population groups. According to the author, such information allows registered nurses to get insights into how they are should approach specific patients. It also provides external links such as government websites, which can be referred to for updated screening guidelines and other important information concerning the latest management procedures for sexually transmitted infections.
About the Author
The book is written by Meredith Scannell PhD, MSN, MPH, CNM, SANE. Meredith is a certified nurse-midwife who is accomplished in the areas of forensic nursing and nurse-midwifery.
Topics in the book include:
HIV and AIDS
Pediculosis Pubis and Scabies
Other Blood-Borne and Sexually Contagious Infections
Cervicitis and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections
Chapter 1: Introduction to Sexually Transmitted Infections available for free downloadHere
There is very limited information the healthcare community has on the spread of Corona virus to the baby. Corona virus is a new virus and information is constantly changing as new information and evidence emerge.
What healthcare professionals do know is that it can be transmitted, however the occurrence of this appears to be relatively low. For the virus to transmit to the unborn baby, it needs to pass through the placenta, which often acts as a filter and inhibits to some degree certain things from crossing over to the baby.
To date, most information is based on women in the late trimester who have had the Corona virus and studies have found some evidence of the virus being transmitted, however, research has not been able to attribute any strong link of an adverse effect of the newborn and the Corona virus. Many pregnant women who have contracted Covid19 go on to have normal healthy baby.
The best tip for pregnant women is to take precautions in getting the Coronaviurs. When you are pregnant your immune system doesn’t work as strongly, and you have an increased chance of getting the virus is you are near someone with it. The CDC lists some specific considerations for Pregnant women to reduce the chance of getting Coronavirus:
Do not skip your prenatal care appointments.
Limit your interactions with other people as much as possible.
Make sure that you have at least a 30-day supply of your medicines.
Talk to your healthcare provider about how to stay healthy and take care of yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you don’t have a healthcare provider, contact your nearest healthcenter or health department.
Call your healthcare provider if you have any questions related to your health.
Seek care immediately if you have a medical emergency.
You may feel increased stress during this pandemic. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions and should let your health care provide know.
The university of California San Francisco is currently conducting a nation-wide called the PRIORITY study to learn more about the effects of Coronavirus in pregnant women. You can check out the information as well as participate in the study if you meet the criteria. For more information click here
At Expecting and Beyond we are committed to providing you the latest information on your pregnancy and beyond so that you can focus on the your health, and your families. We are a group of dedicated healthcare professionals who have years of clinical experience and teaching experience and have published books, journal and magazines on various health topics. To learn more about our services, visit us at www.expectinfo.com
COVID19 has lead to unprecedented times and as healthcare professionals we understand the impact this can have on children. The need to address children concern during this time is critical in helping to ease their concerns. Here is a great video with Dr. Ruggiero discussing some of the CDC’s key items in how to talk to children during this time.