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March of Dimes Helps Nurses Care for Mothers and Babies

New Continuing Nursing Education Modules Now Available

White Plains, New York, Wednesday, February 03, 2010

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For nurses seeking up-to-date and cost-effective continuing education on the care of mothers and babies, the March of Dimes is now offering three new publications (modules). They are: 

  • Diabetes in Pregnancy, 4th Edition
  • Genetic Issues for Perinatal Nurses, 3rd Edition
  • Preterm Infants: Transition to Home and Follow-up

Diabetes in Pregnancy, 4th Edition, provides nurses with information to guide comprehensive nursing care and education of women with pregestational and gestational diabetes during the perinatal period. Author Jo M. Kendrick, MSN, RNC, CDE, covers nursing assessment; interventions and strategies for medical nutrition therapy, insulin therapy, use of oral antidiabetes medications and exercise; and evaluation and impact of vascular disease in pregnancy.

Genetic Issues for Perinatal Nurses, 3rd Edition, written by Judith A. Lewis, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAAN, provides perinatal nurses with basic knowledge and information about genetics and genomics to integrate into nursing practice. According to the American Nurses Association (ANA) and International Society of Genetics (ISONG), “the public will increasingly expect that the registered nurse will use genetic and genomic information and technology when providing care” (ANA & ISONG, 2007, page 7). This new module will help nurses meet that expectation.

Preterm Infants: Transition to Home and Follow-up, written by Susan Bakewell-Sachs, PhD, RN, PNP-BC and Susan Blackburn, PhD, RN, FAAN, emphasizes incorporating family-centered care principles into nursing practice to enhance parental confidence and competence in caring for a preterm infant at discharge. Additional topics covered include infants discharged on medications, infants requiring short-term technological support (such as cardiorespiratory monitors and oxygen) and late preterm infants. March of Dimes nursing modules help perinatal nurses integrate the latest scientific and clinical advances into the care of mothers and babies. Nursing modules are written for nurses, by nurses, and are a cost-effective way to earn continuing nursing education credits. Modules may be purchased for $30.00 by calling the March of Dimes Fulfillment Center toll free at 1-800-367-6630.

The March of Dimes Foundation is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For more information on these or the more than two dozen other nursing modules available from the March of Dimes, contact Mary Lavan, Manager, Professional Education Services, at 914-997-4609 or mlavan@marchofdimes.com.

About March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies®, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

For the latest resources and health information, visit our websites marchofdimes.org and nacersano.org. To participate in our annual signature fundraising event, visit marchforbabies.org. If you have been affected by prematurity or birth defects, visit our shareyourstory.org community to find comfort and support. For detailed national, state and local perinatal statistics, visit persistats.org. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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