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Programs offered through Methodist Women's Hospital

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Review course summaries, learn about specialty programming and register for courses online by selecting Women's Health in the TOPIC drop-down menu of the Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development website.

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Offered Courses

Labor & Delivery Preceptee Experience

The Preceptee Program at Methodist Women’s Hospital is a three day opportunity for Labor and Delivery nurses to who are seeking experience, knowledge and skills to spend time on our unit. We offer an initial assessment to gauge the nurse’s skills and experience and then gain experiences in our unit. A post assessment is then provided to their OB Manager.

For more information, please contact Methodist Women’s Hospital Outreach at (402) 815-1896.


Maternal Newborn Fellowship Program

This 2-day program is designed for newer nurses or those who see fewer deliveries in a smaller hospital setting that work with postpartum moms and newborns. The purpose of this course is to provide a forum that increases knowledge related to nursing care of postpartum moms and newborns. Topics include postpartum norms and complications, postpartum psychosocial concerns, newborn assessments, newborn complications and more.

Objectives

  • Discuss immediate post-birth care

  • Identify abnormal findings in the postpartum woman and management techniques

  • Identify abnormal findings in the newborn and management techniques

  • Distinguish postpartum psychosocial changes


NICU Fellowship Program

This program is for newer NICU nurses or those that have minimal NICU admissions, and/or working in a Level II NICU hospital setting. The purpose of this course is to provide a forum that increases knowledge related to nursing care of term and pre-term babies. Topics include pre-term infant nutrition and feedings, thermoregulation, postpartum psychosocial concerns, newborn assessments, newborn complications and more

Objectives

  • Identify the importance of a neutral-thermal environment

  • Identify feeding cues of newborns

  • Discuss abnormal findings in the newborn and management techniques

  • Distinguish postpartum psychosocial changes

  • Describe developmental care in the NICU


Obstetric Nurse Fellowship Program

This course provides a forum that increases knowledge related to nursing care of the obstetrical patient. This course will cover topics including labor progress, assessments of the laboring woman, common complications in labor and delivery and much more.

Objectives

  • Review the nursing assessment of a labor patient

  • Review stages and phases of labor

  • Demonstrate common obstetric assessment skills & assessments using models & simulation

  • Review the use of internal fetal and uterine monitors

  • Discuss nursing care of common complications in labor and delivery

  • Describe the nurse’s role in the assessment and management of the preterm labor patient


Cervical Ripening and Induction/Augmentation of Labor Program

This program will provide information about the safe nursing care of the woman receiving cervical ripening and/or induction and augmentation of labor.

Objectives

  • Identify the nurse's role in providing care during cervical ripening and induction/augmentation of labor

  • Explore the induction of labor including methods, definitions, indications and contraindications, risks, informed consent, and assessments prior to induction

  • Describe the physiology of uterine contractions

  • Review the pharmacological properties of prostaglandins and oxytocin

  • Compare/contrast methods used for cervical ripening

  • Explain the procedure for administration of oxytocin for augmentation/induction


Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Offered the day prior to the L&D Fellowship program

This program is for the novice health professional working with obstetric patients and provides the basic principles and concepts in the physiology of fetal monitoring through documentation.

Objectives

  • Describe the transfer of oxygen from the environment to the fetus

  • Identify the fetal response to interrupted oxygen transfer

  • Discuss instrumentation for fetal heart rate and uterine activity monitoring.

  • Identify fetal heart rate patterns using the NICHD criteria.

  • Identify nursing interventions to respond to fetal heart rate patterns changes


Key Components of Breastfeeding

Offered the day prior to the Maternal Newborn Fellowship program

The purpose of this course is to lay the foundation for new nurses to best support breastfeeding mothers and promote a successful breastfeeding experience. Topics include Breastfeeding A&P, Breastfeeding Strategies and Support, and Troubleshooting Breastfeeding Complications.


Perinatal Bereavement

The purpose of this program is to provide interdisciplinary education for bedside clinicians to assist patients and families experiencing perinatal loss or the loss of a newborn.

Objectives

  • Assess the grief process and individual responses related to perinatal loss and or the loss of a newborn

  • Describe the needs of the caregiver and resources to avoid compassion fatigue

  • Identify resources and apply protocols/guidelines to provide individualized care of the patient and family experiencing perinatal loss or loss of a newborn


PTSD and Birth Trauma

The learner will self-report increased knowledge related to birth trauma and its impact on the perinatal period and development of PTSD in new mothers.

Objectives

  • Discuss the impact of birth trauma on the development of PTSD in new mothers

  • Discover clinical presentation and diagnosis of PTSD in new mothers

  • Identify prevention and treatment options for PTSD


Outreach Education Programs

Our education programs can be tailored to your needs and presented in your community by request. Please call Ronni Draper at (402) 815-1896 for more information.