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1. Newborns benefit from delayed cord clamping, study shows

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Jan 05, 2015

A study in the journal Pediatrics suggests delaying cord clamping until two minutes after birth results in better development for newborns. Waiting two minutes increased antioxidant capacity and moderated inflammatory effects in newborns, researchers found. Medical News Today (12/16)


2. Conference calendar for 2015

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Jan 05, 2015

Using NCC CE modules to maintain NCC certification is a convenient and affordable choice -- but not required. See this listing of organizations holding educational conferences in 2015. Blank (01/05)


3. Don't miss seeing Certified Nurses are Everywhere! on live TV

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Jan 05, 2015

If you have not yet seen this message or even if you have, make sure that you tune in to see your specialty on TV during one of the scheduled broadcasts. Certified Nurses are Everywhere! will be aired during the "CBS Sunday Evening News" on Jan. 25 and weekly in February. Blank (01/05)


4. Intervention teaches new moms dangers of shaking infants

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Jan 05, 2015

Nurses and new mothers said the Period of PURPLE Crying education intervention was useful in teaching soothing and coping skills to prevent head trauma from infant shaking, according to a University of Iowa study in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing. The program to prevent shaken baby syndrome was evaluated in five Midwest hospitals, and 54.4% of new mothers responded correctly to questions about the dangers of shaking an infant, while 57.4% gave correct responses to questions about normal infant crying. Medscape (free registration) (12/18)


5. Deeper, longer cooling does not boost survival in hypoxic infants

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Jan 05, 2015

Research on newborns with moderate to severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy revealed those who received a cooling treatment at 32 degrees/120 hours had a 17% death rate while in the neonatal intensive care unit, compared with only 7% in those on 33.5 degrees/72 hours treatment -- the current standard of care. The study was halted early due to the poor outcomes, with researchers noting that other alternatives on improving survival in these cases will need to be investigated. The results appear in the Journal of the American Medical Association. HealthDay News (12/23)


6. Remember to take the specialty assessment -- before earning CE!

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Jan 05, 2015

The maintenance requirements for NCC Certified Nurses and Nurse Practitioners are determined by a specialty assessment. The specialty assessment creates a personalized education plan that directs the continuing education activities needed in order to maintain an NCC certification. Learn more. Blank (01/05)


7. ACOG issues new recommendations on contraceptive access

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Jan 05, 2015

Medscape (free registration) (12/23)


8. Women often retain weight after pregnancy, study says

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Jan 05, 2015

A study of 774 women found that about 75% weighed more one year after pregnancy than they did before having a baby, and almost 25% had retained more than 20 pounds, researchers reported in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. Data showed that one-third of women who had a normal weight before pregnancy were overweight or obese one year after giving birth. HealthDay News (12/09)


9. Higher late pregnancy HbA1C leads to worse health outcomes

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Jan 05, 2015

Female patients with type 1 diabetes who had higher HbA1C levels during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy had higher odds of babies being large for gestational age compared with those with lower values, a study in Diabetes Care indicated. Women with higher HbA1C levels were also at an increased risk of preeclampsia and preterm delivery and were more likely to require neonatal glucose infusion. PhysiciansBriefing.com (12/11)


10. FDA approves first test to check newborns for SCID

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Jan 05, 2015

The FDA has granted PerkinElmer approval for its EnLite Neonatal TREC Kit designed to detect severe combined immunodeficiency in newborns. The test is the first of its kind to gain federal approval. The genetic condition affects the immune system and can be fatal within the first year of life if not detected and treated early. HealthDay News (12/16)




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