Most Clicked NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) Stories


1. Danish study supports guidelines for post-term labor induction

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Mar 02, 2015

Guidelines on proactive labor induction supported by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists were associated with reductions in risk of neonatal death and birth weight greater than 4.5 kilograms, according to a study from Denmark published in BJOG. Researchers analyzed data for 770,926 births before and after Denmark adopted the guidelines in 2009. Medscape (free registration) (02/20)


2. Online nurse-midwife-NP program draws working nurses

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Mar 02, 2015

Georgetown University offers its nurse-midwife/women's health nurse practitioner program online. Program director Julia Lange Kessler said there is no waiting list because Georgetown has plenty of faculty. She said many types of nurses are a good fit for the program, including those working in emergency departments, pediatrics and NICUs. Nurse.com (02/11)


3. Menopausal symptoms linger for years, study says

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Mar 02, 2015

A study from Wake Forest School of Medicine found women reported hot flashes and night sweats linked to menopause for an average of 7.4 years, and symptoms spanned almost 12 years for some. The study was published in JAMA Internal Medicine. HealthDay News (02/16)


4. New CE modules available from NCC!

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Mar 02, 2015

Continuing education from NCC is affordable and convenient. Modules are available in 5, 10 & 15 hours of CE with prices starting at $19. Plan your continuing education around YOUR schedule. Purchase and access NCC CE modules from NCCwebsite.org at any time, 24/7. Six new ones added last week! Read more. Blank (03/02)


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

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Mar 02, 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 a NCC certification. Read more. Blank (01/05)


6. Study: Radiant warmth and sucrose may reduce vaccination pain

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Mar 02, 2015

Crying and grimacing decreased by half when newborns were given a few drops of 24% sucrose solution and radiant warmth before vaccinations, compared with using sucrose alone, according to a study in Pediatrics. The warmth may mimic the effects of breast-feeding, which is associated with less newborn pain during procedures. Medscape (free registration) (02/16)


7. Results for the 2014 NNP Workforce Survey

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Mar 02, 2015

Access the NNP Workforce executive summary to see demographic and practice statistics on the nation's NNPs. This is the largest completed NNP workforce summary. Read more. Blank (03/02)


8. Study examines how bariatric surgery affects pregnancy outcomes

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Mar 02, 2015

Swedish researchers found obese women who underwent bariatric surgery had a lower risk of gestational diabetes and delivering large babies, but had a higher risk of shorter pregnancies and lower birth weight babies compared with obese women who didn't have surgery. Data also showed babies born to mothers who had surgery were at an increased risk of stillbirth and neonatal death. The findings appear in The New England Journal of Medicine. Reuters (02/25)


9. NCC celebrates Certified Nurses Day -- March 19

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Mar 02, 2015

NCC recognizes the commitment and demonstrated expertise of the certified nurse. "Nurses are probably the foremost providers of care throughout the health care system. ... Nurses certified in their clinical specialties serve as agents of change and advocates of best practice for the patients they serve." ‒ Robin L. Bissinger, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN, Executive Director of NCC. Read more. Blank (03/02)


10. Survey gauges quality of end-of-life care in NICU

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) | Mar 02, 2015

Survey data showed most NICU neonatologists, nurse practitioners and registered nurses felt comfortable providing end-of-life care for infants, researchers reported in the American Journal of Perinatology. Most practitioners gave themselves high scores for ensuring dying infants were comfortable, but only 57% of parents surveyed said they felt their child was comfortable around the time of death. Medscape (free registration) (02/23)




Sign up for NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)



Designed specifically for obstetric, neonatal and women's health care professionals, NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) is a FREE, monthly e-mail newsletter. By providing the latest need-to-know industry news and information, NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief) saves you time and keeps you smart. Learn more