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November 8, 2012
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  Neonatal Care 
 
  • Maternal stress during infancy may affect teen girls' brain function
    Girls who as babies lived with highly stressed mothers had higher levels of cortisol in preschool and had weaker connections between the amygdala and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex in their teen years, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers said. The study found that the heightened cortisol levels and reduced brain connectivity can lead to higher anxiety levels at age 18. PsychCentral.com (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health Policy & Practice 
  • Nursing group offers draft on improving patient, worker safety
    The American Nurses Association's proposed Safe Patient Handling and Mobility National Standards seek to create a nationwide foundation for improving patient and health care worker safety. The ANA said the draft guidelines, which cover eight broad categories essential to an effective safety culture, could be used as the basis for certifications and resource toolkits. Nurse.com (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Researchers develop tape to prevent NICU skin injuries
    Researchers at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new kind of quick-release medical tape designed to minimize injuries to premature infants. The tape features a three-layer design with a release liner to avoid the tearing of sensitive skin. Los Angeles Times/Booster Shots blog(tiered subscription model) (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Class helps grandparents learn about latest birth procedures, care
    Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in California is offering orientation classes geared toward grandparents to help give them the most up-to-date information on birthing procedures and infant care. The class reflects advances in technology and clinical understanding of babies' needs, and it is led by a nurse who is herself a grandmother. Ventura County Star (Calif.)(free registration) (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Let NANN help you to pursue your NIC board certification
    The Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Certification Review Course provides essential information needed for neonatal nurses to successfully complete NCC's RNC-NIC certification. The 14 module review course offers up to 26.75 CNE contact hours, along with online steaming video. Modules topics range from Maternal-Fetal Issues, Pulmonary Care, to Infectious Diseases. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nurse in Washington Internship Scholarship
    NANN is pleased to announce the availability of two NANN-sponsored scholarships to attend the Nurse in Washington Internship Program (NIWI). The NIWI program offers an intense learning experience for nurses interested in becoming more involved in the legislative and regulatory aspects of health care. Scholarships are only available to current NANN and NANNP members. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Position Title Company Name Location
Neonatal Nurse PractitionerMercy HealthFairfield, OH
Manager, NICUMemorial Hospital of South Bend, IndianaSouth Bend, IN
NICU EducatorMUSC Medical CenterCharleston, SC
Neonatal Nurse PractitionerOchsner Health SystemNew Orleans, LA
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