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The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, a leader in perinatal nursing education, is stepping into the podcast arena with its 2020 series titled, “AWHONN Insights.” The series will feature leading experts in the field who will share their perspectives on various topics ranging from postpartum hemorrhage to perinatal opioid use disorder. The first episode, covering the Perinatal Orientation Education Program, is set to be released on March 24, 2020.

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The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, a leader in perinatal nursing education, is stepping into the podcast arena with its 2020 series titled, “AWHONN Insights.” The series will feature leading experts in the field who will share their perspectives on various topics ranging from postpartum hemorrhage to perinatal opioid use disorder. The first episode, covering the Perinatal Orientation Education Program, is set to be released on March 24, 2020.

    AWHONN Insights Podcast: Multimodal Pain Management: Reducing Opioid Use After Cesarean Birth

    AWHONN Insights Podcast: Multimodal Pain Management: Reducing Opioid Use After Cesarean Birth

    According to the study, “A Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Opioid Consumption after Cesarean Birth,” by Dr. Adriane Burgess, Amy Harris, Julia Wheeling and Roni Dermo, one in 300 opioid naïve women become addicted to opiates after cesarean birth. Also, after cesarean, women are often prescribed more opiates at discharge than necessary, resulting in increased opportunity for diversion.

    In order to learn more about this study, we are joined by two of the authors; Dr. Adriane Burgess and Amy Harris, who will share their insights on the effects of the opioid epidemic in the perinatal space and alternative comfort strategies for pain management post-cesarean.

    • 31 min
    AWHONN Insights Podcast: Multimodal Pain Management: Reducing Opioid Use After Cesarean Birth

    AWHONN Insights Podcast: Multimodal Pain Management: Reducing Opioid Use After Cesarean Birth

    According to the study, “A Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Opioid Consumption after Cesarean Birth,” by Dr. Adriane Burgess, Amy Harris, Julia Wheeling and Roni Dermo, one in 300 opioid naïve women become addicted to opiates after cesarean birth. Also, after cesarean, women are often prescribed more opiates at discharge than necessary, resulting in increased opportunity for diversion.

    In order to learn more about this study, we are joined by two of the authors; Dr. Adriane Burgess and Amy Harris, who will share their insights on the effects of the opioid epidemic in the perinatal space and alternative comfort strategies for pain management post-cesarean.

    • 31 min
    AWHONN Insights Podcast: Virtual Nursing Education: Innovation for the New Normal

    AWHONN Insights Podcast: Virtual Nursing Education: Innovation for the New Normal

    With no end in sight for the COVID-19 pandemic, educators of all backgrounds are striving to find virtual and innovative teaching solutions for their students. In the realm of nursing education, there are a few caveats; nurse educators must now find ways to capture the in-person clinical experience in a virtual format while adhering to the specific didactic and clinical competency requirements set by their respective state boards.



    On this episode, we will dig deeper into the ups and downs of virtual experiential education with Dr. Joan Edwards, former AWHONN President, Professor at Texas Woman's University and Director of its Center for Global Nursing, Diego Rivas, a student of Dr. Edwards, and Barry Dye, their former patient. Dr. Edwards, Diego, and Barry will share the ways in which they’ve had to navigate this new normal from the teacher, learner, and patient perspectives.

    • 25 min
    AWHONN Insights Podcast: The Impact of Implicit Bias in Healthcare

    AWHONN Insights Podcast: The Impact of Implicit Bias in Healthcare

    According to the CDC, “Long-standing systemic health and social inequities have put some members of racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting COVID-19 or experiencing severe illness, regardless of age” (CDC, 2020). This information aligns with the ongoing research conducted by the American Public Media (APM) Research Lab, which has found that Black Americans continue to experience the highest overall COVID-19 mortality rates – at a staggering 69.7 deaths per 100,000 as of July 13, 2020 (APM, 2020) followed by Indigenous Americans at 51.3 and Pacific Islanders at 40.5 (APM, 2020). The mortality rates continue to climb, as do the disparities. As of July 21, 2020, Black Americans are now dying at a rate of 73.7 deaths per 100,000, a stark contrast to the 32.4 per 100,000 mortality rate for White Americans.

    These alarming rates for Black Americans can be attributed to multiple factors, including preexisting health conditions, limited access to resources, racism and implicit bias, stigma, and systemic inequities within the field of healthcare. In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, President and Founder of the National Birth Equity Collaborative, and Dr. Shawana Moore, AWHONN Member, and Assistant Professor, Program Director, and Practitioner at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Crear-Perry and Dr. Moore will share their insights on racism, implicit bias, stigma, and disrespectful care, and provide us with the tools necessary for moving forward.

    • 20 min
    AWHONN Insights Podcast: Shared Decision Making

    AWHONN Insights Podcast: Shared Decision Making

    As providers, patients, and loved ones continue to make crucial decisions regarding care, the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), and the National Perinatal Association (NPA), joined together and released a position statement on shared decision making titled, “Mothers with COVID-19 and Their Newborn Infants.” On this episode, we are joined by two of the authors, Dr. Jerry Ballas, president of the NPA and Dr. Tiffany Moore of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and AWHONN President, Rebecca Cypher, who will help us better understand the shared decision making model and its implications in the COVID-19/perinatal space.

    • 42 min
    AWHONN Insights Podcast: Wellness Tips and Tricks During Covid-19

    AWHONN Insights Podcast: Wellness Tips and Tricks During Covid-19

    At a time when self-care has taken a backseat to COVID-19, we sit down with Traci Richards, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC, C-ELBW, and D’Anne Moon MS, CNM, and discuss their tips and tricks for coping with stress, nutrition and overall wellness in their institutions, and at home. This episode continues the conversation from the jointly provided ACNM and AWHONN webinar titled, “From Chaos to Calm: Developing a Self-Care Toolkit for COVID -19 and Beyond.” Traci and D’Anne, who participated in that self-care webinar, share their insights in creating a relaxing environment for inpatient mothers, families, and perinatal care providers.

    • 35 min

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