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The Mindful RN in Labor & Delivery - Muir Beach CA
This workshop introduces Mindfulness as a practical tool for L&D RNs who intend to be more effective providers of evidence-based, mother-friendly care. The scientific basis of both Mindfulness and mother-friendly care is presented. After practicing Mindfulness techniques, as well as exploring possibilities for providing evidence-based mother-friendly care in their own L&D settings, the RNs will each decide on an action to integrate Mindfulness into their own direct patient care in order to improve birth outcomes.
Mindfulness is the awareness that arises through paying attention, intentionally, to one's own moment-to-moment experience in an open, caring and non-judgmental way. Cultivating this awareness enables RNs to be fully present as they take care of other human beings and to focus on the tasks at hand. By cultivating Mindfulness RNs strengthen their capacity to choose to respond to the daily challenges and stressful situations they face with wisdom and compassion. ”You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” Jon Kabat-Zinn
Lead instructor Yeshi Neumann, Certified Nurse Midwife, MA, MPH, IBCLC
Yeshi has been working in partnership with L&D RNs since 1981 to improve birth outcomes for childbearing families. She has participated in professional training programs with Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD, founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program and with Nancy Bardacke, founder of the MIndfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting program. She believes passionately in bringing the resource of Mindfulness to support RNs in their work
OBJECTIVES:Upon completion of workshop RNs will be able to:
1) Explain the scientific rationale for introducing Mindfulness as a tool for L&D RNs who intend to be more effective providers of evidence-based, mother-friendly care
2) List 3 problematic features of the current maternity care paradigm
3)Describe how the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative could improve birth outcomes and reduce costs
4) List 3 of the 10 Steps of Mother-Friendly Care which relate to direct patient care
5) Describe the components of Mindfulness used in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at UMass Medical Center
6)Demonstrate 3 specific Mindfulness techniques
7)Assess their own L&D setting in terms of evidence-based, mother-friendly practices
8)Name one next step they each intend to take to integrate Mindfulness into their own direct patient care in L&D in order to more effectively provide evidence-based, mother-friendly care.
BRN CEP provider # 15672:15units
GOOD NEWS! This workshop is geared to support RNs to succeed in the
Coalition for Improving Maternal Service's Nurse Recognition Program
"It's clearer than ever that how we give birth matters," stated Holly Powell Kennedy, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, president of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. "The CIMS Mother-Friendly Nurse Recognition Program celebrates the important role that nurses have in helping to ensure that mothers and infants receive evidence-based care, and recognizes that each of us has the power to make a difference."