Lamaze International's Jeanne Mendelson, Chief Operating Officer, Liz DeMaere, Lamaze Board President, and six Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators will be headed to Tampa, Florida at the end of this month to exhibit at the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) 2018 Annual Convention. Lamaze will be sharing resources such as the Evidence-Based Labor Support Workshop, online parent education, the Pregnancy to Parenting FREE mobile app and so much more!
Lamaze has a long history of collaboration with perinatal nurses and many of our certified educators are also RNs working with birthing and postpartum families.
The Evidence-Based Labor Support Workshop is designed to educate labor and delivery nurses about the benefits of the Six Healthy Birth Practices and to help them learn more about how they can promote and support physiologic birth in a hospital setting. This interactive, hands-on workshop is appropriate for new and experienced nurses. Many hospitals are using this workshop as part of their new labor nurse orientation program. Hospitals can benefit through higher quality measure and patient satisfaction scores, and childbearing families can benefit from skilled labor support for a healthy and satisfying birth experience!
Liz DeMaere, Lamaze Board President shared more about this workshop in the most recent edition of Inside Lamaze. Are you interested in learning more about the Evidence-Based Labor Support Workshop? Maybe you are even considering offering this valuable resource in your community? Reach out and connect with Laura Ruth Ward, Operations Manager for requirements and more information. She would be happy to speak to you.
LCCE Educators presenting at AWHONN
We are proud to report that six LCCE educators are presenting during the 2018 conference on various topics related to supporting families and information on using the latest techniques in pain management.
- Jessica Deeb, MS, RN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC, LCCE
- Gladys Ellett, MA, RN, IBCLC, LCCE
- Eileen DiFrisco, MA, RN, IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE
- Achieving Baby-Friendly Designation is Only the Beginning: Strategies for Sustaining the 10 Steps through Re-Designation
- Poster: Moms and Moods: Addressing Maternal Mental Health Prenatally, Postpartum and Beyond
- Judith Pallone, DNP, RN, LCCE
- Wendy Trees Shiffer, MS, LCCE, FACCE
- A Labor Support Workshop to Increase Knowledge and Self Efficacy in the Provision of Labor Support in Undergraduate Nursing Students
- Cynthia Rivas, DNP, RN-BC, CENP, LCCE
Are you planning to be in Tampa attending the AWHONN convention? If you are an LCCE attending the conference stop by booth #1032 to pick up your LCCE ribbon, grab some handouts on the Evidence-Based Labor Support workshop to share with colleagues, check out our new logo and pick up a free Six Healthy Birth Practice poster! Lamaze International is always working to establish and maintain connections and collaborate with other maternal-infant health organizations. We know that working together we can improve outcomes for families worldwide.