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Evidence-Based Care Online Course(s) & Continuing Education

Access the latest clinical skills and research for Evidence-Based Care for PREGNANCY, LABOUR & CHILDBIRTH professional training. These Evidence-Based Care online courses provide practice-changing skills and valuable perspectives from leading global experts. This Evidence-Based Care education has been accredited for a variety of CEUs / CERPs and can be accessed on-demand, at your own pace.

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USA Barbara Christianson, BSN, RN, PHN, PMH-C

Barbara (she/they) is an expert in Trauma Informed Perinatal Advocacy, Care, & Education (c). They are a former labor and delivery nurse and public health home visiting nurse serving in perinatal/maternal child health and child abuse prevention programs. They currently work as a public health nurse manager in Oregon and provides private consultation and education on a limited basis to multidisciplinary perinatal professionals and advocates.

Barbara specializes in community based and systems level work on topics including but not limited to: public health; perinatal, infant, child, and family health; perinatal, infant, and child mental health; trauma informed/responsive care; crisis response and recovery; perinatal substance use; domestic/family/intimate partner violence; child neglect/abuse prevention; and obstetric violence.

Barbara is also a parent of four and loves to spend as much time playing and gardening as possible.

USA Barbara Christianson, BSN, RN, PHN, PMH-C

Fundal, or uterine, assessment is routinely performed by nurses, midwives, and medical providers as a standard of care in the immediate recovery period after birth and postpartum. There is a long history of community based birth attendants providing fundal assessment for early identification, prevention, and intervention of complications that involve or impact the uterus. This continues in current U.S. and global medical, midwifery, and nursing standards of care. Fundal assessment, or “checks” have also been increasingly described as severely painful, traumatic, and/or as a form of obstetric violence by clients. An evidence based, trauma informed approach to fundal checks protects and promotes safety for both the client and the provider of care. In this session we will examine and enhance existing understanding of fundal assessment, trauma informed care to reduce the potential for client harm/trauma and/or provider secondary trauma.

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Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits: 10  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
This presentation is currently available through a bundled series of lectures.