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

  • Speaker Type: Labour & Delivery Symposium 2024
  • Country: USA

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.

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Fundal Assessments: An Evidence-Based and Trauma-Informed Approach
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