GOLD Learning Speakers

U.S.A.

Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Perinatal 2014, GOLD Perinatal 2016
  • Country: U.S.A.
Biography:

Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN is the founder of Evidence Based Birth. Rebecca is an assistant professor of nursing at a research university in the U.S. She teaches pathophysiology and pharmacology and conducts clinical research on cardiovascular and maternal health.

In 2012, Rebecca realized that it was very difficult for the average person to find information about evidence-based maternity care. Realizing that she had the skills to meet this need, Rebecca coined the term “evidence based birth” and founded www.evidencebasedbirth.com. The mission of Evidence Based Birth is to promote evidence-based practice during childbirth by providing research evidence directly to women and families.

Rebecca has served on the executive board of directors of www.ImprovingBirth.org, a non-profit whose mission is to bring evidence-based care and humanity to childbirth. Over the past two years, Rebecca has given many presentations about evidence based birth to nursing students, physicians, college students, and nurse midwives.

CE Library Presentation(s) Available Online:
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Vitamin K for Newborns: Myths versus Facts
Despite being a routine aspect of newborn care since the 1960’s, Vitamin K for newborns has recently come under fire from parents concerned about possible side effects. Top internet search results for Vitamin K turn up numerous myths, including: “You don’t need Vitamin K if you have a gentle birth,” “Vitamin K causes leukemia,” and “Vitamin K isn’t necessary unless you plan to circumcise.” However, research evidence has consistently shown these rumors to be false. The goal for this presentation is for you to walk away with facts to help you have more informed discussions with clients about Vitamin K. In this presentation, we will cover the history of oral and injectable Vitamin K, risk factors for Vitamin K deficiency bleeding, and the research evidence behind Vitamin K supplementation.
Accreditation, Main Category, Product Type
Presentations: 17  |  Hours / CE Credits: 17  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories:
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Evidence Based Care: What it is, What it isn’t, and How to Help Families Find it
“Evidence-based care” has been the buzz-word among childbirth professionals for quite some time now—but many people do not understand what the concept really means. In our keynote address, taught by the founder of Evidence Based Birth®, you will learn the true meaning of the term evidence-based care, the history of evidence-based medicine, and why so many care providers do not practice in line with the evidence. You will also walk away with confidence in your ability to teach clients how to find evidence-based care and how to talk with their care providers about research evidence.
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 20  |  Hours / CE Credits: 20.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1.25 (details)  |  Categories:
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Note: Currently only available through a bundled series of lectures
Vitamin K for Newborns: Myths versus Facts
Despite being a routine aspect of newborn care since the 1960’s, Vitamin K for newborns has recently come under fire from parents concerned about possible side effects. Top internet search results for Vitamin K turn up numerous myths, including: “You don’t need Vitamin K if you have a gentle birth,” “Vitamin K causes leukemia,” and “Vitamin K isn’t necessary unless you plan to circumcise.” However, research evidence has consistently shown these rumors to be false. The goal for this presentation is for you to walk away with facts to help you have more informed discussions with clients about Vitamin K. In this presentation, we will cover the history of oral and injectable Vitamin K, risk factors for Vitamin K deficiency bleeding, and the research evidence behind Vitamin K supplementation.
Presentations: 4  |  Hours / CE Credits: 4  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: (details)  |  Categories:
Watch Today!
View Lecture
Note: Currently only available through a bundled series of lectures
Evidence Based Care: What it is, What it isn’t, and How to Help Families Find it
“Evidence-based care” has been the buzz-word among childbirth professionals for quite some time now—but many people do not understand what the concept really means. In our keynote address, taught by the founder of Evidence Based Birth®, you will learn the true meaning of the term evidence-based care, the history of evidence-based medicine, and why so many care providers do not practice in line with the evidence. You will also walk away with confidence in your ability to teach clients how to find evidence-based care and how to talk with their care providers about research evidence.
Hours / CE Credits: (details)  |  Categories: