May 11, 2020

Evidence-Based Education: A Shared Commitment at CCI and AWHONN

Nurses work on the front lines of health care for women and babies. They do this without fanfare every single day of the year. Women’s health, obstetric, and neonatal nurses are at their patients’ sides for some of the most significant moments in their lives, providing specialized care for women and their newborns. And we have a message for these dedicated nurses: Thank you for your service.

At CCI, we know these highly trained nurses not only improve the well-being of women and babies but they also save lives. And the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is leading their way. AHWONN is the largest nursing organization dedicated to the care of women and newborns in the United States. No group of nursing professionals provides health care for more women and babies than AHWONN nurses. It’s a fact.

AHWONN and CCI: Shared Values, Shared Vision

We applaud AWHONN’s mission to empower and support the nurses who care for women, newborns, and their families. The nonprofit is the foremost authority for the research, professional development, continuing education, and clinical resources that nurses trust. Here at CCI, we share their commitment to providing evidence-based education to achieve the best outcomes for women and newborns. We firmly believe that better education leads to better outcomes. For us, that’s really what it’s all about.

We printed the AWHONN Compendium of Postpartum Care. It’s a great new resource for nurses working in the postpartum space. If you’d like a copy, you can purchase it here.

AWHONN’s Commitment to Continuing Education for Nurses

Since its founding in 1969, the organization has placed a premium on delivering high quality, continuing education programs for the professional development of its members. We have an AWHONN member on our medical team here at CCI. So we know firsthand that AWHONN nurses are lifelong learners who stay on top of current research, clinical resources, and practice trends.

All year round, AWHONN offers online continuing education courses and webinars on a wide variety of topics in the women’s health, obstetrics, and neonatal fields. You can check out their current course offerings here. They also publish two journals, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN) and Nursing for Women’s Health (NWH), which cover the latest industry research and practice trends. And each year, they host AWHONN convention where members can connect, network, attend workshops, and stay up to date on the latest research and practices.

Nurses can join this impressive group of women’s health care professionals here.

CCI’s Commitment to Patient Education

At CCI, we also emphasize evidence-based education. Our team is dedicated to providing medically accurate patient education resources for women, babies, and families. Because when families have access to better health information, we know they make more informed decisions about their health. Supporting healthy decisions is what gets us up in the morning.

That’s why we take our cues from AWHONN when we create patient education tools for parents on their pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding journeys. Our guidebooks and web-based learning tool YoMingo cover all aspects of prenatal care, labor and delivery, newborn care, breastfeeding, postpartum health, and more. For nurses, we want you to know we design our education tools to help make your demanding jobs a little easier.

All CCI content is written in-house by medical experts–like that AWHONN member– who have decades of hands-on experience in childbirth education, maternal nursing care, perinatal care, newborn care, and all aspects of labor and birth. Our education content is evidence-based and peer-reviewed. Plus, it’s jargon-free and written in language that patients understand.

AWHONN Recognized Content for Postpartum and Newborn Care

Because they have a direct line to patient needs, AWHONN nurses are uniquely positioned to set the standard of care. At CCI, we respect that. That’s why we’re proud to announce some updates to our popular discharge teaching tool, A New Beginning. For starters, we’ve given it a new name: Your Guide to Postpartum and Newborn Care. We think nurses are going to like the updates.

We’re thrilled to announce AWHONN has reviewed and recognized Your Guide to Postpartum and Newborn Care as a valued patient education resource. The guide was written with patients–but also nurses–in mind. We’ve even incorporated AWHONN’s widely known “POST-BIRTH warning signs” for you as a removable page at the back of the book.

What else is new in Your Guide?

  • Easy-to-find discharge information to help with HCAP scores
  • Baby warning signs and symptoms to look out for
  • Content designed to facilitate Joint Commission and Baby Friendly certifications
  • Content designed to help meet discharge education requirements for baby safety
  • A separate booklet for formula feeding parents
  • Improved video app to make viewing easy
  • New Scan + Play postpartum care videos to reinforce your teaching

We’ve also added some new topics, including postpartum hemorrhage, postpartum preeclampsia, SIDS, colic, newborn appearance, postpartum OCD, blood clots, Sudden Unexpected Postnatal Collapse (SUPC), unbiased information about circumcision, and much more.

Our team is standing by and ready to help you ensure that every parent receives proper education. If you’d like to learn more, call us at 800.476.2253.

We provide you with better education so patients have better outcomes.

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