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Nebraska Works to Save Mothers’ Lives

In October, Nebraska was accepted into the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) program. AIM is a national data driven program focused on using evidence-based care bundles to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity.

The effort was officially kicked off at NPQIC’s April 5th Annual Summit with a presentation on the status of maternal mortality in NE and a presentation on the AIM program.

Education by our partners

UNMC Center for Continuing Education
Webinar recording "Perinatal Substance Exposure: Opioid & Substance Use & CARA Federal Law Implementation" 

Free online training modules "Opioid Use Disorder"

The Methodist Women’s Hospital
Jan. 21, NCC Maternal Newborn Certification Review

Perinatal Education by CHI Health in 2020
Click on the links to see the dates of the courses at each facility:
St. Francis
St. Elizabeth
Good Samaritan 

Nebraska Methodist College
January 16, Stabilization of the Newborn

February 26, Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring for the Novice Nurse

March 31, Cervical Ripening and Induction/Augmentation of Labor

May 6, Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring for the Novice Nurse

July 29, Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring for the Novice Nurse

August 31, Cervical Ripening and Induction/Augmentation of Labor

November 18, Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring for the Novice Nurse

Certified Lactation Counselor Course: April 20—24, 2020, Kearney, NE

The Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition, Nebraska Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative, and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, would like to offer 75 scholarship opportunities for health care professionals to attend a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) Training provided by The Center for Breastfeeding, Healthy Children’s Project Inc. on April 20 through April 24, 2020, and hosted by Kearney Regional Medical Center in Kearney, NE.  The focus of the Lactation Education Across Rural Nebraska (L.E.A.R.N.) is to increase the availability of qualified CLCs that demonstrate the adoption of a selected subset of criteria in support of breastfeeding. 

This CLC training is for Nebraska health care professionals currently working with underserved pregnant women, postpartum women, and/or newborns in Nebraska birthing hospitals, offices, clinics, and health departments to assist with the establishment of breastfeeding, decrease the percentage of infants receiving formula in the hospital, and increase exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months.

The Center for Breastfeeding CLC training is a 5-day program that provides comprehensive breastfeeding management training and counseling skills that will promote breastfeeding throughout Nebraska.  This course has a value of $745, and offers 52 CE for nurses.

Scholarship Opportunity Application deadline: December 31, 2019.

Complete the online application 

Questions regarding the scholarship can be directed to Jackie Moline at jackie.moline@nebraska.gov

Breastfeeding Initiative Group

December 11, 12:30pm — 1:30pm CST

Join: https://unmc.zoom.us/j/4618359933
Phone: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 876 9923 
Meeting ID: 461 835 9933