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Maternal Newborn Nursing

Competency-Based Assessments

Maternal Newborn NursingCompetency-Based Assessments

Competency-Based Assessments

1 .
Explain the goals of Healthy People 2030 related to improving the health of persons assigned female at birth (AFAB). How can evidence-based care contribute to achieving these goals, and how do nurses apply these objectives in patient education?
2 .
Discuss the morbidity and mortality rates affecting persons AFAB and children, citing specific examples. How can quality improvement initiatives contribute to addressing and improving the health status of these populations, and what role do nurses play in implementing such initiatives?
3 .
Identify and discuss specific taboos related to women's health care, such as abortion, birth control, and menstrual problems. How can health-care providers, including nurses, contribute to destigmatizing these taboos and ensuring that persons AFAB seek necessary help?
4 .
Explain the concept of self-advocacy for persons AFAB. Provide examples of how persons can advocate for their preferences, needs, and values in health care. How can nurses support and encourage self-advocacy among their patients?
5 .
Define the persons seeking gynecologic and obstetric care. Discuss the diverse characteristics, including age, race, education level, and marital status, of persons accessing such care. How do health-care organizations, such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), provide guidelines for the timing of gynecologic and obstetric care?
6 .
Provide a historical overview of gynecologic and obstetric care in the United States. Include key events and movements, such as Margaret Sanger's advocacy for reproductive rights and the Women’s Health Movement. How has the evolution of women’s reproductive rights influenced health-care practices and access?
7 .
Contrast the historical practices of childbirth, including home births and the Women’s Health Movement’s influence in the 1960s and 1970s, with contemporary childbirth in the United States. How has childbirth evolved from a focus on unmedicated labor to a more medicalized approach? What are the factors contributing to dissatisfaction with contemporary pregnancy care, and how are health-care providers addressing these concerns?
8 .
Explain the concept of regionalization in perinatal care. What were the origins of regionalization in the United States, and how has it contributed to improved outcomes for neonates and pregnant persons? Identify the levels of maternal care as outlined by ACOG and the significance of matching the patient's needs with the appropriate level of care.
9 .
Define community-based care in the context of perinatal services. How does community-based care differ from regionalized care, and what populations benefit from community-based care? Discuss specific care providers and settings involved in community-based perinatal care.
10 .
Differentiate between community health nursing and community-based nursing. What are the primary responsibilities of community health nurses, and how do they contribute to promoting health in the community? Contrast this with the focus and activities of community-based nursing.
11 .
Explain the significance of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Standards of Practice for nurses. Identify and discuss at least three specific standards from the ANA related to maternal-newborn nursing. How do these standards contribute to safe and high-quality care?
12 .
Define risk management in health care, specifically in the context of perinatal care. Discuss how risk management programs identify and address potential risks for maternal-newborn patients. Explain how the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project contributes to improving the quality of maternity care.
13 .
Discuss legal issues in maternal-newborn nursing. Provide examples of legal concerns, such as informed consent, obstetric malpractice, and implications of maternal-fetal conflict. Explain the role of nurses in adhering to state nurse practice acts and ensuring patient safety.
14 .
Explore ethical issues in maternal-newborn nursing, covering topics such as surrogacy, female genital mutilation, autonomy, and abortion. Discuss the nurse's role in addressing these ethical dilemmas and maintaining patient-centered care.

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