Labor and delivery (L&D) departments across the country are facing some vexing dilemmas: pressure to meet Joint Commission standards, follow AWHONN specifications and uphold state requirements. And do it all in an environment of nursing shortages, budget constraints and increased … Read more
About Sharon Carpinello
Sharon is a RN who has been working in the healthcare environment for 25 years. Her career stretches from an RN on a high-risk labor and deliver unit to a clinical coordinator on a busy OB unit. She has been a clinical educator with the Centricity Perinatal product at GEHC and is now the Senior marketing manager for CPN. She likes to share that her role now is to “nurse-nurses”.
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that over 360,000 babies3 are born every single day. It’s the kind of statistic that can take a moment to truly sink in, but have you ever stopped to think about what contributes to making a number like that a reality? GE … Read more
With the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) ) convention coming up next week, I began thinking about the importance of getting together with peers and colleagues for professional growth. Not only are professional conferences a way … Read more
Recently, I’ve been conducting a lot of research on the history of Perinatal nursing and Perinatal care and am fascinated by how much we have evolved. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated “we are not makers of history, we are made … Read more
I have to admit prior to writing this blog I was clueless on the whole “blogging” sensation. For this blog I decided to research other blogs to see what others are writing about. What an eye opener on how many … Read more