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Advances in Neonatal Care:
doi: 10.1097/ANC.0b013e31822d2c47
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Updates on New NANN Products and NANN Member Community

Section Editor(s): Damato, Elizabeth

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Board Member of National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Correspondence: Barbara Hofmaier, MAT, National Association of Neonatal Nurses, 4700 W Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 60025.

No grant funding was involved in the production of this article.

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Now Available: Policies, Procedures, and Competencies for Neonatal Nursing Care

Policies, Procedures, and Competencies for Neonatal Nursing Care, a book with a companion flash drive, serves as an invaluable resource for developing, revising, or refining a unit's policies, procedures, and competencies. It includes the following:

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* policies, procedures, and competencies based on the best evidence available in the practice of neonatal nursing;

* the most up-to-date evidence and best-practice protocols;

* a flash drive containing forms that can be customized to align with individual institutional policy and local and state regulations; and

* a wide range of topics from admission to discharge of the neonatal patient.

Coeditors Sandra Sundquist Beauman, MSN, RNC-NIC, and Linda MacKenna Ikuta, MN, RN, CCNS, PHN, said of the new volume, “Policies, procedures, and competencies are the foundation of patient care and drive our nursing practice. All the policies, procedures, and competencies in this book are based on the best-available evidence in the practice of neonatal nursing. They will serve and help advance your organization's commitment to evidence-based nursing.” Price: members, $795; nonmembers, $950. Visit www.NANNstore.org to order your copy today!

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Essentials of Neonatal Nursing: Orientation Lecture Series

The Essentials of Neonatal Nursing offers an all-inclusive orientation to neonatal care and was specifically developed to orient new neonatal nurses to the competencies and skills needed to function in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Upon completion, learners will be better able to identify basic elements of the NICU patient's physiology and pathophysiology and apply a variety of needed nursing care interventions. Essentials of Neonatal Nursing provides a total of 13 American Nurses Credentialing Center and California Board of Registered Nursing continuing nursing education contact hours in the following topics: cardiac issues, gastrointestinal issues, genitourinary issues, hematologic issues, issues in immunology and infection, maternal-fetal issues, neurologic issues, newborn assessment, nutritional and metabolic issues, and pulmonary issues.

For additional information and pricing, visit www.nann.org today!

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Engage in the Conversation: The NANN Member Community at www.my.nann.org

Since early May, NANN members have been participating in the NANN Member Community—engaging in discussions, sharing policies and documents, creating new communities, and even blogging. If you have not yet taken advantage of this valuable member benefit, log in today and find out what you have been missing!

In MyNANN, a private social network for NANN members only, you can:

* interact with other NANN members;

* have better control and more options with Discussions (formerly called Listservs) that are threaded and searchable by topic;

* find old friends and colleagues—search by name, college, city, or job setting;

* conduct committee business in a secure environment; and

* use the searchable resource library to house documents securely without clogging your e-mail inbox.

Get started!

1. Visit the NANN Member Community at my.nann.org.

2. When you have logged in (use your NANN Web site log-in), click on “Profile.”

3. Upload your photo and update your e-mail address, biography, and education details.

For help logging in or updating your profile, contact NANN at community@nann.org.

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