COVID-19 update from RNNCEs:

In the interest of health for all, RNNCEs is watching the news and updates about COVID-19 closely.
While the office is currently open, it is not back to normal staff or operating hours.  This can delay the processing of orders and CE Certificates.
 

Please direct all questions to INFO@RNNCES.COM
If you have questions regarding NCC exam testing and how RNNCEs may help, our website page will help:
https://rnnces.com/ncc-exam-sign-up/

We thank you for you patience and cooperation during these disrupting adjustments.  Safety and health are our paramount concerns.
We at RNNCEs thank you for your devotion to the profession, your resilience will likely be further tested, thank you in advance.
We find that the CDC and Q&A with the JAMA editor in chief are helpful resources.  MASKS are a necessity, “greatest infectiousness the 2 days prior to illness and first two days of your illness”.  Asymptomatic transmission occurs.  Help all, wear a mask in public and the recommendation is to get the flu vaccine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5c3vx0ACv8.
Summary on the issue of masks
Good summary of treatment recomendations from the NIH

 

Please go to reputable sources for information and be that nurse in the community that speaks from knowledge and not panic.
My subscription to ObGFirst:  https://www.obgproject.com/ghttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/special-populations/pregnancy-data-on-covid-19.htmlet-first/ has proved most valuable.
I am getting updates about the COVID 19 virus and new information regarding the impact on pregnancy almost daily.

Direct link from the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine new guidelines for
Management Considerations for Prenant Patients With COVID-19
Updated  January  8, 2021
Another update from SMFM dated February 2, 2021   

FIGO released a new statement March 21, 2021

 

The recommendation regarding vaccincation of pregnant women against Covid-19 has been evolving an controversy exists.
Today (February 1, 2021) I recieved this update that is stating the difference between the WHO and ACOG/SMFM.
The summary statement is:  “The latest WHO Vaccination Guidance document has stirred controversy due to the section on pregnancy. WHO clearly acknowledges, similar to ACOG/SMFM, that “we don’t have any specific reason to believe there will be specific risks that would outweigh the benefits of vaccination for pregnant women.” However, where WHO differs from ACOG/SMFM is that rather than general pregnancy inclusion, they recommend “pregnant women at high risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (e.g. health workers) or who have comorbidities which add to their risk of severe disease, may be vaccinated in consultation with their health care provider.” You can find the ACOG/SMFM response to the WHO guidance here.

Here is that WHO link for your review:

This is one of the best things I have read about what we know of transmission, published in BMJ, September 17, 2020
https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m3563

If you were considering a seminar, possibly a webinar series in the safety and comfort of your home, would better fit your needs.
We have a new mechanisms in place:  You pick your start date and extended completion schedules.

 

If you are registered for the 2020 Cruise and Learn it has been postponed.  The 2021 Cruise will not be affected by this postponement.
Watch that website, or communication from Majestic1Vacations International
for updates.