The Perinatal Training Program, or PTP, is a comprehensive program designed to prepare nurses to care for patients and families experiencing the birth of a baby. Medical needs have become increasingly complex, and Northern Arizona Healthcare provides nurses with a program focused on the application of general nursing knowledge, advanced concepts, critical thinking and specialized skills to care for patients in the perinatal areas.
Course length varies between three to six months, depending on the nursing unit and prior experience. Training will consist of classroom time, precepted hours on the unit and high fidelity simulation labs. Specific components of the program include:
- Physiologic adaptations of pregnancy.
- Fetal growth and development.
- Pregnancy complications, such as gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
- Introduction to fetal monitoring and assessment.
- Labor and delivery care, obstetrical complications and emergent situations.
- Neonatal transition, resuscitation and ongoing care.
- Care of the postpartum patient and support of the breastfeeding mother.
- Bereavement care of the family experiencing a perinatal loss.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the Obstetric Provider; Neonatal Resuscitation Program; and Intermediate Fetal Monitoring classes are also provided during the training program.
All interested parties must apply and be accepted into the training program via Human Resources.
Do these programs excite you? Want to know more about these amazing opportunities? Please contact NAH Education at 928-773-2491.
To apply: Please contact the NAH Human Resources training program recruiter at 928-773-2107.