Nursingmatters March 2017 • Volume 28, Number 3
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A storage locker, about 6,000 square feet, is filled with a tumble of medical supplies. Among them are a portable x-ray, an ultrasound machine, rows of incubators, exam tables and much more. It’s all been collected through donations, including from hospitals and nursing homes. Karen Klemp, founder and president of the Sun Prairie nonprofit Hope 2 Others, is waiting to collect enough funds to send the equipment to where supplies like those aren’t Karen Klemp accessible. The organization is continuing its mission of improving lives in developing countries, through gestures both big – shipping containers full of equipment – and small – distributing warm clothes to infants in need. This past summer Karen Klemp, RN, BSN, MA, who is a neonatal nurse at UnityPoint Health-Meriter Hospital in Madison, co-led a mission with her husband, Rick, and her friend and colleague Nancy Comello, Nancy RN, CNM, MS. The Hope Comello 2 Others mission team, which included 11 trained volunteers, traveled to Guatemala. There they trained 95 midwives in four regions of the country, using the “Helping Mothers Survive” and “Helping Babies Breathe” programs. They distributed 100 birthing kits to the midwives. The kits included instructional books, stethoscopes, suction devices, bars of soap, newborn-baby hats and resuscitation bag-masks. The Guatemala midwife project was created as Comello’s Doctor of Nursing Practice project. Comello has been an obstetrics and gynecology professor at Edgewood Nursing College for several years as well as working at Meriter. She and Klemp have traveled for more than a decade together, leading teams to help train and teach lifesaving skills to midwives, birth attendants, nurses, doctors, educators, and firefighters or emergency medical technicians in developing countries.
Students in Tanzania learn to help babies breathe.
Simple simulation training devices such as the Mama Natalie – uterus and baby – are used for hands-on training.
Simple simulation training devices such as the Mama Natalie – uterus and baby – and NeoNatalie – infant manikins and resuscitation equipment – are used for hands-on training. Students are able to easily learn and remember lifesaving skills. The devices are far easier to travel with and much more cost-effective compared to simulation labs. The outcomes are shown to have improved skilled care for mothers and babies; lives are being saved. The cost of the two training devices, complete with booklets and educational flipcharts for teaching, is about $1,000 for each set. The Hope 2 Others team was able to give six training sets to nine Guatemalan
providers who were trained as master trainers in four areas of Guatemala. The master-trainer program makes the project sustainable because those trainers will continue teaching and training others in the curriculum. “(It’s a) trainers-train-others teaching model,” Klemp said. The project was made possible through donations from many people, organizations and businesses. MDF Instruments donated 100 infant stethoscopes, NeilMed Pharmaceuticals donated 100 infant suction devices, and Ad Press of Middleton donated printing for Spanish workbooks and flipcharts. “It was such a joy to be able to give this life-saving gift of the simulation training tools and educational materials, (as well as) birthing kits and Hats 4 Hope kits to the people who we were teaching, for the first time in our many years of mission work,” Klemp said. As well as resuscitating infants in trouble, Klemp said they taught about caring for the mothers – especially for postpartum hemorrhage, which is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. Other
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More Food for Thought Kaye Lillesand Nursing Matters Editor
“A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman of the next generation. A politician looks for success of his party; a statesman for that of his country. The statesman wishes to steer, while the politician is satisfied to drift.” – James Freeman Clarke “History shows that great economic and social forces flow like a tide over communities only half conscious of that which is befalling them. Wise statesmen foresee what time is thus bringing, and try to shape institutions and mold man’s thoughts and purposes in
accordance with the change that is silently coming. The unwise are those who bring nothing constructive to the process, and who greatly imperil the future of mankind by leaving great questions to be fought out between ignorant change on the one hand and ignorant opposition to change on the other.” –John Stuart Mill With all the political turmoil at both the national and state level, it’s obvious that we citizens have hired many more politicians than statesmen. The health of a nation is only as good as the health of its people. When we look at the air we are breathing, the water we are drinking or much of the food we are eating, what kind of a future
are we preparing for our children? Couple that with the fear of 16 million to 20 million citizens being affected by the potential loss of the Affordable Care Act, and one seriously questions the future health of the nation. As nurses, we have an obligation to advocate for our patients; as parents and family members, for our families; as citizens, for our nation. We are some of the best-informed about health and wellness. Let us not be John Stuart Mill’s “unwise who bring nothing constructive to the process...” Let us advocate by sharing our knowledge with our legislators. Let us work with all our might to make statesmen out of today’s politicians. James Freeman Clark was right!
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Homeopathic Medicine helps? Homeopathic medicine is based on the belief that the body is always striving to be healthy and in balance. Homeopathic remedies support the body’s natural ability to self- heal and are made from natural materials. They are safe and can “do no harm.” The remedies are double-blind tested and contain only small amounts of active ingredients. They are diluted or potentized so that higher concentrations actually carry less of an Brenda Zarth effect. Homeopathy is based on the “law of similar” or “like heals like.” If a person is vomiting, it’s assumed the body is in the process of working to heal itself, purging something it wants to be rid of. The homeopathic remedy might be something that could cause vomiting in a healthy person, but helps relieve vomiting in someone that was in the process of purging. Homeopathic medicine seems contradictory to my nursing education, but it has been in practice since before the 1800s. It supports the Hippocratic Oath “to do no harm.” My sister-in-law has been using homeopathic medicine with her children for more than 16 years. Her first child was having intermittent bloody diarrhea soon after birth despite the fact that mom was completely breastfeeding. After struggling to find the cause the pediatrician wanted to do a colonoscopy but agreed that first the
Homeopathic remedies support the body’s natural ability to self- heal and are made from natural materials.
mother could work with her diet to try to see if a pattern emerged. They discovered the child could not tolerate anything that came from a cow – no cow’s milk or meat. Mom eliminated those from her diet and the breastfeeding went well. She went to a homeopathic practitioner who worked with her son to determine what he needed to support his overall health. The treatment seemed to help support him in normal development. The boy is now 16 years old and can eat beef and drink milk, but he does take a
vitamin, mineral and enzyme supplement. My sister-in-law has seven more children. They all have some food intolerances that cause a range of symptoms including nausea and vomiting, stomach pain, allergies, breathing and skin problems. She has learned one son cannot tolerate nuts or he has behavior issues. Another cannot tolerate any grains including rice or he develops eczema. One daughter has asthma with food-intolerance connections. But when her children stay away from the offending
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Homeopathy is based on the “law of similar” or “like heals like.” Karen Klemp helps a midwife in Guatemala learn about postpartum hemorrhage .
continued from page 1 important skills encouraged and taught were skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding following birth. “This training is considered a low-dose, high-frequency training that results in improved skills retention and improved outcomes for mothers and newborns,” Comello said. Klemp said the midwives who elected to take the classes often didn’t have formal training in delivering babies. They learned their delivery skills mostly from the generations of midwives before them and from working together. Hope 2 Others has done similar training in the Philippines and Tanzania. Bishop Yona Mwaigisya, a Tanzanian who is part of Hope 2 Others in Tanzania, said past training in Tanzania has helped midwives learn important skills to help babies and mothers survive. “There is a big impact,” he said. As part of the project, the team distributed 150 Hats 4 Hope kits with baby supplies to midwives in an initiative to help newborn babies who are dying of hypothermia. The bags are meant for new mothers to provide for their babies.
Infant hypothermia during a baby’s first 10 days of life is a big concern in developing countries. Hope 2 Others is collecting newborn items to pack in the Hats 4 Hope bags. Donations can be new, homemade or gently used baby items. They are collecting blankets, newborn hats, booties, sleepers for babies up to 6 months, onesies and T-shirts, bars of gentle baby soap, teething toys, plastic pants, cloth diapers and 2.5-gallon interlocking zip-top bags. The baby items are placed in a green drawstring bag for the mother to use as a diaper and tote bag for her baby. A pair of flip-flops and a toothbrush are also placed in the bag as a gift for the mother. The organization is focusing efforts on raising money to send shipping containers full of large medical equipment to places in need. Hope 2 Others has already shipped two to Tanzania and two to Haiti. Klemp said the containers themselves could be repurposed into small structures for clinics, offices or even homes when they reach the countries they are destined for. Plans are to use the containers for mother-baby-child clinics or dispensaries in Tanzania. The vision is to build a large muchneeded birthing center with a medical
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continued from page 2 foods they do well. She has taken them all to the homeopathic physician for their own overall homeopathic support. Each child has a different individualized formula for overall health. She said she tried to do some self-medicating with homeopathic remedies – but with mixed success. One child had worse symptoms when she
guessed wrong but the symptoms immediately went away when she stopped the treatment. Homeopathic medicine does have its limitations. Her children have taken antibiotics and steroids for asthma symptoms when needed, but she also strives to take her children off medication as soon as she is able. Email BrendaZarth@gmail.com or visit brendashealthplan.blogspot.com with comments or questions.
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A PERSONAL JOURNEY
Transforming practice one nurse at a time Cella Janisch-Hartline, Nursing Leadership Senior Manager, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Talk about a rough start in the profession of nursing. I remember my first two weeks as a graduate nurse like it was yesterday – the pain, the tears, the disbelief, the moments of questioning everything without supportive colleagues Let me explain. On numerous occasions in the first year of practice, I was thrown into situations with a sink-or-swim attitude by the experienced registered nurses. The phrase, “you are a RN; you should know that,” still rings loudly in my ears to this day. Through the blood, sweat and tears in the early part of my career I remember thinking, is this what I worked so hard for? Is this what it’s really like to be an RN? In those early moments of reflection and through much soul searching, I decided it was up to me to influence and change the profession – one nurse at a time. With great conviction and a ton of courage, I marched into my boss’ office and said, “I know I don’t have much experience, but I want to help new nurses when they come onboard. I want to be the person who makes their transition easier
In those early moments of reflection and through much soul searching, I decided it was up to me to influence and change the profession – one nurse at a time. — Cella Janisch-Hartline
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clinic, lab, pharmacy and training center for health classes. Education is the key to better health and a future, and for helping people out of poverty. Klemp said they ship supplies that are difficult to acquire in Tanzania. They will be sending several non-electric crank beds, though the mattresses will be bought from local vendors in Tanzania. The organization’s efforts are about empowering others to save lives, Klemp said. “You never know,” she said. “The baby you save could be the president of Tanzania someday.” Hope 2 Others has a mission trip planned for summer 2017 to Tanzania to offer the lifesaving skills of the “Helping Mothers Survive” and “Helping Babies Breathe” programs in two-day seminars to various parts of the country. The group hopes to train 80 to 100 birth attendants, midwives, nurses and
doctors. The goal is to raise $10,000 to bring 100 birthing kits, six sets of Mama Natalie and NeoNatalie training kits and supplies, and Hats 4 Hope kits. Klemp said they want to leave all the supplies with the people so training, education and skills can be continued there. The Wisconsin Students Nurses Association project for 2017 is to help Hope 2 Others accomplish that task, according to Klemp. A fundraising campaign is asking those interested to purchase a handcarved necklace or Tanzania Hope 2 Others bracelet. All money will go for purchasing stethoscopes, Ambu resuscitation bags and masks, teaching flipcharts and books, infant manikins, or toward shipping of containers with medical and educational equipment, according to Klemp. The goal is to raise $10,000 toward supplies and $20,000 toward shipping containers. Contact email@example.com or 608279-8103 or visit www.bringinghope2others.com for more information.
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continued from page 4 I was blessed to be an acute-care rural nurse for nearly 24 years of my career. I worked across the continuum in a small critical-access hospital. Rural nursing allowed me to become a knowledgeable “generalist.” I needed to know something about a lot of things to be successful as a rural nurse. I never became an expert at any one thing. Much of my learning came through the school of “hard knocks.” On any given shift, I could work in three or more units, with limited resources available to me to help me or answer my questions. I learned much “on the fly,” jumping into situations with both feet, hoping that I knew enough to prevent my patient from crashing and having a poor outcome. In those days, there was not even a doctor in the hospital on the night shift. The memories that led to my key learning experiences have been just priceless. Today my passion to help and support new nurses remains alive and well. I love being a rural healthcare nurse. In my current role as the nursing leadership senior manager at Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, I am blessed to have a large forum to impact new rural nurses, as the coordinator and lead educator for the Wisconsin Nurse Residency Program. To date I have touched, influenced and supported 677 rural nurses within their first couple of years of nursing practice. Time and time again I have witnessed their journeys unfold, like a flower blossoming one petal at a time, through the year I spend with each of them. Throughout the program, each of them is reminded regularly that each day, many times a day, they need to
choose what kind of nurse they want to be. Not only am I able to impact them, the nurses I guide continue to transform me both personally and professionally. Their stories, their vulnerabilities, their willingness to allow me to be a part of their experiences has moved my soul profoundly. The Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative Nurse Residency Program is a structured one-year program. Participants come to a central location once a month from member hospitals across the state of Wisconsin. A new nurse is highly engaged in an interactive, reflective and enriched learning environment. Sessions are designed around an effective standard curriculum for the nurse who is often isolated on the unit or in an organization with minimal resources. Networking with peers who are going through the same challenges is a powerful experience for the new nurse. A new rural nurse learns quickly that she or he is not alone. Besides the curriculum delivery, there are small group breakout sessions incorporated into each learning day. They are facilitated with an action-reflection model incorporating the accepted standards of care and practice along with a high level of professionalism. The Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative needs to run two sessions per month to accommodate the volume of participants involved each year at our location. The development of the nurse-residency program was originally funded through a federal grant that was coordinated by Dr. Marilyn Meyer Bratt through Marquette University in Milwaukee. It was so successful after the grant-funded period that members wanted to continue the program after the funding subsided. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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A patient can qualify for aid to help purchase produce and join the co-op if his or her doctor deems that the patient does not have food security.
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continues to illustrate how government and the community can work handin-hand to increase the well-being and health of all of our residents.”
A patient can qualify for aid to help purchase produce and join the co-op if his or her doctor deems that the
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Sophie Patterson stocks vegetables at the Willy Street Co-op on North Sherman Avenue in the Northside TownCenter.
continued from page 6 patient does not have food security. Food security means a person has reliable access to enough affordable nutritious food. Otherwise they can face serious health effects across their lifetime. To qualify for the aid, a patient must answer yes to one of two questions. • In the past year, have you worried about having enough food until you could buy more? • In the past year, have you actually run out of food before you could buy more? The aid comes in the form of a packet that includes a coupon to become a co-op owner, and 60 coupons worth $2 each that can be used in the produce department until the end of the year. Participants can also join a program at the co-op that offers an additional 10 percent off groceries and a free coupon to attend one of the co-op classes, which would normally charge a fee. Program coupons can be used in
conjunction with other co-op sales and coupons including those redeemed via another new co-op program known as Double Dollars, or any time a customer shops at any of the co-op’s three locations. “The co-op is invested in continuing to expand the ways in which we can help address food security in Dane County,” said Kirsten Moore, director of Cooperative Services. “In addition to our established Access Discount Program, we are excited to work with our public and private partners to test new programs like Double Dollars, and (Fruit and Vegetable Prescription program).” Moore said data collected from the pilot will help the co-op determine how to continue and fund these type of programs for the future. “We already have some great ideas to share in the next few months, and we look forward to launching new initiatives to expand these offerings,” she said. Visit www.willystreet.coop for more information.
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