Oklahoma State Breastfeeding/WIC Symposium

06-07-2022
Oklahoma City


Marie Zahorick, MS, APRN, FNP-C, IBCLC


Country: United States
Email: mzahorick@sbcglobal.net
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Publications

CBD Oil (Cannabidiol): Overview and Issues

Co-presenter on medical staff continuing education program.  Discussed background on manufacturing, economics and biochemistry of CBD . Also discussed legality, problems with THC content and loss of licensure and arrest when unwitting consumers test positive for THC.  Talking with patients about use of CBD reviewed in great detail.

Nine Months of Uncertainty: Vulnerabilities in pregnant Hispanic women

A video presentation for my Family Nurse Practitioner degree on culturally-consistent and effective healthcare for expectant Hispanic mothers.

Increasing Nursing Staff Support for Breastfeeding Mothers with NICU Infants

Quality improvement project involving six months of chart audits, which revealed a monthly average gap of 5.5-10.9 hours between the first and second breastpumping sessions immediately after birth.  Examined different levels of research identifying importance of staff support for pumping and what mothers find helpful in their endeavors.  Discussed changing pumping logs, working on improved tracking/charting by RN staff, and improving communication between Mother-Baby RNs and NICU RNs.

Bridging the Gap: Multidisciplinary Support for NICU Mothers

Co-author of quality improvement project focusing on supporting mothers with NICU babies to establish early, optimal and long-lasting breastmilk supply.  Audited electronic charts of all mother’s with babies admitted directly to NICU from L&D from September 2014-February 2015 in a suburban Chicago Level III NICU to see how much time elapsed from time of delivery to time of first breastpumping session.   Focused on improving hand-off communication between L&D RN and Mother-Baby RN.  Also focused on shortening interval between first pumping session in L&D and second pumping session, usually in Mother-Baby.