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RN or LPN: Which role is right for the job?

RNs and LPNs- both licensed nurses, have similar and complementary roles, and very different scopes of practice.  Below is a quick overview demonstrating the similarities among and differences between the two.   78 more words

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5 ways to encourage optimal positioning in labour

There are so many factors that contribute to a birth experience, both controllable and uncontrollable. One major factor is the position of your baby. Dilation might feel like the most important action in childbirth, but I’d argue position takes the cake. 1,067 more words

What's the difference between a Midwife and a Doula?

Like most doulas, I’m a member of several private groups for birth professionals. One of the topics that comes up frequently is the “does this sound like she thinks I’m a midwife?” post. 1,173 more words

Why I don't attend unassisted births

It’s controversial. The act of free birthing. The arguments for and against. The discussions about freebirthing amongst doulas. Even writing this piece. It’s all just controversial. 627 more words

Medication Reconciliation and Scope of Practice

Recently I have been receiving a number of questions about whether the process of medication reconciliation falls within medical assistants’ scope of practice. This is an important issue worthy of discussion. 224 more words

Scope Of Practice

Doctors giving nutrition advice probably shouldn't reference Pete Evans

I saw this article last week and had mixed feelings about it. I know that we were all supposed to read it and be horrified that a doctor was reprimanded for giving patients nutrition advice. 585 more words

Does The Doula Do That?

It’s my most commonly asked question. “What does a doula do?”. For those not previously familiar, non medical support can seem like a foreign notion. 505 more words