Cord Blood: Tips from the Delivery Room
Release Date: June 13, 2018
Expiration Date: June 13, 2020
In this podcast, Kim Petrella, RNC-OB, MSN, provides nurses with facts about umbilical cord blood banking and the current and future therapeutic uses of cord blood ─ key information they can share with expectant parents considering cord blood collection. Through a Q&A interview format with a moderator, Kim also discusses best cord blood collection practices to ensure high-volume and high-quality cord blood units.
Labor and delivery nurses who educate parents about cord blood banking options or who participate in cord blood collection.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the current and potential future uses of cord blood
2. Differentiate between options for public and private cord blood banking
3. State examples of best practice collection techniques to:
─ Reduce potential contamination
─ Maximize cord blood volume
─ Adjust for delayed cord clamping
─ Accurately label blood samples and cord blood units
Kim Petrella, RNC-OB, MSN
Kim is a labor and delivery nurse and staff resource person for umbilical cord blood banking at Christiana Care Healthcare System’s Level III LDR in Newark, Delaware.
Kim is a member of the IMPACT Infant Bereavement and Palliative Care team, and LDR floor nurse, which includes pre-, intra-, and post-operative care, fetal monitoring, maternal care of all gestational ages, immediate postpartum care of mother and baby, cardiac monitoring, high-risk pregnancies and complications, and patient education. She is certified in Inpatient OB, PROMPT, ACLS and NRP.
Kim has also consulted for many cord blood educational purposes and has spoken nationally and internationally on many topics related to cord blood collection and cord blood banking.
Nurses: The National Marrow Donor Program® is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (COA).
Up to .50 contact hours may be claimed for this educational activity.
Participants must listen to the podcast in its entirety, and submit the activity evaluation, which includes a brief post-test, in order to receive a continuing education certificate or a certificate of completion.
|Name||Role in Activity||Disclosures|
|Marci Finney, MS||Planner||None|
|Sheila Moran||Nurse Planner||None|
|Kim Petrella, RNC-OB, MSN||Speaker||
This activity has received an unrestricted education grant made possible by Cord Blood Registry® through the Newborn Possibilities Fund, administered by Tides Foundation.
If you have more questions about this podcast program, please contact: cordblood@NMDP.org.