This course provides 2.00 credits of prescribed CME, and is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing for 2 contact hours.

You may have seen the headlines...

Intact Cord Resuscitation has been found to be best for babies!

This course provides the background needed to understand the headlines, and the practical tools to put this new standard of care into practice.




Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

1. Describe neonatal transitional physiology and how an intact cord supports these critical changes, and how immediate cord clamping is not a benign act.

2. Describe emerging evidence that supports a change from the status quo.

3. Explain how this may be achieved with both specialized and standard equipment.

4. Explain challenges to implementation, and ideas to address those challenges.


  • Pat Scheans, RN, DNP, NNP-ret

    Instructor Bio:

    Pat has enjoyed over thirty years of caring for newborns and their families. She received her BSN from the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, her NNP certification from South Dakota State University, and her Masters of Nursing with an Education Specialty and DNP from Walden University. She recently retired from providing clinical support for the 10,000+ newborns of Legacy Health in the Portland Oregon area, including the Tele-Baby Program for remote leadership of neonatal resuscitation. She has received the honor of March of Dimes Distinguished Nurse of the Year for 2015. Outside the states, Pat enjoys opportunities to teach newborn care to health care staff abroad, including training NRP instructors and STABLE Program instructors in Vietnam.

    Pat Scheans RN, DNP, NNP-ret

    Doctor of Nursing Practice

This activity has been approved for 2.00 Enduring Materials Self-Study Prescribed credits. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed credit, not as Category 1.

CME credit awarded for this course is also accepted as CE for the Certificate Maintenance Program by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB).




HiveCE is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Board of Nursing, and this course meets the California Board of Nursing criteria for 2 hours of continuing education. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17686, for 2 contact hours. (This is widely accepted nationwide as continuing education for nurses and midwives. This course is accepted by NARM as Category 1 CE for CPM renewal.)




Note: Course completion does not authorize the learner to use skills outside their scope. Please refer to your state guidelines for determining scope of care.

For information regarding our refund policy and other Frequently Asked Questions, please refer to our FAQ. If you have additional questions, please email [email protected].


Course curriculum

  • 01
    The Evidence for Intact Cord Resuscitation
    Show details
    • 1.1 The History Of Cord Clamping
    • 1.2 The Physiology of Intact Cord Resuscitation
    • 1.3 Case Study
    • 1.4 Reviewing the Research
    • Readings
  • 02
    Implementation of Intact Cord Resuscitation
    Show details
    • 2.1 Equipment and Logistics
    • 2.2 Implementation Considerations
    • 2.3 Looking Forward
  • 03
    Post-test and Course Evaluation
    Show details
    • Post-test
    • Course Evaluation Questions

Enrollment with 2 hours CE

Enrollment with 2.00 CME Credit