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Carolyn Mank, CNM

Carolyn Mank, CNM

Instructor and Certified Nurse Midwife
Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Appointments:
Instructor and Certified Nurse Midwife
Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Board Certification:

2006-present   Missouri Board of Nursing, Registered Nurse

2007-present   American Heart Association, BLS designated instructor, ACLS certification

2009-present   Association of Women’s Health and Neonatal Nurses, Fetal Monitor Instructor, Advanced Fetal Monitoring certification

2011-present   United States Lactation Consultant Association, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Presentations / Publications:

MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical and Neonatal Nurses
American College of Nurse-Midwives
International Lactation Consultant Association
United States Lactation Consultant Association
Missouri Breastfeeding Coalition
St. Louis Breastfeeding Coalition

AWARDS

2015    Missouri Workplace Lactation Gold Award: Implemented collaboration and co-authored policy to establish breastfeeding-friendly workplace among all BJC system hospitals to support breastfeeding employees.

2011    Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Responsibility and Excellence (ICARE) Award.  Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

2011    Edna Malen Scholarship Fund recipient

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2012-2015   Best-fed Beginnings Project: Task force to initiate Baby-Friendly Hospital designation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  Team leader, 2013-present.

2009-2015   Childbirth and Breastfeeding Educator: Educating pregnant women and their families on pregnancy, birthing processes, postpartum and newborn care. Teaching families the benefits of breastfeeding to promote maternal and infant health, as well as enhancing the bonding experience for the entire family.

2010-2013       Professional Nurse Development Program, Staff RN-4

2010-2012       Barnes-Jewish Hospital Breastfeeding Task Force: Helped initiate Barnes-Jewish’s first breastfeeding taskforce by arranging meetings and recruiting members with result of increasing breastfeeding rates among postpartum mothers.

 

2006-2010       Women & Infants Unit Practice Committee: Reviewed and initiated standards of evidence-based practice for Women & Infants Division.  Authored cervical ripening, hydrotherapy during labor and birth, fetal scalp electrode and amnioinfusion policies for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

2008                Rapid Improvement Team Member for Pregnancy Assessment Center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital: Helped create and facilitate organized standard of work for scanning prenatal records. Contributed to targeting goal of total patient length of stay of less than 120 minutes in the PAC. This accomplishment nominated Barnes-Jewish Hospital Women & Infants service line a national ASQ award in 2009.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/PUBLICATIONS

Mank, C., Strand, E. (2015, April).  Updates on the Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy: A Multidisciplinary Review. Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital.

Mank, C., Strand, E. (2014, September-2015, May).  Fetal Monitoring Strip Rounds: Are all Category II tracings the same? Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Missouri Baptist Sullivan, Progress West Hospital, Alton Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital of Carbondale

Mank, C., Strand, E. (2014, October).  Fetal Monitoring Strip Rounds: Antenatal Testing. Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Missouri Baptist Sullivan

Mank, C., Strand, E. (2014, June).  Fetal Monitoring Strip Rounds: Decelerations. Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Mank, C. (2014, September).  Use of birthing balls to facilitate pain management and labor progress: a hands on demonstration and literature review. Southern Illinois Perinatal Network Conference

Mank, C., Chrisman-Robbins, C., Hamlin, K., Heap, L. (2014, June).  Changing Birth Experiences through Baby-Friendly Practices. Barnes-Jewish Hospital Women & Infants conference.

Mank, C. (2012, October).  Fetal Monitoring. In-service poster presentation for St. Louis Children’s Hospital transport team.

Mank, C.  (2011, December). Skin to Skin: Promoting Better Bonding after Delivery. In-service poster presentation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital Breastfeeding Task Force and Women and Infants service line.

Mank, C. (2012, June).  Mother’s Milk: Supporting Breastfeeding Families in the High- Acuity Obstetric and Neonatal Settings. Barnes-Jewish Hospital Women & Infants Innovate Magazine.

EXPERIENCE

2015-present Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Goldfarb School of Nursing
Clinical Instructor for Maternal-Child Health Practicum for accelerated undergraduate nursing students.

2013-present   Clinical Nurse Educator/Women’s Health Educator, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Labor and Delivery/Antepartum/Pregnancy Assessment Center

Educator for staff nurses, surgical technicians and patient/student nurse technicians. Organizing fellowship orientation, preceptor development and facilitating nurse-externships for future obstetric nurses. Outreach presentations for breastfeeding and fetal monitoring. Tracking and implementation of required education and campus renewal project.

2012-2013       Maternal-Fetal Transport Nurse, Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Facilitation of obstetrical interfacility transports by ground and fixed or rotor-wing aircraft.

 

2011-2015       Lactation Consultant, Two Rivers Lactation Service

Co-owner and founder of lactation practice offering private home consultation and free phone support to breastfeeding families in the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

 

2006-present   Staff Nurse/Designated Charge Nurse, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Labor and Delivery/ Pregnancy Assessment Center

Labor & Delivery, Triage, Antepartum and Postpartum nursing care for high-risk patients, as well as normal newborn care. Proficient in circulation and scrub of operating room procedures. Preceptor to nursing externs and new hires.

2003-2006       Student Nurse Technician, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Labor and

Delivery/Antepartum

Assisted nurses in daily tasks and basic nursing care to patients and families.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Family Planning

Fetal Monitoring

Effect of peer-support on breastfeeding exclusivity and duration among teen populations

Centering model of prenatal care

Natural Childbirth

Locations:
St. Mary's Health Center Campus
Bellevue Office Building
1031 Bellevue Avenue || Suite 400
St. Louis, MO 63117
314-977-7455

Education:

2015    Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, KY

Master of Science in Nursing. Nurse-Midwifery.

2011    Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, St. Louis Missouri                          
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, summa cum laude.

2006    Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health
Associate of Science in Nursing

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