Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 12 Contact Hours
Item#: NMQ12

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Fetal and Neonatal Drug Exposure, 2nd Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # N1577  

Expiration Date: March 31, 2017

Fetal and neonatal drug exposure continues to be a significant problem in the United States. This course will provide nurses with a knowledge base to care for pregnant women in antenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum areas, and also information on newborns who have been exposed to opiates, stimulants, marijuana, phencyclidine (PCP), nicotine, inhalants, or sedative-hypnotics in utero.


Induction of Labor, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $29.95 Hours:6 Contact Hours
Item # N1567  

Expiration Date: December 31, 2017

Induction of labor is the use of pharmacological or mechanical means to stimulate uterine contractions before the onset of spontaneous labor. This is done when the continuation of pregnancy jeopardizes the mother or the fetus, as is the case in preeclampsia or postterm pregnancy.

Induction of labor has become a common intervention in the United States. The rate for induced labor more than doubled from 1990 (9.6%) to 2010 (23.8%) for all gestational age groups except postterm births, which rose to 90%. Although not dramatic, data from 2011 (23.7%) and 2012 (23.3%) were significant in showing the first overall decreases in induction rates in decades (Osterman & Martin, 2014). Induction rates vary widely among individual providers and among institutions (Luthy, Malmgren, & Zingheim, 2004), exceeding 50% in some community hospitals (Beebe et al., 2000). 

This course describes methods of labor induction and patient care during induction in order to update registered nurses working in perinatal medicine and labor and delivery. The physiology of spontaneous and induced labor is discussed, as are the reasons for induction, controversies regarding the procedure, and special considerations for women with a scarred uterus. The course may also be helpful to nurses employed in physicians’ offices, outpatient clinics, and community settings who educate gestational women about labor induction. Advanced practice nurses may find the course helpful as a review.

Pregnancy Loss, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # N1608  

Expiration Date: December 31, 2017

Pregnancy loss is often a painful experience that leaves expectant parents with prolonged and complex grief. This grief usually feels, to a degree, as if one has been disenfranchised. Parents are led to feel—by friends, family, or healthcare professionals—that the loss was insignificant. They are often encouraged to “get on with their lives,” move on to another pregnancy, or “be grateful for what they have.” It seems that the more others minimize the loss, the more intense the pain feels. If nothing else, grieving parents wish others would acknowledge that a life has been lost and that the life had meaning.  

The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with the knowledge necessary to recognize the various types of pregnancy loss and their causes. Psychological sequelae of pregnancy loss are described, along with helpful interventions, and interventions that should be avoided. With this overview, caregivers should be able to provide sensitive care to families coping with pregnancy loss, which will ultimately enhance their outcomes. 

The goal of this course is to provide a knowledge base for registered nurses and licensed vocational and practical nurses who care for families experiencing pregnancy loss. The course is appropriate for nurses working in prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum areas. 

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