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  • Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
Hours: 5 Contact Hours
Author(s): Deborah Stiffler, PhD, RN, CNM
Peer Reviewer(s):
  • Mary Fischer, PhD, MSN, WHNP-BC
  • Rosemary Theroux, RNC, PhD, WHNP-BC
Item#: N1931
Contents: 1 Course Book (100 pages)
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Nursing Care of the Perimenopausal Woman, 2nd Edition

Price $27.95
Item # N1931
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Release Date: November 28, 2018

Expiration Date: November 28, 2021

Nurses who are involved in the health care of perimenopausal women need to stay current in the treatment of the problematic side effects of menopause, lifestyle modifications that might be necessary throughout the stages of menopause, and patient education that can help improve a woman’s overall quality of life. The purpose of this course is to help the nurse take an individual approach to assisting women who are progressing through menopause and provide nursing care based on the most up-to-date standards and guidelines in order to help women make appropriate lifestyle choices.

This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1788 Transition to Menopause, 2nd Edition.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the major components of a nursing assessment appropriate for, and specific to, women who are going through the menopausal transition.
  • Describe modifications to diet, exercise, and personal habits that complement pharmacologic treatment of menopause symptoms.
  • Recognize the benefit of various types of alternative therapies available to women in the menopausal transition.
  • Discuss the relationship between menopause and obesity and the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise.

Deborah Stiffler, PhD, RN, CNM, has more than 30 years of nursing experience caring for women of all ages and sociodemographic backgrounds. Dr. Stiffler is an associate professor at Indiana University School of Nursing and has served the Indiana University School of Nursing in various capacities since 2000. In addition to serving as a nurse educator, Dr. Stiffler has contributed to the women’s health profession by using an interprofessional approach to her practice as a certified nurse-midwife, integrating social work, pharmacy, radiology, physical therapy, genetic counseling, and much more into the clinical setting. In addition to her clinical experience, Dr. Stiffler has authored many research publications on women’s health issues.

Mary Fischer, PhD, MSN, WHNP-BC, is a certified Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner and has provided care for women for more than 20 years. She holds certifications as a Childbirth Educator, Lactation Consultant, and Menopause Practitioner. She is currently on the faculty in the Graduate Program at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and is Co-Director of the Post-Master’s Certificate Program.

Rosemary Theroux, RNC, PhD, WHNP-BC, is a certified women’s health nurse practitioner and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings for more than 25 years. She is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts-Worcester. She has conducted and published research in the area of women’s self-care decision making and women’s health practices in Africa. Dr. Theroux has a special interest in global women’s health. Along with other members of a nonprofit group, she has developed a primary care setting with women’s health services in Ghana, Africa.

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  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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