Part I: Obstetric Emergencies, 4th Edition
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Note: This course must be completed by 12/31/16. Contact hours will not be awarded beyond this date.
This exceptional high-level content course provides practical information to identify and treat the most commonly encountered obstetric emergent conditions. The course discusses such medical emergencies as pulmonary embolism, asthma exacerbation, thyroid storm, diabetic ketoacidosis, and epilepsy. Nurses will learn about the most frequent causes of abdominal pain during pregnancy and the appropriate diagnostic testing. The course also discusses ectopic pregnancy, cardiopulmonary resuscitation during pregnancy, perimortem cesarean delivery, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy such as preeclampsia/eclampsia, and bleeding and infection during pregnancy. In the discussion of chemical-biological warfare, participants will learn about assessment and management of the pregnant patient exposed to specific biological agents, toxins, chemicals, and radiation. The course describes care of patients with mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile Virus and the labor and delivery management of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Nurses will benefit from the discussion of placental separation, delivery techniques for shoulder dystocia, and types of lacerations. Transport of the pregnant patient is discussed, including treatment and transfer decisions for the patient in preterm labor or with premature rupture of membranes. In the discussion of postpartum emergencies, participants will learn how to assess and intervene in complications in the postpartum period. Finally, drug therapy in pregnancy is discussed, and nurses will learn to how identify appropriate medications for various clinical conditions in the pregnant patient.
This course is an extract of and should not be taken in conjunction with N1347 Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies, 4th Edition.
- Describe the evaluation and management of various medical emergencies in the pregnant patient.
- Explain the pathophysiology clinical presentation diagnosis and management of various obstetric emergencies.
- Select appropriate imaging modalities to assist in the diagnosis of obstetric emergencies and describe the significance of the diagnostic findings.
- Describe the evaluation and management of fetal and maternal injury related to trauma.
Anne P. Manton, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAEN, FAAN, has for the past 30 years enjoyed a career in which she combined nursing education and clinical practice. She has taught at the undergraduate (BSN) and graduate (MSN) levels. Until recently emergency nursing has been her clinical specialty area. She has numerous publications and presents both locally and nationally on a variety of nursing topics. She has held leadership positions in several nursing organizations and is the recipient of numerous awards for her significant contributions to her profession.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
- 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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