By completingthis course, the nurse will have a better understanding of patient needs duringthe postpartum period as well as a need for health-care policy changes tosupport optimal postpartum care.
- Define thepostpartum period.
- Identify thecomprehensive health needs specific to postpartum women.
- Describe thecrisis of maternal mortality in the United States.
- Discuss riskfactors and disparities that contribute to adverse postpartum outcomes.
- Identify coremembers of the postpartum care team.
- Discuss thechanges needed in health-care policy to support optimal postpartum care forwomen.
- Recognizenursing’s role in counseling pregnant and postpartum women.
AmandaLaManna, MSN, NP-C, WHNP-BC
AmandaLaManna, MSN, NP-C, WHNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner living and practicing inRochester, New York. Amanda has worked in emergency medicine for the past fouryears and currently works at the region’s Level I trauma and tertiary carecenter. Amanda also works as a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE). Amandagraduated in 2011 from Yale School of Nursing where she completed a master’sdegree specializing in both adult and women’s health. Amanda came to themedical field from a background in the arts, obtaining a dual degree in violinperformance and Italian literary studies from the University of Connecticut in2008. She is a proud mother to 2-year-old twin girls.
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