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Postpartum Emergencies Knowing When and How to Escalate Care Webinar

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  • Using a case study format, this webinar is designed to heighten nurses awareness of and ability to recognize postpartum complications, and intervene appropriately when a mothers condition deteriorates.
    The content will include a review of normal physiologic changes of pregnancy and the postpartum period, and how comorbidities like preeclampsia, diabetes, and obesity can contribute to maternal decompensation during postpartum emergencies.
    Our speaker will highlight the importance of the 5Rs; risk assessment, readiness, recognition, response, and review in improving outcomes for the mother and infant. Case presentations will focus on emergency management of eclampsia, uterine atony resulting in unplanned hysterectomy, and a venous Thromboembolic event.
    At the conclusion of the activity, learners will be able to:
    Describe the significance of maternal morbidity and mortality during the postpartum period
    Review physiologic changes occurring during pregnancy and the postpartum period that influence maternal decompensation
    Highlight the importance of readiness, recognition, response, reporting, and ongoing risk assessment for all postpartum women
    Improve the clinical team’s ability to function effectively and efficiently to optimize patient outcomes
    Examine and critically review three emergent case presentations: hemorrhage, eclampsia and venous thromboembolism, including diagnostic tests and laboratory values.
    Valerie Huwe RNC, MS, CNS
    Recorded Date:
    December 6, 2017
    Contact Hours:
    1.0 hours (CNE available through 01/25/2021)
    The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by AWHONN or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. AWHONN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider # CEP580.
    Tags: high risk critical care nursing, patient safety, perinatal nursing, postpartum mother baby care.