Note: Please contact your OPS Instructor prior to purchasing this program. This program is designed to be taught by a valid OPS Instructor and includes both online and in-person content. Visit www.awhonn.org/ops for more information.
Obstetric emergencies are high-acuity, low-frequency events. Despite efforts from many collaborating agencies and professional organizations, the maternal mortality rate in the United States continues to remain high. The prerequisite on-line courses are designed to help you identify, assess, and manage women with specific obstetric emergencies such as hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, postpartum hemorrhage, and maternal sepsis. The courses utilize critical thinking concepts presented in a case study format that allow you to apply the knowledge you learn. The live workshop allows for practice by means of simulation for nurses and providers to reduce the risk of maternal injury and death. Studies have shown that simulation training has a positive impact on patient outcomes. The workshop is targeted for any nurse or provider caring for an obstetric patient. This includes nurses and providers working in the following departments: perinatal, emergency, medical-surgical, and ICU.
The course content also meets the Joint Commission requirements for PC 06.01.01 Reduce likelihood of harm related to maternal hemorrhage and PC.06.03.01 Reduce the likelihood of harm related to maternal severe hypertension/preeclampsia.