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Critical Care Obstetrics Education (CCOE): Preeclampsia and Severe Hypertension

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  • Preeclampsia and Severe Hypertension is an online course designed to help you identify, assess, and manage pregnant women with preeclampsia and severe hypertension occurring during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. Through this course, you will explore the categories of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, the etiology of preeclampsia, as well as the effects of preeclampsia with severe and without severe features. You will learn interpretation and clinical implications of significant laboratory tests. Using critical thinking concepts presented in a case study format, you will apply knowledge of key pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies in the management of a woman with preeclampsia and severe hypertension.  

    At the completion of the course, the learner will be able to: 

    1. Contrast hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. 
    2. Summarize the most common maternal complications of preeclampsia. 
    3. Outline evidence-based management for pregnant women with severe hypertension. 
    4. Apply concepts of nursing assessment and interventions to the plan of care in a case study. 

    Contact Hours:

    1.85 nursing contact hours (CNE available through 04/01/2023)

    Volume Pricing:

    AWHONN offers volume discount pricing to hospitals wanting to educate multiple clinicians. To learn more, please contact Mitty Songer, Director, Product Sales and Client Relations at (304) 550-3984 or via email at Please note that this course is currently being offered as a “stand-alone” module only and not available for purchase as part of the CCOE library.

    AWHONN Accreditation Statement

    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 the 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.