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Critical Care Obstetrics Education (CCOE) Maternal Venous Thromboembolism

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  • AWHONN recommends that you take the Noninvasive Hemodynamic Function and Assessment course as a foundation for this course.

    Despite improvements in maternal care, thromboembolism remains one of the leading causes of maternal death in the United States. Maternal venous thromboembolism is an online course designed to help you identify, assess, and manage women with deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolus in pregnancy, intrapartum, and postpartum. You will learn the physiologic changes in pregnancy as well as additional risk factors that predispose pregnant women to thromboembolic events. 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 venous thromboembolism.

    Learning Outcomes

    Recognize the epidemiology and incidence of venous thromboembolism in pregnancy.

    Understand the mechanisms and pathogenesis of maternal venous thromboembolism.

    Outline the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments for women with thromboembolic disorders in pregnancy and postpartum.

    Apply the concepts of nursing assessment and interventions to the plan of care in a case study format.

    Contact Hours

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

    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.