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Critical Care Obstetrics Education (CCOE) Hemodynamic Function & Assessment

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  • Understanding how the physiologic changes in pregnancy affect the noninvasive assessments of a pregnant woman is important when caring for pregnant women. This course is a foundation for the critical care courses and the information is applicable to all pregnant women whether well or critically ill.

    Learning Outcomes

    Identify physiologic changes during pregnancy that affect hemodynamic and oxygen transport assessment

    Discuss the determinants of cardiac output including preload, afterload, contractility and heart rate

    Describe oxygen transport concepts including content, affinity, delivery, and consumption

    Identify noninvasive assessment parameters that indicate potential compromise in the pregnant woman

    Interpret hemodynamic and oxygen transport assessment findings and identify appropriate nursing interventions

    Contact Hours

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

    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.