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Critical Care Obstetrics Education (CCOE) Postpartum Hemorrhage

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

    The maternal mortality rate in the United States continues to remain high despite efforts from many collaborating federal, state, and local agencies, as well as the work of multiple professional organizations. Postpartum hemorrhage is an online course designed to help you identify, assess, and manage women with a postpartum hemorrhage in the intrapartum and postpartum period. You will learn the physiologic changes in pregnancy as well as additional risk factors that predispose pregnant women to a hemorrhage. Using critical thinking concepts presented in a case study format, you will apply knowledge in terms of readiness, recognition, response, and reporting of postpartum hemorrhage. The course content meets the Joint Commission requirements for PC 06.01.01 Reduce likelihood of harm related to maternal hemorrhage.

    Learning Outcomes

    Identify risk factors for obstetric hemorrhage and perform risk screening.

    Articulate the importance of quantification of blood loss (QBL) techniques for accurately weighing and measuring blood-soaked materials.

    Prioritize the appropriate steps in the management of obstetric hemorrhage including administration of uterotonics, surgical intervention, blood product transfusions, and post-event care.

    Explain the importance of readiness and preparation for an obstetrical hemorrhage through simulation and debriefing.

    Contact Hours

    2.75 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.