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Critical Care Obstetrics Education (CCOE) Cardiac Disease and Pregnancy

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

    Cardiac Disease and Pregnancy is an online course designed to help you identify, assess, and manage pregnant women with cardiac disease occurring during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. Through this course, you will explore the classifications of cardiac conditions, antepartum and intrapartum management of women with cardiac disease, and cardiac disease in the postpartum period along with long-term outcomes. 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 management interventions for a woman with cardiac disease during pregnancy.

    Learning Outcomes

    Describe the normal hemodynamic physiologic adaptations that ensure adequate uteroplacental circulation in women with cardiac disease.

    Recognize cardiac conditions that lead to an increase in maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.

    Outline management protocols for women with cardiac conditions in the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods.

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

    Contact Hours

    2.5 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.