Labor and Delivery: Fast and Furious and Full of Pitfalls and Special Considerations in Labor and Delivery

Labor and Delivery:  Fast and Furious and Full of Pitfalls and Special Considerations in Labor and Delivery

Course Expiration Date: 12/31/18

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $75.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to discuss how obstetrical triage came into use, common errors in obstetric triage, antepartum testing, image testing in pregnancy, and other methods of determining time of birthing a baby.  In addition, this course discusses special considerations in labor and delivery such as fetal monitoring, hemodynamic changes in labor, phases of labor, and monitoring in labor.  Complications of anesthesia and delivery emergencies are also discussed.

Instructor: Debby Mills MS, CNS, RNC-OB

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses and other interested healthcare workers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

1.  Identify the challenges of nursing practice in obstetrical triage.

2.  Discuss the more common antepartum tests utilized for fetal evaluation.

3.  Describe the hemodynamic changes during labor and their implications for patient care.

4.  Discuss the care provided to patients receiving obstetrical anesthesia.

5.  Discuss the role of the placenta and umbilical cord on pregnancy outcomes.

6.  Discuss the most commonly encountered obstetrical emergencies in labor and delivery.

7.  Describe the care provided to a patient experiencing cardiac arrest in pregnancy.

8.  Identify strategies for safety in perinatal care.

Length of Course: 180 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 3.0 contact hours.

Other: This educational offering provides 3.0 CEUs ( 3.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.


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