Full Course Description
Inpatient Obstetric Certification Review Course
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Determine three laboratory values associated with HELLP Syndrome.
- Characterize two changes in pregnancy that affect the cardiac system.
- Develop a plan of care for a laboring patient with HIV.
- Evaluate the risks and benefits of internal electronic fetal monitoring.
- Prioritize three interventions for a category II or category III fetal heart tracing.
- Recommend methods that decrease the complications of a forceps delivery.
- Anticipate critical interventions to decrease complications for the neonate and mother related to shoulder dystocia.
- Evaluate the various treatment options for the obstetrical patient with severe hypertension.
- Characterize two maternal and two neonatal complications resulting from chorioamnionitis.
- Specify three cardiovascular changes that take place with the neonate’s transition to extrauterine life.
- Analyze the physiology that places the infant of a diabetic mother at risk for hypoglycemia.
- Determine the possible causes of postpartum hemorrhage and appropriate management for each.
Maternal Factors Affecting the Fetus & Newborn
- Maternal Cardiac Disease
- Infectious Diseases
- Blood Disorders
- Rh Incompatibility
- Anxiety and Treatment
- Substance Use/Abuse
- Domestic Violence
- Environmental Concerns
Electronic Fetal Monitoring
- Antepartum Assessment
- Non-stress Testing
- Biophysical Profile
- NICHD Terminology
- Periodic & Episodic Changes
- Uterine Activity
Labor & Birth
- Cord Blood Gas Evaluation
- Fetal Stimulation
- Physiology of Labor
- Labor Management
- Obstetrical Procedures & Potential Complications
- Pain Management (Analgesia/Anesthesia)
- Labor & Placental Disorders
- Preterm Labor
- Multiple Gestation
- Prolonged Pregnancy
- Family Adaptation
- Adaptation to Extrauterine Life
- Ethical Principles
- Legal Issues
- Evidenced-based Practice
- Patient Safety