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OB Emergencies

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Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Childbirth Educators/Doulas
  • Other Healthcare Professionals


Trauma in Pregnancy: Managing a Potential Catastrophe!

  • Triage: How Much is Too Much?
  • Labs: What’s NOT Normal in Pregnancy
  • CPR with a Gravid Abdomen
  • When to Consider “Bedside Cesarean”
Management Strategies for Hemorrhage
  • Risk Evaluation & Prevention
  • 3rd Stage Management
  • Qualitative vs. Quantitative Assessment
  • Is Misoprostol all it’s Cracked Up to Be?
  • Current Medication Recommendations
  • Triggering Massive Transfusion Protocols
Amniotic Fluid Embolism
  • Are We Putting Her at Risk?
  • What Does the Differential Look Like?
  • Rapid Response That May Save Her Life
Severe Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
  • How Does This Happen: Update on Pathophysiology for Today’s Patient
  • Urgent Treatment Thresholds
  • The Best & Latest Medications
  • Fetal Evaluation: From NSTs to UARs & Everything in Between
  • Post-Partum Management
  • More Common Than You Think, Do You Know How to React?
  • The Angry Partner
  • Being Threatened with Violence
  • Developing an Action Plan for Crisis Events
  • Where & When to Get Help
The At-Risk Newborn
  • Umbilical Artery Studies
  • Identifying a Problem
  • What All the Numbers Mean
  • When to Watch & When it is an Emergency


  1. Differentiate three clinical manifestations of amniotic fluid embolism.
  2. Assess the most common causes of obstetric trauma.
  3. Determine management options for post-partum hemorrhage.
  4. Justify why a d-dimer is no longer recommended as part of the evaluation for pulmonary embolism in pregnancy.
  5. Analyze why neurological outcomes with amniotic fluid embolism are so poor and the rapid interventions that could make a difference.
  6. Distinguish the various treatment options for the obstetrical patient with severe hypertension.

Copyright : 08/25/2020

High Risk Postpartum Patients: Conquer the Mother-Baby Warning Signs

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  1. Distinguish the pharmacodynamics of medications used to treat bipolar disease for breastfeeding safety concerns.
  2. Manage complications which are more prevalent in the morbidly obese patient.
  3. Plan for the pathophysiology which places the morbidly obese pregnant woman at risk for a dysfunctional labor.
  4. Determine effective ways to provide post-op pain management with minimal opioid use.
  5. Appraise the pharmacodynamics of epinephrine and its use in newborn resuscitation.
  6. Differentiate between postpartum blues and postpartum depression.
  7. Analyze three post-birth warning signs and their implications for reducing maternal mortality.


Prevent Complications for Postpartum Morbidly Obese Patients

  • Can we prevent infection and sepsis? How about DVT and PEs?
  • Interpreting critical laboratory results pertinent to this population
  • Your patient had bariatric surgery – Implications based on Roux-en-Y vs. gastric banding vs. gastric sleeve
  • Caregiver bias – are you at risk?
Strategies to Decrease Opioid Use Following Childbirth
  • Managing post-op pain with minimal opioids
  • IV acetaminophen and polypharmacy considerations
  • Your patient has chronic pain. What are the effects on the baby?
  • Detect neonatal withdrawal – Intervening when something is just not right
Postpartum Depression: Early Identification and Help
  • Postpartum screening tools to evaluate risk: What is the nurse’s role?
  • What are the baby blues? How is it different from postpartum depression?
  • How to reduce the risk and prevent PPD from leading to maternal death
  • Antidepressant medications – are they safe in pregnancy? What about medications and breastfeeding?
  • How does traumatic birth contribute to PPD? How can you reduce the risk?
The Newborn Transition to Extrauterine Life
  • Vaginal delivery vs. Cesarean section – does it make a difference?
  • Taking the first breath: Why is it so hard?
  • Skills for early recognition of TTN
  • Must-know tips to interpret cord gasses
  • The latest on neonatal resuscitation: Urgent signs you can’t miss!
  • Support the newborn transition for the late pre-term: Temperature regulation, glycemic control, breastfeeding concerns
  • Solve initial challenges for the breastfeeding mother
Congenital Cardiac Heart Disease
  • Critical aspects of the newborn assessment
  • Screening for CCHD – how does it work?
  • What does pre-ductal and post-ductal really mean?
  • Common and less common congenital heart diseases
  • What is VACTERL?
POST-BIRTH Warning Signs
  • Maternal mortality is increasing. What can YOU do to reduce this statistic?
  • Recommended interventions for the 7 common causes of maternal mortality
  • What are the best practices to help patients and families recognize life-threatening signs?
  • Over half of maternal deaths take place during the year following childbirth. What can you do to save lives?
  • Critical patient education topics for the postpartum patient

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Certified Childbirth Educators
  • Lactation Consultants
  • Midwives
  • Doulas
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants

Copyright : 05/19/2020

High Risk Obstetrics: Current Trends, Treatments & Issues

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  1. Evaluate the two-phase process that results in pre-eclampsia.
  2. Differentiate the pharmacologic management options for preterm labor.
  3. Determine the two most important factors in assessing risk in elective induction.
  4. Argue the most effective way to change medical staff practices related to high risk elective inductions.
  5. Determine the possible causes of a post-partum hemorrhage and appropriate management for each.
  6. Devise strategies for collaborative care with the ICU and Emergency Department.
  7. Justify why a d-dimer is no longer recommended as part of the evaluation for pulmonary embolism in pregnancy.
  8. Utilize the latest ACOG recommendations for preventing blood loss during the delivery with an accreta.
  9. Distinguish the varying degrees of abnormal placental implantation and how management might differ for each.
  10. Analyze why neurological outcomes with amniotic fluid embolism are so poor and the rapid interventions that could make a difference.


Pre-eclampsia, Eclampsia and HELLP

  • Tips for timely intervention: Know when you MUST intervene
  • Maximize maternal and fetal outcomes: Latest available medical treatments & interventions
  • Morbidity and mortality associated with diagnosis
  • Case Studies

Preterm Labor: Rapid Diagnosis And Intervention Can Make all the Difference

  • Who is at the highest risk - and what you can do to lower it
  • Preterm labor or just contractions?
  • Beta-mimetics, Mag, Calcium channel blockers, NSAIDS, antibiotics: Who gets what?

The Perils of Shoulder Dystocia

  • Can we predict shoulder dystocia?
  • When a shoulder dystocia occurs: The essentials of management
  • Best first line maneuvers
  • Risk management considerations

Post-Partum Hemorrhage

  • Patients at risk for postpartum hemorrhage
  • New tips for assessing blood loss accurately
  • New medications/Old meds with new protocols
  • Interventions for rapid response
  • Algorithms for treatment
  • When to call the OR

High Risk Induction

  • Which patients are too "high risk" for induction?
  • Alternatives to pitocin
  • The newest options for inductions
  • Risks and benefits for induction patients
  • How to change your hospital policies
  • Examples of informed consent

Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnancy and Postpartum

  • #1 cause of maternal death in the US
  • Work up and evaluation
  • Anticoagulation
  • Treatment in pregnancy
  • Timing delivery

Placenta Accreta

  • Why is this condition on the rise?
  • How to identify accreta prenatally
  • Newest aggressive therapies to save lives

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse Midwives
  • Certified Childbirth Educators/Doulas

Copyright : 03/06/2019