This course is designed to prepare the OB nurse for emergency situations. The class includes a review of emergency scenarios with interactive simulation of the scenarios at skills stations. Topics will include: Eclampsia in the Hypertensive Patient, Maternal Hemorrhage in the Intrapartum & Postpartum Periods; Shoulder Dystocia, Emergency Cesarean Birth, Mock Code, and Nurse Delivery.
- Shoulder Dystocia (SD)
- Define SD & the risk factors associated with it
- Describe actions & maneuvers to be taken when SD occurs
- Describe documentation timelines when treating SD
- Severe Hypertension
- Identify the types of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy
- Define the epidemiology & risk factors of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy
- Describe the priorities for treatment & management of care
- Explain the guidelines for anticonvulsant & antihypertensive therapy
- Obstetric Hemorrhage
- Identify the signs of hemorrhage.
- Describe the causes of maternal hemorrhage in the intrapartum and PP periods
- Describe the interventions for treating hemorrhages
- Emergency Cesarean Section
- State the categories of urgency for a C-section
- Identify potential conditions that result in an emergency C-section
- Outline procedures to prepare for an emergency C-section
- Define patient and family education for emergency C-section
- List expected anesthesia types and how they impact care
- Signs, symptoms, and treatment of Malignant Hyperthermia
- Code Blue
- Describe the physiologic changes of pregnancy that may affect resuscitation
- Identify the different interventions used for a pregnant woman during resuscitation
- Identify the nurses’ responsibilities in a mock code
- Nurse Delivery
- Define the steps to take for safe delivery
- Review interventions for complications
- Explain documentation of the vaginal delivery
Contact Hours: 7.0
Kettering Health is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Faculty: Qualified and experienced L&D nurses and Perinatal Nurse Educators
Target Audience: All perinatal nurses and nursing students interested in care of the obstetrical patients in emergency situations.