OB Emergencies

PCEO Region II

OB Emergencies

This program was developed to help nurses in emergency situations in obstetrical areas.  This class will offer emergency scenarios and interactive participation with the attendees.  The topics will include: Eclampsia in Hypertensive Patient; Maternal Hemorrhage in the Intrapartum & Postpartum Periods; Shoulder Dystocia; & Mock Code – ACLS OB Review & Emergency C/Section.

Course Objectives 

  1. . Eclampsia in the Hypertensive Patient:
    – 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.
  2. Obstetrical Hemorrhage:
    – Identify the signs of hemorrhage.
    – Describe the causes of maternal hemorrhage in the intrapartum and postpartum periods.
    – Describe the interventions for treating hemorrhages.
  3. 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.
  4. Mock Code- ACLS OB:
    – 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.
  5. Emergency C-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/family education for emergency C-section
    – List expected anesthesia types and how they impact care

Contact Hours:  6.8

Kettering Health Network is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) 

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.

Maximum Attendance: 18

Dates & Locations:

  • September 24th Miami Valley Hospital-Bieser Auditorium
  • December 7th Miami Valley Hospital-Bieser Auditorium
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