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Essentials of Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Care for Individual Professionals

Essentials of Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Care for Individual Professionals

Our Essentials of Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Care program is ideal for both new and experienced nursing professionals to introduce and reinforce the essentials of inpatient obstetric care. The program is designed to orient a new nurse to the perinatal unit and provide the most current and comprehensive education for a more experienced staff member. The program will help reduce risk and errors, increase efficiency and patient care, reinforce and document staff competency, and grow the knowledge and skills of the learner in inpatient obstetrics.

The Essentials of Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Care program is eligible for continuing education credit for certification and license maintenance and renewals.

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Continuing Education Credit

The Essentials of Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Care program is eligible for 50.0 CNE Contact Hours (17.5 Pharmacology Contact Hours.)

Curriculum Courses and Learning Outcomes

The Essentials of Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Care curriculum consists of six courses.

  • Discuss the physiologic changes associated with pregnancy and how these changes affect physical assessments.
  • Describe how physiologic changes associated with pregnancy ensure fetal development.
  • Describe how physiologic changes that occur during pregnancy impact laboratory values.
  • Discuss three tasks of psychosocial adaptation to pregnancy.
  • Eligible for 4.0 CNE Contact Hours.
  • Describe maternal and fetal physiologic changes that occur in the reproductive system in preparation for labor.
  • Identify the four stages of labor.
  • Discuss normal progress in labor and factors that influence its progress.
  • List various methods of labor pain relief.
  • Describe options available for cervical ripening and induction/augmentation of labor.
  • List indications for labor induction.
  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of various methods of cervical ripening.
  • Discuss indications for assisted vaginal delivery.
  • List risk factors for shoulder dystocia.
  • Discuss maneuvers used for delivery during a shoulder dystocia.
  • Discuss indications for a cesarean section delivery.
  • Describe the care of the preoperative and intraoperative patient for a cesarean delivery.
  • Discuss risk factors for postpartum hemorrhage.
  • Describe interventions for the patient experiencing a postpartum hemorrhage.
  • Eligible for 15.0 CNE Contact Hours (7.5 Pharmacology Contact Hours.)
  • Discuss the physiologic changes associated with each organ system in the postpartum period.
  • List the three components of Rubin’s Psychosocial Adaptation to Parenthood. 
  • Describe the changes to the breast during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
  • Eligible for 6.0 CNE Contact Hours.
  • Define the time frame for the postpartum period.
  • Describe the postpartum assessment components for the mnemonic BUBBLE.
  • Describe additional postpartum assessments and their impact on the woman’s recovery.
  • Discuss each stage of the Psychosocial Adaptation to Parenthood model that the postpartum woman experiences.
  • Discuss the importance of maternal-newborn bonding.
  • Describe the importance of discharge instructions for the postpartum woman.
  • Discuss four potential postpartum complications and the appropriate nursing interventions for each.
  • Discuss postpartum “blues,” postpartum depression, and postpartum psychosis.
  • Eligible for 7.0 CNE Contact Hours (2.0 Pharmacology Contact Hours.)
  • List complications seen in pregnancy, including Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy, Fetal Growth Restriction, Preterm Birth, Bleeding in Pregnancy, Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, Multiple Gestation, Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pyelonephritis, Amniotic Fluid Embolism, and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
  • Describe physiologic changes of pregnancy that contribute to the development of pregnancy complications.
  • Determine the impact that pregnancy complications have on the development of the fetus.
  • Describe management strategies for each of the identified pregnancy complications.
  • Develop nursing plans of care for each of the identified complications of pregnancy.
  • Eligible for 16.0 CNE Contact Hours (8.0 Pharmacology Contact Hours.)
  • List the three stages of grief.
  • Identify strategies to assist the grieving parents through this difficult time in their lives.
  • Describe five nursing interventions that will promote lasting memories for the parents.
  • Eligible for 2.0 CNE Contact Hours.

Cost

Individual Access to the Essentials of Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Care program for one-year with 50.0 CNE Contact Hours, including 17.5 Pharmacology Contact Hours: $350.00 for one person

Save 10%! All participants with an active individual or group subscription to the periFACTS Online Continuing Education Program save 10% off any 'Essentials' program purchase everyday! To purchase online, you must have a periFACTS store account. To request a store account with the discount automatically applied, just email us! To purchase by phone, call us directly at toll-free 1-800-285-2366.

How to Purchase

Purchase Individual Access to the entire Essentials of Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Care six-course series or each individual course in our online store.

Request an invoice for Individual Access to the Essentials of Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Care six-course series by email or purchase by phone directly at toll-free 1-800-285-2366.

Each course in the series can be purchased individually in our online store, starting at $25.00 a course including applicable CNE Contact Hour credit.

GROUPS: Learn more about Group Access to the Essentials of Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Care series.