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Healthier Pregnancy: Patient Safety Goals

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 5 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
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Course Summary

Clinicians need to understand the components involved in the initial prenatal assessment including assessing for pre-existing hypertension, glucose in the urine, and sexually transmitted diseases. Additionally, identifying existing risks at the first prenatal appointment through open communication regarding unhealthy lifestyle choices can make a profound difference in the health outcomes of the expectant mother and baby. This course will provide nurses with the fundamental skills and elements involved in managing healthy pregnancies.

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Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Planning The Prenatal Visit
  • Assessing The Estimated Delivery Date
  • History And Physical At The First Prenatal Visit
  • Therapeutic Communication
  • The Initial Physical Examination
  • Identifying Existing Risks In The Expectant Mother
  • Depression During Pregnancy
  • Genetic Conditions Affecting Pregnancy
  • Health Conditions And Pregnancy Outcomes
  • Adapting To Pregnancy
  • Physical, Emotional And Social Considerations
  • Medication Safety And Pregnancy
  • Diet And Exercise During Pregnancy
  • Plan Of Care And Follow-up Prenatal Visits
  • Birth Plan
  • Obstetrical Care And Birth Setting
  • Fetal Presentation Before And During Labor
  • Pain Medications During Labor
  • Summary


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