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Healthy Pregnancy CEU

Author: Dana Bartlett, RN, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI and Jennifer McAnally, DNP

Topic: Psychosocial Concepts & Support Systems

Duration: 4 hours
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Course Summary

Preparing women early on in a pregnancy to follow a plan for routine prenatal care has been shown to promote healthy outcomes for expectant mothers and the developing baby during all phases of pregnancy. Proper nutrition and prevention should be reviewed at the first prenatal visit and for every visit throughout the pregnancy. To ensure that best care practices are followed and that promotion of maternal and infant health is of top priority, all health professionals should understand patient safety goals and standards of practice. The health team should understand the importance of working in unison not only with other clinicians and associates, but also with patients and their families.

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Program Goal:

To educate CCM® board certified case managers about Healthy Pregnancy

Learning Objectives

At the close of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explain Therapeutic Communication
  • Describe Health Risks During Pregnancy
  • Explain Genetic Screening During Pregnancy
  • Discuss Diet and Exercise During Pregnancy

Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Planning the Prenatal Visit
  3. Assessing the Estimated Delivery Date - Gestational Age and Delivery Date
  4. Diagnosis of a Pregnancy
  5. History and Physical: First Prenatal Visit
    1. Body Mass Index
    2. History
    3. Laboratory Studies
    4. Genetic Testing
    5. Herbal Supplements
    6. edication Safety and Pregnancy
    7. Pregnancy Category A Medications
    8. Pregnancy Category B Medications
    9. Pregnancy Category C Medications
    10. Pregnancy Category D Medications
    11. Pregnancy Category X Medications
    12. New Model for Medication Classification
    13. Past Obstetrical and Gynecological History
    14. Psychosocial Issues
    15. Psychiatric Issues
  6. Physical Examination and Ultrasound Examination
  7. Therapeutic Communication
    1. Acknowledging the Patient’s Feelings
    2. Using Silence
  8. Identifying Health Risks During Pregnancy
    1. Hypertension
    2. Diabetes Mellitus
    3. Heart Disease
  9. Genetic Screening During Pregnancy
  10. Adapting to Pregnancy: Physical, Emotional and Social Considerations
    1. Emotional and Social Changes in Early Pregnancy
    2. Family Member Adaptation to a New Pregnancy
  11. Diet and Exercise During Pregnancy
    1. Calories
    2. Mineral Requirements
    3. Vitamins
    4. Food Safety
    5. Exercise
  12. Follow-up Prenatal Visits
    1. 15 to 24 weeks of gestation
    2. 24 to 28 weeks of gestation 84,85
    3. 28 to 36 weeks of gestation 86.87
    4. Multiple Births
    5. Fetal Presentation Before and During Labor
    6. Seven Cardinal Movements of Labor
    7. Delivery Complications
  13. Pain Medications During Labor
  14. Comfort Techniques for the Mother During Labor
  15. Summary


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