Worldwide, postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) accounts for high rates of maternal morbidity and mortality. It is important to understand the definitions and causes of PPH, as well as the many risk factors associated with PPH and how to assess a woman’s risk. Early recognition is key to have good outcomes. Recognizing PPH, the stages of PPH, and how to measure blood loss is essential, since treatment is based upon the stages of hemorrhage. Additionally, it is important to understand nursing interventions, treatments for PPH (including medication, surgical procedures, and blood products), and teamwork and communication needs to improve perinatal outcomes.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Etiology and Epidemiology
Section 3: Stages of PPH
Identifying Stages of PPH
Section 4: Treatment of PPH
Tamponade and Surgical Interventions
Blood Product Replacement
Refusal of Blood Products
Patient and Family Support
Teamwork and Communication
Simulation Drills & Debriefing Exercises
Section 5: Clinical Vignette
Melissa Sampson – PPH
Section 6: Conclusion
Kelly LaMonica received her Associate’s Degree and RN from Muhlenberg School of Nursing in New Jersey 20 years ago. She began her career in Labor and Delivery 16 years ago. She earned her BSN and MSN from the University of Phoenix and her DNP from Grand Canyon University. She is certified in Inpatient Obstetrics (C-OB) and Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM). She is a neonatal resuscitation (NRP) Instructor. She has been a clinical leader for the past 11 years at Penn Medicine Princeton. She is also a Clinical Instructor at Rutgers University and Chamberlain School of Nursing. Disclosure: Kelly LaMonica, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, EFM has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.Staff Writer: Kimberly Workman, MA
Ms. Workman is an Instructional Designer at Relias. She has a Master of Arts in Technology and Communication, as well as graduate certificates in Public Health, Epidemiology, and Digital Communications. Ms. Workman has a background in writing and designing online continuing medical education for physicians and other health professionals on multiple educational platforms, including web-based, game-based, and immersive learning environments. She has also used simulation training extensively to connect learning to real-world environments. Disclosure: Kimberly Workman, MA discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
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