Maternal Safety: Postpartum Hemorrhage and Pre-eclampsia Management in the ED

Maternal Hemorrhage and Severe Hypertension/Pre-eclampsia: Identification and Management in the Emergency Department -

Maternal Hemorrhage and Severe Hypertension/Pre-eclampsia: Identification and Management in the Emergency Department
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This course reviews evidence-based recommendations to improve care and outcomes for pregnant and postpartum patients with hemorrhage or severe hypertension. Includes video case reviews and 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME expires on 9/15/2024.

  • In July 2020, the Joint Commission established new standards and elements of performance for maternal safety to improve the quality and safety of care for pregnant and postpartum patients. This course was developed as a source of role-specific education for emergency clinicians staffing hospitals and other accredited healthcare organizations striving to comply with the Joint Commission requirements.
  • Early recognition of unexpected heavy bleeding in the postpartum period allows for early intervention, which is critical to the reduction of maternal complications. This course reviews prophylactic measures, etiologies, and medical management of postpartum hemorrhage, including a management algorithm and a medication dosing table.
  • Gestational hypertension, including acute severe hypertension and pre-eclampsia, can occur in patients who are between 20 weeks' gestation and 6 weeks postpartum. Identification and early intervention in these hypertensive emergencies are necessary to prevent severe sequelae. This course reviews diagnostic criteria and medical management for maternal hypertension and pre-eclampsia, including a medication dosing table.
  • Additional resources are provided for management of pregnancy-related hemorrhage and severe hypertension/pre-eclampsia, including links to sample management algorithms, checklists, and protocols.
  • The course also features video case discussions, with Dr. Sam Ashoo walking viewers through representative cases from presentation through conclusion.

Included in this course:

  1. A module delivered in online and PDF format, reviewing evidence-based recommendations for the identification and management of patients with maternal hemorrhage or severe hypertension/pre-eclampsia.
  2. Two video case discussions
  3. 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Product Details

Publication Date: September 15, 2021

CME Expiration Date: September 15, 2024

CME Accreditation: EB Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the ACCME. Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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