Postpartum Care 4th Power

Postpartum Home Course 2017

Price: $10

CE: 6 Contact Education Hours

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13004 for 6 contact hours.

Course Description 

Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Changes in the uterus, cervix, vagina, perineum, and breast
  • The metabolic, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, musculoskeletal, integumentary, and immune systems of the postpartum patient are explored.
  • Postpartum hemorrhage is the leading cause of death among postpartum patients. Causes and interventions are important aspects to consider to prevent this occurrence.
  • Thrombophlebitis, preeclampsia, infections and postpartum depression.

Goal: To provide a safe environment for patient-family centered care that is uncomplicated and promotes an overall stability, safety and outcome.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course the learner will be able to discuss the following body changes that occur with pregnancy:
Uterus
Cervix
Vaginal and perineum
Breast
Endocrine system
Cardiovascular system
Respiratory system
Integumentary system
Immune system In addition, the learner will be able to adequately assess the:
Breast
Uterus
Bowel function
Bladder function
Lochia
Episiotomy
Lower extremities
Emotions Further, the learner will be able to identify:
Postpartum depression
Domestic partner adjustment Further, the learner will be able to discuss the nursing care of:
C-sections
Postpartum hemorrhage
Thrombophlebitis
Wounds UTIs
Postpartum depression

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