Postpartum Hemorrhage

Course Request

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the incidence of postpartum hemorrhage
  • Classify the etiologies of postpartum hemorrhage
  • Determine the patient’s risk level
  • Calculate a patient’s QBL and recognize the difference from EBL
  • Define the criteria and manage steps for the 4 stages of postpartum hemorrhage

Course Description

This course teaches learners how to identify a patient’s risk of postpartum hemorrhage, how to manage it, and how to communicate with the patient and care team. Specifically, learners will:

  • Identify essential team members on the postpartum hemorrhage management team
  • Model effective team communication while treating a patient with postpartum hemorrhage
  • Effectively communicate with a postpartum hemorrhage patient
  • Describe the contents of the postpartum hemorrhage cart
  • Select the appropriate intervention for a patient with postpartum hemorrhage, including surgical, nonsurgical, and medications
  • Determine the actions needed to provide rapid blood replacement for a patient with postpartum hemorrhage

Did you know…

  • About 1 to 5 percent of women have postpartum hemorrhage and is more likely with a cesarean birth.
  • Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality, accounting for about 35% of all maternal deaths
  • Every year about 14 million women around the world suffer from PPH
  • Recent studies have shown an increase in the incidence of PPH in developed countries

Course at a Glance

Target Audience: Obstetrics Nurses and Providers

Time to Complete: 20-30 Minutes

Contributor: Amplifire Healthcare Alliance Partners

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