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Postpartum Hemorrhage

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Learning Objectives

  • Define postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)
  • Explain the incidence and prevalence of postpartum hemorrhage
  • Classify the etiologies of postpartum hemorrhage
  • Determine the patient’s risk level
  • Calculate a patient’s quantitative blood loss (QBL) and recognize the difference from estimated blood loss (EBL)
  • Define the criteria and management steps for the 4 stages of postpartum hemorrhage
  • 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, non-surgical, and medications
  • Determine the actions needed to provide rapid blood replacement for a patient with 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.

Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and Amplifire. MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nursing Credit: Medical Education Resources designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses will be awarded contact hours upon successful completion of the activity.

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 icon Target Learners:

Obstetrics Nurses and Providers

time to complete icon Average Completion Time:

20–30 Minutes

contributor icon Co-development Partner(s):

Amplifire Healthcare Alliance Partners

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