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Certificate Description

The Certificate in Perinatal Issues is a multidisciplinary educational experience designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who provide care and support for childbearing women, newborns, and families. The demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this population is dramatically increasing; new jobs are being developed and new services created. Health professionals who work with this population will need continuing professional education to gain a broad understanding of this specialized area of care and to stay current with emerging trends.

Certificate Purpose

The goal of this certificate program is to provide the learner with an overview of important aspects of care of childbearing women, newborns, and families.

Courses Included

Perinatal Health – A Global Perspective

  • Contact Hours: 1.50

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.15

Poverty, scarce education, poor economic opportunities, gender discrimination, and unjust laws challenge the advancement of women’s health around the world. These factors restrict access to important health services and the education women need to improve their lives and the lives of their children and community. When a priority is placed on women’s health concerns, women’s rights, and empowerment, immense improvements in the health and well-being of women and their children result.

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Childbirth And Culture – Practices, Beliefs, And Traditions

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

An intimate and complex experience, childbirth reflects a woman’s biology as well as the social context in which delivery takes place. The experience of every woman is unique to her and deeply personal because of the culture in which she gives birth and the culture with which she identifies herself. Today’s health-care professional must provide a level of care that meets the guidelines of cultural competence and respects different cultural values and belief systems to assure that patients will be truly cared for in a holistic way that advocates for them appropriately, thoughtfully, and sensitively.

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Ectopic Pregnancy

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

Ectopic pregnancies are a gynecological emergency that can seriously affect a woman’s health and fertility. However, new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition have resulted in greatly improved maternal mortality and morbidity rates. The health-care provider is key to patient education, early assessment and diagnosis, and the proper treatment of this serious condition.

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition affecting thousands of pregnant women each year. More severe than morning sickness, HG can affect every aspect of a woman’s life. With early recognition and treatment, however, this condition can be effectively managed.

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Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy

  • Contact Hours: 2.50

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.25

Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (previously called pregnancy-induced hypertension or PIH) are complex and serious conditions of pregnancy, which, if untreated or improperly treated, can result in maternal and fetal complications including death. This course provides health care professionals with information about the pathophysiology of these conditions as well as the classifications of the disease and the recommended treatment modalities in order to provide safe and effective care.

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Diabetes in Pregnancy

  • Contact Hours: 3.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.30

Diabetes during pregnancy can provide a special challenge to the patient and her health care providers. The effects of poorly controlled blood glucose levels can result in life-threatening effects for both the mother and the fetus. This course provides an overview of the signs, symptoms, and treatment of diabetes during pregnancy.

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Prevention of Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Infection

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

Great strides have been made in preventing and treating neonatal group B streptococcal infection during the last few decades, especially with the use of prophylactic antibiotics during labor. In addition, the development of rapid detection tests and a vaccine look promising. This course will examine the incidence, risk factors, consequences, and treatment guidelines for Group B streptococcal infection.

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Postpartum Depression

  • Contact Hours: 3.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.30

For most women, the birth of a baby is a joyous and exciting time. However, for some women, childbirth is accompanied by depression, anxiety, feelings of hopelessness, and even suicide.

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Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome)

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

The prevention of child maltreatment, particularly the reduction of abusive injuries and their consequences, is an important public health concern. Even when they do not result in death, serious traumatic brain injuries in children have profound lifetime consequences. The crime of pediatric abusive head trauma (PAHT) is a preventable and severe form of child abuse. In the United States, child abuse is the third leading cause of all head injuries, and its prevention and treatment present a challenge to health care providers.

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Certificate Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Explain differences in the childbirth practices, beliefs, and traditions of various cultures.
  2. Discuss issues of global perinatal health, including malnutrition, gender-based violence, female genital mutilation, and methods for improving the global health of women and children.
  3. Discuss the health impacts of diabetes in pregnancy.
  4. Explain the clinical issues surrounding hyperemesis gravidarum.
  5. Discuss the recognition, treatment, and prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome).
  6. Discuss the wide-ranging impacts of postpartum depression on the mother, infant, and family.
  7. Explain the clinical issues surrounding the detection, treatment, and prevention of neonatal Group B streptococcal infection.

Topics

  • Advance Practice
  • Case Management
  • Home Health
  • Maternal Child
  • OB/GYN
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatrics
  • Perinatal
  • Social Work
  • Wellness
  • Women's Health

Professions

  • Acupuncture
  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Education
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Other
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work

Accreditation

American Board of Managed Care Nursing - The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).

ANCC—American Nurses Credentialing Center - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

California Board of Behavioral Sciences - California Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider Number PCE 1564. Course meets the qualifications for the stated hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

California Board of Registered Nurses - Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 14693 for the number of hours stated.

California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section - The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE BROKER after successful completion.

Florida Board of Massage Therapy - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Florida Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of nursing (CE Provider # 50-12076). Courses are automatically submitted to CE Broker.

Florida Board of Nursing — Certified Nursing Assistants - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Board of Respiratory Care - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

NCBTMB—National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider Number 451562-11.

State Accreditation

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in...

  • All States
  • Cost: $120.00

  • Contact Hours: 20.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 2.00

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