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Course Description

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.

Course Purpose

The goal of this course is to provide health care professionals with an understanding of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, including the pathophysiology, classifications, and symptoms. In addition, steps for managing the patient and medications for treating these disorders will be presented. Finally, the HELLP syndrome will also be discussed.

Course Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Describe the incidence and history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
  2. List the risk factors for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
  3. Describe the pathophysiology of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
  4. List maternal and fetal complications of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
  5. List the symptoms of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
  6. State the classifications of hypertension in pregnancy.
  7. Describe the nursing management of the patient with preeclampsia, eclampsia, gestational hypertension, and chronic hypertension.
  8. Describe the medications used to treat hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
  9. Explain the HELLP syndrome and its treatment.

Topics

  • Advance Practice
  • Maternal Child
  • OB/GYN
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Perinatal
  • Social Work
  • Women's Health

Professions

  • Acupuncture
  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Health Education
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Other
  • 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.

AOTA—American Occupational Therapy Association - American Occupational Therapy Association.

ASWB—Association of Social Work Boards - Association of Social Work Boards.

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.

NAADAC—The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors - ALLEGRA Learning is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #813).

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: $25.00

  • Contact Hours: 2.50

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.25

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