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Course Description

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.

Course Purpose

The goal of this course is to provide the health care professional with an understanding of the types of postpartum depression disorders, as well as their prevalence, causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

Course Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Describe the three types of postpartum depression disorders.
  2. State the incidence and symptoms of postpartum blues.
  3. State the incidence and symptoms of postpartum psychosis.
  4. State the incidence of postpartum depression in the United States.
  5. Identify the theories about the causes of postpartum depression.
  6. List the symptoms of general depression and postpartum depression.
  7. Identify the risk factors for postpartum depression.
  8. Describe methods of screening women for postpartum depression.
  9. Explain treatments that are available for women who suffer from postpartum depression.
  10. Identify issues related to the use of antidepressants in the postpartum woman.
  11. Describe the issues surrounding male postpartum depression.

Topics

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

Professions

  • Health Education
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Other
  • Psychology
  • 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.

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: $30.00

  • Contact Hours: 3.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.30

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