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Course Description

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.

Course Purpose

The goal of this course is to provide health care professionals with an overview of this disease. Topics covered include its incidence, consequences, risk factors, and types. The latest recommendations by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are also presented.

Course Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Describe the impact of group B streptococcal (GBS) disease on the newborn.
  2. State the incidence of GBS in the United States.
  3. Describe how GBS is transmitted from mother to baby.
  4. Describe the two major types of GBS disease.
  5. List maternal consequences of GBS disease.
  6. List fetal consequences of GBS disease.
  7. Identify risk factors for early-onset GBS disease.
  8. Describe key considerations for collecting and processing vaginal and rectal cultures of GBS.
  9. Compare and contrast the screening strategy with the risk factor strategy in treating GBS.
  10. Explain the updated recommendations for preventing perinatal GBS disease.
  11. Describe the key issues in the recommendations for managing a newborn whose mother received intrapartum antimicrobial agents to prevent GBS or suspected chorioamnionitis.
  12. State the recommendations for intrapartum antimicrobial prophylaxis for GBS prevention.
  13. State the adverse effects and potential complications of chemoprophylaxis in GBS treatment.
  14. Identify future trends in GBS prevention and treatment.

Topics

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

Professions

  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Education
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • 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: $20.00

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

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