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Critical Care Obstetrics Education (CCOE)

Critical Care Obstetrics Education (CCOE)2021-02-11T20:13:27+00:00

Program Overview

With mortality rates in the United States on the rise and severe morbidity and near-miss mortality rates up 75% over the last 14 years, it is crucial that nurses obtain the knowledge needed to contribute to optimal patient outcomes. High-risk and critically ill pregnant women are encountered at every level of care, including the emergency department, and intensive care and medical/surgical units. AWHONN’s Critical Care Obstetrics Education (CCOE) library will prepare nurses to identify high-risk and critically ill women who need treatment, stabilization, or transfer to a higher level of care. This education will meet the needs of all staff in all settings.

Program Features

  • Knowledge checks incorporated to assist in knowledge retention
  • Online, narrated courses on the AWHONN learning management system
  • Posttests to confirm knowledge retention

Nursing Contact Hours Available

14.35 total nursing contact hours through April 1, 2023

All courses can be purchased at the AWHONN Store.

Courses

COURSE 1: Noninvasive Hemodynamic Function and Assessment

1.75 nursing contact hours

Understanding how the physiologic changes in pregnancy affect the noninvasive assessments of a pregnant woman is important when caring for pregnant women. At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify physiologic changes during pregnancy that affect hemodynamic and oxygen transport assessment.
  • Discuss the determinants of cardiac output including preload, afterload, contractility and heart rate.
  • Describe oxygen transport concepts including content, affinity, delivery, and consumption.
  • Identify noninvasive assessment parameters that indicate potential compromise in the pregnant woman.
  • Interpret hemodynamic and oxygen transport assessment findings and identify appropriate nursing interventions.

This foundational course provides critical clinical information necessary for understanding the physiologic changes that affect pregnant women.

COURSE 2: Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)

1.25 nursing contact hours

DIC is the fourth-leading cause of severe maternal morbidity (SMM) among hospitalizations for childbirth. DIC occurs secondary to another obstetric or medical condition. You need to know which obstetric or medical conditions are associated with DIC and the signs and symptoms of DIC.

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Summarize the pathophysiology of DIC.
  • List at least 3 predisposing conditions for DIC in pregnancy.
  • Prioritize interventions when pregnancy is complicated by DIC.

AWHONN recommends that you take the Noninvasive Hemodynamic Function and Assessment course as a foundation for this course.

COURSE 3: Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

1.25 nursing contact hours

Pregnancy can complicate diabetes and increase the risk of DKA, which is a rare complication but a medical emergency. You need to know how the normal adaptations of pregnancy affect diabetes, events that may precipitate DKA, and how DKA is managed.

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify incidence and causes of DKA.
  • Review pathophysiology of DKA.
  • Review lab values and other objective assessment data used to identify DKA.
  • Summarize treatment of DKA.
  • Review prevention of recurrence.

AWHONN recommends that you take the Noninvasive Hemodynamic Function and Assessment course as a foundation for this course.

COURSE 4: Sepsis and Septic Shock

1.0 nursing contact hours

Sepsis is the third-leading cause of maternal mortality. You need to know how to identify women with sepsis and how to implement the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative toolkit to identify and treat women with sepsis and septic shock.

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Distinguish between the definitions of sepsis and septic shock.
  • Identify three risk factors for sepsis.
  • Recognize markers for sepsis in the obstetric woman versus general population, and
  • Identify the two-step method used to determine maternal sepsis as outlined in the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) toolkit.

AWHONN recommends that you take the Noninvasive Hemodynamic Function and Assessment course as a foundation for this course.

COURSE 5: Preeclampsia and Severe Hypertension (HTN)

1.85 nursing contact hours

This course provides critical knowledge on recognizing and responding to women experiencing severe hypertension in pregnancy and postpartum. The course also addresses the identification and management of preeclampsia with and without severe features.

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Contrast hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
  • Summarize the most common maternal complications of preeclampsia.
  • Outline evidenced-based management for pregnant women with severe hypertension.
  • Apply concepts of nursing assessment and interventions to the plan of care in a case study.

AWHONN recommends that you take the Noninvasive Hemodynamic Function and Assessment course as a foundation for this course.

COURSE 6:  Maternal Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

2.0 nursing contact hours

This course identifies physiologic changes that may predispose pregnant women to thromboembolic disorders and provides critical knowledge on recognizing and responding to women experiencing a thromboembolic event.

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Recognize the epidemiology and incidence of venous thromboembolism in pregnancy.
  • Understand the mechanisms and pathogenesis of maternal venous thromboembolism.
  • Outline the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments for women with thromboembolic disorders in pregnancy and postpartum.
  • Apply the concepts of nursing assessment and interventions to the plan of care in a case study format.

AWHONN recommends that you take the Noninvasive Hemodynamic Function and Assessment course as a foundation for this course.

COURSE 7: Cardiac Disease and Pregnancy

2.5 nursing contact hours

This course provides critical knowledge on recognizing and responding to women with cardiac disease during pregnancy. The course also addresses the identification and management of classifications of cardiac diseases.

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the normal hemodynamic physiologic adaptations that ensure adequate uteroplacental circulation in women with cardiac disease.
  • Recognize cardiac conditions that lead to an increase in maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.
  • Outline management protocols for women with cardiac conditions in the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods.
  • Apply the concepts of nursing assessment and interventions to the plan of care in a case scenario format.

AWHONN recommends that you take the Noninvasive Hemodynamic Function and Assessment course as a foundation for this course.

COURSE 8: Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH)

2.75 nursing contact hours

This course identifies physiologic changes that increase the risk for pregnant women to have a postpartum hemorrhage and provides critical knowledge on recognizing and responding to women experiencing a hemorrhagic event.

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify risk factors for obstetric hemorrhage and perform risk screening.
  • Articulate the importance of quantification of blood loss (QBL) techniques for accurately weighing and measuring blood-soaked materials.
  • Prioritize the appropriate steps in the management of obstetric hemorrhage including administration of uterotonics, surgical intervention, blood product transfusions, and post-event care.
  • Explain the importance of readiness and preparation for an obstetrical hemorrhage through simulation and debriefing.

AWHONN recommends that you take the Noninvasive Hemodynamic Function and Assessment course as a foundation for this course.

Bundle for Success 

We’ve taken our courses and combined them into essential learning bundles – making it easy and convenient while ensuring you get the resources you need.

Critical Care Obstetrics Education (CCOE) Eight Course Program
Purchase all 8 courses with the CCOEE Eight Course Bundle
Pricing is $200 for members/$250 for non-members  (Special pricing through 6/30/21)
14.35 total nursing contact hours

Perinatal Safety Standards Bundle
Access the Postpartum Hemorrhage Course and the Preeclampsia and Severe Hypertension Course
$49 for members/$69 for non-members (Special pricing through 6/30/21)
4.6 total nursing contact hours

Group Purchase:

For group purchases and volume discount pricing, please contact msonger@awhonn.org.

Additional Questions?

Sales inquiry (for price information or a group quote): msonger@awhonn.org
Permissions inquiry (to-reuse our copyrighted material): permissions@awhonn.org
Online Learning Center questions (for admin access or to enroll learners): learning@awhonn.org

Accreditation Statement

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by AWHONN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed/displayed in conjunction with the educational activity.

AWHONN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP580

FAQ

Q1. WHAT IS CCOE?2021-01-28T13:30:40+00:00

CCOE consists of 8 courses related to the care of critically ill perinatal women. Nursing contact hours can be earned for each course. The online courses are designed to provide nurses with theoretical knowledge needed to provide care to high-risk and critically ill women. The program is targeted toward registered nurses including graduate and experienced nurses, who work in perinatal nursing, emergency department, and intensive care and medical/surgical units.

CCOE can be purchased in the AWHONN Online Learning Center. Each course is fully narrated. Learners may begin a course and come back to finish the course at a later time within a year or until the nursing contact hours expire whichever comes first.

Q2. WHEN DOES THE CNE EXPIRE FOR CCOE?2021-01-28T13:30:16+00:00

The nursing contact hours expire on April 1, 2023. AWHONN CNE updates may be found at this link: www.awhonn.org/CNEProducts

After the nursing contact hours expire the courses will no longer be available.

Q3. MY HOSPITAL WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE MULTIPLE SEATS FOR THESE COURSES. HOW DO WE PROCEED?2020-01-31T20:08:23+00:00

Please contact AWHONN Associate Director for Product Sales, Mitty Songer, at msonger@awhonn.org or 304-550-3984 for more information.

Q4. WHY SHOULD I TAKE NONINVASIVE HEMODYNAMIC FUNCTION AND ASSESSMENT BEFORE I TAKE ONE OF THE OTHER COURSES?2020-01-31T20:08:57+00:00

The Noninvasive Hemodynamic Function and Assessment course covers the physiologic adaptations of pregnancy, core concepts in the care of the pregnant woman. These physiologic changes affect nursing assessment parameters of hemodynamics and oxygen transport. Understanding these core concepts will assist you when assessing a critically ill pregnant woman.

Q5. WHEN WAS CCOE RELEASED?2021-01-28T13:31:27+00:00

Preeclampsia and Severe Hypertension Course (HTN) – September 2020

All other courses – February 2021

Q6. WHERE DO I SEND COMMENTS OR FEEDBACK ABOUT CCOE?2021-03-04T19:13:10+00:00

Feedback for CCOE can be submitted to customerservice@awhonn.org. Please include the title of course for which you are providing feedback.

Q7. WOULD ANY OF THESE MODULES COMPLY WITH PERINATAL SAFETY STANDARDS FOR THE JOINT COMMISSION?2021-01-28T13:35:20+00:00

Yes. Preeclampsia and Severe Hypertension (HTN) and Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) both contain the education required by The Joint Commission. In addition to the education, the PPH course contains the required resources such as PPH Risk Assessment, PPH Staging Algorithm, and a debriefing tool.

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