Reviews historical perspectives of home care, regulations, and professional issues. Discusses patient selection, admission to home care, and elements of home visits. Describes antepartal complications—preterm labor, prolonged premature rupture of the membranes, hypertensive disorders, hyperemesis gravidarum, diabetes mellitus, multiple gestation, cardiac disease, and hemorrhagic complications—in terms of definition and incidence, risk factors and etiology. Discusses criteria for selection to home care services, home management, and patient and family education.
This course was developed by the March of Dimes, which will provide the contact hours and process the continuing education tests. The March of Dimes is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. It has been assigned code 6R2GNS-PRV-06.
They offer courses on a broad range of topics designed to help perinatal nurses integrate scientific and clinical advances into the care of mothers and babies. Nursing modules are written for nurses, by nurses, and are a cost-effective way for nurses and certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) to earn continuing education credit.