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High Risk Obstetrics: Current Trends, Treatments & Issues
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
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This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on December 7, 2018.
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DVD Video   Instructions
6 hr 20 min
PESI HealthCare
12/7/2018 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Analyze key assessment needs of high risk labor patients to know when care needs to be escalated.
  2. Distinguish early warning signs in the obstetrical patient that may lead to maternal or infant morbidity or mortality.
  3. Predict the management course and patient care needs in various clinical examples using sample evidence-based protocols.
  4. Determine your level of readiness to respond to emergencies for high risk pregnancies.
  5. Develop strategies for effective communication and teamwork during these most challenging times.
  6. Interpret the possible causes of a post-partum hemorrhage and appropriate management for each.
  7. Discuss the course of pre-eclampsia, eclampsia and HELLP and identify appropriate treatment.
  • Are YOU Ready?
    • Preparing for the High-Risk Patient
    • Guidelines, Tool Kits, Protocols & Policies
    • Unit Readiness
    • Ensuring Staff Preparedness for a Crisis
    • Preventing Traumatic Birth & Poor Outcomes
  • OB Triage Challenges
    • ED vs. OB - Deciphering Which Patient & Which Dept.
    • Legal Pitfalls
      • Disposition Decisions - Do you Agree?
    • Maternal Fetal Triage Index
    • Defining Best Practices
  • Hypertension in Pregnancy
    • Pre-eclampsia: It's Not Over Until it's Over
    • Eclampsia
      • Diagnostic Criteria
      • Effect on Body Systems
    • HELLP
      • Lab Tests & Expected Findings
      • Critical Effects
    • Medication Management
    • Key Clinical Pearls
  • Obstetrical Hemorrhage
    • Antepartum Causes: PPH is NOT the Diagnosis
    • Postpartum Causes
      • Invasive Placenta: Acreta, Increta, Percreta
      • Emergency Management
      • Recognize & Escalate
      • Fluids & Blood Products
    • Debriefing Process
  • Shoulder Dystocia
    • Interventions You MUST Know
    • Risk Factors: ADOPE
    • Emergency Maneuvers
    • Maternal Effects
    • Newborn Effects
    • Critical Points in Documentation
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Pregnancy
    • Diabetic Goals & Patient Management
    • Care During Labor & Delivery
      • Key Assessments
      • Avoiding DKA
    • Emergency Management
  • Amniotic Fluid Embolism
    • Defined Criteria
    • Symptoms & Causes
    • Emergency Algorithm
    • High Morbidity & Mortality
    • Frequent Rehearsal of Critical Actions
    • Critical Documentation Points
  • Perinatal Infections
    • Group B Strep
    • Decreasing or Still a Threat?
    • Current Recommendations
    • Chorioamnionitis
    • Perinatal Transmission of HIV
    • Update on ZIKA
  • Sepsis in Pregnancy
    • Recognizing Signs & Symptoms
    • Critical Lab Values
    • Emergent Interventions
    • Surviving Sepsis Bundle


Dr. Donna Weeks has over 25 years of maternal child nursing experience where she has held roles from staff nurse, to manager, recruiter, and educator and is currently practicing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at JFK Medical Center. Donna has been instrumental in leading AWHONN's Postpartum Hemorrhage Project as well as the Baby Friendly Initiative at her facility. She also serves an Adjunct Professor at Kaplan University, teaching in the graduate program.

Dr. Weeks' nursing education includes a BSN through the State University of New York, a MSN from The College of New Jersey and a DNP through Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Additionally, she is certified in Inpatient Obstetrics and Electronic Fetal Monitoring, is an NRP Instructor, and an AWHONN Instructor in a variety of topical areas. Donna's vast knowledge and expertise allow her to present the most challenging concepts in a way that is easy to understand.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Donna Weeks is an adjunct instructor for Kaplan University. She has an employment relationship with JFK Medical Center. Dr. Weeks receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Donna Weeks is a member of the Association of Women’s Health Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing.
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Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, Certified Childbirth Educators/Doulas