Obstetrical Nursing: Caring for the Postpartum Patient

OVERVIEW:

During the postpartum period of care, the patient may require a notable amount of physical and psychological care. This course focuses on the physiological, psychological and emotional changes a woman goes through during the postpartum period, and includes information that can assist the nurse in caring for and reassuring her postpartum patients. The course also discusses the importance of emotional support and patient education during the postpartum phase of care.

OBJECTIVES:


After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

1. Describe the primary roles of the nurse during the postpartum period.
2. Describe the process of involution.
3. List factors which can slow the process of involution.
4. Name and describe the three types of lochia.
5. Delineate the hormonal changes that occur immediately following birth.
6. Discuss changes in the breast at the onset of lactation.
7. Discuss the possible changes in intestinal and urinary function following delivery.
8. List the steps in a postpartum nursing exam.
9. Delineate the potential complications related to the postpartum period for both vaginal and cesarean deliveries.
10. List actions which can promote comfort for the new mother.
11. Describe the emotional changes which can occur postpartum.
12. Differentiate between the "baby blues and postpartum depression.

This program also includes workbooks that can be ordered separately.
Price: $299.00 USD

Product ID: CLP107
Media: DVD
Year: 2014
Duration: 18:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Obstetrical Nursing
 
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