Course Code: 0pi
Poverty, scarce education, poor economic opportunities, gender discrimination, and unjust laws challenge the advancement of women's health around the world. These factors restrict access to important health services and the education women need to improve their lives and the lives of their children and community. When a priority is placed on women's health concerns, women's rights, and empowerment, immense improvements in the health and well-being of women and their children result.
The outcome of this course is for the learner to describe the scope of global perinatal issues, including the extent of the problem; maternal, newborn, and child health issues; the global impact of maternal and child health on communities; and initiatives for improving perinatal health worldwide.
An intimate and complex experience, childbirth reflects a woman's biology as well as the social context in which delivery takes place. The experience of every woman is unique to her and deeply personal because of the culture in which she gives birth and the culture with which she identifies herself. Today's healthcare professional must provide a level of care that meets the guidelines of cultural competence and respects different cultural values and belief systems to assure that patients will be truly cared for in a holistic way that advocates for them appropriately, thoughtfully, and sensitively.
The outcome of this course is for the learner to describe the role of culture and its effect on childbirth, explain cultural practices in childbirth, and describe the components of cultural competence.
Ectopic pregnancies are a gynecological emergency that can seriously affect a woman's health and fertility. However, new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition have resulted in greatly improved maternal mortality and morbidity. The healthcare provider is key to patient education, early assessment and diagnosis, and the proper treatment of this serious condition.
The outcome of this course is for the learner to describe the incidence of ectopic pregnancy, risk factors associated with the condition, signs and symptoms of ectopic pregnancy, and the diagnostic and treatment options for women with ectopic pregnancies.
Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition affecting thousands of pregnant women each year. More severe than morning sickness, HG can affect every aspect of a woman's life. With early recognition and treatment, however, this condition can be effectively managed.
The outcome of this course is for the learner to describe HG, including its maternal and fetal effects, associated risk factors, and diagnostic and treatment options.
Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (previously called pregnancy-induced hypertension or PIH) are complex and serious conditions of pregnancy, which, if untreated or improperly treated, can result in maternal and fetal complications including death. Healthcare providers must have a working knowledge of the pathophysiology of these conditions as well as the classifications of the disease and the recommended treatment modalities in order to provide safe and effective care.
The outcome of this course is for the learner to describe hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, including the pathophysiology, classifications, symptoms, and management of these disorders.
Diabetes during pregnancy can provide a special challenge to the patient and her healthcare providers. The effects of poorly controlled blood glucose levels can result in life-threatening effects for both the mother and the fetus.
The outcome of this course is for the learner to describe the types of diabetes, the metabolic changes that occur during diabetic pregnancies, and treatment options (including diet, exercise, and medication).
Great strides have been made in preventing and treating neonatal group B streptococcal infection during the last 20 years, especially with the use of prophylactic antibiotics during labor. In addition, the development of rapid detection tests and a vaccine look promising.
The outcome of this course is for the learner to discuss the incidence, consequences, risk factors, and treatments for neonatal group B streptococcal infections.
For most women, the birth of a baby is a joyous and exciting time. However, for some women, childbirth is accompanied by depression, anxiety, feelings of hopelessness, and even suicide. Depression following the delivery of an infant can take three basic forms—postpartum blues, postpartum psychosis, and postpartum depression. All three types can profoundly affect the lives of women and their families.
The outcome of this course is for the learner to describe the types of postpartum depression disorders, as well as their prevalence, causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
The prevention of child maltreatment, particularly the reduction of abusive injuries and their consequences, is an important public health concern. Even when they do not result in death, serious traumatic brain injuries in children have profound lifetime consequences. The crime of pediatric abusive head trauma (PAHT) is a preventable and severe form of child abuse. In the United States, child abuse is the third leading cause of all head injuries, and its prevention and treatment present a challenge to healthcare providers.
The outcome of this course is for the learner to describe PAHT (also called "shaken baby syndrome"), including the epidemiology, risk factors, physical signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and prevention strategies.
Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, HWNC-BC is a nurse who has cared for patients in acute care settings, community clinics, and the home. Her professional nursing career has involved nursing executive leadership and administration, accreditation consultation, staff development and education, community education and wellness, and holistic care. She has designed, developed, and presented numerous educational programs for audiences covering integrative health, promotion and wellness, and chronic disease management and prevention. She is the co-author (with Caroline Young) of two health care textbooks. She is the co-CEO and co-founder of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and has designed and developed over 300 online professional continuing education courses.
Caroline Young, M.P.H., has an extensive public health background that includes experience in research, workshop presentations in various areas of health care, and online and onsite teaching. She has expertise in holistic community health and wellness program design, development, marketing, implementation, and evaluation. She has also designed, developed, and presented integrative health programs for culturally diverse populations, senior populations, and faith communities. She is the co-author (with Cyndie Koopsen) of two health care textbooks. She is the co-CEO and co-founder of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and has designed and developed over 300 online professional continuing education courses.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.
Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.
Each lesson will finish with a final exam that must be passed with a score of 80% or higher. You can retake each Exam as many times as needed to pass within the duration of your course access. There are no quizzes or a cumulative final exam.
Instructor-Led: You will have access to all lessons at the start of your course, and an instructor available if you have any questions.
Self-Paced: You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period. An instructor is not available for assistance within this course.
You can complete each lesson at your own pace. There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons within your course access period. You must complete the mandatory course evaluation within the duration of your course to access your certificate of completion.
Instructor-Led: An automatic 10-day extension is provided immediately after the session end date. No further extension can be provided beyond these 10 days.
Self-Paced: No extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.
You must complete all lessons to receive your certificate. You must pass the final exam in all lessons with a score of 80% or higher AND complete the Evaluation Form in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. Finals are graded as Pass or No Pass. Receipt of your certificate indicates successful completion of the course and that you have passed all final exams with a score of 80% or greater. You may retake final exams as many times as necessary within the duration of the course at no additional charge.
Yes. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for CE contact hours in all states, however, all healthcare providers are responsible for checking the "Accreditation" list to determine if this course awards contact hours for their profession.
Yes. ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in all states.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours.
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Certified Hemodialysis Technicians (CHTs)
The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.
Certified Managed Care Nurse (CMCN)
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).
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), continuing education activities must be applicable to diabetes and approved by a provider on the NCBDE List of Recognized Providers (www.ncbde.org). NCBDE does not approve continuing education.
NAADAC (National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors)
ALLEGRA Learning Solutions is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #107194).
I thought that this course was very educational. I feel it will be very helpful when working with patients."
This course was very helpful in learning more about the issues focused in this course. Since I currently work at an OBGYN office, it will be easy to use what I have learned."
Thanks for an informative course. It was exactly what I needed for my current patient population. I feel more prepared to answer questions about the various topics that were covered."
I will now be able to care for the OB patients I work with on a daily basis with more knowledge and understanding of the various tests we require during their pregnancies. I will be able to give clear and concise answers to their questions and help them understand the reasoning behind the tests done for them. I also feel more prepared to recognized symptoms of PPD when interacting with the postpartum patient and will be able to help them receive the treatment they need by being an advocate for them."
I compiled a lot of important information in a learner friendly model. I am more confident in these topics and the patient care required."
I really enjoyed learning the material!"
Overall I learned a lot in this course and feel more aware of the therapies that are around and can make sound judgments on what's relevant to a client's care."
Thanks. I enjoyed the course! It was very helpful for where I work now!"
An enjoyable and personally challenging experience. This is my first online course and I would certainly consider doing more online courses in the future."
As a prospective Nursing and Midwifery student, I found the information in this course to be insightful and educational about current issues in the health care field. I feel that completing this course has strengthened my course applications and has given me a head start on understanding some of the major issues that are faced in this field."