Together But Not Stronger: Obstetric Case Studies

Author(s): Kruithof Julene B

Contact Hours 1.10

CERP A 1.10

Expires Dec 31, 2025

Topics: Cardiovascular, MultiSystem

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Caring for an acutely ill antepartum or postpartum obstetric patient can be a daunting challenge! The woman and her fetus together present unique twists to standard physiology. Their mutual dependence can cause each to be weaker, not stronger. This session provides participants with a foundation in critical care obstetrics, while examining the influence of ethnicity and pre-existing conditions on outcomes. Participants apply the care management priorities discussed to case studies of women experiencing cardiopulmonary compromise.


  • Distinguish among physiologic changes occurring during pregnancy.
  • Propose therapeutic interventions for the acutely ill antepartum obstetric patient with cardiopulmonary compromise.
  • Explain the care management of the acutely ill postpartum obstetric patient experiencing cardiopulmonary compromise.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 1.10 contact hours.

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