When Baby Makes Two: Management of Shock, Hemorrhage and Trauma in Pregnancy

Author(s): Eugene Mondor

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: MultiSystem, Trauma

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

One in 12 pregnancies is complicated by traumatic injury, which is a factor in up to 20% of all maternal deaths. This advanced session focuses on resuscitation and management of the pregnant patient in the ICU following traumatic injury, emphasizing early recognition of shock and hemorrhage and avoidance of complications. Case studies offer opportunities to apply new and existing trauma information to specific pregnancy-related trauma scenarios, enhancing knowledge and the capacity to care of these patients in the ICU.


  • Explain anatomical and physiological changes occurring as a result of pregnancy and the implications of these changes for trauma teams.
  • Describe the ABCDE approach to stabilization and list strategies to optimize maternal hemodynamics and oxygenation in shock and hemorrhage.
  • Identify resuscitation pitfalls and the essential interventions required for best possible outcomes for the injured pregnant patient.

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Successful Completion

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


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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

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