Obstetrical Nursing: Caring for the Postpartum Patient

Program Date: 10 August 2017
Publication Date: 2013
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours

Course Description:

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.

Course Objectives:

  • List and discuss the physiological changes that occur in the postpartum patient
  • List and discuss the psychological and emotional changes that can occur in the postpartum patient
  • Describe and perform physical assessment of the postpartum patient
  • Discuss the nurse's primary role during postpartum care
  • Discuss the importance of emotional support and patient education during the postpartum phase of care
  • Media Format(s): Video (English)
  • Run Time: 20 Minutes
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