Sponsored by Shenandoah University in collaboration with the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership and the CAMC Health Education & Research Institute
This continuing education course is delivered in four sessions to community health providers in emergency maternity care. It includes assessment, management, and communication skills to be performed during labor and delivery, postpartum, and the newborn areas. An overview of specific health disparities experienced by women in rural areas will be presented. Normal delivery, postpartum and newborn periods will be discussed as well as emergencies and complications during these periods. Special emphasis will be given to communication skills, breastfeeding support, maternal-infant bonding, and instructions for self care during these periods. These skills will prepare community health providers to help childbearing women who find themselves in extenuating circumstances during pandemics or because of lack of access to maternity health care in medically underserved and health professional shortage areas.
This course is designed for Community Health Professionals: RN, LPN, CNA, MD, EMT, Paramedic.