The High BMI Mother: Challenges and Care Strategies Related to Patient Safety and the Obstetrical Nurse
Provided in association with AWHONN
The prevalence of obesity is rapidly increasing not only in the United States but across the globe. This places a major impact on women of childbearing age and specifically pregnancy. Knowledge of the associated risks in pregnancy and intrapartum are imperative for nurses to continually assess and intervene to promote a safe maternal-fetal environment. Many challenges and limitations may arise while assessing maternal and fetal well-being during fetal monitoring sessions. The ability to recognize and apply strategic interventions are critical for the obstetrical nurse.
Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
Deborah Cruz, MSN, CRNP
Deborah Cruz is currently Perinatal Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Specialist Labor and Delivery, High Risk Obstetrics at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in CITY, NJ. One of her many achievements, Deborah developed the role of perinatal nurse practitioner in a triage setting for her hospital. In her capacity as a perinatal nurse, she manages antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum patients. An active member of AWHONN and other nursing organizations, she is currently NJ Section Chair of AWHONN. She has participated in AWHONN's Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM) programs for more than 15 years, first as a regional instructor trainer and later in the development of the Instructor Enhancement Course. She also participated as a reviewer for the 4th edition of AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles and Practices. A highly sought-after speaker, Deborah has presented at numerous nursing conferences and has spoken extensively on patient safety in obstetrics and fetal monitoring in high-risk patients. Deborah has collaborated on research projects, contributed to book chapters, and published articles in peer-reviewed articles.
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Continuing Education for Nurses
This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032
Supported by an educational grant from Philips