AWHONN Obstetric Patient Safety: OB Emergency Course

AWHONN obstetric patient safety educatio

Course Overview

15.10 CNE Contact Hours

The Obstetric Patient Safety: Emergencies Workshop (OPS)  is designed to disseminate best practices for postpartum hemorrhage, hypertension disorders of pregnancy, and maternal sepsis to obstetric, emergency department, medical/surgical, intensive care, and critical access clinicians. Through active simulation and debriefing, this Workshop will improve the clinician’s recognition of, readiness for, response to, and reporting of postpartum hemorrhage, hypertension disorders of pregnancy, and maternal sepsis providing greater access for women to receive early, effective, and aggressive life-saving treatments for obstetric emergencies. 



AWHONN Course Dates

  • January 14, 2022 Macon, Georgia Workshop #: 00021S0213

  • March 8, 2022 San Diego, Ca Workshop #: 00021S0231

  • March 9, 2022 San Diego, Ca Workshop #: 00021S0232

  • March 10, 2022 San Diego, Ca Worshop #: 00021S0233



Course Objectives

 Obstetric emergencies are high-acuity, low-frequency events. Despite efforts from many collaborating agencies and professional organizations, the maternal mortality rate in the United States continues to remain high.  The prerequisite on-line courses are designed to help you identify, assess, and manage women with specific obstetric emergencies such as hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, postpartum hemorrhage, and maternal sepsis. The courses utilize critical thinking concepts presented in a case study format that allow you to apply the knowledge you learn


The overarching objectives are to:

•Demonstrate effective management for pregnant or postpartum women who present with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. 
•Demonstrate effective management for women who have excessive bleeding after giving birth.
•Demonstrate effective management for maternal sepsis.
•Role-play with a multidisciplinary team using simulation-based cognitive, behavioral, and technical learning strategies to practice management of postpartum hemorrhage.



Criteria for Participation

Complete the AWHONN CCOE Education Course (online) prior to attending the classroom course, each participant must complete the online portion prior to the start of the live course. 



Preparing for Your Course

Participants must purchase the OPS : Emergencies Workshop Student Materials. Student Materials, which contain presentation materials and skills station and simulation tools, must be purchased for each participant completing the classroom course. Materials cannot be shared or reused, as each resource contains a unique identification code that will allow each person to obtain a continuing education. The cost is $120.00 here is the link to purchase on website AWHONN - Product Details


Materials include the following:

Participant Code
Prerequisite: AWHONN Critical Care Obstetrics Education (CCOE) courses: Noninvasive Hemodynamic Function and Assessment, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Preeclampsia and Severe Hypertension, and Sepsis and Septic Shock
OPS: OB Emergencies Workshop Participant Handout
Participant Criteria Checklist
Medications for Severe Hypertension (Labetalol, Hydralazine, and Nifedipine)
PPH tools
Maternal Sepsis Protocol
Participant Criteria Checklist
Simulation Scenarios
Team Debriefing form

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