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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. 

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. Refunds are not provided for failure to complete the course work. Cancellations can be done in writing within 48 hours of the course start date, for a one time  transfer in same calendar year. No refunds 



AWHONN Course Dates


  • March 9, 2022 San Diego, Ca 

  • March 10, 2022 San Diego, Ca 

  • May 4, 2022 (Wed) Macon, Ga

  • May 22, 2022 (Sun) Corning, NY 

  • May 23, 2022, (Mon) Corning, NY 



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.



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

OPS Virtual Instructor  Training 

Registration for OPS Instructor Courses 

Dates for OPS online training for APPROVED INSTRUCTORS ONLY:


Payments are non-refundable but can be transferred to another course in the same calendar year. 


Feb 24, 2023, 8-10pmEST workshop# 00023P0665

      March 21, 2023, 4-630pmEST workshop# 00023P0673

   April 24, 2023, 3-530pmEST workshop# 00023P0674

Cost $125 Pay using the link below for instructor fee

Use this link for the AWHONN materials for $100.00 AWHONN - Product Details

Course Registration for OPS Virtual Training and or Teach-Back Below 

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