20-02-17 K. Postpartum Depression Screening: Assessing Shades of Maternal Sadness

23rd Annual Premier Women's Healthcare Virtual Conference

1.25 CE, 0.2 Rx (NCC OB Comp)

Individuals who did not register for the Conference can now purchase individual session recordings. Anyone who was registered for the Main Conference (October 16-17, 2020) will have access to all recordings, free of any additional charge, through November 15, 2021.


Marcia Clevesy, DNP, WHNP-BC

Perinatal Manager

Howard University Hospital

Washington, D.C

Intended Audience:

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners (WHNPs), WHNP students, Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) and other nurse practitioners and advanced practice clinicians who care for women. 

Activity Number:  20-02-17

CE Approval Period:  Now through November 15, 2021

Approved CE Credit Hours:  1.25 CE contact hour credit and 0.2 hours of Pharmacology

Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been evaluated and approved by the Continuing Education Approval Program of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health for 1.25 CE contact hours, including 0.2 hours of pharmacology content.  

Program Description

This session will present an overview of maternal depression including consequences associated among women, their infants, and families in the postpartum period.  The discussion will include the recommended use of validated postpartum depression (PPD) screening tools including establishment of standardized PPD screening, interventions, and follow-up referral systems in the clinical setting.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Enhance provider knowledge on postpartum depression mood disorder and its effects on the maternal-family dyad.
  • Promote the application of best practice postpartum depression screening systems in the clinical practice setting.
  • Discuss current pharmacologic treatments for postpartum depression

Faculty Disclosures: 

Marcia Clevesy has no reported disclosures 

Successful Completion: 

Successful completion of this activity requires the participant to: 

  1. Read the educational objectives, disclosures and disclaimers.
  2. Watch the session recording
  3. Complete the session evaluation
  4. Print your CE certificate (the certificate will be stored on the NPWH E-Learning site under My Transcripts).
  5. These steps must be completed prior to the course expiration date
  6. Some courses required a post-test.  If a post test is required participants must earn a score of 70%.         

Therapeutic Disclosures: 

Faculty members determine the content of the CE activity.  The content does not necessarily represent the views of NPWH.  Clinicians are responsible for evaluating information presented in relation to generally accepted standards of care and individual patient characteristics. 

Commercial Support:  

This activity has no commercial support

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20-02-17 K. Postpartum Depression Screening:  Assessing Shades of Maternal Sadness