20-02-33 Clinical Topics: When Things Fall Apart - Providing Access to Reproductive Healthcare During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic and Beyond

23rd Annual Premier Women's Healthcare Virtual Conference

0.6 CE (NCC 5)

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.



Clinical Assistant Professor

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN  

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:  20-02-33

 CE Approval Period:  Now through November 15, 2021

 Approved CE Credit Hours:  0.6 CE contact hour credits, zero hours 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 0.6 CE contact hours, zero hours of pharmacology content. 

 Program Description:

During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic everything changed, including access to health care.This presentation will review how one reproductive health clinic adapted during the COVID-19 Pandemic to maintain access to care while keeping staff and patients safe. The changes in practice that were implemented out of necessity during a crisis have implications for future practice. The unique circumstances provided an opportunity to explore innovative approaches to care that may be sustained beyond the pandemic. The adaptive approaches that were implemented such as telehealth, self-swabbing, presumptive treatment and prescription extensions will be reviewed. The evidence to support the changes in practice will be discussed and future areas for research identified. In addition, policy changes that could remove barriers to care and increase access will be reviewed.

 Educational Objectives:

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

  • Describe best practices when providing reproductive healthcare via telehealth.
  • Discuss an evidence-based approach to reproductive healthcare during a pandemic and the implications for future practice.
  • Describe practice and policy proposals to reduce barriers to reproductive healthcare.

Faculty Disclosures:

Maria Ruud DNP, APRN, WHNP 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:

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 Commercial Support: 

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20-02-33 Clinical Topics:  When Things Fall Apart - Providing Access to Reproductive Healthcare During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic and Beyond