17-06B AIM eModule: Maternal Early Warning System (MEWS)

0.3 CE (NCC Code 5)

Please read regarding obtaining CE credits for the AIM eModules: 
NPWH is pleased to partner with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to approve the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM)patient safety bundles for continuing education credit for APRNs. Although a certificate of completion is offered by AIM for viewing the modules, that certificate does not provide evidence of continuing education credit for nurses. To obtain approved continuing education credit, nurses will need to sign onto the NPWH education portal to register, review the CE criteria, and take the pretest before viewing each maternal safety module. A link from the NPWH education portal will take the participant to the maternal safety module. After completion of the module, the participant returns to the NPWH education portal to take the post test, complete the evaluation, and obtain the continuing education certificate from NPWH. 

Intended Audience:
This continuing education (CE) activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurse practitioners who provide care for women in any age bracket.

• CE Approval Period:Now through January 31, 2019
 Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: .30 hour
 CE Approval Hours: .30 Contact Hour of CE Credit

Goal Statement:
To improve overall maternal health outcomes through increasing alignment of national, state, and hospital level quality improvement efforts by educating nurse practitioners about the Maternal Early Warning Systems recommendations of the patient safety bundle developed through AIM's work with state teams and health systems.

Needs Assessment: 
Research has indicated that delays in recognition, diagnosis, and treatment precede a majority of maternal deaths from hemorrhage, hypertension, infection, and venous thrombosis. The early signs of life-threatening illness in pregnant women is challenging because of the relative rarity of such events. Normal changes in physiology associated with pregnancy can generate significant changes in maternal vital signs with healthy women having a substantial physiologic reserve to compensate. Early recognition is essential because deterioration can be alarmingly rapid, with catastrophic consequences. The challenge is to balance the identification of women needing intervention without ‘over-medicalization’ of an otherwise normal physiological process.

Successful completion of the activity:
Successful completion of this activity, 17-06B, requires participants to: 

1. "Sign In” at the top right hand corner of the page if you have any NPWH account. You must be signed in to receive credit for this course. If you do not remember your username or password, please follow the "Forgot Password" link and instructions on the sign-in page. If you do not have an account, please click on "Create an Account".* 
2. Read the learning objectives, disclosures, and disclaimers on the next page.
3. Study the material in the learning activity during the approval period (now through January 2019).
4. Complete the post-test and evaluation. You must earn a score of 70% or better on the post-test to receive CE credit
5. Print out the CE certificate if successfully completed.

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17-06B AIM eModule: Maternal Early Warning System (MEWS)