Please read regarding completing the AIM eModules:
NPWH is pleased to partner with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to provide the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM)patient safety bundles. Although a certificate of completion is offered by for viewing the modules, that certificate does not provide continuing education credit for nurses. 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 complete the evaluation, and obtain the certificate of completion from NPWH.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurse practitioners who provide care for women in any age bracket.
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.
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 complete 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 .
4. Complete the evaluation.
5. Print out the certificate of completion.
You must be signed in to access this course. You can sign in at the top right-hand corner of the page.
*If you are an NPWH member, were once a member, or have taken CE activities with NPWH in the past, you have a username and password in our system. Please DO NOT create a new account. Creation of multiple accounts could result in loss of CE credits as well as other NPWH services. If you do not remember your username or password, please either click on the "forgot username" or "forgot password" links above or call the NPWH office at (202) 543-9693 ext. 81.