Normal Pregnancy & Labor

Normal Pregnancy & Labor

Information Covered:

  1. Anatomy and physiology review of the female reproductive system
  2. Female reproductive cycle
    1. female hormones
    2. neurohormonal basis
    3. ovarian cycle
    4. menstrual cycle
  3. Cultural values affecting pregnancy
  4. Special considerations of adolescent pregnancy
  1. Physiology
    1. Normal anatomical, physiological, and psychological changes in pregnancy
      1. reproductive system
      2. respiratory system
      3. cardiovascular system
      4. gastrointestinal system
      5. urinary tract
      6. skin, hair, and eyes
      7. musculoskeletal system
      8. metabolism
      9. endocrine
      10. psychological
    2. Identify normal events of pregnancy
    3. Conception and fetal development
    4. Development and functions of the placenta
  2. General system physiology, assessment, and management of the obstetrical patient.
    1. Premonitory signs of labor
    2. Stages of labor and delivery
    3. Assessment of the Pregnant Patient
    4. Management of a normal delivery obstetrical patient
    5. Postpartum Care
  3. Complications Related to Pregnancy
    1. Abuse
    2. Substance abuse
    3. Supine hypotensive disorder
    4. Diabetes mellitus
    5. Various cardiac disorders
    6. Bleeding Related to Pregnancy: pathophysiology, assessment, complications, management
      1. abortion
      2. Ectopic pregnancy
    7. Placental problems: pathophysiology, assessment, management
      1. abruption placenta
      2. placenta previa
    8. Hyperemesis gravidum
    9. Hypertensive disorders: pathophysiology, assessment, management
      1. pregnancy induced hypertension
      2. preeclampsia
      3. eclampsia
    10. Rh sensitization
    11. Infections
      1. HIV
      2. TORCH
      3. urinary tract
      4. vaginal
      5. Sexually Transmitted Infections
        1. candidiasis
        2. trichomoniasis
        3. bacterial vaginosis
        4. chlamydial infection
        5. gonorrhea
        6. syphilis
        7. human papilloma virus
  4. High Risk Pregnancy: pathophysiology, assessment, complications, management
  5. Complications of Labor: pathophysiology, assessment, complications, management
  6. Complications of Delivery: pathophysiology, assessment, complications, management
    1. cephalic presentation
    2. breech
    3. shoulder dystocia
    4. nuchal cord
    5. prolapse of cord
    6. Postpartum Complications: pathophysiology, assessment, complications, management

 

Content Creator: Chrystal Schwartz

CAPCE Course Number: 16-EMTP-F3-5301

Total CE Hours: 1.5

Level: Basic

EMT-CE uses the NEMSES guidelines as the foundation for every course outline.