N231 – Perinatal Nursing
Prerequisite: N230, N260
This course prepare nurses for clinical specialization in perinatal care of pregnant women, fetuses, and neonates with high risk conditions.
At the end of the course, the student is expected to:
- Analyze factors, concepts, interventions, and outcomes in the perinatal care of high-risk pregnant women, fetuses, and neonates.
- Value the multi-factorial context of high-risk perinatal health.
- Demonstrate expertise in utilizing the nursing process in the perinatal care of high-risk women, fetuses, and neonates.
- Demonstrate autonomy, innovations, or leadership in perinatal care.
- Demonstrate expertise in giving perinatal health education and in critiquing the design and methodology.
- Demonstrate skills in mobilizing networks to enhance perinatal care of high-risk women, fetuses, and neonates.
- Analyze theories, advances in perinatal nursing, and research outputs in improving the quality and cost effectiveness of care.
Unit I. Nursing Care of a High-Risk Pregnant Woman
Module 1: Maternal and Fetal Health Screening
Module 2: Bleeding during Pregnancy
Module 3: Infections during Pregnancy
Module 4: Pre-Eclampsia
Module 5: Nutritional Disorders during Pregnancy
Module 6: Cardio-Respiratory Disorders during Pregnancy
Module 7: Substance Abuse during Pregnancy
Module 8: Adolescent Pregnancy
Module 9: Pre-Term and Post-Term Labor
Unit II. Nursing Care of a High-Risk Woman during Labor and Delivery
Module 10: Dystocia
Module 11: Prolapsed Umbilical Cord
Module 12: Premature Rupture of Membrane
Module 13: Amniotic Fluid Embolism
Unit III. Nursing Care of a High-Risk Postpartum Woman
Module 14: Postpartum Hemorrhage
Module 15: Postpartum Infection
Module 16: Postpartum Mood Disorders
Unit IV. Nursing Care of a High-Risk Newborn
Module 17: Alterations in Gestational Age and Birth Weight
Module 18: Congenital Disorders
Module 19: Neonatal Infections
Module 20: Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Module 21: Hyperbilirubinemia
Unit V. Factors that Impact Perinatal Women, Fetuses, and Neonates
Module 22: Biomedical, Interpersonal, Socio-Behavioral, and Cultural
Module 23: Legal and Ethical Issues
Module 24: Environmental hazards
Clinical Practicum: 48 hours