Managing Asthma During Pregnancy is organized by Western Schools and will be held from Dec 27, 2017 - Dec 31, 2020. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 2 Contact Hours.
CCMs - This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit (2 hours) to Certified Case Managers (CCMs)
Asthma is the most common potentially serious medical condition to complicate pregnancy. Asthma affects approximately 8% of women in their childbearing years. Uncontrolled asthma can cause serious complications to the mother, including high blood pressure, toxemia, premature delivery, and rarely death. For the baby, complications of uncontrolled asthma include increased risk for stillbirth, fetal growth retardation, premature birth, low birth weight, and a low Apgar score at birth. Fortunately, asthma can be controlled with medical management and avoidance of known triggers. Most measures used to control asthma are not harmful to the developing fetus and do not appear to contribute to either miscarriage or birth defects. This course will discuss how the changes that occur during pregnancy can impact asthma management.
• State three goals of asthma management during pregnancy.
• List five adverse outcomes to mother and child caused by poor asthma management.
• Discuss asthma medication use during pregnancy.
• Describe antepartum and intrapartum asthma management and its effects.
• Discuss the components of asthma education for the pregnant woman with asthma.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
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