COVID-19 in Pregnancy: Best Practices for Management of the Maternal Population
Pregnancy poses unique risks for patients and challenges for the healthcare teams caring for them, including identification and management of SARS CoV2 (COVID-19) infection and potential concomitant sepsis. Available data suggest that symptomatic pregnant patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk of more severe illness compared with nonpregnant peers. Although the absolute risk for severe COVID-19 is low, pregnant women with symptomatic COVID-19 infection may be at increased risk of ICU admission, need for mechanical ventilation and ventilatory support (ECMO), and death. Like the general population, pregnant patients with comorbidities such as obesity and diabetes may be at an even higher risk of severe illness. This webinar will address best practices for management of SARS CoV2 infection in pregnant populations to date and discuss considerations for sepsis from SARS CoV2 or bacterial co-infection.
This course was originally recorded on 5/13/2021.
Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, emergency responders, healthcare management teams, and other healthcare staff may benefit.
At the end of the webinar, the attendee should be able to:
- Review COVID-19 epidemiology and available data for the maternal population; Identify potential increased risks from COVID-19 in pregnant women;
- Discuss the pathophysiology of pregnancy and how it relates to COVID-19 and sepsis;
- Describe best practices for maternal risk assessment and management of COVID-19.
Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this webinar by the Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community sponsors.
Dena Goffman, MD, FACOG
Chief of Obstetrics & Vice Chair Quality & Patient Safety, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Dr. Goffman graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. She went on to complete a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine with additional training in Critical Care Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Goffman is currently the Chief of Obstetrics at Sloane Hospital for Women at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Professor of Women’s Health in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center, and Vice Chair for Quality and Patient Safety for Columbia University Irving Medical Center.She has a strong interest in improving patient safety and quality in obstetrics and decreasing severe maternal morbidity and mortality. Much of her work focuses on the use of simulation, team training, and implementation of evidence based guidelines to achieve this goal.
Lisa Nathan, MD, MPH, FACOG
Director, Obstetrics Jack D. Weiler Hospital & Inpaitnet, Montefiore Medical Center
Dr. Lisa Nathan is the Director of Labor and Delivery and Inpatient Obstetrics at Jack D. Weiler Hospital, and Associate Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Nathan completed her OBGYN residency training at Montefiore/Einstein and stayed on to work for several years as an academic generalist. During this time, she founded the Global Women's Health Program for the Department with grant support from the Einstein Global Health Center and the US Fulbright African Regional Research Program. After directing this program for several years, she then completed her Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at Montefiore/Einstein. Dr. Nathan is currently an Associate Professor and the Medical Director of Labor and Delivery and Inpatient Obstetrics at Jack D. Weiler Hospital. In addition to her clinical and administrative duties at Montefiore/Einstein, Dr. Nathan is a consultant to the New York City Department of Health, where she serves as the senior maternal mortality case abstractor for the Maternal Mortality Review Committee.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.7 contact hours.
Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.25 contact hours.
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- 1.25 Participation
- 1.70 RN CE Contact HoursProvider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.