Live Webinar: 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.
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
Lisa Nathan, MD, MPH, FACOG
Director, Obstetrics Jack D. Weiler Hospital & Inpaitnet, Montefiore Medical Center
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.2 contact hours.
Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.0 contact hours.
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- 1.00 Participation
- 1.20 RN CE Contact HoursProvider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068.