Awarded Contact hours: (allocated time - 60 minutes) ANCC 1.0; MNBON 1.2
Purpose and Description:
This module is intended to increase the awareness and impact of disasters on pregnant/birthing women and their newborns and describe the healthcare needs of pregnant/birthing women and their newborns during disasters.
Objectives of the Module: Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Describe the impact of disasters on pregnant/birthing women and their newborns.
- Anticipate the health care needs of pregnant and birthing women during disasters.
This module is appropriate for healthcare personnel who may be involved in the care of pregnant women and their newborns during an emergency or disaster.
This module is a PowerPoint presentation with audio narration. It is designed to enhance knowledge.
In this module, you will be asked to take a pre-test and a post-test. Your performance on the questions is tracked. A score of 80% is necessary for successful completion. Feedback is provided for each question. A summary of your performance and recommendations for additional review are provided at the end.
Note: You can only answer a question once. Once you click 'Check My Answer' for a question, your response is recorded. You can click the left arrow to go back and review information on previous screens, but you may not change your answers.
Requirements for Successful Completion and Certificate:
To obtain your certificate of successful completion and receive contact hours, you must:
Watch the module presentation; read the assigned articles, text or website.
Take the assessment quiz(es) within the presentation or at the end of the module
Your performance on each quiz is tracked. As stated ¿a minimum of 80% is required for mastery of the content.
Complete the module evaluation.
Following the successful completion of learning module assessment quiz and module evaluation return to the selected module Home Page - a Certificate of Completion link will appear. On the Certificate of Completion page, select either the certificate for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or Minnesota Board of Nursing (MN BON) credit. In the PDF that opens, type your name and the date of completion into the fields on the certificate. Print the certificate for your records using the Print button at the top of the form.
Note: If you need a generic certificate of completion for your professional organization, select the Minnesota certificate. Contact hours are calculated based on module review, assessments, exercises and required readings (as appropriate). Readings are calculated via words per page with an estimated time formula for each required reading and/or website
Author Bio-sketch and Credentials:
Cecilia Wachdorf, PhD, CNM, RN
Cecilia Wachdorf is a former Clinical Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Nurse-Midwifery Program at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, where she taught midwifery and women's health nurse-practitioner students as well as undergraduate Transcultural Nursing and Global Health courses. Dr. Wachdorf's background includes work as a nurse-midwife in hospital-based and birth center practices with women from diverse backgrounds. She has consulted on midwifery and women's health issues, and she wrote and taught a curriculum in midwifery in the low resource setting of Papua, New Guinea. She recently represented the American College of Nurse-Midwives at the stakeholders meeting sponsored by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty to write guidelines for teaching disaster preparedness to advanced practice nurse practitioner students. She is a content expert on the care of women during disasters for the Minnesota Emergency Readiness Education and Training (MERET) project.
Melissa Avery, PhD, CNM, RN, FAAN, FACNM
Dr. Avery is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota in the School of Nursing, Chair of the Child and Family Health Cooperative, and the Director of the Nurse-Midwifery program. Her specialty areas include vaginal birth after Cesarean section (VBAC); exercise in pregnancy; exercise and gestational diabetes; breastfeeding; outcomes of nurse-midwifery care; perineal massage; technology enhanced learning.
Mary Benbenek, FNP, CPNP, MS, RN
Ms. Benbenek is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota in the School of Nursing. Her faculty practices have included providing primary care to diverse populations across the lifespan. Her teaching interests are also in the areas of primary care ¿ infant through adult and in pharmacotherapeutics. She is pursuing her Ph.D. and her research is on factors affecting bone health among early adolescent Somali girls.
Robbie Prepas, JD, CNM, MN, RN
Ms. Prepas is a Certified Nurse Midwife/Ob-Gyn Nurse Practitioner. She has been working as a Assistant Clinical Professor at Harbor-UCLA Medical School as well as an Instructor at Columbia University's Master's Degree Program in Pediatrics and Obstetrics since 1977.Her avocation, however, is helping pregnant women and their new babies have a successful birth experience in parts of the world with barriers to prenatal or gynecological care.
She's been an International Nurse Midwifery Consultant with UNICEF, UNESCO, SEE, International Relief Teams, CARE, Save the Children, AJWS, among others, for more than 14 years.As a result, Robbie has volunteered her time and talents in Zimbabwe, Mongolia, Nepal, Lithuania, Latvia, Togo, Ghana, Viet Nam, Peru, Russia, Namibia, and Afghanistan.
Minnesota Emergency Readiness Education and Training (MERET) was entirely funded under grant #T01HP006412 from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), DHHS, Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Program. Carol O'Boyle, PhD, RN, the School of Nursing, is the Principal Investigator.
The School of Nursing/MERET does not endorse any of the products shown in these modules.