- Donna Weeks
- Full Day
- Audio and Video
- Dec 07, 2018
You do NOT want to be unprepared when the next high-risk OB patient comes through the door! Expert, Donna Weeks, will delve into the most common and complicated emergencies presenting in today’s obstetrical patients. Her extensive experiences in obstetrics have provided her with keen insight into these often challenging and frightening situations. She is eager to share with you effective interventions and treatment strategies that improve patient outcomes.
Through enlightening case studies, persuasive evidenced-based research, and an engaging presentation style, Donna will provide you with a comprehensive look at pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, HELLP, shoulder dystocia, sepsis and DKA in pregnancy, OB triage, hemorrhage complications, and so much more! Int his recording, you’ll learn new strategies and techniques that can immediately impact the maternal and fetal outcomes of your obstetrical patients.
|Manual – High Risk Obstetrics (3.23 MB)||80 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Are YOU Ready?
- Preparing for the High-Risk Patient
- Guidelines, Tool Kits, Protocols & Policies
- Unit Readiness
- Ensuring Staff Preparedness for a Crisis
- Preventing Traumatic Birth & Poor Outcomes
OB Triage Challenges
- ED vs. OB – Deciphering Which Patient & Which Dept.
- Legal Pitfalls
- Disposition Decisions – Do you Agree?
- Maternal Fetal Triage Index
- Defining Best Practices
Hypertension in Pregnancy
- Pre-eclampsia: It’s Not Over Until it’s Over
- Diagnostic Criteria
- Effect on Body Systems
- Lab Tests & Expected Findings
- Critical Effects
- Medication Management
- Key Clinical Pearls
- Antepartum Causes: PPH is NOT the Diagnosis
- Postpartum Causes
- Invasive Placenta: Acreta, Increta, Percreta
- Emergency Management
- Recognize & Escalate
- Fluids & Blood Products
- Debriefing Process
- Interventions You MUST Know
- Risk Factors: ADOPE
- Emergency Maneuvers
- Maternal Effects
- Newborn Effects
- Critical Points in Documentation
Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Pregnancy
- Diabetic Goals & Patient Management
- Care During Labor & Delivery
- Key Assessments
- Avoiding DKA
- Emergency Management
Amniotic Fluid Embolism
- Defined Criteria
- Symptoms & Causes
- Emergency Algorithm
- High Morbidity & Mortality
- Frequent Rehearsal of Critical Actions
- Critical Documentation Points
- Group B Strep
- Decreasing or Still a Threat?
- Current Recommendations
- Perinatal Transmission of HIV
- Update on ZIKA
Sepsis in Pregnancy
- Recognizing Signs & Symptoms
- Critical Lab Values
- Emergent Interventions
- Surviving Sepsis Bundle
Dr. Donna Weeks, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM, APN, has over 30 years of maternal child nursing experience where she has held roles from staff nurse, to manager, director, and educator and is currently practicing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at JFK Medical Center. Donna’s experience includes high risk OB, L&D, postpartum and newborn nursery. One of her unique experiences includes initiating, facilitating, and evaluating a support group for hospitalized antepartum women. Donna has been instrumental in leading AWHONN’s Postpartum Hemorrhage Project as well as the Baby Friendly Initiative at her facility. She also serves an Adjunct Professor at Purdue Global University, teaching in the graduate program.
Dr. Weeks’ nursing education includes a BSN through the State University of New York, an MSN from The College of New Jersey and a DNP through Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Additionally, she is certified in Inpatient Obstetrics and Electronic Fetal Monitoring, is an NRP Instructor, an AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring Instructor Trainer, and AWHONN Obstetrical Patient Safety Trainer. Donna’s vast knowledge and expertise allow her to present the most challenging concepts in a way that is easy to understand.
Financial: Donna Weeks is an adjunct instructor for Kaplan University. She has an employment relationship with JFK Medical Center. Dr. Weeks receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Donna Weeks is a member of the Association of Women’s Health Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing.