Presented By: Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
16 hr CE 


Course Objectives: 

• Review normal physiologic changes in pregnancy and the impact of these on care management of the critically ill woman.
• List the purpose and indications for hemodynamic monitoring and potential complications of invasive monitoring.
• Identify interventions based on the hemodynamic profile.
• Understand the components of cardiac output and identify normal hemodynamic parameters in pregnancy and how to optimize values.
• Discuss the components of oxygen transport physiology, consumption, and measures to improve oxygen transport and tissue perfusion. Interpret oxygen transport values.
• Discuss technology used to monitor adult hemodynamics and the needs when setting up a critical care OB program.
• Interpret patient care data presented from selected case studies and utilize critical thinking concepts to critique clinical management based on the pathophysiology of hemodynamic instability, hypovolemia from hemorrhage, severe preeclampsia, and HELLP.
• Compare cardiogenic and noncardiogenic pulmonary edema.
• Explain the pathophysiologic responses associated with a pulmonary embolus, and management strategies and goals associated with the care of the obstetric woman with an acute pulmonary complication.
• Outline the most common causes of hemorrhage in pregnancy.
• Discuss the pathophysiology of hypovolemia and DIC.
• Review the management of hemorrhage and DIC; volume resuscitation principles and blood component therapy.
• Discuss the classification of hypertension in pregnancy.
• Review pathophysiology and clinical presentation of severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome, and review algorithms for the management of severe hypertension

Presented by Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN

Suzanne has specialized in high risk and critical care obstetrics throughout her career.
She has presented numerous webinars and both international and national seminars
and brings her passion and extensive clinical, research, and education experience to the PEC
courses with the goal to improve outcomes for the high risk and critically ill woman.

She is one of the editors of the recently released Intrapartum Management Modules, 4th edition textbook
and serves as an editor for AWHONN’s High Risk and Critical Care
Obstetrics, 4th edition text

High Risk and Critical Care OB:
Recognizing the Compromised Woman and
Implementing Life-Saving Care

You requested it and PEC again presents a High-Risk Critical Care OB Review!

Specific to the Inpatient OB high-risk mother.
You have read her work and seen her lecture at AWHONN conventional

Suzanne McMurtry Baird brings this exciting Seminar to you again in 2019