This 4-day course, based on principles of adult learning, provides the theoretical background necessary to prepare nurses to begin caring for mother-infant dyads during the postpartum period. The course will cover the following topics: discussion of the goals and advantages of couplet care, assessment of postpartal newborn problems and appropriate nursing interventions, postpartal and newborn teaching protocols, topics of proper perinatal documentation, medico-legal issues, and high risk social behaviors and their association to perinatal care. This course does NOT include a clinical component or neonatal resuscitation instruction. This course is a part of the Maternal Newborn Nursing Care Course (MNNC). If a student is enrolled in the MNNC, there is no need to sign up for the Post Partum class separately.
REQUIRED TEXT BOOK - There is no required textbook for students taking the Postpartum section.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT - Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 07257. Credits are provided only if attendance is recorded for each day of class and you receive a passing grade on the course examination. Approximately 16 contact hours are provided for this course.
PRETEST/PREREQUISITES - Pretest is not required for students wishing to take the Postpartum section.
COURSE SCHEDULE - This course takes place over 4 days. Classes start promptly at 7:30 am and end around 4:00 pm on most days.
CLASS DATES - Winter 2021 dates TBD; Summer 2021 dates TBD
COURSE FEES - Course fee is $325. Fee includes electronic copies (PDF documents) of course material. Paper copies of the course material are available for an additional fee ($50). Refreshments are provided; lunch is
LOCATION - TBD
REGISTRATION - Enrollment is limited, so early registration is advised. The Regional Perinatal System reserves the right to cancel the course if minimum enrollment is not met and will provide a full refund.
REFUND POLICY - Due to materials which need to be prepared and ready before the first day of class, the following refund policy has been implemented: A full refund will be given if written cancellation is received within TWO weeks of the start of class. Written cancellations received within ONE week of the start will be assessed a processing fee of $75. Refunds will NOT be given for cancellations received less than one week before the start of class, after the start of class, or for no shows.