Austin Advanced Practice Nurses

COVID-19 in Pregnancy: Best Practices for Management of the Maternal Population

Webinar/Online

Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:00am PT - 12:00pm PT

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Topic

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, presented by Sepsis Alliance, 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.

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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, presented by Sepsis Alliance, 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.    

Target Audience:  
Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, emergency responders, healthcare management teams, and other healthcare staff may benefit.

Learning Objectives

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.

About the speakers:
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

About Sepsis Alliance Institute:
Sepsis Alliance Institute offers free online sepsis education and resources for healthcare providers across the continuum of care to help improve sepsis diagnosis, treatment, and care. 

Every year in the United States, 1.7 million people are diagnosed with sepsis and over 270,000 people die of sepsis. Sepsis is the most expensive in-patient cost in U.S. hospitals. In-patient hospital and skilled nursing costs for sepsis care are approximately $62 billion per year.   

Through Sepsis Alliance Institute, more than 12,050 learners are currently earning over 26,300 CE credits and learning the best practices in sepsis recognition, treatment, and care. Click to find out more.