Perioperative Series: OB Emergencies - 2023

Event Starts: 5/25/2023 9:00 AM

Event Ends: 5/25/2023 4:30 PM

Perioperative Series: OB Emergencies

Perioperative Series:
OB Emergencies

Class has been cancelled.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT

RWHC Office & Training Center
880 Independence Lane, Sauk City

Registration Deadline: May 4th


RWHC Member & Affiliate Member:
$175 per person

Non-RWHC Member:
$210 per person

Fee includes program handouts and refreshments. Lunch is on your own.

 0.6 CEUs


RWHC is approved as a provider of continuing health education by the Wisconsin Society for Healthcare Education and Training (WISHET). RWHC designates this activity for up to 6 contact hours (0.6 CEUs) of continuing education for allied health professionals.


Cella Janisch-Hartline

Cella Janisch-Hartline, RN, BSN, PCC Professional Certified Coach, is the Nursing Leadership Senior Manager for Rural WI Health Cooperative (RWHC). Cella brings her experience from over 40 years in various rural healthcare leadership positions to her work as she combines her passion for nursing, leadership, coaching and teaching. Named the 2018 Outstanding Educator through the National Rural Health Association, she engages healthcare participants across the country with her humorous, action-oriented and compassionate approach.

Charlene Galston

Brenda Gillingham, RN, BSN, CPAN, The Richland Hospital Inc., has been an RN for almost 30 years. She began in ICU before moving to Phase I recovery; an area she is passionate about. Brenda oversees and teaches ACLS, PALS and PEARS. In addition, she is the primary educator for Phase I recovery. Brenda served as the Wisconsin Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses President for two years and was a recipient of the WISPAN Excellence in Clinical Practice Award.

Target Audience
All aspects for perioperative nurses (pre-op, intra-op and post-op) or nurses required to recover patients as part of their duties

Program Description:
This workshop is designed to help nurses and health care providers recognize risk factors, assessment findings and required interventions to low volume/high risk perioperative situations focused on obstetrical emergencies.

Program Objectives – Participants will learn to:

  1. Differentiate between emergency and unplanned C-Sections with considerations toappropriate treatment/interventions
  2. Review perioperative obstetrical emergencies: HELLP syndrome, obstetricalhemorrhages, shoulder dystocia, prolapsed cord, uterine rupture, emergency cesareandelivery and DIC
  3. Recognize the anatomy and physiology characteristics/considerations to eachidentified emergency discussed
  4. Prioritize surgical nursing interventions to above emergencies
  5. Understands the drug actions of common obstetrical medications that may be onboard at the time of an emergent c-section: magnesium sulfate, pitocin, methergine,hemabate, cytotec, and narcotics
  6. Engage in critical thinking/incorporating the knowledge learned through casestudies/simulation
  7. Discuss anesthesia delivered via general/spinal routes with impact to both patient andinfant
  8. Review Phase I recovery of the cesarean section patient with consideration of uniquepatient population factors

Visit the RWHC Clinical Education Series web page to view all our class offerings.