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Obstetric Care in the Emergency Department, How the ED Nurse Can “DELIVER”

Event Starts: 1/25/2024 9:00 AM

Event Ends: 1/25/2024 4:00 PM

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Obstetric Care in the Emergency Department, How the ED Nurse Can “DELIVER”

Obstetric Care in the Emergency Department, How the ED Nurse Can “DELIVER”

Thursday, January 25, 2024

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT


RWHC Office & Training Center
880 Independence Lane
Sauk City, WI 53583

Registration Deadline: January 4th

Missed the deadline? Click here to inquire if spots remain.


RWHC Member & Affiliate Member:
$175 per person

Non-RWHC Member:
$210 per person

Fee includes program materials. 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.


Misty Koeller

Misty Koeller, MS, RN, Nursing Clinical Development Educator, Misty has 19 years of nursing experience. She “grew up” in rural medicine, working in the Emergency Department, on Med Surg, and in Obstetrics. Along with being an RN, she has been the course director for classes such as Trauma Nursing Core Course, Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course, Neonatal Resuscitation, and Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics. She has also taught Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Life Support. She tries not to take herself to seriously, and loves to have fun in a classroom!, 608-644-3232

Target Audience:

 Emergency Department Registered Nurses (new or experienced) 

Program Description: 

Whether you are a new grad or an experienced Emergency Department nurse, caring for the pregnant patient can be terrifying. Consider the following questions. Are you an Emergency Department nurse who has little or no experience to the Obstetrics Department (OB)? Does the thought of an emergent delivery of a baby in the ED frighten you? Are you working for an organization that does not have an Obstetrical Department? Are you an ED nurse who wants to learn more about emergent OB conditions that you might present to your ED? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this workshop is designed with you in mind!

During this ONE day workshop we will explore emergency care for the pregnant patient. Throughout this interactive day, the participants will be engaged in simulated learning opportunities, including case study discussions, OB and newborn assessments/emergencies and reviewing priority interventions for various OB situations. This comprehensive workshop is designed to provide the ED nurse with a solid foundation of core principles and standards of care and practice. This workshop will ready the nurse to care for a variety of conditions that could present the Emergency Department including trauma, emergent delivery of a newborn, placental abruption, uterine rupture, pre-eclampsia/HELLP Syndrome, post-partum hemorrhage, just to name a few. We will also discuss EMTALA and how it will affect transfer of the OB patient.

Workshop Objectives: 

  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of a pregnant woman and her fetus
  • Identify risk factors that are identified to complicate care of a pregnant woman
  • Review obstetrical emergencies that put the life of the woman and fetus at risk
  • Emergency delivery of a newborn in the Emergency Department
  • Engaging in critical thinking and integrate knowledge through case studies
  • Understand EMTALA and how it affects transferring the pregnant woman

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