Experience Level: Beginner
Contact Hours: 14.50
This two-day course is instructed by an Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist and is designed for any rehabilitation clinician who works with people who are or have been pregnant, and with people who have given birth. This remote course will discuss common conditions encountered in the peripartum period from the medical perspective. Topics include medical screening; medical management of high risk patients (bedrest, activity limitations, medications, surveillance); and interventions common in the peripartum period
Operative deliveries and surgical procedures will be covered in detail as well as complications of these procedures. Procedures and interventions to be defined and discussed include episiotomies and lacerations, c-sections, epidurals, imaging, cerclage, vacuum and forceps deliveries. Pre-requisite lectures will provide an overview of the obstetrician/gynecologist’s role and foundational concepts in pregnancy, medical screening, and imaging during the prenatal period. The first day of the course will focus on the pregnant period and going into labor, and the second day of the course covers c-sections, types of vaginal births, episiotomies and lacerations, and recovery from delivery.
While the course is built from the medical perspective, the design of the course aims to share knowledge so that rehabilitation care planning is optimized.
All pre-recorded lectures in Teachable for this course must be watched before the Live Component of the course. See the Schedule tab for the current list of pre-recorded videos