PTP (Perinatal Training Program) - Maternity Crisis Management Training

Regular training is imperative for potentially catastrophic emergencies that can arise in childbirth. The Perinatal Training Program's Maternity Crisis Management (MCM) track provides exciting new content covering high-risk, low incidence OB emergencies, enabling clinicians to be prepared. Topics in this training track include Shoulder Dystocia, Antepartum Hemorrhage, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Cord Presentation/Prolapse, and Uterine Rupture/Inversion.   

This Continuing Nursing Education Activity was Approved by the Northeast Multi-State Division, An Accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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Why is Maternity Crisis Management Training so important?

High risk, low incidence OB emergencies require skill and decisive action to avoid catastrophic consequences

  • Shoulder Dystocia, occurring in more than 1% of deliveries, is often unanticipated and considered a primary cause of perinatal mortality and morbidity, and maternal morbidity. ACOG Practice Bulletin: Shoulder Dystocia, No. 40, Nov. 2002
  • Postpartum hemorrhage occurs in 10 – 15% of women after delivering and is a leading cause of maternal death. Bateman et al, 2010

Avoidable Poor Outcomes Increase Litigation & Cost

The Answer is Training!


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MCM Topics covered:

Antepartum Hemorrhage

  • Risk factors of APH
  • Main Causes of APH - placenta previa, placental abruption and vasa previa.
  • The priniciples of APH management
1 CNE contact hour


Cord Presentation and Prolapse

  • Risk factors of Cord Presentation and Prolapse
  • Identification/Recognition of Cord Presentation and Prolapse
  • Management of Cord Presentation and Prolapse
0.5 CNE contact hour


Postpartum Hemorrhage

  • Risk factors of PPH
  • Main causes of PPH
  • The priniciples of PPH management
1 CNE contact hour


Shoulder Dystocia Chapter

  • Definition and Causes of Shoulder Dystocia
  • Maternal and Neonatal Complications
  • Management and Maneuvers
  • Post-Partum Care and On-going
  • Risk Management
1 CNE contact hour


Uterine Rupture/Inversion

  • Risk factors of Uterine and Inversion
  • Incidence of Uterine and Inversion
  • Complications of Uterine Rupture and Inversion
  • Recognition of Uterine Rupture and Inversion
  • Management of Uterine Rupture and Inversion
0.5 CNE contact hour