COVID-19 and Pregnancy

Activity description 

The risk of pregnancy-related complications such as preterm delivery, loss of pregnancy, and stillbirth is much higher in women with COVID-19 infection during pregnancy than in their pregnant counterparts without COVID-19. This activity will discuss the risk factors for severe disease in pregnant women, with a focus on the multifaceted effects of COVID-19 infection on pregnancy and the developing infant.  It will also provide current information about the effects of the COVID-19 vaccine on maternal and neonatal health. COVID-19 infection- and vaccine-related recommendations for pregnancy, breastfeeding, and neonatal health, as well as indications for hospitalization of the pregnant patient will be identified.

Provided by
This activity is jointly provided by Optum Health Education and Optum Health Solutions.

Commercial support
There was no commercial support received for this activity.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurse practitioners, PAs and physicians who have an interest in COVID-19 and pregnancy.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify risk factors for severe disease in pregnant women.
  • Identify how COVID-19 affects pregnancy.
  • Describe how maternal COVID-19 vaccination affects the neonate.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
Activity opens: 
05/27/2022
Activity expires: 
06/01/2025
Rating: 
0

Presenter
Lisa Fall, MD
Medical Director, Healthy First Steps | Optum Health Solutions
 
Activity planners
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Optum Health Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

The activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method for Calculating CE Credit
CE credit was calculated based on the complexity of content.

Accreditation statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and Optum Health Solutions. Optum Health Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit designation statements

Physicians
Optum Health Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurses
The participant will be awarded up to 1.0 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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