OB Homecare: Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy

October 1, 2023 to October 1, 2026

Activity description

Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP), if not properly managed, can lead to adverse outcomes for both the mother and the infant. Adequate referral is necessary to ensure that pregnant women with NVP receive appropriate medical care, monitoring and treatment to reduce the risk of malnutrition complications for the fetus such as preterm birth, low fetal birth weight and future impact on babies such as autism and developmental lags. Maternal issues include dental problems, loss of maternal bone and muscle mass and maternal post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as severe outcomes such as Wernicke’s Syndrome and maternal death. This activity will provide participants with an overview of the risks, complications and overall impact of NVP and will review the goals and management strategies unique to this condition. Updates on the need for early identification of these patients, the appropriate selection of pharmacologic treatments and the value of guideline-based, comprehensive, multi-team management approaches will be discussed. 

PLEASE NOTE: These materials are intended ONLY for those who attended the live OB Homecare Session: Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy

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This activity is provided by Optum Health Education and Optum OB Homecare.

Commercial support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of dietitians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, PAs and social workers who are interested in learning about homecare options for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Define the ways in which the goals and management strategies for NVP/hyperemesis differ from those for simple “morning sickness” populations.
  • Identify the incidence, risk, potential complications and impact of NVP.
  • Describe how the need for early identification and intervention can be addressed with a comprehensive active management program. 
  • Discuss active management strategies, including a multi-team approach, management protocols and recommendations for pharmacologic management as well as the cost/benefit ratios of such programs.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 1.00 CDR - Dietitians
  • 1.00 ASWB - Social Workers
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Event starts: 
10/01/2023 - 12:01am EDT
Event ends: 
10/01/2026 - 11:59pm EDT

Faculty and Planners
Linda Newgent RNC, BSN
Director of Training and Development, OB Homecare

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 and planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation statement
Joint Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and Optum. 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 health care team.

Credit designation statements
Completion of this RD/DTR profession-specific or IPCE activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit=One CPEU). 

If the activity is dietetics-related but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPEUs may be claimed which are commensurate with participation i contact hours (One 60 minute hour=1 CPEU). 

RD's and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Performance indicator selection is at the learner's discretion. 

The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 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.

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

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

Social workers
ACE LogoAs a Jointly Accredited Organization, Optum Health Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Optum Health Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 live continuing education credits.

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 preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 1.00 CDR - Dietitians
  • 1.00 ASWB - Social Workers
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