The CALS OB/Newborn Module was designed for nurses and other health care personnel who provide care for the obstetrical and neonatal patient with the opportunity to learn and practice infrequently used lifesaving skills. It expands upon the skills covered in the 2-day CALS Provider Course and meets the requirements for Minnesota Board of Nursing CEU requirements.

Specific skills taught include:

  1. Identify signs of compromised maternal status in obstetrical emergencies.
  2. Simulate multiple types of complicated deliveries.
  3. Discuss the signs and symptoms of fetal distress and the appropriate intervention.
  4. Discuss fetal monitoring procedure.
  5. Demonstrate the steps in evaluation and resuscitation of the newborn.
  6. Demonstrate placement of umbilical vascular access lines.
  7. Discuss steps in medication administration in the newborn.
  8. Demonstrate steps in managing the airway of a newborn with respiratory distress.
  9. Discuss stabilization and transport consideration of the OB/Newborn.

CALS OB/Newborn is a stand-alone course that can be provided on request at your hospital. Contact Ann Gihl at the CALS office (763/285-8931) to discuss pricing and to schedule a course.

Accreditation: Participants for this activity can submit their statement to the appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. Participants are responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirement for acceptable continuing education and should only claim credit equivalent with the extent of their participation in the activity.

According to the Minnesota Board of Nursing, one contact hour is 60 minutes.  For nurses in Minnesota, this activity is equivalent to 3.5 contact hours (CEU).