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 to discuss pricing (varies by location) and to schedule a course.

Accreditation: According to the Minnesota Board of Nursing, one contact hour is 50 minutes and each additional five minutes is one-tenth of a contact hour. This activity is 3.1 CEU. Those who participate in this activity may submit their statement of attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. Participants should only claim credit equivalent with the extent of their participation in the activity. Participants are responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.