POEP: Module 10 Fetal Loss 2017

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POEP: Module 10 Fetal Loss 2017

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Purpose & Intended Audience

To enable maternity services nursing staff to apply knowledge of evidence-based practice to provide family-centered care during perinatal loss.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to:

  1. Define types of perinatal loss and frequency of occurrence for each type.
  2. Describe emotional responses to perinatal loss related to fetal/neonatal gestational age, culture, and religion.
  3. Describe unique aspects of perinatal loss, including the process of grief and mourning, healing, and integrating loss into life.
  4. Provide rationale for care of mother, father, baby , and family members.
  5. Describe anticipatory guidance for self-care after hospital discharge.
  6. Identify the potential effects of perinatal loss on living children, subsequent children, and parenting.
  7. Articulate the importance of a holistic nursing approach when caring for women and families experiencing perinatal loss.

Continuing Education Credits

This program has been approved for 0.42 CEUs by the Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #31, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines. No partial credit will be awarded.


UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, Blank Children's Hospital/IMMC Campus

ERC Classroom 3 or 4, G Level ERC

1200 Pleasant Street 

Des Moines, IA 50309 

Refund Policy

Blank Children's Hospital reserves the right to cancel the program due to insufficient enrollment or inclement weather. In this event, you will be notified and your entire registration fee refunded.

Cancellation Policy

A processing fee of $30 will be retained for cancellations less than 5 business days prior to the course.

More Information

Sarah Copple, BSN, RNC-MNN at sarah.copple@unitypoint.org or 515-343-1552