Health Disparities Among Prenatal Patients

This course is designed for nurses who are involved in any stage of high-risk pre and perinatal care. This course is designed to raise awareness of high-risk prenatal morbidity and mortality rates and to promote knowledge of the guidelines for high-risk obstetrical care, to reduce health disparities and improve patient outcomes.

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Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Display knowledge of prenatal risk factors and their potential effects on both mother and baby.
  2. Apply knowledge of existing health disparities regarding prenatal outcomes.
  3. Outline measurable goals that will improve fetal and maternal outcomes.
  4. Demonstrate patient teaching points that relate to high-risk prenatal care.


Chapter 1: Introduction and Management of High-Risk Obstetrical Patients

  • Introduction: Healthcare Disparities Among Prenatal Patients
  • Factors of Disparity

Chapter 2: Factors That Increase Health Risks of Pregnancy

  • Hypertension/Preeclampsia
  • Diabetes
  • Thromboembolism
  • Obesity
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Exposure to Alcohol and Tobacco
  • Kidney Disease

Chapter 3: Health Disparities and Trends in Infant and Maternal Outcomes in the US

  • Maternal and Infant Mortality
  • Patient’s Educational Needs
  • Review – Healthcare Disparities Among Prenatal Patients
  • Case Studies – Healthcare Disparities Among Prenatal Patients

Chapter 4: References

  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias
  • References
  • About the Author

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

HTRSD is a provider of continuing education training focused on human trafficking and other social disparities for health care providers, as well as courses that address nurses' health and well-being and under-served topics in advanced critical care.

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