APS Launches New Online Course Targeted at Managing Postpartum Hemorrhage

Boston, MA (PressExposure) June 11, 2009 -- Advanced Practice Strategies (APS), a leading provider of education solutions for risk management and patient safety, today announced a new interactive course to help clinicians recognize and treat one of the most dangerous post-delivery occurrences—postpartum hemorrhage.

Obstetrical hemorrhage is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in both the developed and developing worlds. Recent studies estimate that 70–95% of these deaths are preventable, provided nurses and doctors can identify the problem early and take the necessary steps for treatment.

This new course, Postpartum Hemorrhage, precisely outlines the earliest indicators of postpartum hemorrhage, how to confirm the diagnosis, and how to ensure the patient receives proper, timely treatment. Developed in cooperation with the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Postpartum Hemorrhage is the latest addition to APS's Perinatal Safety Series, which includes courses to address the major drivers of obstetrical risk. In fact, APS’s full risk management and patient safety curriculum, spanning across medical specialties, has educated more than 40,000 clinicians nationwide.

“We are confident that this course will help nurses and doctors save the lives of women who experience obstetrical hemorrhage,” said Dennis Ferrill, CEO of APS. “We’ve worked with some of the foremost experts in the field in developing this course and conducted numerous clinician interviews to ensure our training authentically mirrors the situations they face in practice. The end result is a powerful tool and resource that helps eliminate the risk and anxiety associated with postpartum hemorrhage. It creates a clear action plan to gather information, instill calm, and encourage clear communication and teamwork.”

Postpartum Hemorrhage uses real-life case studies to provide a comprehensive view of how and why abnormal bleeding can occur after childbirth. The course also details exactly how each member of the response team should react when evidence of abnormal bleeding arises. After completing this course, students will be able to:

• Quantify the blood loss associated with different modes of delivery. • Accurately assess external blood loss during or after delivery. • List common risk factors and etiologies for postpartum hemorrhage. • Describe early interventions for postpartum hemorrhage to ensure a positive outcome. • Outline pharmaceutical, surgical, and blood component therapy approaches to managing postpartum hemorrhage.

Postpartum Hemorrhage is accredited for 4 hours of CME, via joint sponsorship with ACOG, and 4 hours of CE. To purchase Postpartum Hemorrhage, or to obtain a full APS course curriculum, visit our website at [http://www.courseserver.com/apsecommerce]. To view a sample of the course, visit of the course, visit [http://www.aps-web.com/elearning/courseexamples/course_506.asp]

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Contact: Shonna Keogan Advanced Practice Strategies 192 South Street, Suite 500 Boston, MA 02111 917-660-7462 skeogan@aps-web.com http://aps-web.com

About Advanced Practice Strategies

Advanced Practice Strategies is an independent, Boston-based company devoted to improving the lives of both patients and their caregivers through effective, innovative educational solutions. Our flexible, state-of-the-art eLearning program has helped hospitals and clinicians reduce risk and enhance patient safety across the country. Our Demonstrative Evidence Group is the nation's leading provider of medical illustrations for courtroom defense against medical malpractice claims. APS strategic partners include the Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions and the Hospital Corporation of America. For more information, visit http://www.aps-web.com

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Press Release Submitted On: June 11, 2009 at 4:58 am
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