Date & Time
Monday, April 11, 2022, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
105 The Importance of Thorough Triage and Evaluation of Pregnant Patients

We will discuss real-life cases concerning pregnant patients and the history of failed assessments that resulted in fatality of the mother and/or infant, with emphasis on the need to use the most appropriate screening and assessment tools and to adhere to the NCCHC standards related to care and maintenance of pregnant patients. A brief but substantive discussion will address legislation surrounding the shackling of pregnant detainees and the threat it creates for her and her unborn child.

Educational Objectives

  • State the importance of using the most proper assessment for pregnant patients
  • Discuss common issues associated with pregnant patients, including substandard medical and mental health care
  • Determine the best methods to ensure compliance with the NCCHC accreditation standards with regard to pregnant patients

Level Intermediate