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.
- 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