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Class Progress
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Chapter Listing

Health Disparities Among Prenatal Patients - DEMO


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


Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Display knowledge of prenatal risk factors and their potential effects on both mother and baby
  • Identify diagnostic studies that should be completed in relation to prenatal risk factors
  • Apply knowledge of existing health disparities regarding prenatal outcomes
  • Outline measurable goals that will improve fetal and maternal outcomes
  • 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 United States

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

Chapter 4: References

  • References
  • About the Author
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