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Screening for Postpartum Depression

Contact Hours Awarded: 1.5

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Course Overview

Screening for Postpartum Depression

Author: Suzanne Welsh

The shifting of hormones, anxiety of the impending birthing process, and the anticipation of seeing their new baby can all lead to differing levels of depression in many women. Early assessment of mothers with increased risk, as well as watching for signs and symptoms of possible developing postpartum depression can lead to early treatment and care for these women, providing a more positive outcome for mother and baby. 

Course Outline

  1. What is Postpartum Depression? 
  2. Assessment 
  3. Case Study 
  4. Risk Factors 
  5. Treatment 
  6. Case Study 
  7. Mother and Infant Bonding 
  8. Conclusion 
  9. References

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss mild, moderate, and severe postpartum depression in new mothers. It will take the average learner 90 minutes to complete.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Identify factors associated with developing postpartum depression. 
  2. Recognize symptoms of postpartum depression in the various stages. 
  3. Understand the need for assessment and treatment of postpartum depression. 
  4. Recognize the affect postpartum depression has on mother-infant bonding and childhood development. 

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: June 11, 2021

Course Expires on: June 11, 2024

Course Offering: #86