Screening for Postpartum Depression
Contact Hours Awarded: 1.5
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.
- What is Postpartum Depression?
- Case Study
- Risk Factors
- Case Study
- Mother and Infant Bonding
Nursing CE Central 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.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
- Identify factors associated with developing postpartum depression.
- Recognize symptoms of postpartum depression in the various stages.
- Understand the need for assessment and treatment of postpartum depression.
- Recognize the affect postpartum depression has on mother-infant bonding and childhood development.
- Registered Nurses (RN)
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)
Requirement for Completion
- Enrollment in the course by the learner
- Read and learn all course materials
- Complete the course evaluation
- 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)
Conflict of Interest Statement
Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.
Course Expires on: June 11, 2024
Course Offering: #86