C02-a Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia: Patient Experience Can Change Practice
To present information on ITP and its effects on pregnancy and birth, current treatment and care planning.
1. To provide current, evidence based information on Idiopathic thrombocytopenia and its effects on pregnancy and birth,
2. To provide a patient-centred care approach to planning for pregnancy and birth care for a patient with ITP.
3. To understand the effects of a patient's medical condition in determining development and review of safe care practices.
Nancy Watts, RN, MN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, W & I Program, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
C02-b Traumatic Brain Injury During Pregnancy; Management and Nursing Considerations Throughout the Antepartum, Intrapartum and Postpartum Periods
To share a case study to illustrate nursing and medical care required to care for a pregnant patient with a traumatic brain injury. This presentation will focus on the patients evolving neurological function, ethical and obstetrical considerations and nursing care.
1. Demonstrate the dynamism of antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care in response to an evolving neurologic state.
2. Recognize the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration when caring for a medically complex obstetrical patient.
3. Identify strategies to assist and care for women who have experienced a traumatic brain injury during pregnancy.
Christine Finnbogason, RN, BSc, BN, MN, PNC(C), Clinical Nurse Specialist, Women's Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Canada