Agenda Item Details
Day 1   Friday Nov 8, 2019
3:00 - 4:00pm
Presentation: Concurrent Session C02 – High Risk Pregnancy

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.


Learning Objectives:

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.


Learning Objectives:

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



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