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Framework for an Obstetrics Training Program



Designing a continuing education program for your obstetrics department can be a challenging task. You want to balance the needs of all clinicians on your unit, address areas of concern, and keep pace with the ever-changing landscape of evidence-based practice and emerging national guidelines and trends. TSG’s RSQ® Solutions – Obstetrics Education program can meet your needs; our online library offers you the ability to customize your own program specific to the challenges of your own OB unit.

Both ACOG and AWHONN stress the importance of parallel training for nurses and physicians to facilitate improved collegiality and communication between these groups in the Labor and Delivery Department. Taking the same coursework keeps everyone on the same page and talking the same language, especially during critical moments in patient care.

Below is a framework to use as a blueprint for implementing our RSQ® Solutions – Obstetrics Education program. Please feel free to edit based on your individual department’s needs and issues. We recommend starting with six courses per year for each clinician. High-interest topics relate to leading causes of rising rates of maternal mortality and morbidity.


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Critical Concepts of Postpartum Discharge: A way to Reduce Maternal Mortality

Postpartum Hemorrhage Part 1

Obstetrics: Overview of Closed Claims 2007-2014

EFHM: Definitions, Interpretation and Management Part 1

Postpartum Hemorrhage Part 2

Shoulder Dystocia

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy: Part I - Definitions and Diagnosis

FHM Vignette #05: Gestational Hypertension or Preeclampsia?

Neonatal Asphyxia

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy: Part 2

FHM Vignette #06: 36-Week Twins/Anaphylaxis of Pregnancy

FHM Vignette #16: Umbilical Cord Prolapse

FHM Vignette #11: 23-Year-Old G1P0 With IUGR at 37 Weeks

FHM Vignette #04: 42-Year-Old G1P0 With IVF Pregnancy

FHM Vignette #03: 39-Year-Old Obese Diabetic

FHM Vignette #09: Term Pregnancy With Vaginal Bleeding & Abdominal Pain

FHM Vignette #15: 31 Weeks Pre-Term Labor/Magnesium Sulfate for Neuroprotection

FHM Vignette #02: An 18-Year-Old Primigravida in Labor at 37 Weeks


Estimated time of completion for each FHM Vignette is about 20 minutes. You might choose to increase the number of vignettes required for completion each year, but we don’t recommend going beyond 6 each year.

If you have any questions or would like insight into how to modify this blueprint based on your department’s concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Client Services Team. We’ll be happy to share perspective on what other organizations are doing or what might be most beneficial for your situation.


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Categories: Labor & Delivery, Obstetrics, Nursing, eLearning


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