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perinatal outreach program at cardinal glennon and st marys serves missouri and southern illinois 

A Course in Intrapartum Nursing 

This is an educational program designed for new registered nurses in the perinatal setting or as a refresher for the experienced nurse.

Brochure and registration form

Click here to download and print the brochure and registration form. Please send registration form along with payment to:

SSM St. Mary's Health Center
Attn: Perinatal Outreach
6420 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

Course fee

$20 per day

Lunch is own your own

2014 calendar and curriculum

All classes are on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Click here to download and print the brochure and registration form.

 Day/Date

      Curriculum

Day 4

Feb. 25

  • Induction of labor
  • Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
  • Pre-term birth
  • Obstetrical Hemorrhage

Day 5

April 22 

  • Managing complications in L&D
  • Precipitous birth, cord prolapse, shoulder dystocia,
    uterine rupture and amniotic fluid emboli
  • Grief support
  • Respiratory distress in the newborn
  • How to communicate when things go wrong

Day 6 

June 24

  • Perinatal infections and sexually transmitted diseases
  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • Trauma and violence in pregnancy
  • Hypoglycemia in the early newborn period

Day 1 

Aug. 26

  • Pregnancy, what’s the big deal?
  • Abnormalities of the placenta
  • Overview of the labor process
  • Blood gas interpretation
  • Newborn transition and initial care
  • Breastfeeding 101

Day 2 

Oct. 28

  • Intrapartum pain management
  • Labor support
  • Second stage management
  • Newborn assessment

Day 3 

Dec. 9

  • Surgical conditions of the newborn
  • Operating room principles
  • Care of the C-section patient
  • Complications of obesity
  • Antenatal testing

Location

SSM St. Mary's Health Center
6420 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

Kohler Auditorium

Reminder: The classroom temperature varies. Please bring a sweater or light jacket with you to ensure your comfort.

Course instructors

Pam Randazzo, RNC, BSN
Perinatal Outreach Educator | SSM St. Mary’s Health Center

Connie Thompson, RNC, BSN
Perinatal Outreach Educator | SSM St. Mary’s Health Center

Acrreditation

SSM St. Mary’s Health Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. A minimum of 5.0 contact hours are available.

Partnership

For classes offered in Illinois, funding is provided in part by the Illinois Department of Public Health Perinatal Program Grant.

Contact us

For information about this course, please contact

Pam Randazzo, RNC, BSN
Perinatal Outreach Educator | SSM St. Mary's Health Center
314-768-8537