Part of the Prioritization of Care® Specialty Series, this virtual clinical presents the learner with a variety of postpartum and newborn patients. Mothers and babies who are experiencing an illness or injury that is life-threatening should receive inpatient care in an OB unit. These patients require further testing, immediate intervention, and close monitoring. Mothers and babies who are not experiencing an illness or injury that is life-threatening but require follow-up within the next day or two should continue care in the outpatient women’s health clinic. The learner must use clinical judgment skills to decide if their care should be managed in the OB unit or women’s health clinic. Then the learners prioritize the order in which the five patients should receive care and implement individualized nursing interventions. This virtual clinical fosters critical thinking and builds confidence for students and practicing nurses in a clinical setting.
This clinical comes with inpatient or outpatient setting options and includes a variety of patient conditions such as neonatal infection, post-partum hemorrhage, postmaturity syndrome, mastitis, adolescent mother, hyperbilirubinemia / circumcision and warfarin therapy.