Teresa Gray - Hostos CC
Ronette Shaw - Hostos Community College
Background Maternal Mortality is defined as a pregnancy related death that occurs during pregnancy, during delivery and up 42 days following a delivery. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the United States has the highest Maternal Mortality when compared to ten other developed countries. Furthermore, Black women are almost 2-3 times more likely to die than from pregnancy related deaths than their white counterparts. The purpose of this project for nursing students to use an educational tool to teach pregnant women about warning signs that can occur during pregnancy and six weeks thereafter. Description Nursing students will learn didactic knowledge off high-risk pregnancy while empowering women to seek medical help for pregnancy related danger signs. This can lead to early recognition intervention and prevent adverse outcomes. The students will teach maternity patients material derived from the CDC’s Hear Her champaign. The goal includes students will be aware of the racial/ethnic disparities that exist in maternal care; students will be aware that there is unconscious bias in healthcare, students will understand the major causes of maternal mortality and they should be able to identify high-`risk pregnant women. Students will be providing healthcare education that include the “urgent maternal warning signs” provided by the CDC. Data to be derived from pre and post student survey.
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