COVID-19 and the Pregnant Patient

The obstetrical patient population presents a unique challenge during this pandemic, and professional organizations have rapidly published preliminary documents providing guidelines for the clinical care of pregnant patients with COVID-19. Join us to hear Katia Magalie Apollon, M.D., describe what Baptist Health is experiencing with this patient population, the current scientific literature and the guidelines for testing and management in antepartum, labor and delivery and postpartum care.

Target Audience

All interested healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists and laboratory personnel (microbiology).

Learning Objectives

  • Describe what is known about COVID-19 and the pregnant patient based on reported cases.
  • Utilize current guidelines for the management of pregnant patients in antepartum, labor and delivery and postpartum.
  • Utilize current guidelines for the management of the pregnant patient who is critically ill with COVID-19.
  • Implement universal screening/testing for SARS-CoV-2 in women admitted to labor and delivery.
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Hantoushzadeh, S., Shamshirsaz, A. A., Aleyasin, A., Seferovic, M. D., Aski, S. K., Arian, S. E., ... & Naemi, M. (2020). Maternal Death Due to COVID-19 Disease. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Chen, L., Li, Q., Zheng, D., Jiang, H., Wei, Y., Zou, L., ... & Zhao, Y. (2020). Clinical characteristics of pregnant women with Covid-19 in Wuhan, China. New England Journal of Medicine.

Della Gatta, A. N., Rizzo, R., Pilu, G., & Simonazzi, G. (2020). COVID19 during pregnancy: a systematic review of reported cases. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. (2020). Society for Obstetric and Anesthesia and Perinatology. Labor and Delivery COVID-19 Considerations. 2020.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Practice Advisory Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). March 2020.

Kimberlin, D. W., & Stagno, S. (2020). Can SARS-CoV-2 infection be acquired in utero?: more definitive evidence is needed. JAMA.

Boelig, R. C., Manuck, T., Oliver, E. A., Di Mascio, D., Saccone, G., Bellussi, F., & Berghella, V. (2020). Labor and delivery guidance for covid-19. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM, 100110.

Sutton, D., Fuchs, K., D’alton, M., & Goffman, D. (2020). Universal screening for SARS-CoV-2 in women admitted for delivery. New England Journal of Medicine.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
Course opens: 
06/01/2020
Course expires: 
05/31/2021

Katia Magalie Apollon, M.D.
Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Baptist Hospital of Miami

Katia Magalie Apollon, M.D., has indicated that neither she nor her spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and she will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her presentation or discussion.

Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., moderator, is a member of the speakers bureau with Amgen and Amarin. 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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