Cervical Ripening and Induction/Augmentation of Labor

  • Date: March 20, 2014
  • Time: 8:30 am to 4:45 pm
  • Location: Medical Office Building, Bernard Room, 717 North 190th Street Plaza, Omaha, NE, 68022

Target Audience

Target Audience

This section is open to all members of the target audience



Value: $280 Cost: $98 with promo code 65PD

Methodist and Jennie Ed employees please use the 2014 health system promo code for a 100% discount.

Perinatal outreach members use PERI2014 promo code to receive your discounted price.

Course Description

Course Description

Purpose Statement:

This program will provide information about the safe nursing care of the woman receiving cervical ripening and/or induction and augmentation of labor.

Participants will be able to:

• Identify the nurse's role in providing safe care during cervical ripening and induction/augmentation of labor.
• Explore the induction of labor including: methods, definitions, indications and contraindications, risks, informed consent and assessments prior to induction.
• Describe the physiology of uterine contractions.
• Review the pharmacological properties of prostaglandins and oxytocin.
• Compare/contrast methods used for cervical ripening.
• Explain the procedure for administration of oxytocin for augmentation/induction.



8:15 am - 8:30 am  Registration
8:30 - 9:30 am   Patient Safety Issues and Medical-legal Implications
9:30 - 10:15 am     Induction: Definitions, Indications and Contraindications, Risks, Informed Consent, and Assessments Prior to Induction
10:15 - 10:30 am   Break
10:30 - 12:00 pm       Methods used for Cervical Ripening
12:00 - 12:45 pm   Lunch (on your own)
12:45 - 2:00 pm   Oxytocin for Labor Augmentation and Induction
2:00 - 2:15 pm   Break
2:15 - 3:45 pm   Oxytocin for Labor Augmentation and Induction (continued)
3:45 - 4:30 pm   Review
4:30 - 4:45 pm   Evaluation
4:45 pm                                      Adjourn

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Mary Seger Barker RNC-OB, MSN, c-EFM, CIMI is a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Methodist Women's Hospital Outreach.
Sue Weekly, RNC-OB, MS, APRN-CNS, C-EFM is a Clinical Nurse Educator for Methodist Women's Hospital Outreach.



Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development awards educational credit to the disciplines listed below. Each professional is accountable to understand their accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board.

In order to obtain contact hours or CEU's for a continuing education event, participants are required to attend the entire event and return a completed evaluation.

7.0 contact hours awarded
Master Code #:   Code #NE13-16C07

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Nebraska Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


The Nebraska Methodist Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

7.0 education hours.  Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of classroom instruction for each offering.  Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline.

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development recognizes that accredited status as a provider unit refers only to its continuing education activities and does not imply American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission of Accreditation, any other accrediting body, or Methodist Health System approval or endorsement of any commercial products.


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