Cervical Ripening and Induction/Augmentation of Labor

  • Date: February 25, 2016
  • Time: 8:30 am to 4:45 pm
  • Location: Women’s Medical Office Building (MOB), Bernard Room (2nd floor), 717 N. 190th Street Plaza, Omaha, NE 68022

Target Audience

Target Audience

Nurses who work in labor and delivery with induction and augmentation of labor.



Value: $280
$98 with promo code: 65PD

Methodist and Jennie Ed employees please use the 2015 or 2016 health system promo code for a 100% discount. Perinatal outreach members please use your promo code to receive your discounted price.

Course DescriptionCourse 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.



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


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.     

Credits/CEUs Credit Information

Nebraska Methodist College Center for Professional and Continuing Education 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 infirmation 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.

NURSING: 7.0 contact hours awarded Master Code#NE13-16C07  Nebraska Methodist College Center for Professional and Continuing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This includes 0 pharmacology hours.

EDUCATION CREDIT 7.0 education hours.  Nebraska Methodist College Center for Professional and Continuing Education 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 Center for Professional and Continuing Education 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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