Hyperemesis Gravidarum — More than Morning Sickness

by Expert Reviewer: Debra Anscombe Wood, BS, RN; Instructor: Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD; Instructor: Elaine D. Brown, MS, RNC-OB, EFM-C; Instructor: Jessica Anderson, RN, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC
Credentialed for: Nursing Professionals

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i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy are very common, and between 50% and 80% of pregnant women experience them. However, the persistent vomiting that characterizes hyperemesis gravidarum is a serious pregnancy complication that without treatment may endanger the life of both the expectant mother and the fetus. It is defined as severe nausea and vomiting that result in weight loss, nutritional imbalance, and dehydration. This educational activity will address the etiology, assessment, and management of the condition.

About the Course Author

Debra Anscombe Wood, BS, RN, a health writer and editor, practices in ambulatory care in Orlando, Fla.. Debra Anscombe Wood, BS, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD, has created continuing education programs since 1984. A former hospital chief clinical dietitian and nutrition educator in a state WIC program, she has written, edited, and presented numerous continuing education seminars and home study courses and has lectured before international, national, state, and local groups of medical, fitness, and nutrition professionals. Kline has been active in local, state, and regional dietetics associations; was named "Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year" in 1984; and was awarded "Outstanding Nutrition Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2001 by the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Practice Group. She was elected as a Professional Issues Delegate to the House of Delegates of ADA in 2003. Kline resides in Upstate New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands; she holds a BA from Tufts University and an MS from the University of Missouri. Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Elaine Brown, MS, RNC-OB, EFM-C, is clinical nurse educator at a large academic university Elaine D. Brown, MS, RNC-OB, EFM-C has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Jessica L. Anderson, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC, is a director of the Center for Midwifery at the University of Colorado College of Nursing and holds a faculty appointment as senior instructor. Jessica Anderson, RN, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (8 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-717682
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE273-60
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2020-12-13
  • Learning Objectives:

    Compare the pros and cons of enteral vs. parenteral nutrition in the treatment of HG; Describe assessment findings, including signs and symptoms along with pertinent laboratory values; Discuss the etiology and pathophysiology of HG; Explain treatment options for HG
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Dietitians; Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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