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Hemorrhage and Blood Loss Online Course(s) & Continuing Education

Access the latest clinical skills and research for Hemorrhage and Blood Loss for POSTPARTUM professional training. These Hemorrhage and Blood Loss online courses provide practice-changing skills and valuable perspectives from leading global experts. This Hemorrhage and Blood Loss education has been accredited for a variety of CEUs / CERPs and can be accessed on-demand, at your own pace.

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South Africa Haaritha Boltman-Binkowski, Nurse Educator, CNM

Haaritha Boltman-Binkowski completed her B. Cur (Cum Laude) at the University of the Western Cape in 2003. She then gained clinical experience in both private and government institutions in the labour ward. She completed her Masters degree in Advanced Midwifery in 2005. In 2007 she started working as a lecturer at the University of the Western Cape. During the 13 years of lecturing, she has lectured various disciplines, including General Nursing, Midwifery, Advanced Midwifery, Neonatal Nursing, Research Methods, and Gender Based Violence as a Public Health Issue. She has co-ordinated both theory and clinical for many of the modules and year levels taught. Since 2015, Haaritha has been co-ordinating and teaching the Masters in Nursing: Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing. Haaritha is passionate about collaboration and has organised two international collaborative visits in 2019 from different institutions in Belgium (UC Leuven and VIVES), and has been involved with NEPAD efforts since 2012. In 2019 she graduated with another Masters degree in Nursing Education (Cum Laude). Her curriculum development experience covers micro aspects as well as developing the new graduate programme in Midwifery. Her clinical and teaching experience is as varied as her research interests but her focus areas are: maternal and child health, evidence-based practice, postpartum haemorrhage, teaching and learning and decolonisation.

South Africa Haaritha Boltman-Binkowski, Nurse Educator, CNM

Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is one of the most preventable causes of maternal death, yet it still ranks as one of the main conditions responsible for maternal mortality. PPH has serious adverse effects on maternal health including death, adult respiratory distress syndrome, coagulation disorders, shock, hysterectomy and loss of fertility. As bleeding after delivery is expected, women often do not realize the seriousness of their condition until it is too late and often do not survive to be referred to a more specialized level of care.

The diagnosis and management of PPH is complex, with the main challenge being the visual assessment of blood loss. As women are not able to warn healthcare providers timeously about their condition, the situation is compounded by poor clinical assessments, a lack of accuracy in diagnosis, lack of resources, and differing methods of treatment . Most of the primary maternity care in South Africa is provided by midwives, and the overall quality of care during the management of PPH is poor. In addition, the scope of practice of midwives is limited. Unless a registered midwife has a prescribing license, they may not administer any medications, with the exception of oxytocin. Midwives may also not perform any surgical interventions.

The purpose of this presentation will be to present evidence-based, effective, non-pharmacological methods of treating postpartum haemorrhage, which primary care midwives may find valuable in their practice.

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Presentations: 13  |  Hours / CE Credits: 13.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
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Avril is the founder of the Midwife Method - a midwife-led, supportive and educational online program dedicated to empowering all birthing people who want to experience a conscientious and connected pregnancy, birth and transition into parenthood. Who want to learn to thrive in body, mind and spirit and not only feel prepared and informed every step of the way...but loved, supported and guided throughout. This incredible resource is available for busy midwives to count on, to provide for all the educational needs of their clients to have a healthy, joyful and empowering pregnancy, birth and smooth transition into parenthood.

For the past four years, she has loved being an instructor and office manager with Birth Emergency Skills Training® (B.E.S.T.), as well as co-developer of the Online and Hybrid programs. B.E.S.T. is dedicated to improving maternal and fetal outcomes by helping midwives effectively, efficiently, competently and confidently manage emergencies when they arise.

She has been intimately woven into the fabric of serving birthing families since 1998 working at home and in birth centers. Together with her partner, she has home-birthed, home-schooled and raised 3 incredible human beings (18, 24 and 26)!

With an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and desire to support a broader population in attaining their health goals, she returned to school, completing a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2016, then pursued a Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Georgetown University which she was unable to complete due to unforeseen circumstances.


Despite the many advances in medical treatment, postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) remains one of the leading causes of maternal mortality around the world. Excessive bleeding plays a role in 25-35% of maternal deaths, and the United States (US) is no exception. In the US, postpartum hemorrhage was responsible for 12% of maternal deaths in 2016 and that figure is rising.

STOP postpartum hemorrhage in its TRACs offers a clear, up-to-date overview of postpartum hemorrhage using the mnemonic TRAC as a guide. TRAC stands for the 4 primary etiologies of PPH - Trauma - Retained Placenta - Atony - Coagulopathy. In this lecture, we present the physiology behind each etiology, prevention, early recognition and responsive, effective management from the least invasive to the most invasive stabilization techniques including anti-hemorrhagic medications, treatment for shock, the use of Non-pneumatic Antishock Garment (NASG) and a host of other life saving options. Treatments are adapted for out of hospital practice including low resource global applications.

Come join us and learn to effectively, efficiently and calmly manage PPH, alleviate fear, increase your confidence and improve maternal outcomes.

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Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 7  |  Viewing Time: 6 Weeks
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
This presentation is currently available through a bundled series of lectures.