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A Holistic, Evidence Based Approach to Cholestasis Prevention and Management for OOH Setting

by Ashley Jones, CPM
  • Duration: 1439 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: MANA Conference 2017

Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP) is a complex liver disease which typically presents in the third trimester of pregnancy. Symptoms generally manifest as pruritus in the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, and can be more accurately confirmed with the presence of abnormal liver function lab results and elevated serum bile acid levels. ICP in itself is generally not harmful for the mother, but poses an increased risk of complications to the fetus in severe cases. This evidence-based session reviews the clinical presentation and diagnosis of ICP and makes recommendations to the holistic preventative support of at-risk clients as well as the holistic treatment of clients with mild ICP in an out-of-hospital setting. Additionally, this session will discuss parameters of the midwifery scope related to ICP and the potential need for collaboration, referral, and transfer of care.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Participants will be able to assess clients for ICP risk and assess clients for signs and symptoms of ICP;

Objective 2: Participants will be able to summarize diagnostic testing guidelines for at-risk clients and mild ICP clients;

Objective 3: Participants will be able to list natural remedies for prevention and management of ICP.