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- Increased recognition of the importance of the ‘fourth trimester’ and the pressing need to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality, has led to a renewed focus on postpartum care.
- Advanced Milestones for The Care of the Postpartum Patient include ability to effectively counsel patients on antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum complications, collaboration with other members of the health care team in postpartum care and application of innovative approaches to the management of patients in the postpartum period.1
- The CREOG Learning objectives include several specific learning objectives regarding the diagnosis, management and counseling about normal postpartum recovery and complications of the postpartum period.2
- If specific gaps in postpartum education among OB-GYN residents are able to be identified, educational interventions can be designed to target these needs.
postpartum care, postpartum period, patient care
Medicine and Health Sciences | Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hotz, MS, MD, Melanie; Godcharles, MD, IBCLC, Cheryl; and Switzer, MD, Julia, "OB-GYN Resident Education of Postpartum Care: A Needs Assessment" (2023). Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Posters. 18.
Presented at the 2023 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting.