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Precipitous Delivery and Emergent Neonatal Care

Event Details

Date Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Time 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location St. Anthony Regional Hospital Education Center
311 South Clark St
Surgery Center, 4th Floor
Carroll, 51401
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Contact Education

Program Description This session will provide essential information about managing precipitous labor and birth, including signs of imminent delivery, potential complications, and the EMS or nurse’s role in assisting during a precipitous delivery, along with treatment goals for the mother and infant. Education content for patient and/or family is included.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion, the participant will be able to: 

Maternal Precipitous Labor

  1. Define precipitous labor
  2. List signs of imminent delivery
  3. Identify important triage questions to ask prior to delivery and assessment
  4. Discuss potential complications of precipitous labor
  5. Explain how to assist with a precipitous delivery

Neonatal Care in the prehospital setting:

  1. Recognize normal transitions of a newborn post delivery
  2. Provide basic newborn care to infant post delivery
  3. Be able to identify a preterm infant and common characteristics and challenges presented by the preterm infant
  4. Be able to identify an neonate experiencing difficulties transitioning to extrauterine life and provide appropriate interventions at BLS and ALS levels
  5. Complete APGAR scoring
  6. Provide initial resuscitation efforts and interventions to an infant in need of assistance after delivery


  • Christina Johnson BSN, RNC-NIC, PED-BC, Neonatal Education Specialist, St. Anthony Regional Hospital / NICU, PICU, and Flight Specialist, Unity Point Health
  • Sara Knobbe BSN, RN, C-EFM Labor and Delivery, St. Anthony Regional Hospital
  • Alison King RN, Labor and Delivery, St. Anthony Regional Hospital

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