The role of the PNP in identifying Postpartum Depression

1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $10 for NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is $20.

This course will discuss the role of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in identifying Postpartum Depression: Motivational interviewing, screening, and breastfeeding support.

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This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners as an agency providing continuing education credit. individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post tests will be awarded 1.0 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners contact hours.

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses.

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will be able to-Describe the importance of successful breastfeeding for both parent and infant

2. Recognize factors that can contribute to post postpartum depression and the role of successful breastfeeding in mitigating PPD

3. Discuss the importance of screening for post-partum depression at routine pediatric visits

Course summary
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Elaine Webber, DNP, PPCNP-BC, IBCLC
Certified as a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.  Currently an Associate Professor of Nursing, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Maintains a clinical practice in pediatric primary care and established a breastfeeding clinic within the pediatric office.  Published book chapters and peer review articles, primarily related to pediatrics and lactation, and presented at International, National, Regional and State conferences. A member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, International Lactation Consultant Association, and the United States Lactation Association.  Board member of LEAARC (Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Committee). 

Nadine Wodwaski, DNP, MSN-ed, ACNS, RN
Advanced practice nurse specializing in community and acute care; practices in emergency, labor and delivery and has cared for numerous antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum mother-child clients. Currently, an assistant professor educating both graduate and undergraduate nursing students. Published numerous peer-review articles and CEUs on lactation, simulation, intact care, and education and presented at numerous state, national, regional, and international conferences. Chair of American Nurse Association- Michigan Health Policy Committee and member of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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