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Postpartum PTSD Secondary
to Traumatic Delivery

Presenter: Neeta Shenai, MD

The purpose/goal(s) of this activity is to enable healthcare providers to have a better understanding of postpartum PTSD resulting from traumatic childbirth.

  • Recognize changes in DSM criteria for acute stress disorder and post-traumatic
    stress disorder
  • Identify risk factors associated with postpartum PTSD secondary to childbirth
  • Examine the impact of postpartum PTSD on maternal health
  • Describe treatment guidelines and pharmacologic considerations postpartum

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018 Time: 12:00-1:00 PM ET
1.0 Contact Hour(s)
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™   Mandatory for Physicians
Successful completion of education activities includes attendance at the entire activity and achieving a passing score of 80% or higher on the post-test in order to receive 1.0 Contact Hour(s) or 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. No partial credit is awarded.

Neeta Shenai, MD

Neeta Shenai graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency training as well as psychosomatic medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She currently is an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh and is the medical student site director for the psychiatry consult and liaison service. Her research has focused on identifying risk factors and developing a screening tool for post-traumatic stress disorder following childbirth trauma. Her clinical interests include women's mental health, perinatal addictions, and medical student education.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multi-State Division an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation: Women & Infants Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to sponsor intrastate continuing education for physicians. Women & Infants Hospital designates this online educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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