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MC3 Recorded Education Series: Assessing and Managing Perinatal Patients with Severe Symptoms

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Step Status
Educational Materials
Release Date: Sat, 1/1/22
Termination Date: Tue, 4/30/24
Credits: 0.75

There are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for this activity.

Educational Planner/Presenter
Samantha Shaw, MD
Activity Coordinators
Erin Hughes-Krieger, MSW
Laura Hurst, MSW
Anne Kramer, MSW

Educational Objectives: At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Identify and assess the level of severity for perinatal patients experiencing psychiatric symptoms, including symptoms of anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts, suicidal ideation, and psychosis.
  2. Assess patients for suicidal ideation and risk of harm to themselves and others.
  3. Clinically manage perinatal patients experiencing severe psychiatric symptoms, including psychoeducation, medication, escalation of care.
Target Audience: This activity is appropriate for House Officers, Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physicians
In the fields of Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Primary Care, Psychiatry.
Accreditation and Credit Designation:

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Original Release Date: April 2021
Termination Date: April 2024
Additional Info:

Bibliographic Resources

  1. Bergink, V., Rasgon, N., Wisner, K. (2016) Postpartum Psychosis: Madness, Mania, and Melancholia in Motherhood. American Journal of Psychiatry. 173(12):1179-1188. Doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2016.16040454
  2. Brok, E., Lok, P., Oosterbaan, D., Schene, A., Tendolkar, I., van Eijndhoven, P. (2017) Infant-Related Intrusive Thoughts of Harm in the Postpartum Period. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 78(8):e913-e923. Doi: 10.4088/jcp.16r11083
  3. Cook, J., Bewley, S. (2008) Acknowledging a Persistent Truth: Domestic Violence in Pregnancy. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 101(7):358-363. Doi: 10.1258/jrsm.2008.080002

Credits available:

AMA PRA Category 1: 0.75
Participation: 0.75