The March of Dimes is offering a preconception health promotion online training opportunity for nurses who can receive continuing education credits. The module is free to read and there is a $15 cost to take the test and receive 3.0 contact hours of credit.
Preconception Health Promotion: The Foundation for a Healthier Tomorrow (2013)
This module is designed for registered nurses who interact with women of childbearing age before and after pregnancy and between pregnancies. It reviews the rationale for moving away from prenatal care as the principle approach to preventing poor pregnancy outcomes to an approach that encompasses a woman's health before conception. The module examines the link between a woman's health habits and risks and how they correspond to known risks for a pregnancy and neonate. The module includes evidence-based strategies for addressing key risks before pregnancy to help nurses provide meaningful preventive care throughout the life course of women and their offspring.