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Critical Care in Obstetrics Course 2023: Maternal Cardiac Arrest in Pregnancy

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This Critical Care in Obstetrics Online Course topic consists of the following:

Pre-test Quiz


Lecture Slides

Post-test Quiz

Upon completion of the components in this topic, the learner will be able to:

1.Understand the incidence and common etiologies that lead to cardiac arrest during pregnancy

2.Describe the important modifications in treatment algorithms of cardiac arrest in pregnancy

Completion of all components within a topic and a score of 75% or greater on the post-test quiz for a topic are necessary for the attainment of 1.5 CME credits.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. GLC is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.


Shad Deering, MD (Topic: Maternal Cardiac Arrest) – Royalties: US Army patented and licensed OB Simulator


Maternal Cardiac Arrest Pre-Test Quiz
7 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/7 points to pass
7 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/7 points to pass
Maternal Cardiac Arrest Lecture
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Lecturer: Shad Deering, MD Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD Conflict of interest disclosure: Created an Ob Simulator that the US Army patented and licensed to Gaumard Scientific Lecture Objectives 1. Understand the approach to ACLS arrest in pregnancy 2. Describe pregnancy specific considerations and modifications in the ACLS treatment algorithms 3. List the indications and timing for performance of a perimortem cesarean section. References 1.Vanden Hoek T, et al. 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science Part 12: Cardiac Arrest in Special Situations. Circulation 2010; 122: S829-S861 2.Jeejeebhoy F and Morrison L. Maternal Cardiac Arrest: A Practical and Comprehensive Review. Emergency Medicine International 2013; 2013:274814. 3.Einav S, Kaufman N, Sela HY. Maternal cardiac arrest and perimortem cesarean delivery: Evidence or expert-based? Resuscitation 2012; 83:1191-1200.
Maternal Cardiac Arrest Lecture Slides
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Maternal Cardiac Arrest Case Study
4 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/4 points to pass
Maternal Cardiac Arrest Post-Test Quiz
7 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  5/7 points to pass
7 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  5/7 points to pass
Satisfaction Survey
2 Questions
2 Questions Please provide feedback on your experience.
CME Credits
1.50 AMA PRA 1 Category Credits credits  |  No certificate available
1.50 AMA PRA 1 Category Credits credits  |  No certificate available Please click here to claim your credits Then click "Certificates" below for instructions for printing your certificate.