Cervical Ripening and Induction/Augmentation of Labor

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The registration period has closed for this event.

8:30 AM to 4:45 PM


Please note if you register within 7-10 days of the class you are not guaranteed a handout/book on the day of class. Pdf's of the handout/book will be available online after the program.



Value: $280.00

Cost: $100.00 for general registrants.

Methodist Health System employees who provide their employee ID number on the registration form may take this course at no cost. NMC students can attend at no cost (they do not receive CE). NMC Alumni, employees of perinatal outreach hospitals, and AWHONN member receive 75% off of the program's value.


Nurses who work in labor and delivery.


This program will provide information about the safe nursing care of the woman receiving cervical ripening and/or induction and augmentation of labor.


Program Objectives:

  • Identify the nurse's role in providing care during cervical ripening and induction/augmentation of labor.
  • Explore the induction of labor including methods, definitions, indications and contraindications, risks, informed consent, and assessments prior to induction.
  • Describe the physiology of uterine contractions.
  • Review the pharmacological properties of prostaglandins and oxytocin.
  • Compare/contrast methods used for cervical ripening.
  • Explain the procedure for administration of oxytocin for augmentation/induction.


In order to receive continuing education hours for this event, you must meet the following completion requirements:

  • Attendance at the entire activity
  • Completion/submission of evaluation form within 30 days of the program


Agenda Topic
8:15-8:30 am Registration
8:30-9:00am Role of the Nurse
9:30-9:45 am Induction: Definitions, Indications and Contraindications, Risks, Informed Consent, and Assessments Prior to Induction
9:45-10:00am Break
10:00-12:00pm Methods used for Cervical Ripening
12:00-12:45pm Lunch (on your own)

Oxytocin for Labor Augmentation and Induction

2:00-2:15pm Break


Oxytocin for Labor Augmentation and Induction (continued)



4:30-4:45 pm Q&A/Closing


Continuing Education

Nurses: 7.0 contact hours awarded. MW MSD Provider Approval #NE 1019-9. Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Nebraska Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Education: 7.0 Education hours. Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of classroom instruction for each offering. Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline.

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development awards educational contact hours to the disciplines listed above. Each professional is accountable to understand his or her accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board.


Methodist Women’s Medical Office Building (MOB), 2nd Floor, Bernard Room
717 North 190th Plaza
Omaha, NE 68022

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Mary Seger-Barker, MSN, RNC-OB, CIMI, C-EFM, Clinical Nurse Educator, Methodist Women's Hospital Outreach.

Sue Weekly, MS, APRN-CNS, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Methodist Women's Hospital Outreach.

Course Materials

The program agenda, disclosures, and handouts from our presenters (as they permit) will be made available here and will remain online.

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Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development

720 N. 87th Street

Omaha, NE 68114


For questions about this course, contact tara.millerdonohue@methodistcollege.edu.


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