Rh Incompatibility

Overview

5 out of 5 (3 Reviews)

Credits

1.00

Post Assesment Questions

5

Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

27 Aug 2022

Last Reviewed

27 Aug 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

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Activity Description

Rhesus (Rh) incompatibility refers to the discordant pairing of maternal and fetal Rh type. It is associated with the development of maternal Rh sensitization and hemolytic disease of the neonate (HDN). An individual can be classified as Rh-positive if their erythrocytes express the Rh D antigen; individuals without the Rh D antigen are classified as Rh-negative. This phenomenon becomes clinically significant if a mother that is Rh-negative becomes sensitized to the D antigen and subsequently, produces anti-D antibodies (i.e., alloimmunization) that can bind to and potentially lead to the destruction of Rh-positive erythrocytes. This is of particular concern if a Rh-negative mother is carrying a Rh-positive fetus, which can result in consequences along the spectrum of HDN ranging from self-limited hemolytic anemia to severe hydrops fetalis. This activity reviews the etiology, evaluation, and management of Rh incompatibility, and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in caring for at-risk patients.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the clinical significance of Rh incompatibility.
  • Describe the pathophysiology of Rh incompatibility and alloimmunization.
  • Identify indications for Rh D immunoglobulin (RhIg) treatment.
  • Explain the importance of improving care coordination amongst the interprofessional team to enhance the delivery of care for patients at risk for Rh incompatibility.
  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to Rh Incompatibility

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