A Virtual Course for OBGYNs, MFMs, Midwives, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners, and Hospital Safety and Quality Staff
The recorded version of this course is now available. Instructions for accessing it can be found below.
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Once you complete viewing, you will be eligible for CNE or CME. For participants applying for CNE, your certificate will be available for download immediately after you complete the post-course survey found on the course website. For participants applying for CME, you will be able to immediately download your certificate. SMFM will email instructions to complete a post-course survey email three months after completion of the course.
If you need assistance, please contact Kerri Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why. In August 2019, The Joint Commission (TJC) introduced new standards for perinatal safety. These standards are similar to the bundles on obstetric hemorrhage and severe hypertension introduced by the Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health (AIM) in 2015. Hospitals often encounter barriers to implementation. In a multi-disciplinary online course, national experts in patient safety and quality improvement will provide practical tips and helpful tools to implement the new standards, which will soon be required of all TJC-accredited maternity centers.
Course Co-Hosts: Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health, American College of Nurse-Midwives, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health, National Institute for Children's Health Quality, National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives, Preeclampsia Foundation, and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Who Should Attend: OBGYNs, MFMs, midwives, nurses, nurse practitioners, women’s health nurse practitioners, hospital safety and quality staff, and administrators who are charged with keeping their facilities within TJC standards.
Purpose: To help facilities meet TJC's new standards for perinatal safety. View the course agenda for additional details.
When: The live course took place on October 23-24, 2020. The recorded course is now available.
Speakers: The course is unique with its multi-disciplinary faculty. Learn from: C. Andrew "Andy" Combs, MD, PhD; Christian "Chris" Pettker, MD; Christina Davidson, MD; Catherine "Carey" Eppes, MD; Jeffrey "Jeff" Fouche-Camargo, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, C-EFM; M. Kathryn "Kate" Menard, MD, MPH; Barbara O’Brien, MS, RN; Julia Phillippi, PhD, CNM; and Eleni Z. Tsigas. Learn more about the faculty and course objectives.
Course Objectives: After this course, learners will be able to: 1) discuss the importance of hemorrhage, hypertension, and racial inequities as preventable causes of maternal death in the United States; 2) discuss similarities and differences between TJC’s new standards for perinatal safety and the AIM bundles for obstetric hemorrhage and severe hypertension; and 3) implement strategies for meeting the new standards, including written protocols and procedures, education of providers and staff, multidisciplinary drills, review of cases, and provision of educational materials to patients and families.
Continuing Nursing Education (CNE): This activity has been evaluated and approved by the Continuing Education Approval Program of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health for 9.0 CE contact hours, zero hours of pharmacology credit. NPWH Activity number 20-15. Each participant should claim only those contact hours that they actually spent in the educational activity. Live course attendees should have received an email on 10.30.20 from Kerri Wade with instructions on how to obtain CNE. If you can't locate the email, please contact Kerri at email@example.com. CNE must be claimed by April 30, 2021.
Continuing Medical Education (CME): Continuing Medical Education credit is provided through joint providership with The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Live course attendees should have received an email on 10.30.20 from Kerri Wade with instructions on how to obtain CME. If you can't locate the email, please contact Kerri Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ACCME Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint providership of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- College Cognate Credit(s): The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 Category 1 College Cognate Credits. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.
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