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A Virtual Course for OBGYNs, MFMs, Midwives, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners, and Hospital Safety and Quality Staff

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The recorded version of this course will be available in November 2020. If you registered or attended the live course, you will have access to the recording, as well as the slide decks and a resource guide. at that time. If you were unable to register for the live course, you will be able to purchase to the recording ($40) and earn CME/CNE in November.  Please email Alex Hill (ahill@smfm.org) to be added to our distribution list if you want to know when the recoding is available.

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 will take place via Zoom on October 23 from 1:00 to 5:30 PM (EDT) and October 24 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (EDT). The course will be recorded and available for purchase after the live event.

Cost: $40. 

How to Join: Registered attendees will receive a link via to launch the course. If you have not yet received this email, please contact Kerri Wade at kwade@smfm.org.

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. Details on how to earn CNE are coming soon.

Continuing Medical Education (CME): Continuing Medical Education credit is provided through joint providership with The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Details on how to earn CME are coming soon.

  • 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.

Questions: Contact Rebecca Abbott (rabbott@smfm.org) or Kerri Wade (kwade@smfm.org).


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Event Overview

Date:
October 23, 2020 - October 24, 2020
Location:
United States

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