SMFM's 40th Annual Pregnancy Meeting

Working together for the global advancement of safe and healthy pregnancies

February 3 - 8, 2020 | Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center | Grapevine, Texas

Patient Safety Toolbox: Practical Tips for Implementing Safety Bundles, Checklists & OB Safety Programs

Feb. 5, 2020 8am - 2pm

Course Directors:
C. Andrew Combs, MD, PhD
Christian Pettker, MD

Course Faculty:
Peter Bernstein, MD, MPH
Christina Davidson, MD
Afshan Hameed, MD
Larry Shields, MD

A primer on patient safety and quality for practicing MFMs and fellows, the course will introduce practical safety and quality tools to help attendees implement and maintain change within their institutions.  

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and SMFM. GLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  1. Understand the concepts behind and evidence for comprehensive OB safety programs
  2. Discuss specific strategies to improve OB patient safety
  3. Understand metrics used to evaluate OB quality and safety
  4. Prepare MFMs to be patient safety leaders at their institutions  

Session Time Session Title Session Speaker
8:00 – 8:15 am The Implementation Gap– Too Many Bundles, Not Enough Time Combs
8:15 – 8:30 am Adverse Event Videos Combs
8:30 – 8:55 am Toolkit for Implementing Bundles Bernstein
8:55 – 9:20 am Implementing a Bundle for Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Hameed
9:20 – 9:45 am Implementation of Action Programs for Maternal Early Warning Signs Shields  
9:45 – 10:00 am Panel Q&A Course Faculty
10:30 – 10:45 am Measuring Quality and Safety Combs
10:45 – 11:10 am Establishing a Severe Maternal Morbidity Review Committee Davidson
11:10 – 11:30 am Creating a Cardiovascular Disease Screening program Hameed
11:30 – 11:45 am Checklists and how to use them Combs
11:45 am – 12:00pm Panel Q&A Course Faculty
1:00 – 1:25 pm The Model for Improvement: Teams, Aims, Measures and the PDSA Cycle Pettker
1:25 – 1:50 pm Changing Behavior, Changing Culture Bernstein
1:50 – 2:00 pm Panel Q&A Pettker/Bernstein

Price: $685.00