SMFM's 41st Annual Pregnancy Meeting

Working together for the global advancement of safe and healthy pregnancies

January 25 - 30, 2021

Patient Safety Toolbox: Practical Strategies for Implementing the New Standards for Perinatal Safety

Jan. 27, 2021 10am - 3pm

Course Directors:
Andrew Combs, MD, PhD
Christina Davidson, MD
Christian Pettker, MD

Course Faculty:
Iffath Abbasi Hoskins, MD
Kelly Gibson, MD, FACOG
Iffath Hoskins, MD
Kathryn Menard, MD, MPH
Barton Staat, MD

Course Description: 
Effective January 2021, the Joint Commission has new standards intended to reduce the likelihood of harm related to maternal hemorrhage (PC.06.01.01) or severe hypertension/preeclampsia ((PC.06.03.01).  These standards are similar to the AIM maternal safety bundles on Obstetric Hemorrhage and Severe Hypertension and are more prescriptive.  In this course, we will point out the differences between the standards and the bundles and will offer proven strategies and practical tips for implementing the new standards at your facility.

Learning Objectives:
  • List the major causes of maternal death in the USA and developed countries
  • Teach others about the importance of hemorrhage and severe hypertension as potentially preventable causes of death.
  • Discuss similarities and differences between The Joint Commission’s New Standards for Perinatal Safety (2020) and the bundles for Obstetric Hemorrhage (2015) and Severe Hypertension (2017) from the National Partnership for Maternal Safety.
  • 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.

Course Schedule (All times Eastern Standard Time):
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CME Credits:  4.5

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.

Price: $400.00