Maternal Child Health Conference

Maternal Child Health Conference
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 7:30am - 4:30pm

This program is designed to educate health care providers on various issues that impact the care delivered to the neonatal, pediatric and maternal population and to advance the quality of care provided by physicians, nurses, and other health care providers in the region.

Designed For

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Certified Nurse Midwives, Fellows, Residents, Students and Other Interested Healthcare Providers

Jointly Provided By

CHI Health Perinatal Care
Creighton University Office of Continuing Education


  • Examine the current evidenced based practices and research through poster presentations that highlight intiataives to improve patient and  nursing outcomes
  • Discuss innovative principles and strategies to improve the mother’s ability to cope with labor including engagement of families and health care providers
  • Examine the impact of Post-Partum Depression (PPD) on the mother-child dyad
  • Identify mothers at risk and the signs/symptoms of PPD; along with utilizing current strategies and resources to assist and support the mother with PPD
  • Explore the role of the father in the birth process and the impact of fatherhood engagement on the long term outcome of the family unit.
  • Describe the elements of a Hypertension Bundle and the benefit of routine Drills for teams who are caring for women during and after delivery.
  • Define the risk factors for Neonatal Sepsis and describe the practices proven to reduce the incidence of neonatal sepsis as well as management of the neonate with sepsis.
  • Recognize the neonate who meets the criteria for suspected Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) 
  • Describe steps for resuscitation, stabilization and management of the neonate in preparation for transfer to a regional cooling center.
  • Discuss the prevalence, diagnosis and management of IgE mediated food allergies
  • Review non-IgE mediated food reactions like MSPI


7:30 a.m.
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

7:50 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview

Lisa Strasheim, MBA, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC
Division Director - Women’s Service Line • CHI Health

8 a.m.
Early Onset Neonatal Sepsis in the Late Preterm and Term Infant

BJ Wilson, MD
Neonatologist • Mednax/CHI Health St. Elizabeth

9 a.m.
Fatherhood Engagement

Aaron Banman, PhD

10 a.m.
Break, Visit Exhibits and Poster Presentations

10:15 a.m.
Postpartum Depression

Meaghan Shanahan, MD
Obstetrician/Gynecologist • CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy

11:15 a.m.
Lunch, Visit Exhibits and Poster Presentations

12:30 p.m.
Hypertension Bundle

Rachelle Heser, MSN, APRN-CNS, C-EFM
Clinical Nurse Specialist-CHI Health

1:15 p.m.
Passive Cooling

Jackie Liess, APRN-NNP
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner • CHI Health Good Samaritan

2 p.m.
Break, Visit Exhibits and Poster Presentations

2:15 p.m.
MSPI and Food Sensitivities in Babies

Jackie Moline, BSN, RN, CLC
Maternal-Infant Health Program Coordinator • NE Department of Health and Human Services

3:15 p.m.
Labor Coping Strategies

Karen McGivney-Liechti, APRN-CNM
Mandi Campbell, CD (DONA)
Good Life Birth Place

4:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Evaluation

4:45 p.m.

Education Credit

Category 1
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse CE
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 7.75 contact hours for nurses.  Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) and CHI Health.  Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Disclosure Policy: It is the policy of Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All faculty participating in this activity are expected to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest or other relationship he/she has with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation.


CHI Health Employee: $60
Non-CHI Health Employee: $75

Refund less $25.00 if cancelling by Friday, August 23, 2019.
No refund after Friday, August 23, 2019

CHI Health St. Elizabeth
555 S 70th St
Lincoln, NE 68510
United States