This conference is designed to educate, empower and support nurses caring for women, newborns, and their support systems by providing up-to-date, evidence-based information that will enable them to increase their knowledge, competence, and professional performance to ultimately benefit their patients’ health.
Jointly Provided By
Nebraska Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education
Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Students, and Lactation Counselors
- Describe the updated cardiovascular healthcare need for women of childbearing age.
- Interpret the national trends in maternal morbidity/mortality rates and list 2 actionable items to disseminate among colleagues.
- Discuss normal physiologic changes of pregnancy and list 2 normal laboratory assessments for a pregnant woman.
- Utilize the provided tools and resources to ensure quality patient care at their respective institutions.
- Define the Nebraska and National Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) mission/vision/goals.
- Cite the Nebraska Perinatal Quality Initiative Collaborative (NPQIC) mission and goals.
- Review the national Alliance for Innovation on Maternal (AIM) Health Program mission and strategies.
- Recognize the Nebraska NPQIC, ACOG, AWHONN, and AIM chosen hypertension and mental health care bundle objectives.
- Define the state laws on marijuana use and how that effects women and their infants before/during/after childbirth.
- Demonstrate how to care for infants born after narcotic/substance use utilizing the Eat, Sleep, and Console Method.
- Recognize the diverse cultures and implicit biases that present in maternal/child healthcare by listing at least 2 examples.
- Identify and report health disparities in our state relating to diversity/culture/race.
- Describe mental healthcare needs among women and families before/during/after childbearing and report 2 potential local resources for families.
- Differentiate and define the types of fetal monitoring and guidelines on fetal heart tracing interpretation.
- Discuss and extrapolate quality care and research based upon interdisciplinary fetal tracing reviews.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Dinner & Welcome
Huddle Up for Fetal Safety
Cyndy Krening, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM
- Identify opportunities for increased fetal surveillance and team management.
- Implement regular team huddles for fetal monitor tracing review around the clock.
- Initiate CODE EFM to bring team together upon request for review of concerning tracing in between regular team huddles.
- Discuss the potential benefits of a centralized fetal telemetry HUB for another layer of fetal safety.
Break & Dessert
EFM NCC Review
LaShea Haynes, M. Ed., MSN, AGCNS-BC, APRN, RNC-OB/EFM
Courtyard By Marriott Aksarben Village Omaha
1625 South 67th Street
Omaha, NE 68106
Friday, August 27, 2021
Registration, Breakfast, & Vendor Exhibits
Welcome & Program Overview
Chelsey Kennedy, DNP, WHNP-BC, IBCLC
- Review and define the Nebraska and National Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN) mission/vision/goals
Rocky Mountain High: Weeding Through the Myths of Marijuana Legalization
Cyndy Krening, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM
- Explain the background of marijuana, its pharmacology, and the current evidence regarding its effects on pregnancy, the fetus and newborn, and lactation.
- Identify perinatal issues created by the legalization of marijuana at the state level.
- Discuss current state (evidence and practice) and future opportunities regarding marijuana and the childbearing family.
Break & Vendor Exhibits
Perinatal Care in Nebraska: Striving for Excellence
Peggy Brown, DNP, RN, CPHQ
Objectives: (list of NE participating hospitals, measures, bundles)
- Review and define Nebraska Perinatal Quality Initiative Collaborative (NPQIC) mission and goals
- Review and define the national Alliance for Innovation on Maternal (AIM) Health Program mission and strategies
- Parental Perinatal Depressions Screening
- This three-year project involves state-wide implementation of parental depression screening, prenatal through the infant’s first year of life. A referral system for parental depression will also be identified.
- This project is funded by the Pritzker Foundation through a sub-award from First Five Nebraska.
- Hypertension Bundle:
- Review the Nebraska NPQIC, ACOG, AWHONN, and AIM chosen hypertension bundle.
- Nebraska Hospitals involvement
- Statistics, data entry, and goals
Eat, Sleep, Console
Tracy Meyers RN, BSN, & Melissa Wilson MSN, RNC-NIC
- Describe the elements of Eat, Sleep, Console for assessment and management of the newborn experiencing neonatal abstinence syndrome.
- Identify the benefits of Eat, Sleep, Console for the newborn and his/her family.
Lunch, Nurse of the Year, Nightingale Tribute, & Vendor Exhibits
Kim Duggan, MHA, BSN, RN, CNOR
Pacira Biosciences, Inc.
Sydnie Carraher MSN, NNP-BC, APRN-NP
- Explore historical perspectives societal impressions and current literature related to perinatal depression.
- Identify strategies and resources available to implement perinatal depression screening.
Fruit of a Poisonous Tree: A Look at the Historical Roots of Black Maternal Healthcare in the US
Lynette Cooper, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C
- Discuss maternal healthcare on a global scale and how the US fares on these measures.
- Discuss health inequities within the context of history.
Door Prizes, Evaluation, & Adjournment
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 8.0 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education and the Nebraska Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) 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.