Maternal Child Health Conference 2018

Maternal Child Health Conference
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 7:45am - 4:45pm

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

Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education
CHI Health


  • Discuss the differences between malformation, D formation and disruption
  • Review the clinical presentation of trisomy 21, trisomy 18 and trisomy 13
  • Identify physical features of other common syndromes
  • Restate the importance of inducing a pregnant patient prior to 39 weeks only when there is medical indication
  • Review the latest research and evidence regarding the importance of accurate dating prior to consideration of an elective induction
  • Discuss the appropriate methods involved with induction of labor and the importance of using Bishop Score screening in determining appropriate method for the patient
  • Identify NICU infants at risk for developmental delays
  • Recognize the need for continuing developmental assessment of the NICU infant post discharge
  • Explore resources available to optimize the developmental outcome of every infant
  • Recognize the prevalence of human trafficking in Nebraska
  • Identify the signs and symptoms victims of human trafficking exhibit when presenting to the healthcare setting
  • Discuss the agencies, organizations and resources available in Nebraska serving victims of human trafficking
  • Assess current statistics on the prevalence, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of opioid addiction in pregnancy
  • Critique strategies to improve outcomes of opioid exposed pregnancies
  • Recommend methods for increasing awareness and interdisciplinary collaboration for care of the pregnant woman with an opioid addiction
  • Recognize newborns at risk for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)
  • Identify effective, evidence-based interventions for the treatment of NAS
  • Evaluate developmental outcomes of newborns affected by NAS
  • Describe the Midwifery Model of Care
  • Define physiologic birth
  • Explore exclusion criteria for birth in a free standing birth center
  • Recognize the benefits of giving birth in a free standing birth center
  • Analyze factors in the US model of maternity care delivery that contribute to our country’s high infant and maternal mortality rate
  • Identify ways in which health care providers can assist families in reconciling their birth plan with the reality of the birthing experience


7:15 a.m.
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

7:45 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview

8 a.m.
Approach to the Dysmorphic Baby

Terry Zach, MD

9 a.m.
Doctor, I’m Tired of Being Pregnant: Important Issues Surrounding Induction of Labor

Michael Barsoom, MD

10 a.m.
Break and Visit Exhibits

10:15 a.m.
Developmental Follow Up of the NICU Graduate

Lorri Niemeyer, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC

11:15 a.m.
Lunch and Visit Exhibits

11:30 a.m.
Lunch Speaker: Human Trafficking and Healthcare

Anne Boatright, MSN, RN

1 p.m.
Break and Visit Exhibits

1:15 p.m.
The Opioid Crisis-A Maternal/Child Health Perspective

Carla Christensen, PharmD

2:15 p.m.
NAS-Assessment, Intervention and Outcomes

Katie Brooks, DO

3:15 p.m.
Break and Visit Exhibits

3:30 p.m.
From Dreams to Reality-Bringing a Birth Center to Lincoln, NE

Karen McGivney-Liechti, APRN, CNM

4:30 p.m.
Evaluation and Adjournment

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
Telehealth: $50

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