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  • THIS is where I'm headed! Navigating next career steps proactively & confidently

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/23/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    As Abraham Lincoln said, “I will prepare and some day my chance will come.” Someday? How about NOW, Abe!? This year has taught us that time is fleeting, that in person presence is essential, and preparation is key. With an unrelenting pace of change, retirements, and organizational realignments ahead, there will be professional possibilities for you - but will you be ready? This presentation will provide insights about where HC leadership roles are headed, guidance about how to emphasize your strengths, address professional learning & experience gaps, and offer suggestions about how confidently position yourself for your next role. Meet this unique moment with clarity and enthusiasm!

    As Abraham Lincoln said, “I will prepare and some day my chance will come.” Someday? How about NOW, Abe!? This year has taught us that time is fleeting, that in person presence is essential, and preparation is key. With an unrelenting pace of change, retirements, and organizational realignments ahead, there will be professional possibilities for you - but will you be ready? This presentation will provide insights about where HC leadership roles are headed, guidance about how to emphasize your strengths, address professional learning & experience gaps, and offer suggestions about how confidently position yourself for your next role. Meet this unique moment with clarity and enthusiasm!


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

     By participating in this course, the learner will be able to:

    1. List 2 trends emerging related to the role of leadership in healthcare systems
    2. Describe two strategies to emphasize your existing leadership strengths or identify learning and/or experience gaps
    3. Outline a self-directed learning plan to address at least one gap discovered

    Approval of this session is pending for 1.0 nursing CEs by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 15417.

    Chrissy Burke, MBA

    Managing Partner

    Hireup Leadership

    With more than twenty-five years in healthcare, Chrissy has built long-standing relationships with hospital, system executives and business thought leaders, helped to grow three unique organizations, and connected countless healthcare leaders with their next, great professional opportunity. Strong relationships, clear communication, and passion have always been a key focus of her work in serving others.

  • Unmasking COVID-19: A Virtual Town Hall May 2021

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/11/2021 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Unmasking COVID-19: A virtual Town Hall series to address the economic and social impact of COVID-19 on the neonatal and perinatal communities.

    A virtual Town Hall for neonatal and perinatal nurse leaders and their staff. As we have entered a new phase of COVID-19, we must now tackle new challenges. Safe and effective vaccines have been distributed to hospital systems nationwide, with healthcare workers being among the first to be offered vaccines. However, not all are choosing to be vaccinated. For nurse leaders this brings forth issues in areas of staffing, effective communication and patient and staff safety. During this Town Hall event, we will hear from nurse leaders and experts across the country on how they are overcoming these challenges.

    Jason Wolf, Ph.D, CPXP

    President & CEO The Beryl Institute

    Jason A. Wolf, PhD, CPXP is a passionate champion and recognized expert on patient experience improvement, organization culture and change, and sustaining high performance in healthcare.  As President & CEO of The Beryl Institute, Jason has led the growth of the organization into the leading global community of practice and thought leader on improving the patient experience, engaging over 55,000 people in more than 75 countries and establishing the framework for the emerging profession of patient experience. Jason is the Founding Editor of the Patient Experience Journal, the first open-access, peer-reviewed journal committed to research and practice in patient experience improvement. He also established and currently serves as President of Patient Experience Institute, an independent, non-profit, committed to the improvement of patient experience through evidence-based research, continuing education and professional certification. Jason is a sought-after speaker, provocative commentator, and respected author of numerous publications and academic articles on culture, organization change and performance in healthcare, including two books on Organization Development in Healthcare and over 50 white papers and articles on patient experience excellence and improvement. Jason also received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2018 Dean Conley Award for his article "Patient Experience: The New Heart of Healthcare Leadership," published in the spring 2017 issue of Frontiers of Health Services Management. A recovering marathoner – having run seven – Jason's proudest "accomplishment” remains his family. He currently resides in Nashville, TN with his wife, Beth and sons Samuel and Ian.

    Pattie Bondurant, DNP, RN

    Chief Transformation & Quality Officer, Transform Healthcare Consulting LLC

    Pattie Bondurant has over 25 years of clinical and healthcare experience. Dr. Bondurant is trusted by her colleagues for her unrivaled expertise in healthcare management, neonatal and pediatric nursing, and quality improvement. Her work regionally and nationally has resulted in improved care and outcomes for neonates, children and adults.

    After earning her BSN in Nursing from Skidmore College, Dr. Bondurant went on to receive her MN as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Pediatrics from the University of Washington School of Nursing, and ultimately her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in Nurse Executive and Systems Leadership from the Waynesburg University School of Nursing.

    Pattie spent several years in nurse leadership roles at top tier pediatric hospitals. Currently, Pattie is the co-founder and Chief Transformation and Quality Officer of TransForm Healthcare Consulting, LLC. The company’s focus is on working with hospitals and health systems to develop quality strategies and architect the successful implementation of Quality & Safety programs. Pattie remains clinically active as a consultant to NICUs around the country. Through her leadership, she has been a key stakeholder and nursing lead in the development and implementation of the American Academy of Pediatrics NICU Levels of Care Verification Program. Currently Pattie has assumed an interim role as the Chief Quality & Safety Officer of the University of Kentucky Heath Care. Additionally, Dr. Bondurant has published numerous articles on nursing leadership and quality improvement, has won numerous awards for her work and is a sought-after speaker on quality improvement and leadership in healthcare. She resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she enjoys skiing, sailing, biking, and is an avid reader in her spare time.

    Stephanie Abbu, DNP, RN, CNML

    Clinical Business Coordinator

    Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

    Dr. Stephanie Abbu is the Clinical Business Coordinator for Neonatal Services at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. As a second career nurse, she has 15 years of healthcare experience as a registered nurse, assistant manager, manager, and business coordinator. Stephanie received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of TN at Chattanooga and her Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on Health Systems Management at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, TN. Dr. Abbu is a national speaker on topics that explore nursing research, nursing practice and professionalism, mentoring, leadership, and family and patient engagement. She currently serves on the editorial board for the Empowered Nurse: Peer-Reviewed Journal for Innovative VUMC Nursing Research.

    Lisa Mason, DNP, MHA, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

    Senior Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Services

    Children's Health System of Texas

    Lisa Mason is the Senior Director of Neonatal-Perinatal Services at Children's Health System of Texas. She has been a neonatal nurse for 23 years and strives to increase quality and experience for mothers and babies across the continuum of care. She possesses expertise in development and growth of service lines, design and construction of new departments, and leadership development. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family and friends and reading. 

    Bonnie Clipper, DNP, MA, MBA, RN, CENP, FACHE

    Chief Clinical Officer

    Wambi

    Dr. Bonnie Clipper is the Chief Clinical Officer at Wambi and is an innovation evangelist, accomplished health care executive, influential thought leader, coach, and international speaker. Her career spans hospital operations, a professional association, and a health tech start-up. She was the first Vice President of Innovation at the American Nurses Association, where she created the innovation framework which is the road map to bring over 4 million nurses into the innovation space.

  • Meeting the Measures: Maternal Mortality, Perinatal Patient Safety, and TJC

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Please join us for a one-day virtual interactive educational session with a focus on The Joint Commission Requirements for Maternal Patient Safety.

    Please join AWHONN and Synova for a one-day virtual interactive educational session with a focus on The Joint Commission Requirements for Maternal Patient Safety.  Education will be provided with a focus on maternal morbidity and mortality and the impact of high-risk perinatal diagnoses of postpartum hemorrhage, maternal sepsis, and severe maternal hypertension, which data reveal impacts Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) disproportionately.  A panel discussion and breakout focus groups will allow for opportunities to discuss and share successes and barriers surrounding implementation of the elements of the New Standards for Perinatal Safety perinatal core measures from The Joint Commission (TJC) that are effective as of January 1, 2021. 

    Registration fee: $99

    Learning Outcomes: 

    At the completion of this day, learners will:

    1. Discuss the current state of maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States and the data revealing the disproportionate impact on BIPOC.
    2. Recommend evidence-based practices to improve maternal mortality. 
    3. Evaluate the implementation status of the new standards for perinatal safety with successful operational strategies. 

    Participants will receive 6.0 nursing contact hours.

     The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Accredited status does not imply endorsement by AWHONN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed/displayed in conjunction with the educational activity. AWHONN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP580.

    This educational activity is supported through sponsorship by Philips Healthcare.
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    This educational offering will be available until June 11, 2021. 

    Kathleen R. Simpson, PhD, RNC, CNS-BC, FAAN

    Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist

    St. Louis, MO

    Kathleen R. Simpson, PhD, RNC, CNS-BC, FAAN is a perinatal clinical nurse specialist in St. Louis, MO.  Dr. Simpson is the Editor-in-Chief of MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing and Senior Editor of AWHONN’S Perinatal Nursing. She is the author of numerous peer reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters focusing on safe care during labor and birth. As principal investigator, she has conducted research on topics such as fetal wellbeing during labor, uterine activity during labor, fetal monitoring, clinical alarms and alerts, labor induction, interdisciplinary communication, and nurse staffing, among others. Dr. Simpson was the principal investigator of the Michigan Hospital Association’s Keystone OB Patient Safety Project from 2008 to 2016 and was an advisor to the Washington State Hospital Association’s Safe Deliveries Roadmap Project from 2012 to 2016. Both are state-wide OB quality improvement projects. She is a member of the executive committee of the National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She was principal investigator for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) nurse staffing study and prepared the AWHONN nurse staffing guidelines document for the Association in 2010. She is co-chair of the task force to review and revise the AWHONN nurse staffing standards. She has been a volunteer member of the March of Dimes National Advisory Committee for over 20 years and currently serves as chair. Dr. Simpson has been a member of the Joint Commission Perinatal Technical Advisory Panel, the National Priorities Partnership Maternity Action Team of the National Quality Forum, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Expert Panel for Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring. She was a member of the committee on Assessing Health Outcomes by Birth Settings at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine and coauthored the report published Feb 2020. Dr. Simpson provides consultation to hospitals and healthcare systems to promote safe care for mothers and babies.

    Tonnyann Swinton, DNP, RNC-OB, NPD-BC

    Division Director, Clinical Education

    St. David’s Healthcare

    Toni Swinton has more than 20 years of experience in nursing. After receiving her BSN, Toni embarked on a professional nursing career that included a primary emphasis in inpatient obstetrics, as well as perioperative nursing. Dr. Swinton also holds both her MSN and DNP as a Women’s Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is certified in Nursing Professional Development, Inpatient Obstetrics and Electronic Fetal Monitoring, and currently practices as a director of clinical education in Austin, Texas. This role allows Toni to intentionally design her clinical practice in a manner that optimizes clinician competency at every phase of their career, while also supporting perinatal patient safety and quality improvement initiatives to optimize outcomes for mothers and newborns across central Texas. Toni also supports education and certification initiatives for perinatal nurses, nationally, through volunteer activities with both the National Certification Corporation and the Association for Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

    Carol Burke, MSN, APRN/CNS, RNC-OB, C-EFM

    Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Adriane Burgess, PhD, RNC-OB, CCE, CNE, C-ONQS

    Program Director, Women and Children’s Service Line

    Wellspan Health

    Adriane has been a nurse for over 20 years in a variety of maternal child health settings including labor and delivery, maternal fetal medicine, postpartum and childbirth education.  She is certified in inpatient obstetrical nursing, as a childbirth educator and in nursing education and most recently in obstetric and neonatal quality and safety. She completed her PhD in Nursing in 2017 at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Her dissertation research was a case control study which explored ABO blood phenotype and factors associated with preeclampsia subtype.  After working fulltime in academia for the past 7 years she has recently transitioned back into working in the hospital setting and currently works as a Program Director for the Women and Children Service Line WellSpan Health in York, PA where she leads maternal child quality improvement initiatives. She is active in Sigma Theta Tau Eta Eta Chapter where she serves as the President and in AWHONN. Dr. Burgess works to actively publish and present her work and recently won the 2019 MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing Quality Improvement Paper of the year for her paper entitled Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Opioid Consumption after Cesarean Birth as well as presenting the project for an AWHONN Insights Podcast. Her research interests include preeclampsia and cardiovascular risk and protective factors, innovative nursing education strategies and maternal quality initiatives.

    Rose Horton, MSM, RN, NEA, BC

    Specialty Director, Women & Infant Services

    Emory Decatur Hospital

    Rose L. Horton, MSM, RN, NEA-BC is passionate about nursing and caring for women and infant. All of Rose’s clinical experience has been in OB/GYN. She joined Association of Women’s Health Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN) in 1999 and was privileged to serve as a board of director and ultimately as the 2012 President. 

    She is currently the Executive Director of Women & Infant division at Emory Decatur Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. In this role her commitment has been rekindled with a heightened focus on equity, quality, and metrics as the hospital focused on maternal mortality. #notonmywatch has become her mantra. She is committed to doing everything she can to mitigate maternal morbidity and mortality.

    Nicole McCaughin, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

    Clinical Nurse, Obstetrics

    Nicole McCaughin has been a registered nurse for 21 years.  She has worked in a variety of practice areas and roles including Charge nurse, Manager, and Interim Director of Women’s and Children’s Services.  Nicole has been working as a bedside labor and delivery nurse for over 12 years.  In addition to working as a labor and delivery RN, Nicole is an Adjunct Lecture Nursing Faculty Member for Ohlone College, is an Expert Witness for the California Board of Registered Nursing, was a member of the Science Team for AWHONN’s Evidence Based Practice Guideline Analgesia and Anesthesia in the Intrapartum Period, and is a current AWHONN Science Team member working on an evidence based practice guideline on physiologic birth.  

    AWHONN/Synova Educational Day

    Meeting the Measures: Maternal Mortality, Perinatal Patient Safety, and TJC

    March 4, 2021

     

    Please join us for a one-day interactive educational session with a focus on The Joint Commission Requirements for Maternal Patient Safety.  Education will be provided with a focus on maternal morbidity and mortality and the impact of high-risk perinatal diagnoses of postpartum hemorrhage, maternal sepsis, and severe maternal hypertension, which data reveal impacts Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) disproportionately.  A panel discussion and breakout focus groups will allow for opportunities to discuss and share successes and barriers surrounding implementation of the elements of the New Standards for Perinatal Safety perinatal core measures from The Joint Commission (TJC) that are effective as of January 1, 2021. 

     

    At the completion of this day, learners will:

    1. Discuss the current state of maternal mortality in the United States and the data revealing the disproportionate impact on BIPOC.
    2. Recommend evidence-based practices to improve maternal mortality. 
    3. Evaluate the implementation status of the new standards for perinatal safety with successful operational strategies. 

     

    AGENDA

    Morning Session

    9:30 – 9:45am EST

    Log into session, bring your own breakfast, morning music

    9:45am EST

    Welcome

    10:00am EST

    Keynote Speaker: Kathleen R. Simpson, PhD, RNC, CNS-BC, FAAN, Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist 

    Title: Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in the United States

    11:00am-11:10am EST

    10-minute break 

    11:10am EST

    Speaker: Tonnyann Swinton, DNP, RNC-OB, NPD-BC, Division Director, Clinical Education, St. David’s Healthcare. 

    Title: Postpartum Hemorrhage: TJC Maternal Safety Standards and Stakeholder Readiness

    11:50am EST

    Speaker: Carol Burke, MSN, APRN/CNS, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Title: Maternal Sepsis: Early Identification and Management

    12:30 PM EST

    Speaker: Adriane Burgess, PhD, RNC-OB, CCE, CNE, C-ONQS, Program Director, Wellspan Health, Women and Children’s Service Line. 

    Title: From Idea to Action: Improving Care Among Pregnant Persons with Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

    1:10 pm – 1:40pm EST

    Lunch 

    Afternoon Session

    1:40pm EST

    Introduction to the afternoon

    1:45pm EST

    Panel Discussion on the successes, lessons learned, and challenges surrounding implementation of the elements of the New Standards for Perinatal Safety perinatal core measures.

    Panelists:

    ·       Rose Horton, MSM, RN, NEA, BC; Specialty Director, Women & Infant Services, Emory Decatur Hospital

    ·       Tonnyann Swinton, DNP, RNC-OB, NPD-BC, Division Director, Clinical Education, St. David’s Healthcare.

    ·       Nicole McCaughin, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Clinical Nurse in Obstetrics

    2:30 – 2:40pm EST

    10-minute break/transition to breakout/discussion groups 

    2:40 – 2:50pm EST

    Breaking out into discussion/workgroups as follows (led by panelists)

    2:50 – 3:40pm EST

    ·       Nursing Leaders Breakout 

    ·       Clinical Nurse Specialists/Educators Breakout 

    ·       Clinical Nurses Breakout  

    3:40 – 3:45 pm EST

    5 minutes break to transition back

    3:45 – 4:15pm EST

    Summary of Work Groups  

    4:15 – 4:30pm EST

    Wrap-up and Closing 

  • Unmasking COVID-19: A Virtual Town Hall February 2021

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Unmasking COVID-19: A virtual Town Hall series to address the economic and social impact of COVID-19 on the neonatal and perinatal communities.

    A virtual Town Hall for neonatal and perinatal nurse leaders and their staff. As we have entered a new phase of COVID-19, we must now tackle new challenges. Safe and effective vaccines have been distributed to hospital systems nationwide, with healthcare workers being among the first to be offered vaccines. However, not all are choosing to be vaccinated. For nurse leaders this brings forth issues in areas of staffing, effective communication and patient and staff safety. During this Town Hall event, we will hear from nurse leaders and experts across the country on how they are overcoming these challenges.

    Anthony Orsini, D.O.

    Neonatologist, Chief of Patient Experience, Pediatrix Medical Group of Florida, President and Founder of The Orsini Way

    Pediatrix Medical Group of Florida, The Orsini Way

    Dr. Anthony Orsini is a practicing physician, author and frequent speaker on the topic of compassionate communication in medicine and business. He is currently the Level II Medical Director at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Fl which is one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the world. He also serves as Chief of Patient Experience and Palliative Care Liaison for his neonatal practice.

    Profoundly impacted by an early career experience and the discovery that even the most successful and well-respected physicians often struggled with their communication skills, Dr. Orsini has spent the last 25 years developing proven communication techniques that help doctors build rapport and quickly form trusting relationships with their patients. In 2011, he founded The Orsini Way, a company that provides communication training to healthcare and business professionals. Through his interactive workshops and unique coaching, he has trained thousands of senior physicians nurses and practitioners how to enhance their patient’s overall experience and become more fulfilled with their own lives. 

    Dr. Orsini has authored several papers on the topics of communication in medicine, enhancing the patient experience and delivering tragic news. His recently published book titled “It’s All in the Delivery – Improving Healthcare Starting With a Single Conversation” is now available on Amazon. He is a frequent keynote speaker at medical and business events, including an upcoming TEDx presentation entitled-Improving Healthcare Starts with a Single Conversation.

    His weekly podcast “Difficult Conversations – Lessons I Learned as an ICU Physician” hit the Top 100 podcasts on Apple in just 1 week.  

    Lisa Jentsch MBA, RN, NEA-BC

    Vice President, Patient Care, Service Lines

    Children's Wisconsin

    Lisa is experienced and passionate pediatric health care executive, focused on improving the health and well being in kids in our communities.  She is skilled in developing leaders, identifying growth strategies, nurturing partnerships to improve patient and client outcomes and enhancing operational efficiency. 

    She is proud to have started her career at Children's Hospital of WI more than 30 years ago.

    Stacey DeMaranville, MSN, RN

    Director

    University of Washington Valley Medical Center

    Stacey DeMaranville has been an obstetrical nurse for 18 years, with 9 of those being in leadership. She is passionate about process improvement, team communication, promoting the profession and having fun while you work. Outside of work, she enjoys time in her garden with her chickens, cooking big family meals, and planning her next adventure with her daughter Adrianna and partner Brian.

    Monica Woingust, MSN, RN

    Senior Nursing Director, Maternal Child Health

    Touro Infirmary

    Being born in the Midwest and having lived on each coast has empowered me with a plethora of learning opportunities.

    With two decades in leading operations and guiding more successful patient care outcomes, I’ve been able to leverage my nursing skills into management roles. My background enables me to have a wider view of what’s important to both patients and to executives, while always putting patient care first. 

    I’ve worked hard to improve operations, increase efficiency, and add new clinical staff members to maintain proper patient flow. In addition, I’ve opened new units and expanded services to meet operational needs across the perinatal continuum.

    I am laser focused on achieving birth equity by diminishing racial disparity. Unveiling the factual information about racism, mortality and outcomes while increasing awareness to eradicate it, each situation at a time.Working to provide space for open discussion, debriefing, resolution, healing and support for all care teams.

    Knowing every care team member is also a patient, my personal and professional goal is to actively work on how trauma has influenced care being received and provided, and how it has affected outcomes. 

    Above all else, we are in it together!!

  • Follow the Leader – Rebuilding Trust Lost to COVID-19

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    As we look toward life after COVID-19, nurse leaders find themselves in the business of rebuilding. Whether it was lost due to insufficient staffing, PPE shortages, unrelenting fatigue, or poor communication, the first thing that needs rebuilding is trust - trust among our teams and trust in our organizations. Nurse leaders are uniquely positioned to build trust – in fact, they are the biggest influencers of building cultures of trust in the clinical environment. This webinar will include a robust discussion of the science behind the power of trust, the behaviors that make for a trustworthy leader, and how to use trust to empower your teams to achieve extraordinary things.

    As we look toward life after COVID-19, nurse leaders find themselves in the business of rebuilding. Whether it was lost due to insufficient staffing, PPE shortages, unrelenting fatigue, or poor communication, the first thing that needs rebuilding is trust -   trust among our teams and trust in our organizations. Nurse leaders are uniquely positioned to build trust – in fact, they are the biggest influencers of building cultures of trust in the clinical environment. This webinar will include a robust discussion of the science behind the power of trust, the behaviors that make for a trustworthy leader, and how to use trust to empower your teams to achieve extraordinary things.


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

     By participating in this course, the learner will be able to:

    1. Identify 2 competencies of trusted leaders.
    2. List 2 strategies to build organizational trust.
    3. Choose 2 actions to adopt to become a more trustworthy leader.

    The has been approved for 1.0 nursing CEs by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 15417.

    Lori Armstrong, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

    CEO & Chief Clinical Officer Inspire Nurse Leaders

    Dr. Lori Armstrong is CEO & Chief Clinical Officer at Inspire Nurse LeadersTM and Adjunct Faculty @ Drexel University’s College of Nursing.  For over 25 years, Lori Armstrong, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, has mastered best practices for nurse leaders as a CNO at top hospitals across the country.  She has served on multiple national boards and advisory councils focused on improving patient and family outcomes, including serving as President of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.  Lori’s passion is growing nurse leaders to increase their capacity, capabilities, and engagement to deliver great outcomes for themselves professionally and for their patients.  She transforms leadership, improves operational excellence, increases patient safety and patient satisfaction, and reduces hospital-acquired harm. 

  • From Trauma to Truth: How One Neonatal Nurse's Birth Experience Transformed Professional Practice

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    How can we not only heal from trauma, but use it as an opportunity to grow personally and professionally? One nurse’s experience with her own traumatic birth and the repercussions from her experience. This session will explore trauma-informed care and the ways that perinatal and neonatal staff can support families during and after birth.

    How can we not only heal from trauma, but use it as an opportunity to grow personally and professionally? One nurse’s experience with her own traumatic birth and the repercussions from her experience. This session will explore trauma-informed care and the ways that perinatal and neonatal staff can support families during and after birth.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    1. Learner will be able to identify 2 contributors to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder for those experiencing birth trauma within the perinatal setting.
    2. Learner will be able to identify and understand at least 2 initiatives that were implemented as a result of post traumatic growth.

    The webinar is approved for 1.0 nursing CEs by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 15417.

    April Castaldi, RNC-NIC

    Registered Nurse, NICU

    Oregon Health & Science University

    April Castaldi is a wife and a mom to an amazing little girl and a set of adventurous twin boys. She lives near Portland, OR, and has been a NICU nurse for the entirety of her 13 year nursing career. Following a traumatic birth of her twin boys, she has devoted her practice to trauma informed care, increasing awareness of the impact of birth traumas and creating the space for healing. 

  • The What, Why and How of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    During the webinar Dr. Garry will provide an overview of alcohol use in pregnancy with some description of basic pathophysiology. What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and what measures can be taken to prevent or reduce alcohol use in pregnancy.

    During the webinar Dr. Garry will provide an overview of alcohol use in pregnancy with some description of basic pathophysiology. What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and what measures can be taken to prevent or reduce alcohol use in pregnancy. Dr. Garry will be joined by a mother who will share her personal experience with FASD. 


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

     By participating in this course, the learner will be able to:

    1. Describe at least two clinical signs and symptoms of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in a newborn
    2. Describe the current incidence of FASD in the US 
    3. State two new facts you have learned about alcohol use among pregnant women 
    4. List two modifications to prenatal and antenatal screening for alcohol use during pregnancy as a strategy to improve maternal and/or neonatal outcomes

    This session has been approved for 1.0 nursing CEs by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 15417.

    David J Garry, DO, FACOG

    Division Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine

    Stony Brook Medicine

    David Garry specializes in high-risk pregnancies and is the division director of maternal fetal medicine at Stony Brook Medicine. He is a Professor in the Renaissance School of Medicine and supervises the Maternal Opioid Management Service for pregnant women requiring addiction medicine services. He is an American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists FASD Champion for NY and has been involved in reducing alcohol exposed pregnancies since 2008.

  • Human Donor Milk Safety, A Nurse Leadership Call to Action - Recording

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Human donor milk and human donor-milk products have become increasingly critical “medical” therapies for premature NICU babies weighing 1,250 grams or less at birth. Conclusive data and lived experience as NICU Nurse Leaders affirms the clinical benefits of human milk, most especially in this fragile cohort. Due to the clinical success of human donor milk and human donor-milk products, there has been an enormous growth in the human milk industry over the last six years. While this is potentially great news for fragile preemies with more human milk available, it also elevates risk as more and more companies and milk banks enter the market in a completely unregulated environment (human milk is currently regulated as a food). Considering that human milk, as a biologic, has the inherent risk of transmitting pathogens, adulterants, nicotine, and many other substances, we find ourselves in a time of considering safer methods. In this webinar, we will look at all the risks secondary to the industry’s growth. Together we’ll evaluate what is currently being done to mitigate these risks, and what strategies we can put in place to advocate together to protect these tiny patients moving forward.

    Human donor milk and human donor-milk products have become increasingly critical “medical” therapies for premature NICU babies weighing 1,250 grams or less at birth. Conclusive data and lived experience as NICU Nurse Leaders affirms the clinical benefits of human milk, most especially in this fragile cohort.  

    Due to the clinical success of human donor milk and human donor-milk products, there has been an enormous growth in the human milk industry over the last six years. While this is potentially great news for fragile preemies with more human milk available, it also elevates risk as more and more companies and milk banks enter the market in a completely unregulated environment (human milk is currently regulated as a food). Considering that human milk, as a biologic, has the inherent risk of transmitting pathogens, adulterants, nicotine, and many other substances, we find ourselves in a time of considering safer methods. 

    In this webinar, we will look at all the risks secondary to the industry’s growth. Together we’ll evaluate what is currently being done to mitigate these risks, and what strategies we can put in place to advocate together to protect these tiny patients moving forward.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    1. Understand the clinical rationale behind the growth of the human milk industry for very low birthweight premature infants 
    2. Examine the current methods of donor screening, milk testing and pasteurization
    3. Explore ways to advocate for uniform standards and regulation to protect our most vulnerable patients


    NOTE: No CEs and CMEs are not available for the recorded version of this presentation. 

    Disclosure:  Dr. Goldstein has no direct financial relationship  with Prolacta.

    Mitchell Goldstein, MD

    Professor of Pediatrics

    Loma Linda University

    Dr. Goldstein attended the University of Miami’s Honor Program in Medical Education, completed his pediatric residency at the University of California, Los Angeles, and finished his Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Goldstein is board certified in both Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.  

    Dr. Goldstein’s most important trait is his tireless devotion to patient access issues. When his hospital and many others nationwide could not purchase equipment vital to patient care, Dr. Goldstein rallied. He wrote senators and congressman. He testified in front of a United States Senate Sub-Committee of the Judiciary regarding the practices of the Group Purchasing Organizations and the potential for restriction of access to vital medical devices. The story of Dr. Goldstein’s vigilance, success in helping modify these practices, and improve patient care made the front page of the New York Times.  Dr. Goldstein has been a vocal advocate for “right” sizing technology.  

    He is a past president of the National Perinatal Association (NPA) and author of the NPA’s Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Prophylaxis 2018 Guidelines. Additionally, Dr. Goldstein is editor in chief of Neonatology Today. Dr. Goldstein is the Medical Director of the National Coalition for Infant Health. In this role, he lobbies for access to critical medical therapies and technology development including those essential to the prevention of NEC. He is also the outgoing chair National Chair of the Section on Advances in Therapeutics & Technology (SOATT) of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

    Dr. Goldstein advocates for improvement in in the physician-patient relationship as a crucial in providing exceptional care for our patients. He is a firm believer in physician leadership as a vital part of the pathyway to high quality patient care. He is vocal advocate on payment models that will sustain and support both academic and community physician practices. Adequate  remuneration is key to access to care. Dr. Goldstein continues  promote improvement of the medical profession through education, research, and treatment models.

  • Redefining Self Care for Nurses: 5 Ways to Enrich your Health and Wealth in 2021

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this webinar, Kathi will discuss the current state of health of American nurses physically, mentally, and financially and she will share some practical tips that you can employ to improve and enrich your self-care and wealth-care routine in 2021.

    Nurses are members of the most trusted profession, yet as a whole, the cost of caring is having a negative impact on the health and wellbeing of nurses.  In this webinar, Kathi will discuss the current state of health of American nurses physically, mentally, and financially and she will share some practical tips that you can employ to improve and enrich your self-care and wealth-care routine in 2021.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    1. Describe the current health condition of the average American nurse
    2. List at least two activities you can start doing to increase your feelings of health and your wealth in 202

    This course is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 15417, for up to 1 contact hour.

    Kathi Randall, RN, MSN, CNS, NNP-BC

    Director of Programs & Education

    Synapse Care Solutions

    Kathi Randall, RN, MSN, CNS, NNP-BC is a masters-prepared Clinical Nurse Specialist and board-certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with more than 20 years of neonatal clinical expertise.   She is also the founder of Synapse Care Solutions, an education and consulting company dedicated to supporting Neonatal Neuro-Critical Care Units.

    Kathi has had an interest is the sub-specialty of neonatal neurology since her days as a bedside nurse. She has been an educator on fetal/ neonatal brain development, neuro-protective care, and neuro-monitoring and assessment for the last 15 years. Her passion for this topic has taken her around the globe as an invited speaker and guest at a number of universities and conferences.

  • 2020 Perinatal Leadership Forum General Conference Sessions

    Contains 11 Component(s)

    View the general conference sessions from the 2020 Perinatal Leadership Forum.

    Join us and watch the wonderful general conference sessions from the 2020 Perinatal Leadership Forum!

    The Chinese symbol for crisis comes from a combination of the symbols for danger and opportunity. COVID-19 has presented a danger to our world, our hospitals, our personal lives, and our leadership capabilities, but…it also has provided us an opportunity to change and grow. Leaders have been pushed to be nimble, to find new ways to communicate, to rely on each other, and to innovate on the fly. 

    Leading through chaos requires leaders to become more self-aware, understand internal biases, and look at how one’s values impact the workplace. It is crucial for the leadership team to create a stable atmosphere that will help staff feel empowered, confident, and able to keep their mental and physical well-being in check. This includes encouraging empathy and caring and communicating with transparency and honesty. And lastly, the entire team has to support each other both personally and professionally in order to deliver optimal care to patients and their families. 


    General conference sessions from the 2020 Perinatal Leadership Forum included in this bundle: 
    • The Future of Nursing Practice - Speaker: Bonnie Clipper, DNP, RN, MA, MBA, CENP, FACHE
    • Partnering To Overcome Inequality in Maternal Care - Speakers: Bobbie Smith, MSN, Tiffany Stensvad, DNP, APRN, CNM
    • Love in the Time of COVID-19 - Speaker: Mary Coughlin MS, NNP, RNC-E
    • Addressing Cognitive Bias: The Role of the Nurse Leader -  Speaker: Lisa Miller, CNM, JD
    • Creative Communication: Connection in a Dynamic Workplace - Speaker: Meghan Chun, M.Div, MBA
    • Leading Through a Crisis  - Speaker: Cy Wakeman, M.S., C.S.P
    • When the World is On Fire: Creating a Haven for Staff to Retreat To - Speaker: Clifton Kenon, Jr, DNP, MSN, RN, IBCLC
    • Introducing a New Code: Creating a Culture of Compassion Amongst Colleagues in Healthcare - Speaker: Megan Lochner, MD, FACOG
    • Take It Personally - Speaker: Dave Gordon