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  • Strengthening RN/MD Relationships

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/01/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    The patient is the one who loses when nurses and physicians are in conflict. Research shows that not only do poor nurse-physician relations affect morale and retention, but also patient mortality. In order to achieve best practice, we need to understand why we play this game and how it started. Learn practical strategies for building good relations that will be ego-boosting for both nurses and physicians and leave this presentation with the courage and determination to improve your working relationships.​

    The patient is the one who loses when nurses and physicians are in conflict.  Research shows that not only do poor nurse-physician relations affect morale and retention, but also patient mortality.  In order to achieve best practice, we need to understand why we play this game and how it started.  Learn practical strategies for building good relations that will be ego-boosting for both nurses and physicians and leave this presentation with the courage and determination to improve your working relationships.


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

    1. Identify two strategies that you can implement to improve MD/RN relationships at your workplace.
    2. Explain one reason for the source of physician-nurse conflict.
    3. Recall a situation where you experienced or witnessed a power differential
    4. Describe a current situation in your practice where physicians and nurses play “the game”.

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

    Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN

    Before turning to healthcare as a career in 1994, Kathleen Bartholomew held positions in marketing, business, communications and teaching. It was these experiences that allowed her to look at the culture of healthcare from a unique perspective and speak poignantly to the issues affecting providers and the challenges facing health care organizations today.Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN has been a national speaker for the past 18 years and is considered an expert on the culture of healthcare. For her Master’s Thesis she authored “Speak Your Truth: Proven Strategies for Effective Nurse-Physician Communication”.From the bedside to the boardroom Kathleen applies research to practice with humor and an ethical call to excellence that ignites and inspires health caregivers and leaders to unprecedented levels of excellence.

    In December of 2005, Kathleen resigned her position as manager of a 57 bed orthopedic and spine unit in order to write, “Ending Nurse to Nurse Hostility” (2006) which offered the first comprehensive and compassionate look at the etiology, impact and solutions of horizontal violence on patients as well as the profession of Nursing. This book is recommended by the ANA. Kathleen’s passion for creating healthy work environments is infectious. As a guest Op Ed writer for The Seattle Times, Kathleen is an outspoken consumer advocate; and as a guest on NPR’s “The People’s Pharmacy” she calls for rapid improvement in hospital safety.As a health care culture expert, Kathleen speaks internationally to hospital boards, the military, senior leadership and staff about patient safety, communication, leadership and power. Her latest book, “The Dauntless Nurse”, has been adopted by many instructors to teach vital communication skills (co-authored with Martha Griffin and Arna Robins). 

  • Engage, Retain, Prosper: Building a Culture of Engagement

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/03/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Discover what is employee engagement and what you can do to increase employee engagement in your organization. Use the Employee Engagement Audit to assess what strategies you can take to improve engagement and help employees thrive at work.

    Discover what is employee engagement and what you can do to increase employee engagement in your organization. Use the Employee Engagement Audit to assess what strategies you can take to improve engagement and help employees thrive at work.


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

    1. Be able to discuss the six universal Priorities that drive employee engagement.
    2. Assess an organization's level of engagement and drivers of engagement, using the Employee Engagement Audit.
    3. Create an action plan for increasing engagement in one's organization.


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

    Sheila L. Margolis, PhD

    Consultant, Speaker, Autho

    Workplace Culture Institute, LLC

    Sheila Margolis helps leaders use culture to drive organizational change. She conducts culture assessments, employee engagement surveys, and organizational change initiatives. Sheila holds a doctoral degree in Human Resource Development, has taught at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, and is President of Workplace Culture Institute. She has worked with a variety of companies, including Philips Healthcare, UPS, Coca-Cola, U.S. Senate Federal Credit Union, and Cherokee Town and Country Club. Sheila is the author of four books on organizational culture, and speaks regularly at meetings and conferences. To learn more, go to www.SheilaMargolis.com.

  • What Was That You Didn't Say? Understanding and Responding to Non-Verbal Behaviors

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this session we will look at the cultural phenomena of horizontal violence in the context of nursing, and re-frame our perceptions of the overt and covert behaviors that are hurtful to our peers, teams, and patients. Using examples submitted from the audience, we will learn two tools for addressing non-verbal gestures so that nurses can professionally respond with confidence.

    In this session we will look at the cultural phenomena of horizontal violence in the context of nursing, and re-frame our perceptions of the overt and covert behaviors that are hurtful to our peers, teams, and patients. Using examples submitted from the audience, we will learn two tools for addressing non-verbal gestures so that nurses can professionally respond with confidence.


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

    1. Define nurse-to-nurse hostility.
    2. Identify one example of negative, non-verbal gestures from your own personal experience.
    3. Explain the relationship between power, voice and self-esteem
    4. List two interventions to proactively and positively address non-verbal gestures.

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

    Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN

    Before turning to healthcare as a career in 1994, Kathleen Bartholomew held positions in marketing, business, communications and teaching. It was these experiences that allowed her to look at the culture of healthcare from a unique perspective and speak poignantly to the issues affecting providers and the challenges facing health care organizations today.Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN has been a national speaker for the past 18 years and is considered an expert on the culture of healthcare. For her Master’s Thesis she authored “Speak Your Truth: Proven Strategies for Effective Nurse-Physician Communication”.From the bedside to the boardroom Kathleen applies research to practice with humor and an ethical call to excellence that ignites and inspires health caregivers and leaders to unprecedented levels of excellence.

    In December of 2005, Kathleen resigned her position as manager of a 57 bed orthopedic and spine unit in order to write, “Ending Nurse to Nurse Hostility” (2006) which offered the first comprehensive and compassionate look at the etiology, impact and solutions of horizontal violence on patients as well as the profession of Nursing. This book is recommended by the ANA. Kathleen’s passion for creating healthy work environments is infectious. As a guest Op Ed writer for The Seattle Times, Kathleen is an outspoken consumer advocate; and as a guest on NPR’s “The People’s Pharmacy” she calls for rapid improvement in hospital safety.As a health care culture expert, Kathleen speaks internationally to hospital boards, the military, senior leadership and staff about patient safety, communication, leadership and power. Her latest book, “The Dauntless Nurse”, has been adopted by many instructors to teach vital communication skills (co-authored with Martha Griffin and Arna Robins). 

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

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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)

    A virtual Town Hall for nurse leaders and their staff. This Town Hall will be a look back on our journey through the challenges that COVID-19 has presented to our hospitals, units, staff, and communities. It will also reflect on the changes and areas of growth we hope to sustain.

    A virtual Town Hall for nurse leaders and their staff. This Town Hall will be a look back on our journey through the challenges that COVID-19 has presented to our hospitals, units, staff, and communities. It will also reflect on the changes and areas of growth we hope to sustain. During this Town Hall, our expert panelists will discuss: 

    • The Impact on Patient Experience
    • Nursing Productivity and Staffing
    • Mental Health and Wellbeing of Staff
    • Inconsistency in Staffing Needs

    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

    Manager, Neonatal Services

    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.

  • The History and Future or Race, Health Care, and Justice

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Join Dorothy Roberts, BA, JD for an engaging discussion about how the biological concepts of race, structural racism, and implicit bias contribute to health inequities.

    Join Dorothy Roberts, BA, JD for an engaging discussion about how the biological concepts of race, structural racism, and implicit bias contribute to health inequities. 

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    1. After attending this lecture, participants will be able to discuss at least two ways that the biological concepts of race, structural racism, and implicit bias contribute to health inequities.

    Dorothy Roberts, BA, JD

    Professor of Africana Studies, Law and Sociology

    University of Pennsylvania

    Dorothy Roberts is George A. Weiss University Professor of Africana Studies, Law and Sociology at University of Pennsylvania and founding director of the Penn Program on Race, Science & Society. She is author of Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty, Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare, and Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re create Race in the Twenty-First Century. Recent recognitions include election as College of Physicians of Philadelphia Fellow, election to the National Academy of Medicine, Society of Family Planning Lifetime Achievement Award, and American Psychiatric Association Solomon Carter Fuller Award.

  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • 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, DNP, RN NEA-BC is CEO & Chief Clinical Officer at Inspire Nurse Leaders TM  specializes in educating and growing nurse leaders to become their best enabling them to achieve great outcomes for themselves, their patients, and teams.

    For over 25 years, Dr. Armstrong has held executive level and senior leadership roles at top hospitals including Kaiser Permanente, New York Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Stanford Children’s.  Academically Lori earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice- Executive Leadership @ Drexel University and is a graduate of Harvard’s Executive Leadership Program.  Lori serves on several national boards and is the recipient of multiple awards including Silicon Valley Woman of Distinction and the Jennifer L Howse Leadership Award. 

    Most recently her passion for the link between nursing leadership and patient/staff outcomes led Lori to create The Nurse Leader Academy (NLA).  The NLA is a uniquely designed nurse leadership development curriculum helping nurse leaders achieve top decile performance.  Lori’s expertise, humor and contagious energy make her a sought-after speaker, teacher, and coach.

  • 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.