Learning Center

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

Includes a Live Event on 03/04/2021 at 9:30 AM (EST)

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 4, 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

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 

Key:

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Morning Session
03/04/2021 at 9:30 AM (EST)   |  280 minutes
03/04/2021 at 9:30 AM (EST)   |  280 minutes Opening and Welcome 10:00 Keynote Speaker: Kathleen R. Simpson, PhD, RNC, CNS-BC, FAAN, Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist Title: Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in the United States 11:10 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 11:50 Speaker: Carol Burke, MSN, APRN/CNS, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist Title: Maternal Sepsis: Early Identification and Management 12:30 PM 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
Afternoon Opening and Panel
03/04/2021 at 1:40 PM (EST)   |  120 minutes
03/04/2021 at 1:40 PM (EST)   |  120 minutes
Breakout Group: Nurse Leaders
03/04/2021 at 2:40 PM (EST)   |  65 minutes
03/04/2021 at 2:40 PM (EST)   |  65 minutes
Breakout Group: Clinical Nurse Specialists/Educators
03/04/2021 at 2:40 PM (EST)   |  65 minutes
03/04/2021 at 2:40 PM (EST)   |  65 minutes
Breakout Group: Clinical Nurses
03/04/2021 at 2:40 PM (EST)   |  65 minutes
03/04/2021 at 2:40 PM (EST)   |  65 minutes
Summary of Work Groups and Closing
03/04/2021 at 3:45 PM (EST)   |  45 minutes
03/04/2021 at 3:45 PM (EST)   |  45 minutes