PRE-CONVENTION WORKSHOPS are concurrent sessions held on Saturday and Sunday before the official opening of the convention. There is an additional fee which includes a continental breakfast at morning workshops and beverages and snacks at afternoon workshops.
3.75 contact hours per session awarded. Registration is limited!
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
PC1 – A Case Study Approach to Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring
This interactive presentation will utilize case studies to illustrate maternal and fetal oxygen transport, the effect of uterine activity on the fetal heart rate and how the fetus responds to hypoxemia. This will enable the nurse to implement the most effective and evidence-based interventions that meet the standard of care and promote patient safety.
Susan Drummond, RN, MSN, C-EFM
PC2 – Prioritizing Family-Center Developmental Care in your Practice: What Is the Evidence?
This pre-convention session will begin with an overview of preterm infant brain development as the basis for prioritizing family-centered developmental care as the foundation for caregiving decision-making. Every baby has a brain and providing care that optimizes brain development is important. Research evidence will be used to facilitate prioritization of individualized interventions to meet infant and family needs with the goal of supporting best outcomes. Implementation of targeted interventions will be discussed as well as strategies for overcoming barriers to integration.
Jacqueline M. McGrath, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN
PC3 – What’s New in Women’s Health: Advanced Knowledge for Advanced Practice
This session will explore the newest evidence associated with EBP in women’s health. We will examine very recent research, guideline changes, and clinical implications associated with two areas of great concern to women’s health nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives: contraceptive/post-menopausal hormone therapy and endometriosis. In addition, using a case-based approach, we will evaluate the symptoms, diagnosis, and management of those patients who have vaginitis but it isn’t yeast, trich, or BV. Last, we will use advanced knowledge associated with hormonal physiology to manage the care of women with difficult-to-treat hormonal problems.
Marianne H. Hutti, PhD, WHNP-BC
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
PC5 – State of the Evidence – Update on Neonatal Stabilization Care
The field of neonatology and nursing care changes as new evidence emerges. We will explore treatment of at-risk hypoglycemic neonates, including safe use of dextrose gel, new therapeutic hypothermia studies, sepsis screening and the trend for decreased antibiotic use, special considerations for resuscitation and stabilization of ELBW babies, and CCHD screening and physical assessment to help differentiate between cardiac and other illnesses. All of these topics will affect the next S.T.A.B.L.E. Program 7th edition update!
Kris Karlsen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC
PC6 – Critical Care Obstetrics
This presentation will provide an overview of essential concepts and current issues related to critical care obstetrics. In addition, this course will provide information on the most common diagnoses and pathophysiology in women who become critically ill during pregnancy. Case examples will be presented to illustrate application of critical care concepts to clinical nursing practice.
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN
Stephanie Martin, DO
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
PC7 – Verdict for the Defense: What Every Clinician Needs to Know to Defend Their Practice
Litigation in perinatal care is a difficult and challenging experience. This session will focus on the defense of litigation from the clinician’s perspective. Our focus will be on documentation, deposition, and key elements of malpractice litigation.
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
PC8 – The Sky Is Falling! Antepartum, Intrapartum and Postpartum Emergencies
This session will review common and not-so-common emergencies in the antepartum and obstetrics setting. Cardiovascular, respiratory, hematologic and other critical situations will be examined and specialized clinical assessment skills will be reviewed. Learn to determine abnormal heart and respiratory sounds and new skills such as evaluating Schaumroth’s sign. Conditions increasing in prevalence will be discussed, including serotonin syndrome, Chiari malformation, and how to manage a patient with a pacemaker.
Cheryl K. Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNFA
PC9 – Successful Leadership Through Development of Self, Team and Strategy
This session will help leaders in the healthcare setting understand the importance of knowing and managing themselves in order to grow and develop teams. This development is crucial for the new leader in the navigation of setting an innovative patient-centric clinical agenda successfully.
Sue M. Cadwell, MSN, RN, NE-BC