Perinatal Outcomes Workgroup Education and Research (POWER)

Don’t miss the fall meeting & free CE Event!

November 15, 2018

UAMS, Jackson T. Stephens Spine Institute, 12th Floor

Guest speaker – Lisa Miller, CNM, JD

“Legal Issues in EFM and Obstetrics: Protecting Your Patients and Your Practice”.

For more information, call 855-234-3348 or email.

 

POWER 18The Arkansas Perinatal Outcomes Workgroup through Education and Research (POWER) meeting was held in April 2018 at the Rockefeller Institute. The event, open to all hospitals in Arkansas that provide obstetrics services, included nursing and other health care leaders who met for a day of networking, education, and interactive stations aimed at improving perinatal mortality and morbidity outcomes.

Dr. Curtis Lowery opened the workshop by discussing the need for standardization of maternal care in delivering hospitals throughout Arkansas and then went through a case study with Margaret Glasgow, R.N., to demonstrate the need for standardization.

Michelle Murtha, R.N. and manager of outreach services with the Arkansas Foundation of Medical Care (AFMC), discussed AFMC’s complimentary initiatives that educate OB/GYN clinic staff surrounding the warning signs during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

ANGELS and AFMC have partnered with AWHONN to share evidence-based educational materials to delivering hospitals, patients, and OB/GYN clinics at no cost. In addition, ANGELS uses various educational/social platforms for networking and assistance for implementation of safety bundles.

Skill stations included simulation, quantification of blood loss, hands-on demos for two types of uterine balloons to slow postpartum hemorrhages, accurate blood pressure assessment, trivia wheel, and birth support.

26 delivering hospitals were represented by 92 nurse and health care leaders.