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Interprofessional Approach to Promote Patient Safety and Quality Care in Obstetrics

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October 3, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Houston Methodist Texas Medical Center
Dunn Rio Grande Conference Room
1st floor Dunn Tower
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
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About the conference

This conference is targeted toward interprofessional nurse and physician champions who work in the field of perinatal health care. Attendees are expected to serve as ambassadors for their hospitals – to then share their knowledge with their colleagues as well as implement safety tools learned at this event.

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Drive improved perinatal outcomes through the use of patient safety tools
  • Transform practice through advocacy for interprofessional collaboration and communication within the perinatal care team
  • Synthesize research to enhance patient safety and drive improved perinatal outcomes
  • Disseminate innovative, evidence-based patient safety tools to transform practice within the perinatal care community


7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jan Cunningham, RN, MS

8:15 am

Advanced Fetal Monitoring: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Promote Patient Safety and Reduce Risk for Litigation: Conference Outcomes and Survey Results
Joan E. Edwards, PhD, RNC, CNS, FAAN

8:45 am

OB Morbidity and Mortality: Why an Interprofessional Approach to Promote Patient Safety is Essential
Kristin Thorp, BSN, RNC-OB & Christina Davidson, MD

9:30 am Break
9:45 am

Best Practices for Induction Management: Obstetric Litigation Case Review
Amy Nilsen, JD & Kathryn Moeller, RN

10:30 am

TeamSTEPPS: Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance & Patient Safety
Lori Eckenrode, RNC & Stacy Norton, MD

11:30 am

Code Lilac: Best Practice to Approach Adverse Events for Providers
Joel Blest, Chaplain & Leigh Ann Cutting, BS, CCLS, CPMT

12:00 pm

Luncheon Sponsored by Relias
Expert Obstetric Panel: Innovative Safety Tools in Professional Practice

1:00 pm

Debriefing Clinical Events: Improve Team Communication and Collaboration
Leisa McMullen, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CHSE

2:00 pm Break
2:15 pm

Inpatient Obstetric Case Review: Failure to Communicate within the Interprofessional Team
Olinda Johnson, PhD, RNC, CNS

3:00 pm

Bedside Provider Panel Discussion: Interprofessional Clinical Experiences and Strategies for Success and Improved Patient Outcomes
Moderator: Kimberly A. Baker, DrPH

3:45 pm

Closing Remarks, Evaluation

4:00 pm



$220.00 per RN/MD team

  • Registration is limited to 4 RN/MD teams per hospital.
  • Registration closes on September 12th, 2018 or when conference reaches capacity of 130 participants.

Continuing Nursing Education

Texas Children’s Hospital is an approved provider with commendation of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver with distinction, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This continuing nursing education activity awards up to 6.0 contact hours.

This continuing education activity has been jointly provided by Texas Children’s Hospital collaboratively with Houston Area Collaborative Perinatal Program and Houston Methodist Hospital.

Accreditation / Credit Designation / Continuing Medical Education

Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited by Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited by Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Texas Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been designated by Texas Children’s Hospital for 1.0 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.