WEBINAR: Obstetric Emergencies

How the Four “R’s” Can Reduce Maternal Mortality

Maternal mortality in the United States has more than doubled in the past two decades. Almost every state in the nation continues to see maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity on the rise. Two conditions of pregnancy, labor and delivery are responsible for a great number of those cases: Severe Preeclampsia and Post-Partum Hemorrhage. A focus on the four “R’s”: readiness, recognition, response, and reporting can lead to a marked improvement in outcomes for mothers and babies. This session will focus on specific, practical strategies that hospitals can implement to increase safety during obstetric emergencies.

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and the Mississippi Hospital Association.

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:
Discuss the magnitude of maternal mortality in the U.S., primary reasons for mortality and severe maternal morbidity, as well as healthcare disparities related to the subject
Identify key drivers for improvement in maternal outcomes in relation to obstetric emergencies
Discuss practical strategies that hospitals can implement to improve the response to obstetric emergencies


Kim Werkmeister is a nurse leader with over 20 years of experience in healthcare quality and patient safety. She is a national expert in the implementation of patient safety and process improvement strategies in healthcare. She is a leading contributor to the national discussion about women’s health issues and the reduction of obstetrical harm through her work with the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) as well as participation in numerous national workgroups. 

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and Mississippi Hospital Association.  AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation for Nursing
AXIS Medical Education designates these continuing nursing education activities for 1.0 contact hour each.

Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.
AXIS Contact Information 

For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at 954-281-7524 or info@axismeded.org.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest 

AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. 

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter  Reported Financial Relationship
Kim Werkmeister, RN, BA, CPHQ, CPPS Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Name of Planner/Manager                        Reported Financial Relationship
MHA planner - Shawn Rossi                              Nothing to disclose
Dee Morgillo, MEd, CHCP                                Nothing to disclose
Kim Werkmeister, RN, BA, CPHQ, CPPS        Nothing to disclose

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use 
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.  

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Requirements for credit:  
• Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials. 
• Complete the CE Declaration forms on the online portal by September 11, 2017
Instructions will be provided. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation. 
Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print.


8/11/2017 11:00 AM - 8/11/2017 12:00 PM
United States


Friday, 11 August 2017

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