• April 30, 2019
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm

This full day offering includes strategies on managing breastfeeding during the maternity hospital stay. The program will begin with the evidence for the Joint Commission Perinatal core measure for exclusive breastfeeding. Additional presentations and interactive sessions will provide useful tools related to managing common breastfeeding challenges and communication strategies. Participants will learn how healthcare provider’ (more…)


  • May 3, 2019
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm

This offering is designed to familiarize novice nurses with postoperative care practices and to give direction in applying these practices in order to provide “same standards of care” in the female postoperative patient. The offering will familiarize nurses with the assessment, interventions and evaluations of common female postoperative conditions, the effects of anesthesia/analgesia on the (more…)


  • May 13, 2019
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm

This offering covers six frequently encountered complications of pregnancy: Diabetes, Preterm Labor, Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy, Maternal Cardiac Disease and Obstetric Hemorrhage. Content is based on review of the current literature and includes risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnoses, medical and nursing management, and nursing implications throughout the pregnancy continuum. Location: Classroom B & E (more…)


  • May 20, 2019
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm

This offering is an extension of FM 1 and includes NICHD language review as well as FHR genesis and pathophysiology. Instructors use actual fetal monitor strips and case studies to discuss acid/base balance and its effects on the FHR, with an emphasis on abnormal FHR rhythms and arrhythmias. Legal issues surrounding nursing care in the (more…)


  • August 13, 2019
    7:30 am - 12:00 pm

High-Touch Labor Support is designed to provide nurses in the labor and birth setting with the evidence based information and theoretical knowledge to implement physical comfort measures, emotional support, and patient teaching from a woman’s admission to the unit until the birth of her baby. Location: 3rd Floor – Skills lab   (more…)


  • August 22, 2019
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fetal Monitoring 1 is a basic fetal monitoring class designed for the nurse who is new to obstetrics. This offering uses case studies and strip review to cover the basic concepts of Fetal Monitoring to include different methods of monitoring, FHR baseline, variability, physiology of FHR patterns and associated interventions. This offering is best suited (more…)


  • August 23, 2019
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm

This offering is for nurses new to obstetrics. The program begins with a review of reproductive pathophysiology and proceeds to methods of inducing or augmenting labor, comfort measures for labor, the nurses role in Cesarean sections, VBAC’s, the use of IUPC’s and ends with discussion of legal issues, standards of care, and case studies. Location: (more…)


  • August 26, 2019
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm

This offering examines the transition of newborns to extra-uterine life. The participant will be able to identify assessments and interventions that support the newborn’s physical, neurosensory and emotional adjustment to the birth process and list ways to promote the health of newborns and their families. The special needs of the late preterm infant are also (more…)


  • August 27, 2019
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm

This offering covers postpartum assessment of the mother for vaginal and C/S birth; priorities in postpartum discharge teaching; assessment and intervention for maternal postpartum mood disorders; assessment, education, and referral for domestic violence; and counseling and caring for families with a perinatal loss. Location: Dunn Tower, Rio Grande Room This course offers 6.5 CEU’s (more…)


  • September 11, 2019
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm

This offering is designed to familiarize novice nurses with Perioperative Guidelines as promulgated by AWHONN and to give direction in applying these guidelines in their own practice in order to provide “same standards of care” in the Perinatal Perioperative setting. The offering will familiarize nurses with the assessment, interventions and evaluations of the Perinatal Perioperative (more…)