Risk Management in EFM: Improving Outcomes, Decreasing Liability October 13th
Obstetrics continues to be a significant risk management concern, and allegations related to electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) and labor management remain the top issues for plaintiff’s attorneys. This program will provide insights into both risk reduction and risk mitigation, with a focus on standardization and underlying physiology. Physicians, nurses, and midwives will learn to improve outcomes while reducing the potential for liability using real life case examples and evidence-based approaches; the program also includes a multidisciplinary tracing practicum and ample time for questions and discussion.
This course is intended for Obstetrics and Gynecologic physicians and nurses, Certified Nurse Midwives, Family Practice physicians who do OB; Labor and Delivery and Postpartum nurses.
At the end of this session, learners should be able to:
- Identify knowledge gaps in fetal monitoring & labor management.
- Apply an evidence-based approach of standardized interpretation and management to intrapartum electronic fetal monitoring.
- Discuss the relationship between uterine activity and fetal oxygenation.
- Utilize the NICHD terminology and 2 principles of interpretation in an FHR tracings review.
- Describe the relationship between documentation & deposition and discuss the legal implications of both.
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD; Perinatal Risk Management & Education Services, LLC
Melanie Tiedt, VP; Advocate Aurora Health
Ann Windsor, MD; Advocate Aurora Health
Katherine Cleveland, MD; Advocate Aurora Health
Brian Dobbins, MD; Advocate Aurora Health
Megan Pignatari, Program Specialist; Advocate Aurora Health
Carol Huibregtse, Manager; Advocate Aurora Health
Jan Kendziorski, Administrative Assistant Sr; Advocate Aurora Health
The following faculty speakers and/or planning committee members have disclosed the following:
Name of Ineligible Companies
Nature of Relationship
Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD
Medical Advisory Board
The other planner(s) and speaker(s) have indicated that there are no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose. All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
In support of improving patient care, Advocate Aurora Health 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 Statement (s)
Advocate Aurora Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Advocate Aurora Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 6.00 AttendanceAttendance Credit
- 6.00 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 6.00 Continuing Nursing Education (CE)Aurora Health Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 6.00 contact hours have been awarded to this activity by the Wisconsin Nursing Association. To receive contact hours, participants must attend the entire activity.