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The Lowdown on Birth Institute Sessions

Tuesday, June 20, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Shaw

Have you been thinking about attending the convention since you read the blog last month? Of course you have!  Now you want to know what amazing programs we’re offering this year.  Well here you go!

CLINICAL TRACK:

BEST PRACTICES IN WATER BIRTH

A presentation of the latest research and the new clinical guidelines followed by a panel of birth centers reviewing their guidelines and problems they have seen in their birth centers.  Tara Elrod, CDM; Amy Johnson-Grass, ND, LN, LM, CPM; Tammy Witmer, CNM; and Susan Stapleton, DNP, CNM

 

EMERGENCY DRILLS: BEST PRACTICES

This 2-part session will address maternal postpartum hemorrhage and assessing newborns that are "not normal."

 

ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES 101 & TRAUMA INFORMED CARE FOR MIDWIVES

"Adverse Childhood Experiences 101: How Early Life Trauma Shapes Brains & Bodies & What We Can Do About It" will provide an introduction to the science of early life trauma and its effects throughout the life course, and an introduction to resilience science and the concepts of trauma-informed care. Laura Norton-Cruz, LMSW

"Trauma Informed Care for Midwives" will highlight the basic premises of trauma-informed care, how midwives and doulas can identify the needs of women who are survivors of childhood maltreatment and/or interpersonal trauma, and how they might conceptualize trauma-informed care specific to midwifery and doula work. Emphasis will be on putting these concepts into practice in order to foster change. Mickey Sperlich, PhD, CPM

 

RISK MANAGEMENT AND RISK CRITERIA

This session will include a presentation from an industry expert on the types of situations that get birth centers into trouble, followed by a panel of birth centers discussing their risk criteria and how they may differ. Owen Bell, MD, APC; Barbara Norton, CNM, WHCNP; MSN, CNS;  Darcy Lucey, ANP;  Kim Pekin, CPM;  David Pulley, MSM-RMI, CPCU, RPLU

 

 UROGYNECOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

This session presented by a fellowship trained urogynecologist and a physical therapist will address the available therapies, from physical therapy to medications to surgery.  Laura Faye Gephart, MD, MBA and Melissa Sundberg, PT, DPT

 

ADMINISTRATIVE TRACK:

ETHICAL AND ADVANCED BILLING FOR BIRTH CENTERS

A presentation of case studies by a panel of billers.  Participants will be asked to submit cases in advance so panelists can address them. Coral Slavin, PhD; Marnie Cabezas, CPM; Arden Hammel, BA

 

WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE IN UNCERTAIN POLITICAL TIMES

This session will address how changes in the U.S. health care system may affect birth centers and the care they provide.  Jill Alliman, DNP, CNM; Steven Hall, CPA; Christine Haas, MS; and Laura Faye Gephart, MD, MBA

 

OPEN V CLOSED STAFF MODELS: BENFITS AND CHALLENGES

This panel session will have birth center owners that run their business either as a closed model, all of the providers are employees of the birth center or as an open model, all of the providers are credentialed to work at the birth center but operate as independent contractors. Bring your questions too! Dana Brown CDM, CPM; Coral Slavin, PhD; Paula Pelletier-Butler, MSM, LM, CPM; Rochelle McLean, IBCLC, CCE

 

COMMUNICATING THE VALUE OF WORKING IN A BIRTH CENTER

In this session, participants will learn how to calculate the value of their benefits package and how to effectively communicate this to staff and providers. Erica Beisinger, MBA;  Moira Tannenbaum, MSN, CNM, IBCLC, RNC-LRN, LCCE;  Madi Nolan, DEM; Brianna Bennett, MBA

 

And we have several pre-conference and post-conference workshops too.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

HOW TO START A BIRTH CENTER

This two day workshop teaches you about how to start your own birth center both clinically and administratively.  You will be taught by two birth center experts, both owners and founders of their respective birth centers.  This workshop also includes a tour of Geneva Woods Birth Center.  Maureen Darcey, CNM; Amy Johnson-Grass, ND, LN, LM, CPM

 

NEONATAL RESUSCITATION PROGRAM RECERTIFICATION

Need to get recertified?  Look no further!  This half day workshop will get your recertified according to the 7th edition criteria.  Make sure you bring paperwork that shows you have passed the online portion of the recertification to this skills check off.

 

GETTING STARTED WITH THE PERINATAL DATA REGISTRY (PDR)

What is the PDR really for?  What can you get out of it?  What is all this data used for? Join the team to learn and talk about how this data collection helps both your birth center and all of them nationwide.  Susan Stapleton, DNP, CNM; Jennifer Wright, MA

 

GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR PDR

This data registry, developed by AABC over the past thirteen years, is designed to collect comprehensive data on both the process and outcomes of the midwifery model of care. The large prospective data set generated from the registry can make an important contribution to our ability to evaluate and improve the delivery of care to childbearing women and families. Not only will users of the PDR be contributing to important research for midwifery but they will also have the ability to use their own practice's data in a multitude of ways. Think about the value of that information when talking to insurers, legislators, regulators, and the mothers you serve. Susan Stapleton, DNP, CNM; Jennifer Wright, MA

 

BIRTH CENTER DIRECTORS NETWORK MEETING

Are you a clinical or administrative director at a birth center?  Then this meeting is for you.  Timely topics in birth centers like staffing, work-life balance, reimbursement and risk management are discussed.  Talk with other people with similar concerns.  Brainstorm solutions to these topics.  Share your experiences that work.

POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

INDUSTRY RELATIONS TOOLKIT

This hands on half day workshop is brought to you by the Industry Relations Committee.  Explore the toolkit they created to help you engage employers, purchasers and insurance plans to include birth centers.  Bring your questions and what has worked for you. Fran Schwartz, JD; Linda Davis, BSN

 

BREASTFEEDING SYMPOSIUM

This half day workshop will focus on several topics including, breastfeeding as a population health topic, failure to latch protocol, diagnosing nipple pain and making more milk.  Join several industry experts to expand your knowledge about these timely topics.


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