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AABC News Brief - JUN 28 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kate Bauer

3 things you need to know

1. IRC Office Hours - What's your break-even?

2. AABC Birth Institute Session Spotlight

3. Register for Webinar on New AABC Position Statement on VBAC


1. IRC Office Hours - What's your break-even?

Wednesday, July 10th at 12:00PM ET

Do you know your revenues? Do you know your expenses? Why should you know this for contracting? Join Industry Relations Committee (IRC) members Laura Wiegand and Fran Schwartz for IRC Office Hours to learn how to calculate your break-even and why this is critical information in negotiating payment contracts.  

AABC membership is required. 

Learn more and register>>


2. AABC Birth institute session spotlight

This year the Birth Institute will feature a 2-part series on shared decision making and informed consent.

Part 1 -  Informed Consent in an Integrated System: From Patient Interaction to Litigation
This general session will address the legal basis of informed consent and significance of shared decision making in an informed consent context, how to practice informed consent in a community birth setting, common informed consent issues (Vitamin K, VBAC, Breech, Waterbirth, GBS, postpartum hemorrhage, drug testing, and transfers), compulsion and coercion, how to best document informed consent, and how informed consent comes into play during malpractice litigation. Presented by attorneys Emily Fernandez of Wilson Elser and Indra Lusero of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Elephant Circle, and the Birth Rights Bar Association.

Part 2 -  Shared Decision Making: Using Evidence-Based Information for Crucial Conversations
This clinical breakout session will use case study reviews to ask the question was consent complete?  Quality of care, evidence-based informed consent, communication and shared decision making will be discussed as case studies are reviewed.  Presented by Mark Shwer, MD; Cheryl Bradshaw, RN, BSN, IBCLC; Jenny Fardink BSM, LM/CPM-TN; Jackie Griggs, MSN, CNM, IBCLC; Madi Grimes, CDM, CPM; and Cheryl Heitkamp, MS, APRN, CNM.

Learn more about this and other education sessions at the AABC Birth Institute>>



Wednesday, July 17th at 3:00PM ET

After evaluating the latest evidence and weighing the implications for birth center and families, AABC has released a new position statement, clinical bulletin, draft informed consent, and discussion guide for labor and birth after Cesarean in the birth center setting. In this webinar, you’ll hear from the committee that developed these documents to learn about the research, what it means for birth centers, and how to use the materials we provide. This webinar is FREE for everyone.

Learn more and register>>

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