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MACH Conference Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference the participant should be able to:

  1. Define late preterm infant and become aware of morbidity and mortality statistics.
  2. Discuss risk factors for late prematurity.
  3. Identify specific problems associated with the late preterm infant and associated outcomes.
  4. Discuss basic pathophysiology and how to manage each complication using evidence based practice/protocols.
  5. Define and differentiate hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
  6. Learn theories for causes of preeclampsia and preventative measures.
  7. Define HELLP Syndrome and discuss management.
  8. Learn management strategies for hypertensive disorders.
  9. Recognize the impact of asthma in the United States.
  10. Define  and diagnose asthma in the pediatric patient.
  11. Recognize and treat an acute asthma exacerbation.
  12. Recommend long term management  of asthma.
  13. Become aware of where we are now statistically with immunization rates
  14. Realize importance of vaccines for all and how this can be accomplished through education and financial consideration
  15. Know immunization update schedule and requirements
  16. EPIC Presenter – Immunizations
  17. Identify signs of burnout.
  18. Articulate Patricia Benner's model for recovery from burnout.
  19. Identify at least 5 self-care strategies.
  20. Learn how to manage oxygen needs of neonates and improve outcomes.
  21. Employ most current recommendations for determining and managing oxygen needs.
  22. Gain knowledge to reduce the incidence of retinopathy of prematurity and other oxygen related injuries.
  23. Learn importance of early diagnoses by prenatal ultrasound to prepare for child with anomalies and care for the unexpected (no prenatal care).
  24. Transport neonates in an appropriate and timely manner.
  25. Be familiar with the pre-op, intra-operative and post-operative procedures.
  26. Define hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus.
  27. Determine latest evidence-based screening tools and recommended treatment plans regarding hyperbilirubinemia.
  28. Realize importance of repeat testing and early follow-up and what to do if kernicterous does develop.
  29. Sirleaf-Womens’ and Children’s Health Around the World
  30. Discuss the role of skin-to-skin and breastfeeding in the first hour after birth on exclusive breastfeeding rates.
  31. Discuss (explore) the health benefits to the infant/child with exclusive breastfeeding.
  32. Identify Healthy People 2020 national public health goals on exclusive breastfeeding.
  33. Identify barriers to exclusive breastfeeding and rooming in and possible solutions to improve rates.
  34. Learn risk factors for and definition of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH).
  35. Gain awareness of international, national, state and local statistics.
  36. Determine causes of PPH and methods for early detection/intervention of PPH.
  37. Utilize education of staff to improve outcomes.

*NOTE: Those attending the conference will be able to apply for continuing education hours (CEU and CME credit available).

CME: Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education to physicians. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.75 AMA PRA Category I CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CEU: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Alabama State Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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