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