Education Sessions: Sunday, May 22
ES 100 Treating Infertility with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which includes acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, is becoming renowned for the treatment of infertility. Many infertility specialists now work in conjunction with a TCM practitioner in order to maximize outcomes. We will review principles of TCM and how they apply to the treatment of infertility as well as TCM and infertility research findings. Diet and lifestyle recommendations will also be covered.
ES 101 The American Midwifery Certification Board and Professional Discipline
As a part of its mission to protect the public, the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) maintains an active disciplinary process to help to ensure the integrity of certification, the competence and professionalism of CNMs/CMs, and the reputation of those credentials. In recent years, the number of cases requiring disciplinary review through AMCB has increased markedly. CNMs/CMs need to be aware of the disciplinary process to understand its purpose and function. The goals of this session are to review the history of discipline in health care generally and midwifery specifically; to provide information regarding AMCB disciplinary procedures, including potential outcomes; to examine the types of circumstances that result in disciplinary review; and to discuss mechanisms by which CNMs and CMs can help to avoid situations that place them in jeopardy of discipline by AMCB.
ES 103 ICM Format
Intrapartum Care of the Obese Woman: New Research Findings
Over 30% of childbearing women in the United States are obese (BMI ≥ 30kg/m2), with higher rates among racial and ethnic minority groups. Obese women are more likely to have labor difficulties resulting in unplanned cesarean delivery, with increased risk for morbidity and mortality when compared to normal weight women. Gaps exist in our understanding of the correct timing and use of interventions in the labors of obese women. This session will present new research comparing effects of technologic and physiologic labor interventions on the risk of unplanned cesarean delivery in obese women. In addition, the session will present research on the optimal timing of labor interventions by women’s BMI at the time of labor. Biologic effects of obesity on women’s response to synthetic oxytocin augmentation of labor will also be presented.
Obesity: The Mother of All Disease?
Obesity is emerging as the center of the universe for modern disease. The impact is felt in our practice, our families, our communities, our nation and the world. This informative and entertaining presentation will explore the origins, pathophysiology, and current trends in treatment: Pharmacological, surgical, and behavioral. Discussion will include the increasing prevalence overall, and the populations favored by obesity through genetics and cultural norms and practices.
ES 104 OPPE or FPPE: Assessing Competent Midwifery Care
The Joint Commission requires the Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) and Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) for all providers credentialed and privileged in accredited hospitals. Assessing and verifying competency for midwifery care can present challenges for the individual midwife as well as the midwifery practice administrator. This talk will discuss tools to use for creating meaningful assessment of midwifery practice. The OPPE and FPPE can be used to improve and monitor midwifery practice in a timely manner utilizing midwifery competencies for evaluation.
ES 105 Global Health Forum
Presented in this forum:
Nurse and Midwifery Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Towards Viral Load Testing in Managing HIV-Infected Patients in East, Central, and Southern Africa
Exporting Centering Pregnancy to Low Resource Settings: Improving Antenatal Care to Improve Maternal and Child Health
Female Genital Cutting (FGC) Digital Book and Online Resource: American Nursing-Midwifery Care Context
ES 106 Making Normal Physiologic Birth the Norm: Lessons and Strategies from BirthTOOLS
This session provides specific strategies for individual behavior change and organizational cultural changes to support spontaneous physiologic birth as the standard of care for women in the United States. As part of ACNM’s Healthy Birth Initiative, www.BirthTOOLS.org (Tools to Optimize the Outcomes of Labor Safely) is a web-based toolkit designed as a one-stop site housing evidence-based research, policies, education programs, exemplar programs, and audit tools in order to put normal physiologic birth into action! By highlighting optimal usage of the site and successes during its first 2 years post launch, participants will walk away with tools to transform individual and organizational practice to support normal physiologic birth. We will also highlight the use of specific action steps or bundles that are focused on reduction of primary cesareans. Case studies and exemplars will be used to highlight the site’s ability to support educators and those seeking to make changes in their practice settings.
ES 107 Planning for Success: Tips on Structuring and Managing Advocacy Campaigns
Undertaking an advocacy campaign can be a daunting proposition due to the substantial investment of financial and human resources required, but advance planning and a defined structure can help minimize the unknowns and streamline the process. This session will present an overview of how to plan for and manage advocacy campaigns, including strategic planning, division of responsibilities within the affiliate, hiring and managing lobbyists, and financial management.
ES 108 Shared Decision Making, Risk Assessment, and Maternal Autonomy: A Critical Review of the Evidence for TOLAC at Home and in Birth Centers
Panelists will critically review key findings from recent research on the risks of TOLAC by intended place of birth, synthesizing the central clinical, political, and psychosocial issues for women who desire a vaginal birth after cesarean in home or birth center settings. Given the state of the evidence, panelists will also discuss potential guidelines for client selection, prenatal testing, informed choice, intrapartum monitoring, timely transfer, and priorities for future research.
ES109 Decreasing Health Disparities in a Public, Academic Health System: The Journey From Practice Development to a Sustained Culture Shift Over 10 Years at Denver Health
Participants will review the 10 year experience of care delivery transformations at Denver Health Medical Center. Attendees evaluate strategies for leveraging the voice of the family to increase teamwork, physiologic birth processes, and quality outcomes.
ES 110 Vulvovaginal Disorders of Perimenopause and Postmenopause
Many women experience vulvovaginal disorders in peri and post menopause ranging from genitourinary syndrome, lichens sclerosis, and eczema, to vulvovaginal cancer. Midwives should be able to evaluate and treat or refer these conditions to the appropriate provider.