~CANCELLED~. Do You See Me? Do You Hear Me? The Fall 2020 Conference of AWHONN’s Massachusetts Section

Do You See Me?
Do Your Hear Me?
The 2020 conference of AWHONN’s Massachusetts Section

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MA AWHONN is looking forward to bringing you another great perinatal conference. Meet up with friends, enjoy great food, and have fun. We will have the latest industry vendor support and displays. Our excellent program includes topics of:

Updates on the AIM initiatives in Massachusetts

Providing Gender Affirming Care in OB/GYN health

The Team Birth Project

Early Recovery After Delivery (ERAD)

Maternal Levels of Care and the Obstetric Co-Morbidity Index (OB-CMI)

Breastfeeding’s Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Hypoglycemia, Hyponatremia, Weight Loss, and Hyperbilirubinemia

Bridge the Chasm between Pregnancy and Women’s Health over the Life Span

Space is limited, be sure to register early and save with our early bird registration.

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This activity has been submitted to the American Nurses Association Massachusetts for approval to award contact hours. The American Nurses Association Massachusetts is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For any questions and dietary requests, please email Matt Medina, the MA Section Secretary Treasurer at MMedinaAWHONN@gmail.com

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How to sleep like a baby: Best practices for Safe Sleep and Neonatal Abstinence

How to sleep like a baby: Best Practices for Safe Sleep and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.

Mary and Kristine are published AWHONN authors with their February 2018 article in Nursing for Women’s Health titled “Barriers to and Interventions that Increase Nurses’ and Parents’ Compliance With Safe Sleep Recommendations for Preterm Infants”.

Mary is a Master’s prepared nurse actively practicing in L&D as well as simulation and holds certification in Electronic Fetal Monitoring. Additionally, Mary is an Assistant Professor at Lawrence Memorial / Regis College School of Nursing in the Family Centered Nursing Course. She is currently enrolled in the Nursing PhD program at Endicott College.

Kristine DiCarlo is a Master’s prepared nurse in active practice as a Perinatal and Continuing Care Nursery Educator. She has over 16 years’ experience as a maternity nurse. Kristine is Board Certified in Nursing Professional Development as well as in Maternal Newborn Nursing.

1.0 Contact Hour

Please join us as Mary & Kristine share their expertise with us!

Documentation for Savvy Clinicians

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Rebecca Cypher, MSN, PNNP, will discuss documentation strategies at a small dinner for attendees. Obix is graciously sponsoring the dinner.

Rebecca is a proven nursing leader with 30 years of front-line perinatal nursing experience, including a 20-year active duty Air Force career. After serving in a variety of roles and locations, including an Iraq deployment, her professional path led to a perinatal nurse practitioner and nurse entrepreneur career. A dedicated and loyal member since 1989, she’s a strategic thinker that’s assisted AWHONN move forward as a nationally respected organization by holding multiple elected leadership positions including Section Chair and two Board of Directors terms.

Additionally, she served on numerous committees including the AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring revision groups, state-wide perinatal advisory task forces, and maternal-newborn mortality review boards. Being passionate about inter-disciplinary education, mentoring, and professionalism, she lectures on obstetric topics, is actively involved in conducting clinical research and is published in multiple peer reviewed journals and textbook. She is also co-author of Mosby’s Pocket Guide to Fetal Monitoring: A Multidisciplinary Approach, an editorial board member for the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing and a reviewer for Nursing for Women’ Health. Her goals include: implementing initiatives that are reflective of the needs of the members and our patient populations as well as enthusiastically set AWHONN’s agenda for successful future.

Legal Issues in Obstetric Nursing

Dorene Goldstein, RNC-OB,BSN, CLNC, will present to us on Legal Issues in Obstetric Nursing. CEU’s available, dinner will be served.