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NNEPQIN Spring Meeting

This conference is for Teams of Obstetricians, Midwives, Pediatricians, Pediatric Providers, Family Physicians, Perinatal Nurses, QI Implementation Specialists & Other Perinatal Care Providers.

Activity Details
Start Date: June 7, 2018
End Date: June 7, 2018
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditoria E & F
Lebanon, NH
Download: Event Flyer

Registration for this event has closed. There is still space available. If you would like to attend, you may register as a walk-in the day of the conference. For walk-in registration questions, please e-mail Victoria.A.Flanagan@hitchcock.org.

Registration is online and by credit card only. 

Registrants can attend in person or via live stream. The registration fees are as follows:

  • NNEPQIN Members: No Charge (Registration required for planning purposes)
  • Others: $100 for attending in person, $50 via live stream

Preregistration and payment required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. There will be no refunds after that date. A $25 administrative fee will be retained on all refunds requested before the registration deadline. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Speakers & Topics
8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
~ Timothy J. Fisher MD, MHCDS
8:45 am - 9:15 am Impacts of Rural Maternity Unit Closures and Birth Outcomes: Evidence, Trends, and Future Directions
~ Autumn Vergo, CNM and Timothy J. Fisher MD, MHCDS
9:15 am - 9:30 am Move to Concurrent Sessions
9:30 am - 3:30 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS:
Teams of Provider, RN and QI Implementation Specialist from Each Member Organization

Obstetrical Teams
  • Postpartum LARC’s: What you Need to Know to Get Started!
    ~ Mica Bumpus, MPA, LARC 
  • Immediate Postpartum LARC for Clinicians Doing Deliveries: A Hands-on Simulation Training Session
    ~ Amy Paris, MD
  • IPP LARC & the Role of Nursing, Postpartum Contraception & Breastfeeding
  • Billing, Coding & Payment for IPP LARC Services
  • 12:30 - LUNCH
  • 1:30 - Prevention & Management of Peripartum VTE: Review of CQMCC Bundle
    ~ Kelly McLean MD
  • 2:30 - Vascular Conditions Related to Injection Drug Use: Identification and Clinical Management
    ~ Michelle Russell MD (Invited)

Neonatal Teams
  • To Treat or Not to Treat? Using the Early Onset Sepsis Risk Calculator to Guide Neonatal Treatment Decisions
    ~ Carrie Steele, MSN, CRNP, NNP-BC, CPNP-AC 
  • Operationalizing the Sepsis Risk Calculator Tool
  • Clinical Scenarios--Practice Using the Calculator with Your Challenging Case Submissions
  • Building Your Toolkit for Your Implementation: What do you need?
  • Review of Currently Available Outcome Data
  • 12:30 - LUNCH
  • 1:30 - Updates on Glucose Gel for Hypoglycemia Panel Discussion:
    Shannon Masse RN & Lauren Adams RN
    Wentworth Douglass Hospital, Dover, NH
    Gloria Yennaco RN
    Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH
    Alan Picarillo MD
    Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
    Steve Ringer MD, PhD, DHMC, Facilitator
  • 2:30 - Stabilization Prior to Transport: Utilizing a Pre-Delivery Checklist & Hands on Neonatal Skills Session
    ~ Steve Ringer MD, PhD, DHMC
    ~ Deborah Bell-Polson MSN, RN
    Parkland Medical Center, Derry, NH
    ~ Alan Picarillo MD, Maine Medical Center
When Families Experience a Perinatal or Neonatal Loss: Guidelines for the Obstetric, Pediatric and Perinatal Nurse to Optimize Outcomes
~ Francine Kane RN, BSN
4:30 pm  Wrap Up
Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of the learning activity, the participant will be able to discuss the most current evidence based guidelines for immediate postpartum long acting reversible contraceptives and the use of a sepsis risk calculator to help guide neonatal treatment decisions.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and NNEPQIN. Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 6.5 contact hours.

Receiving Credit

The follow steps must be completed in order to receive credit for this event:

  • Register for the event online
  • Attend the event or session(s). A credit tracking sheet will be provided.
  • Complete the online evaluation - Must be submitted within 30 days after the activity

    Accessing the Online Evaluation (The evaluation is available the day after the event)

  • Log onto https://ce.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/login.aspx
  • Click on the My Activities link in the left side menu. Then click on the name of the activity you attended.
  • Click on the Resume button.
  • Click the Continue button until the Evaluation tab is active, and then click the Launch button.
  • Fill out the evaluation and then click submit. Credits will then be applied to your transcript. You can view your updated transcript by clicking on the "View Transcript" button.

View the Completing an Evaluation and Claiming Credit tutorial.

For questions or technical support, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Additional Information

For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.

For accessibility needs, dietary or any other requests, please email Victoria.A.Flanagan@hitchcock.org.

If you do not wish to be included on the conference participant list, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org to inform us.

The CME and CNE Offices are not liable for expenses incurred by participants due to cancellation or changes in programs.

Parking - In order to accommodate and best serve our patients’ parking needs, we request that all weekday conference and meeting attendees park in Lot 9 and use the Lot 9 shuttle service. Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes - please allow enough time to accommodate this. For weekend meetings and conferences, onsite parking is permitted. View directions & map to Lot 9.

DHMC Floorplan - Please visit the DHMC Floor Maps page for specific directions on locating the conference room. If your room is not shown, please stop at the information desk for directions.

Area Accommodations - For a list of lodging options in the vicinity of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center please visit our lodging page.

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