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NNEPQIN Virtual Winter Conference

Join us as we welcome in 2021 with the latest topics addressing our clinical challenges: the role of race in clinical algorithms, maternal early warning systems and post birth warning signs and employing QI strategies to improve outcomes. We are also excited to share with you the 3rd Edition ESC Care Manual. We have something for your entire continuum of care team from prenatal care to inpatient labor, delivery & neonatal stabilization through postpartum discharge. We hope your multidisciplinary team will participate!

Activity Details
Start Date: February 11, 2021
End Date: February 11, 2021
Time: 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Location: Virtual
Download: Event Flyer

Registration is online only. There is no registration fee, but advance registration is required for planning purposes.

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Preregistration required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Speakers & Topics
9:00 am - 10:00 am Reconsidering the Use of Race Correction in Clinical Algorithms
~ Julianna Schantz-Dunn, MD, MPH, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
10:00 am - 11:00 am Obstetric Focus
Maternal Early Warning Systems: What are they and how do they work?
~ Sarah Austin, Maine Medical Center

Neonatal Focus
Care of the Newborn with Mild Encephalopathy: To Cool or Not to Cool?
~ Deb Hanson, MD, Cheshire Medical Center, NH
~ Viking Hedberg, MD, Concord Hospital, NH
~ Steven Ringer, MD, Children’s Hospital at DH, NH
~ Alexa Craig, MD, Maine Medical Center, ME

Substance Use Disorders in Pregnancy
Team Based Approaches to the Plan of Safe Care: Prenatal through Postpartum
~ Katie Alberico, RN, Mid Coast Hospital, ME
~ Katie White, BSN, RN Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, NH
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Obstetric Focus
When the Baby Doesn’t Deliver “Any Minute Now”: Implementing QI Strategies to Improve Outcomes
~ Linda Havey DNP, MBA, RNC-OB, CPHQ Porter Birth Center, Middlebury, VT
~ Ellen Golding, RN, Maternity Director Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick, ME

Neonatal Focus
Supporting Exclusive Human Milk Feeding utilizing QI strategies including Donor Milk
~ Sharon Economides, Maine Medical Center, ME

Substance Use Disorders in Pregnancy
Solution-focused Dialogue/Compassionate Communication
~ Farrah Sheehan Deselle, MSN, RN, IBCLC, CCBE (BFW) Project Manager, NH Eat Sleep Console Implementation
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch                     
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Obstetric Focus
Management of Late- and Post- Term Pregnancies in the Post-ARRIVE Era
~ Rachel M. Psoinos, MD UVM Medical Center, Burlington, VT

Postpartum Focus
The 2021 Revised AWHONN Post-Birth Warning Signs
~ (Speaker to be confirmed)

Eating, Sleeping & Consoling
Caring for Opioid-exposed Newborns using the 3rd ed ESC Care Tool and standardized training cases
~ Bonny Whalen, MD, Children’s Hospital at DH, NH
~ Farrah Sheehan Deselle, MSN, RN, IBCLC, CCBE (BFW) Project Manager, NH Eat Sleep Console Implementation
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Break and Return to General Session
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm A Multidisciplinary Approach to Family Counseling at the Edge of Viability
~ Erinna Wichland, MSN, RNC-OB, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, VT
~ Emily Baker, MD & Steven Ringer, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NH
3:15 pm Wrap Up
Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this activity, at least 75% of learners will be able to discuss three strategies to improve quality and reduce inequities in perinatal care, while incorporating new guidelines to optimize maternal and neonatal outcomes.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 5 contact hours.

Receiving Credit

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

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

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View the Completing an Evaluation and Claiming Credit tutorial.

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