Conference Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fetal Monitoring Certification Review Course

Sara Bronson, MSN, RN, CNL, Nursing Practice Specialist, ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton, WI

Jan McIntosh, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Patient Care Manager, Labor & Delivery, Aurora West Allis Medical Center, West Allis, WI

Anne Kuschel, RN, BSN, Staff Nurse, Educator, Mayo Clinic Health System, Franciscan Healthcare - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI

This course is for nurses, certified nurse midwives, and physicians to review test content and competencies to prepare for the National Certification Corporation (NCC) subspecialty examination in electronic fetal monitoring. The content includes a review of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) pattern recognition and interpretation, physiology of fetal oxygenation, and effects of complications of labor and maternal conditions on the fetal heart rate.

The speakers disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

12:00 - 2:30 p.m.

    

OB Hypertensive Crisis: How do we improve?

Paul Boeder, MD, Obstetrician, SSM Health  St. Mary’s Hospital – Madison, WI

Nancy Patrick, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Advanced Clinical RN, Women’s & Children’s Center for Professional Practice and Development, SSM Health  St. Mary’s Hospital – Madison, WI

OB Drill team Members: Vickie Nichols, RN; Angela Walthers, RN; Rachel Leonhard, RN

This session is for you if you want to:

Learn how to use low fidelity simulation drills to practice your response to a hypertensive crisis.
The session will include:
Practice using Team STEPPS Communication in emergencies;
Strategies to work effectively with your multidisciplinary team;
Strategies to improve patient safety and quality resulting in decreased maternal morbidity and mortality;
Interventions in the Severe Hypertension in pregnancy maternal safety bundle.

This session will be repeated from 3-5:30 p.m.

The speakers disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Perinatal Quality Collaboratives

Barbara Murphy, MSN, RN, Program Director, Children's Hospitals Neonatal Consortium (CHNC), Milwaukee, WI

This session will outline what perinatal quality collaboratives are, the value of them, and current quality improvement projects of the Wisconsin Perinatal Quality Collaborative. Join us to learn more about how your facility or organization can be part of WisPQC!

12:00-3:00 p.m.

Behavioral Emergencies and the Basics of Crisis De-escalation

 Thomas P. Luzinski, PhD, Retired, Former Departmental Chair for the Criminal Justice Program at Marian University; National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) instructor on crisis intervention team training for law enforcement officers
 
Crisis intervention is often called "emotional first-aid." This presentation is designed to introduce participants to the fundamentals of crisis recognition, intervention, and de-escalation as they are aligned with best-practice protocols (i.e. “The Memphis Model”), for assisting individuals in the throes of crisis situations. This overview will align itself with the basics of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training which is taught to law enforcement officers in their 40-hour training; and fuse that to the needs of perinatal medical specialists.
 
The speakers disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

12:00-3:00 p.m.

Comprehensive Care for Substance Use Disorders: Pregnancy and beyond

Charles Schauberger, MD, MS, Physician, Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI
 
Jean M. Colburn, RN, Gundersen Health System , La Crosse, WI

Danielle Peeso-Shepard, RN, Care Coordination RN, Gundersen Health Organization, La Crosse, WI

Krista Rasque, MSW, CAPSW, Social Worker, Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI
 
Jacquelyn Tock, MA, LPC, CSAC, Mental Health & Addictions Therapist, Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI

Ann E. Budzak, MD, Pediatrician, Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI

Carolynn Devine, CSW, Social Worker, Gundersen Health Systems, La Crosse, WI
 
Janet Hess, RN, BSN
 

This three-part presentation will address the care of pregnant women and infants affected by substance use disorders across the continuum. The presenters will: 1) Describe a model of comprehensive care for pregnant women with substance use disorder in pregnancy designed to meet medical needs of the patients and provide organizational and community resources to their special needs; 2) Describe approaches to counseling from an addiction therapist’s perspective; and 3) Describe a comprehensive approach to the care of infants born to mothers with substance use disorder. The presenters will share results from their experiences. 

The speakers disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

OB Hypertensive Crisis: How do we improve?

Paul Boeder, MD, Obstetrician, SSM Health  St. Mary’s Hospital – Madison, WI

Nancy Patrick, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Advanced Clinical RN, Women’s & Children’s Center for Professional Practice and Development, SSM Health  St. Mary’s Hospital – Madison, WI

OB Drill team Members: Vickie Nichols, RN; Angela Walthers, RN; Rachel Leonhard, RN

This session is for you if you want to:

Learn how to use low fidelity simulation drills to practice your response to a hypertensive crisis.
The session will include:
Practice using Team STEPPS Communication in emergencies;
Strategies to work effectively with your multidisciplinary team;
Strategies to improve patient safety and quality resulting in decreased maternal morbidity and mortality;
Interventions in the Severe Hypertension in pregnancy maternal safety bundle.

The speakers disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Human Trafficking: Identification, tools, and resources

Eileen Zeiger, Executive Director, Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care & Perinatal Foundation, Madison, WI

Special Agent Carl Waterstreet, Wisconsin Dept. of Justice, Appleton, WI

Human Trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery” (polarisproject.org) and is happening in our own back yard. Sex and labor trafficking affects every corner of our state, with documented cases in every county in Wisconsin. The trauma that results from exposure to abuse and violence experienced by trafficked persons has significant and long-lasting effects on health. Perinatal care providers and all those who work with women and infants are in a unique position to identify persons who may be in a trafficking situation and have an opportunity to improve outcomes for these patients.
The speakers disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

"Just What the Doctor Ordered" Isn't So Simple: Strategies to understand and promote patient adherence to medical care

Abbey Kruper, PsyD, Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
 
Participants will learn to identify and understand multifactorial barriers to patient adherence. Participants will develop basic intervention skills to engage with patients to promote behavior change.
 
The speakers disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest. 
 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

 

iCare for Mom and Baby Care Coordination Program

Jill Denson, ABD, MSW, APSW, Manager of Care Coordination BadgerCare Plus, Independent Care Health Plan (iCare), Milwaukee, WI 
 
Heather Saucedo, BSN, RN, CLC, Independent Care Health Plan (iCare), Milwaukee, WI

Join this session to learn more about iCare, a Medicaid HMO Program for BC+, SSI, and SNP pregnant members. Instructors will also address outcomes and trends of the program thus far.
 
 The speakers disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

How Eat, Sleep, Console is Changing Care of the Infant with NAS and Family

Staci Bohling, RN, BSN, Prenatal Education Coordinator, Froedtert and the Medical College St. Joseph's Hospital, West Bend, WI
 
Betty Matthies, BSN, RNC-OB, Professional Development Coordinator, Froedtert Health St. Joseph's Hospital, West Bend, WI 
 
Tammy Boelk, RN, BSN, Labor and Delivery and Special Care Nursery Nurse, Froedtert and the Medical College St. Joseph's Hospital West Bend, West Bend, WI
 
Instructors will define the Eat, Sleep, Console (ESC) approach and how they have implemented it in the practice at the Froedtert and the Medical College St. Joseph's Hospital in West Bend. The session will include a review of the cases of NAS treated in the facility since starting ESC, and include patient feedback and panel discussion to understand the family side of the care that is involved. 

The speakers disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest. 

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Wine and Cheese Reception for All and Exhibits

(Dinner is on your own.)

6:45 p.m.

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Perinatal Foundation Benefit:  John McGivern, American Actor
 
John is best known for his Emmy-award winning work on PBS. He can be seen on PBS with his Emmy-Award-Winning Milwaukee PBS weekly series, Around the Corner with John McGivern™.
 
His one-man-shows, “The Early Stories of John McGivern,” “Midsummer Night McGivern,” and “John McGivern’s Home for the Holidays,” tell the stories of being the third born of six kids in a working-class Irish Catholic Family in the Midwest. 
 
His stories are personal, funny, touching, and familiar. His themes are based in family and remind us all that as specific as we might believe our experiences are, we all share a universal human experience. He tells his stories and through his voice we learn that they are our stories as well.

A portion of your registration will be donated to the Perinatal Foundation. The event will feature a cash bar and pasta buffet.
 

7:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Registration

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Exhibits and Continental Breakfast
Visit the exhibits, and learn about commercial products and educational materials in perinatal health.

8:10 – 9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Elizabeth Goetz, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FAAP
WAPC President

Plenary Session I: Reproductive Justice as Human Rights.

Ross Loretta
Loretta Ross, Author,
Educator, Activist,
Oakland, CA
 
 

Reproductive Justice is a concept and practice created by African American women in 1994 to address the structural causes of reproductive injustices based on the global human rights framework. Reproductive Justice moves beyond choice and access to abortion. It is a broader term that uses a human rights framework and also looks at reproductive oppression, sterilization abuse, immigration restrictions, gun culture, rape culture, the prison-to-school pipeline, etc. This presentation covers all aspects of Reproductive Justice.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Break, Exhibits, and Author-Attended Poster Session
Participate in the poster session, designed as an interactive activity between participants and authors. The poster session is offered on Monday at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Group Sessions

1A.  Reduction in C-Section Surgical Site Infections

Courtney Pickar, MS, RNC-OB, ACNS-BC, C-EFM, CNS LDRP & NICU,
ProHealth Care, Waukesha, WI
 

In Wisconsin, only 26 hospitals currently report surgical site infection (SSI) rates for C-Section. In October of 2015, ProHealth Care set out on a quality improvement project to reduce the number of SSIs occurring in C-Section patients. An interdisciplinary team analyzed internal data, reviewing multiple points in time during the perinatal period and how SSIs affected outcomes. The instructors will share three years of literature review, data, and experience during the session.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

1B.  It Can Happen To You: Coming Back to Work in the NICU After Life Altering Events

Maureen A. O’Reilly, DNP, NNP-BC, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Ascension Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI

Highly skilled professionals can prepare together for a colleague’s return to work after a life-altering event, now more frequent as baby-boomers age and experience heart disease, stroke, and treatment for cancer.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

1C.  Cue Based Feeding: Improving Consistency to Improve Outcomes

Cindy Lund-Hrdi, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT, Assistant Professor, Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI

Improved consistency in identification of feeding cues is essential to supporting feeding development of preterm infants in the NICU and on through their transition to home and Birth-to-Three settings. Identification of specific feeding cues can lead to improved parent training protocols, which may lead to improved long-term feeding outcomes for this fragile population. Case examples and video clips will be used to supplement learning.

The speakers disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

1D.  Putting the "Vital" Back into Vital Signs: What Every Provider Needs to Know to Prevent Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

Dr. Angela Lang, DNP-CNS, RNC-MNN, IBCLC, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

The session will provide participants with a framework for quality improvement to improve perinatal outcomes. This framework aligns with WAPC's mission to promote, develop and coordinate systems of evidence-based, high-quality perinatal care in Wisconsin.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

1E.  One Size Does Not Fit All: How to Address Patients with Obesity from the Waiting Room to the Exam Room, and Beyond


Kathleen M. Antony, MD, MSCI, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Dentistry, Madison, WI

This presentation will address the concerns and discomfort providers may face when discussing obesity with patients. This session aims to increase provider comfort in discussing obesity and to provide tools for how best to open the conversation and motivate patients to make healthy lifestyle changes. The instructor will introduce useful tools, such as the "5 A's" and motivational interviewing techniques.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

1F.  Calling In the Calling Out Culture

Loretta Ross, Author, Educator, Activist, Oakland, CA

Fighting against oppression and injustice are the dues we pay for the privilege of being conscious and we are honored to be able to challenge it with great responsibility. We begin to build a unified and strategic human rights movement that weaves our strengths together, that uses our differences as a platform for modeling a positive future built on justice and the politics of love, rather than a return to the past based on the politics of fear and prejudice. However, to create this movement we need to make a commitment to recognize and support each other – Calling People In rather than Calling them Out. This group session will explore how we can transform the Calling Out Culture into a Calling In Culture in order to build a united movement for human rights.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

WAPC Regional Discussion Groups

The discussion groups are a time for members of each WAPC perinatal region to discuss work in interdisciplinary teams, employ evidence-based practice, and focus on quality improvement.

Please plan to participate.  If you have never been a member of WAPC, please attend the non-member discussion group listed below.  If you have been a member in the past, but your membership is not current, please attend the regional discussion group you belonged to previously and identify yourself as a past member.

Discussion Group Leaders:
Fox Valley Region – Kimberly Seeger Langlais, MD
Northcentral & Northwest Regions – Elizabeth Kujath, BSN
Northeast Region – Juli Novak, RNC, BSN, MS, CLS
Southcentral Region – Sally Norlin, RD, CD
Southeast Region – Jill Denson, MSW, APSW
Western Region – Keith Torgerud, RRT, MBA
Non-Member – WAPC Leaders

12:15 – 1:20 p.m.

Lunch and WAPC Business Meeting

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Group Sessions

2A.  The Hospital’s Role in Supporting Breastfeeding

Kelli Stader, MPH, RD, CLS, Nutrition Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Madison, WI

Jen Ortner, MS, RDN, CLC, State WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator, Division of Public Health, Madison, WI

Jessie Richardson, RN, BSN, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant, Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield, WI

This session will discuss how hospitals can play a key role in providing evidence-based maternity care that supports breastfeeding, while also collaborating with outpatient clinics and community partners, like WIC, to ensure continuity of care and consistent messaging to families. The Wisconsin Coffective Initiative aims to support these efforts and has been providing resources, materials, and technical assistance to hospitals and WIC agencies since 2016. Marshfield Medical Center will share their experiences in improving practices within their hospital, implementing consistent messaging and prenatal education in their outpatient clinics, and collaborating with partners in their community, particularly WIC, to improve the continuity of care that families receive throughout the perinatal period.

The speakers disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

2B.  Making a Difference as a Global Volunteer: Finding Sustainable Projects

Nancy H. Comello, DNP, CNM, RCN-OB/MNN, C-EFM, Professional Development Specialist-Obstetric Outreach, UnityPoint Health-Meriter, Madison, WI

Karen Klemp, RN, BSN, MA, NICU, UnityPoint Health Meriter, Madison, WI

This session will review the challenges of volunteering globally, the goals for quality projects, and describe the Helping Mothers and Babies Survive programs as an example of sustainable educational projects.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

2C.  Infant Outcomes at Marginally Viable Gestational Ages: Clinical and Ethical Considerations in Counseling


Steven R. Leuthner, MD, MA, Professor of Pediatrics and Bioethics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, WI

With newer NICHD guidelines and the recent literature on earlier gestational age infants surviving, it is valuable that obstetrical and neonatal providers actually know the data, and are on the same page in their counseling strategies. This presentation will review the guidelines and recent outcome data. The instructor will also review the clinical and ethical information important for prenatal counseling and decision-making.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

2D.  An Update on Fetal Arrhythmia Assessment


Janette Strasburger, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Neenah, WI

Sara Creighton, MD, Assistant Professor in Pediatric Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Neenah, WI

Gretchen Eckstein, RN, BSN, Clinical Research Nurse, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Participants will hear three perspectives on fetal arrhythmia detection and assessment: Echocardiographic findings; new monitoring techniques and fetal magnetocardiography research findings; and the nursing perspective of caring for pregnant patients with a fetal arrhythmia, including the FAST trial for fetal tachycardia. New insights into cardiac causes of fetal demise will also be reviewed.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

2E. Safety Decision Making Regarding the Substance Exposed Infant

Laura Baker, CSW, Initial Assessment Supervisor of the Drug Affected Infant/Unborn Child Abuse Unit, Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services, Milwaukee, WI

Amy Friesema, MSW, APSW, Lead Social Worker, Aurora West Allis Medical Center, West Allis, WI

The point of intervention regarding a substance exposed infant is at the time of birth. The relationship and communication between the hospital social worker and the child protection agency is critical in determining the course of action regarding the safety of the infant. This session will provide participants with a framework for the decision making processes involved when caring for substance-exposed infants.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

2F. Sudden Unexpected Postnatal Collapse

Nina Menda, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

The objective of this presentation will be to: -Define sudden unexpected postnatal collapse (SUPC) -Describe the incidence of SUPC -Identify risk factors for SUPC -Share strategies to prevent SUPC.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Break, Exhibits, and Author-Attended Poster Session

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Plenary Session II:  Poster Extravaganza

Did you enjoy the poster session but wish you could learn more details about certain projects? Join six poster session authors as they give podium presentations of their work.

5:15 – 7:00 p.m.

Perinatal Foundation Silent Auction
The Perinatal Foundation invites you to participate in its 17th Annual Silent Auction.  Bid on a variety of useful and unique items, and help support the Foundation's programs and projects.
Visit the Silent Auction gallery to see some of the many items.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Pre-Banquet Reception
Take the opportunity to support the work of the Perinatal Foundation and network and socialize while you bid on Silent Auction items and prepare for the Awards Banquet. You can also buy raffle tickets.

7:00 – 8:45 p.m.

2019 WAPC Awards Banquet

The gala event is a time to recognize individuals who represent the volunteer spirit of WAPC. The award program includes recognition of those who made major contributions to WAPC in the last year.

WAPC concludes the banquet with the Callon-Leonard Award, the highest honor awarded by the association.

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Sue Kannenberg

WAPC is pleased to honor Sue Kannenberg, the recipient of the 2019 Callon-Leonard Award. This annual award, first presented in 1976 in recognition of WAPC founders Helen F. Callon, RN, CNM, and Thomas A. Leonard, MD, celebrates the efforts of an individual to improve the health of mothers, infants, and families in Wisconsin.

7:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Registration

7:00 – 7:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

7:45 – 8:50 a.m.

Introduction to the Thomas A. Leonard, MD, Memorial Lecture

Chris Van Mullem, MS, RNC, C-EFM, Sussex, WI
President, Perinatal Foundation

Plenary Session III: Treatment for Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder: Considerations for Mother and Child

   Karol Kaltenbach, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics Sidney Kimmel                                                       Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Moorestown, NJ

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  Karol Kaltenbach, PhD

This presentation will describe key principles in the treatment of opioid use disorder in pregnancy, including the use of buprenorphine or methadone. Treatment of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) will be discussed in addition to factors that impact both the presentation and severity of NAS. Information on the developmental outcome of young children prenatally exposed to methadone or buprenorphine will be presented.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

9:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Marijuana in the Perinatal Period: A Play in Three Scenes


Speakers TBD

What do we know about the relationships between marijuana, pregnancy, delivery, patients, and providers? This engaging presentation will follow the life and experiences of a young women through pregnancy and the postpartum period by highlighting interactions with health care providers at key points on the continuum.

1) Woman talking to her provider about Marijuana use
2) In the hospital (anesthesia, stigma, pharmacists, etc)
3) At discharge (breastfeeding, longer term care, etc)

10:50 – 11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Group Sessions

3A.  The Periscope Project: Lessons Learned in the First 18 Months of Operation

Audrey Laszewski, MS, The Periscope Project Administrator, Medical College of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI
Christina Wichman, DO, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Operational since July 2017, The Periscope Project is a free resource for all Wisconsin based health care providers caring for pregnant and postpartum women who are struggling with mental health or substance use disorders by providing real-time provider to provider teleconsultation services, provider education and access to available community resources specializing in perinatal patients with mental health and substance use disorders. This session will aim to describe the first 18 months of operational data, lessons learned, and how providers are engaging in TPP services. With case study examples, we will demonstrate how health care providers are utilizing TPP services in order to best care for their perinatal patients struggling with mental health or substance use disorders.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

3B.  Addressing Black Infant Mortality in Wisconsin through a Collaborative Health Equity Approach to Community-Based, Group Prenatal Care and Infant Support


Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, University of WI School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Population Health Sciences, Madison, WI

Tia Murray, BS, CLC, Co-Founder Doula & Childbirth Educator M.S./Ph.D. Student, Human Development & Family Studies This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kristen Sharp, MD FACOG, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

In this upbeat and interactive session, Dr. Zapata and team will discuss the current racial inequities in infant mortality that exist in Wisconsin and community-based approaches to combating them.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

3C.  New AAP Guidelines for Neonatal Early Onset Sepsis

Kimberly J. Seeger Langlais, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Appleton, WI

The instructor will review the new early onset sepsis guidelines from the AAP.

The speakers disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

3D. Home Birth and Hospital Collaboration for Best Care

Ingrid Andersson, LM, CNM, MSN, Community Midwives, LLC, Madison, WI

Mary Moore, LM, CNM, MSN, Strong Work Home Birth, LLC, Madison, WI

A discussion of the national Home Birth Consensus Summit Best Practice Guidelines: Transfer from Planned Home Birth to Hospital, with working expamples in Wisconsin.

The speakers disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

3E.  Teaching TeamSTEPPS through Interprofessional Simulation in a Quaternary Level Obstetric Unit

Garrett D. Fitzgerald, MD, Assistant Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Amy Domeyer-Klenske, MD 

Erika Peterson, MD

TeamSTEPPS is a validated framework for improving team performance. Due to the multi-disciplinary and high acuity nature of obstetric care optimal team work is critical. Our project highlights the implementation and evaluation of TeamSTEPPS in our clinical environment.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

3F. A Universal Approach to Trauma-Informed, Nurse-Based Home Visiting Services for Postpartum Women: Family Connects Racine County

Jeffrey Langlieb, MPH, RN, Community Health Director, Central Racine County Health Department, Franksville, WI

The intergenerational transmission of trauma and adversity represents one of the primary threats to public health and social welfare in the 21st Century. One promising means to address the transfer of trauma from caregiver to child is through two-generation, early childhood interventions such as home visiting. Come learn about Racine County’s journey toward implementing a universal home visiting program, Family Connects Racine County, to support new mothers in the immediate postpartum period. This innovative program has been shown to reduce emergency room visits for infants, improve overall family health and well-being, and prevent child abuse and neglect.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch and Concluding Presentation

Introduction

Sarah Walder, RN, MSN, APNP, NNP-BC

Plenary Session IV:  A Death in the Family

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Michael J. Dolan, MD, FACP

Michael J. Dolan, MD, FACP, Executive Vice President, Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI

An exploration of the hidden epidemic of burnout, depression and suicide in healthcare. Physicians and nurses have some of the highest suicide rates among professionals in the world. This talk will look at the reasons why.

The speaker disclosed no relevant conflicts of interest.

2:15 p.m.

WAPC Conference Adjourns