In 2018, clinicians have a wide variety of continuing education options ranging from one- or two-day workshops to resort-based conferences where you can combine learning with leisure!

All educational offerings have continuing education credits available, and all programs include extensive handout and reference materials.

Whether you are looking to obtain or maintain your NCC certification, sharpen your practice skills, or just update your professional knowledge base, there are choices to fit every clinician’s needs.

2018 Electronic Fetal Monitoring Advanced Concepts:
Additional NCC EFM Testing Option

This is a two-day workshop designed for clinicians who want to review their core EFM knowledge and/or clinicians planning to take the National Certification Corporation’s (NCC) exam for a Certificate of Added Qualification in Electronic Fetal Monitoring. It is also a helpful review for clinicians planning to obtain credentialing from the Perinatal Quality Foundation (PQF).

Attendees will have the option of sitting the NCC exam on the afternoon of day two of the program at a special discounted rate through registration with the NCC.

The program provides a review of the physiologic principles underlying fetal heart rate monitoring, NICHD terminology, FHR Categories, tracing interpretation and management, and antenatal testing on day one.

On day two of the program, a morning workshop reinforces the previously taught material through a hands-on EFM tracing practicum and a practice exam under simulated testing conditions. This class provides a great opportunity for a comprehensive review of EFM, with or without the addition of sitting the NCC exam.

This program will be offered in several cities in 2017. For details and registration, please visit Professional Education Center.

2018 Advanced Fetal Monitoring
Safeguard Your Practice: Standardization, Defensibility, Reliability

Join me for a two-day advanced workshop on EFM, based on NICHD terminology and ACOG, AWHONN, and ACNM standards.

Learn to apply the Miller Model of EFM Management. A collaborative effort of Dr. David Miller and myself, this is a standardized, evidence- and consensus-based approach to EFM interpretation and management that can be applied by nurses, physicians, and midwives as part of a multidisciplinary approach to EFM. This program changes every year, focusing on different “hot topics” in EFM and the latest in EFM literature.

Clinical focus points for 2018 include an in-depth look at the prevention of primary cesarean, uterine activity and oxytocin use, and legal issue in EFM. Day one will provide a detailed review of the expert consensus statement regarding category II tracing management and associated physiology, while day two provides a focus on medico-legal issues using actual EFM case studies. Each workshop also includes an EFM tracing practicum, where participants work together in small groups to apply NICHD nomenclature and principles of interpretation to real-life EFM tracings. Documentation issues related to EFM are always addressed, so bring all your questions to class where you can “ask the expert!”

This program will be offered in a variety of cities in 2018. For details and registration, please visit Professional Education Center.

19th Annual National Conference on Fetal Monitoring, April 5-7, in Las Vegas, NV

I will join my co-authors, Dr. David A. Miller and Rebecca L. Cypher, MSN, PNNP, as well as antepartum expert  Dr. David E. Abel for an information packed three-day EFM intensive, covering a wide variety of current topics. Attorney Jay Kelley returns to join faculty for “Tips from the Plaintiff’s Bar” where clinicians can learn to think like a lawyer when it comes to documentation and liability. As always, faculty are available to answer your questions and provide insights in fetal monitoring and safe obstetric care. Join us for the 19th year in Las Vegas, at Bally’s Las Vegas.

Information and registration is available at Symposia Medicus.

2018 Annual AWHONN Convention: Tampa, Florida – June 23-27

Get ready for some fun in the sun at AWHONN’s annual convention in Tampa! I look forward to seeing many of you this year in Tampa where learning and networking opportunities will be phenomenal. Join me Sunday, June 24, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. when I will be presenting a special half-day pre-conference titled “Verdict for the defense: What Every Clinician needs to Know to Defend their Practice”. The pre-conference will cover the pre-trial and deposition process, focusing on preparation of deposition and trial testimony. Excerpts from actual cases will be used, providing a very real glimpse into perinatal liability.

On Tuesday, June 26, I have the honor of joining past AWHONN president Mimi Pomerleau, DNP and Penny Greenberg, MS, CPPS, in a session on trends in nursing malpractice claims. I will also be presenting a general session on Wednesday, June 27, titled “Electronic Fetal Monitoring: Facts, Fiction, and the Law” where we will debunk common myths and misbeliefs in fetal monitoring and discuss the legal implications of misinformation.

For information and registration, please visit AWHONN.

Be sure to check back this December for 2019 course information!

Lisa is co-author of "8th Edition of Mosby’s Pocket Guide to Fetal Monitoring: A Multidisciplinary Approach." This portable, practical guide provides a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to fetal monitoring that’s ideal for use in the clinical environment.
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