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Managing OB Triage: Teaming Assessment with Ultrasound

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7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
March 9 - 16, 2014

Course Fee $369.00 - 14 Contact Hours

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Meredith Fresquez, BSN, RDMS

A highly experienced educator and practitioner, Meredith has many years of experience in obstetrical ultrasound, presenting comprehensive obstetric ultrasound topics to nurses, midwives, and physicians. This program offers both insight into the current review of the guidelines for OB ultrasound and more! Meredith served as a reviewer for the new AWHONN Ultrasound Examinations Performed by Nurses in Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Reproductive Medicine Settings: Clinical Competencies and Education Guide and authored AWHONN Concepts of Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound for the OB/GYN Nurse. Meredith will also present insight into the aid in assessment and diagnosis of non-obstetrical Ultrasound provided in the Triage setting. Meredith is a clinical sonographer, and an active member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Meredith has been involved with perinatal ultrasound research and is published in the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing and Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Cindy Parke, RNC, CNM, MSN

Certified Nurse Midwife, Educator, and Clinician; Cindy has taught essentials of women's health, pregnancy, and childbirth topics to nurses nationwide. An active member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, and AWHONN. Cindy's focus is on comprehensive maternal/fetal care throughout pregnancy and recognizes that Triage is where it all starts! Cindy is a graduate of Frontier School of Midwifery, obtained her Masters in Nursing from Case Western Reserve. Her clinical experience includes L&D nursing, private full scope CNM practice, establishment and staffing of OB Triage, work as a legal expert, and as a national educator. Cindy teaches with respect for normal pregnancy/labor and delivery, but with attention to the risks that present in OB, choosing appropriate interventions, and giving prompt response to both the normal and the critical clinical challenges.

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Target Audience
Office & Clinic Staff, Labor & Delivery Nurses, Midwives - WHNPs -MDs - PAs, ALL Those Interested in Advanced Skills!
Program Purpose / Objectives

This program has been designed to meet Board of Nursing CE requirements for license renewal in all 50 states.

Professional Education Center (PEC) is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #9890, Iowa #290, Kansas #LT0170-0261, and Florida FBN #2219 for 14 (7 each day) Contact Hours. Meets Texas Type I criteria.

Professional Education Center is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course is approved for 14 contact hours applicable for RN, LPN, or LMHT relicensure. Recognition for Continuing Education Credit has been applied for with ACNM.

Program Objectives
Following the lecture, discussion, case and strip review, you will be able to:
  • Discuss variations in Triage organization; physical space, policies, and staffing.
  • Identify EMTALA rules, data collection, and transport in OB Triage.
  • Review the physiologic changes of pregnancy.
  • Describe a standardized, multidisciplinary approach to Triage evaluation of mother and fetus.
  • Discuss the indications for and implications of Modified Biophysical and Biophysical Profiles in triage assessment.
  • Review labor physiology, pathophysiology, and components of triage assessment.
  • Recognize a variety of pathological and emergent obstetric and non-obstetric situations with the use of assessment aided by Ultrasound.
  • Understand the practice competencies for ultrasound use in the OB Triage setting.
  • Describe indications for OB and non-OB ultrasound examination in Triage.
  • Understand basic principles of ultrasound physics/instrumentation.
  • Identify key elements of accountability, documentation, EMTALA protocol, and notification specific to triage assessment, ultrasound implementation, evaluation, findings and billing.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
Sun Mar 9
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Mon Mar 10
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12noon; 1:00-5:00pm

Tue Mar 11

Cozumel, Mexico
Wed Mar 12
Georgetown, Grand Cayman
Thu Mar 13
Falmouth, Jamaica
Fri Mar 14
Labadee, Haiti
Sat Mar 15
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12noon; 1:00-4:00pm
Sun Mar 16
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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