High-Risk Obstetrics for the Family Physician: Current Conflicts in Clinical Care

Friday, March 25, 2022 (PT)
Virtual Conference via Zoom Webinar

This course will combine didactic lectures and the latest information on the diagnosis and management of challenging high-risk obstetrics patients. Featuring new data from clinical trials and evidence-based updates, this program will address essential learning for all members of the obstetrics care team. Presentations will cover practical information on topics including anemia, electronic fetal heart rate monitoring, postoperative pain control, care for the morbidly obese patient, stimulant use vs hypertensive disorders, ectopic pregnancy, antepartum fetal surveillance, thyroid disease, COVID-19 outcomes, gestational diabetes mellitus, Hepatitis B and C, and peripartum antibiotic selection. Q&A sessions will allow time for interaction with the faculty members to address audience questions and barriers to optimal patient care.

This conference is intended for family medicine and obstetrics physicians, fellows, residents, nurses, nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives.

View more information about the course below or click the Register Online button to register for this CME activity. Attendees will have access to the online recording for 30 days. 

Registration is closed.

Details

Rates of severe complications and their negative effects upon mothers and infants during pregnancy have been increasing steadily in the United States. Pre-eclampsia rose from 0.3 percent in 1980 to 1.4 percent in 2010, a relative increase of 322 percent. Infants born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Washington State increased nearly seven-fold from 1.5/1000 in 1999 to 7.9/1000 in 2013. Washington State’s Department of Health reported substance abuse was found to be a contributing factor in at least 25% of the maternal deaths from 2014 to 2015. Maternal and newborn birth outcomes are markedly worse for patients of color. Improved analysis of maternal and fetal risk, as well as increased education on and awareness of racial disparities, will aid in better strategies and best practices to improve patient outcomes. To help combat these negative outcomes in a timely and impactful manner, it is critical that the most up-to-date information of management practices and techniques are disseminated to healthcare professionals who support these complex high-risk patients.

Agenda

Objectives

By attending this course, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Describe new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of complex high-risk obstetrics patients
  • Interpret the latest data and evidence-based guidelines on maternal and neonatal outcomes
  • Provide updates on best practices and patient management techniques
  • Discuss assessment of potential risk factors and alternative treatment options
  • Improve awareness of critical reproductive services and up-to-date management skills

Credits

Accreditation with Commendation
Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Swedish Medical Center designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed Credits
The AAFP has reviewed High-Risk Obstetrics for the Family Physician: Current Conflicts in Clinical Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 6.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 03/25/2022 to 03/25/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Professionals 
Many credentialing bodies, societies and boards accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as an equivalent as long as the topic is relevant to the applicant’s field or discipline. If you have any doubts whether an activity will qualify for CE, contact your board prior to registering for the course.

Registered Nurses
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME for the purpose of recertification. 

Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Program (AANPCP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Faculty

R. Joseph Breuner, M.D.
Faculty Physician
Advanced Obstetrics Fellowship
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine
University of Washington

Alexis Aust, M.D., Capt., USAF, M.C.
Advanced Obstetrics Fellow
Swedish Family Medicine First Hill

Rachel Dubay, M.D.
Advanced Obstetrics Fellow
Swedish Family Medicine First Hill

Juan Herrejon, M.D.
Advanced Obstetrics Fellow
Swedish Family Medicine First Hill
 
Erika Korinke, M.D., FACOG
Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Swedish OB/GYN Specialists First Hill

Ashwini Pandit, M.D.
Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Swedish OB/GYN Specialists Ballard

Ngoc Pham, M.D.
Addiction Medicine Fellow
Swedish Family Medicine Cherry Hill

Alex Polston, M.D.
Advanced Obstetrics Fellow
Swedish Family Medicine First Hill

Mary Puttmann-Kostecka, M.D., MSc
Faculty Physician
Swedish Family Medicine Cherry Hill

Claire Thomson, M.D., MPH
Director,
Advanced Obstetrics Fellowship
Swedish Family Medicine First Hill

Adam Verhoef, M.D.
Advanced Obstetrics Fellow
Swedish Family Medicine First Hill

Lisa Voltarelli, M.D.
Addiction Medicine Fellow
Swedish Family Medicine Cherry Hill

Swedish CME maintains full control of the content of every course we provide. Each speaker is required to give a balanced, evidence-based presentation that is free of commercial bias. It is our policy to identify and mitigate all relevant faculty and planner financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Planning Committee

R. Joseph Breuner, MD, Course Chair
Alexis Aust, MD
Rachel Dubay, MD
Juan Herrejon, MD
Alex Polston, MD
Claire Thomson, MD
Adam Verhoef, MD
Bobby Buglione, CME Specialist Sr
Michelle Eng, CME Manager

Fees

   Advance Registration Fees
M.D. / D.O.   $210
Allied Health Professional  $105
Resident / Fellow / Medical Student
 $25

*Starting March 14, add $30 to Advance Registration pricing.
**Confirmation of residency or fellowship program will be confirmed to be eligible for this pricing.


Registration Information

Participants who register by March 14 will receive an email reminder. Registrations will only be processed when accompanied by full payment. 

Cancellation
To receive a refund, notice of cancellation must be received no later than Friday, March 18. 

Special Accommodations
If you require specific accommodations, please contact Swedish CME at cme@swedish.org or 206-386-2755. 

Registration Fees
Swedish CME is a self-sustaining unit and does not depend on or receive public monies in support of its educational efforts. The fees for this course include all instruction materials, online syllabus access, online recording access and a digital certificate of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.