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[tab_item title=”Conference Information”]CoxHealth Education Center is pleased to present the Current Issues in Perinatal Care Conference. This year’s conference features presenters and a list of topics relevant to perinatal nurses, nurse practioners, ancillary staff, and physicians. The agenda has been designed to help support your current practice with information you need to improve your skill, deepen your understanding, and improve your patient’s outcomes. The Perinatal conference will cover topics on Hemorrhage in Ob emergencies, Obesity and bariatric Surgery, Avoiding early onset Beta-Strep infections in 2015, How the placenta affects your life from womb to tomb, Cholestasis in pregnancy , Cardiac Issues during pregnancy, and the latest update on 2013 hypertensive guidelines during pregnancy.

For more conference information, contact CoxHealth Education Center at 417-269-4117,

Americans with Disabilities Act: If you have special needs addressed by this act, please notify us at least two weeks before this offering so that reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your needs.
Note: Please bring a sweater or jacket due to variations in temperature and personal preferences.

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7:30 – 7:50 am Registration/Refreshments/Vendor Displays
7:50 – 8:00 Welcome and Announcements
8:00 – 9:00  Jeffrey Greenspoon, MD

  • Identify patients with preeclampsia and utilize best practice to decrease morbidity
  • Develop practice guidelines and checklists for “Best Practices”
9:00  – 10:00 Hemorrhage in OB EmergenciesD. Michael Nelson, MD, PhD

  • Forecast hemorrhage risk factors in ob patients
  • Devise a management plan for peri-partum bleeding
10:00 – 10:20 Break/Refreshments/Vendor Displays
10:20 – 11:20 Obesity and   Bariatric Surgery: BIG PROBLEMS for pregnancyD. Michael Nelson, MD, PhD

  • Prepare for the challenges of obese obstetric patients
  • Specify the risks and benefits of bariatric procedures
11:20 – 12:20 To the HEART of the matter in PregnancyD. Michael Nelson, MD, PhD

  • Catalogue pregnancy changes in the cardiovascular system
  • Plan care for reproductive age woman with heart disease
12:20 –   1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Avoiding Early Onset Beta-Strep infections in 2015D. Michael Nelson, MD, PhD

  • Formulate risk factors for early onset betastreptococcus in the newborn
  • Translate CDC guidelines into effective prevention programs
2:00 – 2:20   pm Break/Refreshments/Vendor Displays
2:20 –  3:20 How the Placenta affects your Life from Womb to TombD. Michael Nelson, MD, PhD

  • Distinguish placental maladaptation syndromes
  • Identify Developmental Origins of Human Adult Diseases (DOHAD)
  • List Cardio Health And Maternal Placental Syndromes (CHAMPS)
3:20 – 4:20 Cholestasis of Pregnancy is More than an ItchD. Michael Nelson, MD, PhD

  • Differentiate cholestasis of pregnancy from other liver diseases
  • Perform fetal-maternal care to optimize outcomes
4:20 pm Evaluations/Statements of Credit/Adjournment

We reserve the right to substitute speakers and topics in case of emergency or cancellation. Information presented during this conference represents the views and opinions of the presenters and does not necessarily constitute the opinion, endorsement of, or promotion by CoxHealth.
Planning committee members and speakers have created this activity without bias or influence from all external commercial entities.

No sponsorship or commercial support has been received for this activity.

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Cox College Interprofessional Simulation & Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

7.0 Contact Hours

This program has been deemed appropriate for chaplains to list 7.0 contact hours of continuing education credit. Credit should be listed on the Association of Professional Chaplains Annual Summary of Continuing Education Hours Form in the area of “Workshops/Conferences/Seminars/Symposia.”

Accreditation approval only refers to this educational activity and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products by CoxHealth or any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services.

Participants will receive statements of credit at the end of the program when all requirements for credit have been met. Satisfactory completion of objectives will occur through program attendance. Therefore contact hours will be given only for hours the participant attends. In order to receive a statement of credit, all participants must sign-in at the registration desk and turn in a completed evaluation form at the end of the program.

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[tab_item title=”Faculty”]
Dr Jeffrey S. Greenspoon MD
Regional Perinatal Center
Springfield, MO

D. Michael Nelson, MD, Ph.D
Medical Director for Maternal-Fetal Transport
Washington University Medical Center
St. Louis, MO

All speakers have indicated they DO NOT have significant interest or affiliation in any pharmaceutical companies whose products he may discuss, nor do any members of his immediate family. All speakers have also indicated that they DO NOT intend to discuss any uses of pharmaceutical products or medical devices not approved by the FDA. All speakers have agreed to give a balanced view of therapeutic options, and will use generic names to contribute to impartiality. Their presentation will be evidence or scientific-based. There was no conflict identified that would exclude them from presenting.

Presenters are responsible for obtaining all applicable copyright releases when utilizing proprietary information. The opinions of the presenters are not necessarily those of CoxHealth; attendees should formulate their own opinions based on the evidence/scientific-based information presented.

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Lisa Boyer, RN, BSN
Enterprise Educator/Conference Coordinator
Education Center

Paula Brickell, RN, BSN
Staff Nurse
Women and Newborn Care Unit

Mandy Dewitt, RNC-MNN, MSN
Assistant Nurse Manager
Women and Newborn Care Unit

Peggy Francka RNC-OB, BSN
Staff Nurse
Labor and Delivery

Linda Leseman, RN
Staff Nurse
Women and Newborn Care Unit

Mary Ann Marshall, RNC-OB
Assistant Nurse Manager
Labor and Delivery

Ruth McShane, RNC-OB, BSN
Staff Nurse
Labor and Delivery

Melanie Totten, RNC-OB, BSN
Maternal Child Educator
Nursing Education

Sunny Sprague, RNC-NIC
Staff Nurse
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

All planning committee members, with the exception of Lisa Boyer have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest or significant financial affiliations with any pharmaceutical or medical device companies that would exclude them from the planning of this activity. Lisa Boyer’s conflict has been reviewed by the committee and did not have any effect on this conference. Planning committee members and speakers have created this activity without bias or influence from all external commercial entities. There were no conflicts identified that would exclude them from the planning process.

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[tab_item title=”Registration”]
Early bird registrations ends April 27, 2015. From April 27 – May 4, 2015; a late fee of $15 will be charged in addition to the registration fee.
Cancellations received in writing to by April 27, 2015 will be entitled to a full refund. After this time, a $25 processing fee will be withheld. No refunds will be made the day of the conference. No shows will be charged the full conference fee.

In the event Education Center cancels or reschedules a course, participants are entitled to a full refund or the participant may transfer registration to the next scheduled activity. All refunds must be received in writing via email. CoxHealth is not responsible for travel, hotel, booking fees, or other cancellation fees for registrants when an activity is cancelled.
The entire cancellation policy can be viewed at under the Continuing Education and Life Support tab.

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Special rates are available for CoxHealth conference participants at the following hotels. Ask for the CoxHealth negotiated rate.

University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
333 John Q. Hammons Parkway
Springfield, MO 65806

Ramada Oasis Hotel and Convention Center
2546 N. Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO 65803
888-532-4338 (toll free)

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