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Webinar: Managing Postpartum Hemorrhage in the Community Setting

Managing Postpartum Hemorrhage in the Community Setting Thursday, September 26 3:00-4:30 ET


We begin this webinar with a presentation by Margie Mueller Boyer, MS, RNC, C-EFM, CNS-BC. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality for childbearing people in the U.S., even though researchers have identified PPH to be preventable in many cases. Margie will explore key strategies to decrease the rate of PPH through early recognition of excessive blood loss. Based on research, visual estimation of blood loss is considered an imprecise method based on research and quantification of blood loss (QBL) is considered best practice. Margie will outline the steps for quantifying blood loss, an important and highly practical support to midwives practicing in community settings.

Margie received her BSN & Masters from The Ohio State University where she worked for a decade. She has worked as a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, a hospital administrative director, and patient safety manager. Margie serves on the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Obstetrical Hemorrhage Initiative as a Nurse Expert and is an AWHONN Obstetric Patient Safety Instructor. After working for twenty-seven years at Advent Health Tampa, formerly Florida Hospital Tampa, Margie is now taking a year to travel and work as a consultant.

Autumn Versace Vergo, CNM, MSN, APRN, our second presenter, will offer practical information for midwives who attend deliveries and provide shared decision-making about hemorrhage risk and management in community settings. Included will be a case presentation, a review of risk assessment, a review of pharmacologic management of PPH, and a comparison between hospital-based and CPM-relevant formularies and protocols.

Autumn is a certified nurse-midwife and Chief of Obstetrics at Cheshire Medical Center Center/ Dartmouth-Hitchcock, a collaborative Women's Health practice in Keene, NH. She is originally an apprentice-trained, state-licensed midwife and provided home and birth center services for many years. She has worked extensively on regional perinatal quality improvement, focusing on best practice in collaborative care and interprofessional communication. She has served as a subject matter expert on community midwifery to NH Medicaid and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, and is a member of the faculty at Birthwise Midwifery School, a MEAC-accredited program in Bridgton, Maine.

Register now and join us on September 26th for this exciting webinar!

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