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Illinois AWHONN Section Conference
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Register today for the Illinois AWHONN Section Conference! The hotel room block closes April 6th!

When: 4/20/2017
7:00 AM
Where: Holiday Inn and Suites
101 Holiday Street
East Peoria, Illinois  61611
United States
Contact: Lori Folken
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Register today!!  The room block for the hotel is open until April 6th.  Information is posted on Eventbrite.  We hope to see you there!!


If you RSVP on this page you still must register through Eventbrite.


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Program Purpose

To strengthen the nursing profession by providing evidence based updates, current trends in clinical practice and clinical advances that impact women and their newborns


Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:00-8:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast/Exhibits


8:00-8:30 Welcome/Announcements


8:30-9:30 Labor Support

                   Rita "Pixie" Ledbetter, MS, APN, CNM

9:30-10:00 Break and Exhibits


10:00-11:00 The Birth Center Difference

                        Amie Hernandez, APN, CNM


11:00-12:00 Domestic Violence

                        Diane Hinderliter, PhD, RN


12:00-1:00 Lunch Presentation - Every Change Matters

                        Felicia Fitzgerald, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CLNC


1:00-1:45 High Reliability Organization

                   Colleen Pospishil, MSN, CNL, RNC, MNN, CCE


1:45-2:15 Break/Exhibits


2:15-3:00 Nursing on the Frontline

                   Julie Wetmore, RNC, MS, PNP, NNP-BC


3:00-4:00 Evidence Based Practice - Let Your Heart Lead You to the Science

                   Christine Wetzel, MSN, IBCLC


4:00-5:00 Podium Presentations

    (4:00-4:30) Gentle Resuscitation - Denise Cornell, MSN, APN, NNP-BC

    (4:30-4:45) Timing of Umbilical Cord Clamping - Marcy Droege and Madison Frerichs

    (4:45-5:00) Delayed Bathing - Betsy Leesman, RN, BSN


5:00-5:30 Conference Evaluation/Exhibits/Vendor Prize Drawing


Friday, April 21, 2017


7:00-7:45 Registration/Full Breakfast


7:45-8:00 Welcome/Announcements


8:00-9:00 Obstetric Gynecologic Cancer

                   Elizabeth Whelan, MS, APN, CNM and Tammy Neys, APN-BC, MSN


9:00-10:00 Feeding Challenges in the Nursery

                   Jessica Heuer, M.S. CCC/SLP


10:00-10:30 Break


10:30-11:30 Diabetes and Pregnancy

                        Carol Burke, MSN, APRN/CNS, RNC-OB, C-EFM


11:30-12:30 Documentation and Litigation

                        Felicia Fitzgerald, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CLNC


12:30-1:00 Closing Remarks/Evaluation



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