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There is no cost or fee to attend. You do not have to be an AWHONN member, but a membership is encouraged to continue to expand your professional goals. PLEASE RSVP to Erika Osier at by 10/1/2016

When: 10/1/2016
7:30am to 5:15pm
Where: Conference Center Room 1
Upper Peninsula Health Systems Marquette
United States
Contact: Erika Osier
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7:30-8:00: Registration and Welcome
8:00-9:00: AWHONN: Mary Schubert
9:00-10:00: Obstetric Vigilance: Being Prepared for High Risk Emergencies Part 1: Hypertensive Crisis in Pregnancy w/  Cheryl Larry-Osman
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:15: AIM initiative, Mary Schubert
11:15-11:45  Lunch
11:45-12:45:  Part 2: OB Emergencies:  Placental Abruption, Uterine Inversion, Amniotic Fluid Embolism w/
Cheryl Larry-Osman
12:45-1:45: Immunizations, Leslie Beaster
1:45-2:45: Maternal Stabilization and Transport w/ Debra Rewerts
2:45-3:00 Break
2:45-3:45: Triaging High Risk Patients w/ Nicole Rekowski
3:45-4:45: Nitrous During Labor w/ Michelle Amstutz
4:45-5:00: Evaluations


Mary Schubert, MSN, RNC
Executive Director Women’s Services
Muson Medical Center
Traverse City, MI

Leslie Beaster, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM  Shift Coordinator
St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital
Ann Arbor, MI

Cheryl Larry-Osman, MS, CNM, BSN, RN, CNS,  Perinatal CNS
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI

Deb Rewerts, BSN, RNC-OB
Outreach Coordinator OB
Spectrum Health Medical System
Grand Rapids, MI

Nichole Rekowski, BSN, RN
 Nurse Admins. Manager
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI

Michelle Amstutz, RN, C-EFM
St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital
Ann Arbor, MI

Speakers and times are subject to change as needed.        



•    Discuss and integrate presented skills into everyday clinical practice.
•    Describe positive communication practices in inter-collegial conversations that lead to a trusted team environment.  
•    Verbalize management of several Obstetrical Emergencies ensuring consistent care of high acuity and low frequency events.
•    Implement standardized Obstetrical Triage protocols for consistent and safe patient care.
•    Implement safe maternity practices for every patient prior to, during, and after delivery.
•    Discuss nitrous oxide as a pain control option for labor patients.
•    Discuss the importance of immunizations during pregnancy.
•    Discuss collaborative relationships formed and educational goals met through AHWONN membership.


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