Keynote: Implementing Respectful Maternity Care in the Hospital Setting ($37)

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    Session Length: 90 Minutes

    Contact Hours for CEUs: 1.5 (ACNM and MEAC)

    Delivery Method: Lecture, Discussion, Live Streaming Video, Pre-Recorded Video


    Sometimes change can seem daunting, especially in the healthcare system. Amber will be discussing the current global and national problems with maternity care in the hospital setting, holistic case models, and principals of change leadership. She will provide specific implementations and results to start the conversation of Respectful Maternity Care and moving forward toward shared goals.

    Behavioral Objectives

    1. The learner will be able to articulate the basic definition of Respectful Maternity Care, and its relevance to current birth climate
    2. The learner will be able to describe two specific implementations that help drive a positive birth culture
    3. The learner will be able to state a specific goal of change leadership in healthcare as it relates to maternal outcomes

    Content Outline of Session

    • Definitions and background 3
    • The Problem, globally and nationally 3
    • Birth, natural or medical?4
    • The importance of the patient experience 4
    • Hospital culture and the medical model of care 5
    • Hospital administrative structure 3
    • Holistic care models 3
    • Provider perception 5
    • Nursing perception 5
    • Patient perception 5
    • Shared goals 3
    • Change leadership, principles of 2
    • Specific implementations and results (bulk of presentation) 10
    • Starting conversations around RMC 3
    • Moving forward 2
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    Amber received a Bachelor in Behavioral Science from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Old Dominion University. She completed her graduate degree at the University of Cincinnati, with a Master of Nursing in Midwifery, and a post-Masters certificate in Global... Read More