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Please join us for the 2021 OB COAP Online Annual Meeting!

2021 OB COAP Online Annual Meeting - Agenda

8:00 Welcome & Update – What’s New in OB COAP Program, Research & Collaborations Vivienne Souter, MD; OB COAP Medical Director; Kristin Sitcov, Executive Director Clinical Programs

FHCQ Priorities Ginny Weir, MPH; CEO, Foundation for Health Care Quality

8:25 Practical Improvement Methods to Improve Maternal Health Don A. Goldmann, MD; Chief Scientific Officer Emeritus & Senior Fellow, Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI); Christina Gunther-Murphy, MBA; Vice President, Operations & Improvement Advisor, Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI)

9:30 Post-Partum Hemorrhage:

Examining OB COAP Data - Tracking the Impact of QI Efforts Vivienne Souter, MD; OB COAP Medical Director

Postpartum Hemorrhage: Systems Opportunities and Clinical Updates Dena Goffman, MD; Chief of Obstetrics, Sloane Hospital for Women; Associate Chief Quality Officer, Obstetrics, New York-Presbyterian

10:40 Time Out

10:50 Caring for the Care Providers…Essential to Quality Improvement & Patient Safety:

EQ and Resilience Jeannine Acantilado Wolinsky RN, MSN, MBA; Senior Advisor, Elan Consulting Services

Burnout and PTSD in Maternity Care Providers Pat O’Brien, MBChB, MFFP, FRCOG; Vice President, Royal College Obstetrics & Gynecology; OB/GYN, University College London Hospitals, UK

12:15 Lunch Time Concurrent Breakout Q&A Discussions with OB COAP Management Committee Members:

Intro to Simulation in Situ on Labor & Delivery Units Pete Napolitano, MD; MFM, UW Medical Center

Medicaid Policy Update Beth Tinker, PhD, MN, MPH, RN; MCH Consultant, WA State Health Care Authority

Nurse Attribution Project Updates Amber Weiseth, DNP, RNC-OB; Assoc Director Delivery Decisions, Ariadne Labs Joyce Edmonds, PhD, MPH, RN; Assoc Professor Nursing, Boston College

Pushing: a discussion of best practices for second stage labor Mary Lou Kopas, MN, CNM; Chief Midwifery, UW Northwest Hospital

Obesity & Pregnancy Guidelines Angela Chien, MD; OB/GYN, OB COAP QI Director; Susan Bishop RNC-OB, MN; Perinatal Outreach Coordinator, Multicare Health System;

OB COAP version 5.0 Lara Blair, RN; Clinical Specialty Coordinator, Armus Corporation

Trends in Elective Inductions Following the ARRIVE Trial Vivienne Souter, MD

12:45 Time Out

1:00 Second Stage of Labor:

Second Stage of Labor: When to Start and Stop Aaron Caughey, MD, PhD Professor and Chair Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oregon Health Sciences University

Full Dilation Cesarean Section – An Emerging Obstetric Problem Rajiv Varma, MB, FRCOG CEO, Safe Obstetric Systems

1:55 Pregnancy and the Pandemic:

CIPES Study of COVID-19 in pregnancyDeborah Mbotha, WA State Department of Health; Kristina Adams Waldorf, MD Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Adjunct Professor, Global Health; University of Washington School of Medicine

SARS-CoV-2 infections of the placenta Kristina Adams Waldorf, MD; Professor, OB/GYN; Adjunct Professor, Global Health; Univ of WA School of Medicine; Brahm Coler, MS2, WA State Univ School of Medicine

Changes in Obstetrical Practice & Outcomes During the Pandemic Taylor Riley, MPHPhD Candidate, University of Washington; Consulting Statistician, OB COAP

3:15 Wrap up / Evaluation / CME Announcements / Adjourn

Thank you to Physicians Insurance for supporting the 2021 OB COAP Online Annual Meeting.

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We help the healthcare community find common ground.


For over 30 years the Foundation has been a trusted, independent resource to all participants in the health care community – patients, providers, payers, employers, hospital leadership and government agencies. We believe that healthcare quality improvement is in everyone’s hands.

We are a non-profit organization made up of seven programs, the Robert Bree Collaborative, the Washington Patient Safety Coalition and four clinical Care Outcomes Assessment Programs (COAPs) and Smooth Transitions, all with the same goal: how can we provide safer, better care for patients.

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