Quality Improvement on the Labor & Delivery Floor: Taking Teams of Experts to Expert Teams

This meeting is intended for specialists working on any labor and delivery floor, including anesthesiologists, obstetricians, nurse anesthetists, residents and fellows in the Pacific Northwest. Pediatricians, neonatologists, perinatologists, obstetricians, general practitioners, delivery room nurses, nurse midwives, and clinical pharmacologists may also find educational benefit.

The 2nd University of Washington Obstetric Anesthesia Conference will be a joint venture with the Obstetric Department and the Anesthesiology Department. The conference will provide anesthesiologists, OB/GYNs, nurse anesthetists, residents, and fellows of both specialties with 1.5 days of CME-accredited learning. Presentations from faculty experts will be combined with hands-on workshops using state-of-the-art simulations.

The first day focuses on treatment bundles from an OB and Anesthesiologist perspective. Topics are presented as lectures, debates, and problem based discussions. Each presentation will allow ample time for interaction with the audience.

The second day will access the new University of Washington’s School of Nursing state-of-the-art high fidelity simulation center. Workshops focusing on the three treatment bundles and team communication will take place in this impressive facility.