The Obstetrics Initiative hosts educational webinars throughout the year to enable OBI hospitals to share strategies related to their labor and delivery practices as well as specific quality improvement initiatives. 

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2019 Monthly Webinars

OBI has partnered with the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Healthy Birth Initiative: Reducing Primary Cesareans Project to share their monthly Collaborative Curriculum webinar series with the OBI hospitals. ACNM’s curriculum covers quality improvement strategies, implementation science and then specific aspects of implementing change to reduce primary cesareans birth.

RPC is in their fourth year of a multi-state, multi-hospital initiative aimed at reducing primary cesarean births in low risk women through the support of physiologic labor and birth. Twenty-five hospitals from across the U.S.  participated in the first and second years of the collaborative during 2016, 2017, and 2018. These hospitals already achieved reductions in their NTSV rates of up to 18%. OBI is honored to have RPC as our Quality Improvement partner.

Registration is required to participate in the live webinars as well as to watch the webinar recordings. Registration is how we are able to track hospital participation for P4P.

SAVE THE DATES: Fridays 1 - 2pm EST

Webinars will be recorded and available here for those that are not able to attend the live webinar.

Friday, March 1, 1-2pm EST: PDSA and Small Tests of Change Participants will become comfortable as novice users with the following tools:
• Fishbone Diagram
• 5 “Whys”
• PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) Registration link: https://acnm.zoom.us/webinar/register/21024f1f9bf9dcbecde7dc3c8da9331e

Friday, April 5, 1-2pm EST: Success Story/Case Study on Partnership for Change Session Objectives: • Review case study from experienced interdisciplinary team • Building buy in and momentum
• Sharing feedback and data to support change Registration link: https://acnm.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Duq8e2qNS1iv63SHfUOdKw

Friday, May 3, 1-2pm EST: Setting Practice Standards for Your Unit to Support Change Session Objectives: • Review definitions for documents that support practice standards
• Describe the considerations that go into developing a new policy or guideline
• Identify key change management strategies for the development, implementation and maintenance of the practice standard you are striving to implement Registration link: https://acnm.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3YKC-06LRg6fxb5diQu1XA

Friday, June 7, 1-2pm EST: Educating Your Staff and Engaging Them in Quality Improvement Session Objectives: • Review strategies for building staff engagement in quality improvement
• Review strategies that worked in a large institution
• Review strategies that worked in a community hospital setting Registration link: https://acnm.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0Amww9j_Q_ufRRb64u96wA

September 6, 1-2pm EST: Implementation Frameworks for Successful Change  Session Objectives: • Discuss the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR)
• Discuss a case study for how to use CFIR Registration link: https://acnm.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CG1zlnVrSOqY9Kco7qQxdA

Friday, October 4, 1-2pm EST: Shared Decision Making Session Objectives: • Become familiar with the concept of Shared Decision-Making
• Understand the use of Decision Aids in Shared Decision-Making
• Explore resources for provider training related to Shared Decision-Making
• Understand Shared Decision-Making in the context of Reducing Primary Cesarean Delivery Registration link: https://acnm.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZFbDK6zPSuCXLfnf38cbDg

Friday, November 1, 1-2pm EST: Doula Programs Session Objectives: • Become familiar with the role of doulas in promoting physiologic birth • Review models that have worked well for implementation • See examples of how some payers are providing reimbursement Registration link: https://acnm.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_as1DSidVRh-Sbb7Fj6Uaxg

Friday, December 6, 1-2pm EST: Sustaining Change Session Objectives: • Distinguish clearly how testing, implementing, and spreading a change are all different steps in the sequence of improvement
• Build communication strategies that foster and support spread
• How do you hard wire the new processes, methods, systems to create the "new norm"?  
• Explore next steps in sustainability, standardization, and spread Registration link: https://acnm.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CwMYx2-gQWahGZ5hNLyFKA

Questions? Contact OBI Program Coordinator, Evalyn Yanna at eyanna@med.umich.edu


2019 Webinar REcordings

MiAIM Webinar, Tuesday, January 22 Reducing Cesarean Deliveries for Low-Risk Pregnancies: Overcoming Resistance to Change: Be the Change Leader! Sue Garpiel, RN, MSN, CNS, C-EFM, Director of Perinatal Clinical Practice, Trinity Health Watch the recording. View the slides. Lisa Kane Low, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, Opportunities to Prevent Primary Cesarean Delivery in the 1st Stage of Labor. View the slides.

2018 obi webinar recordings

OBI Co-Director, Lisa Kane Low, PhD, CNM speaking on the Option B Promoting Spontaneous Progress in Labor Bundle. Watch the recording. View the slides. Option B Promoting Spontaneous Progress in Labor Bundle.

Tuesday, September 25, 4 - 4:30 pm: MiAIM Webinar: Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Births Bundle     Lisa Kane Low, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN Watch the recording. View the slides.                                                                                   

Friday, September 7, 12-1 pm: Expanding the Maternity Care Team: The Role of Doulas                                                                                                                        Lisa Kane Low, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN                                                                                                                                            Watch the recording (unfortunately we had sound issues until minute 7). View the slides

Friday, July 13, 12 -1 pm: Normalizing Labor                                                                                                                                                                                             Elizabeth Langen, MD                                                                                                                                                                                  Watch the recording. View the slides. OBI Proposed Checklist for Low Risk Spontaneous Labor

June 26, 4 - 4:30 pm: MiAIM Webinar: OBI Maternal Outcomes & Maternal Utilization Reports                                                                                                                            Daniel M. Morgan, MD                                                                                                                                                                              Watch the recording. View the slides.

June 1, 2018: Improving Obstetric Care: Quality Improvement & Implementation Science  Tools                                                                                 Michelle Moniz, MD,MSc and Rosalyn Maben-Feaster, MD, MPH                                                                                                            Watch the recording. View the slides

February 8, 2018: Introduction to the Obstetrics Initiative & the Hospital Summary Obstetrics Report                                                                              Daniel M. Morgan, MD                                                                                                                                                                               Listen to the recording. Please be patient the recording started before the presentation did. View the slides.


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