Perinatal Safety Conference - June 4, 2018

Among the most fundamental indicators of a nation's health status are perinatal morbidity and mortality. The New Jersey Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NJPQC) - a network of OB hospitals, perinatal care clinicians and other providers, public health professionals, maternal and child organizations and other key stakeholders - is working to address some of New Jersey's most critical perinatal health issues, such as having one of the highest C-section rates in the nation (36%) and ranked 35th in maternal mortality in the country (11.2 per 10,000 births). Thirty-seven women die, on average, for every 100,000 live births in New Jersey, compared with 20 nationally. African-American women in New Jersey are also five times more likely than their white counterparts to die from pregnancy-related complications.

The NJPQC is working with its partners and participating hospitals to test, evaluate and spread best practices - through comprehensive provider and community education - to improve the quality of perinatal care, improve population-level outcomes in maternal and infant health, and reduce disparities. This full day conference will familiarize participants with the NJPQC projects: NJ AIM obstetrics hemorrhage and severe hypertension bundle implementation and the NTSV C-section reduction initiative. Teams that attend will also learn about strategies, tools, and tatics for sustaining these efforts at their facility from leaders that have implemented this work in other states.

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Rodgers Presentation

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Taylor's Presentation

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O'Brien Presentation

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Rubenstein & D'Oria Presentation

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Evan's Presentation

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Mahoney Presenation

Second Victim Train-the-Trainer Workshop - June 6 & 8, 2018

Most healthcare providers adjust well to the multitude of demands encountered during an unexpected or traumatic clinical event. Providers often have strong emotional defensed that carry them through and let them "get the job done". Yet sometimes the emotional aftershock (or stress reaction) can be difficult. Signs and symptoms of this emotional aftershock may last a few weeks, a few months or longer.


  • Describe the "second-victim" phenomenon and high-risk clinical events
  • Describe the six stages of second victim recovery
  • Utilize components of the Scott three tier model of support to design a plan for your organization
  • Develop a plan to deploy peer support training

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S Scott Presentation

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