When this webinar was originally produced in 2013, obstetrical patient safety leader Steven L. Clark, MD had just designed an algorithm reflecting the synthesis of medical evidence and current scientific thought on interpreting category II fetal heart rate tracings. Early in 2016, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology published a study substantiating that this algorithm has resulted in earlier delivery of infants with significant metabolic acidosis.
In his webinar, Dr. Clark explains and demonstrates the algorithm. Through examples of challenging fetal strips you will learn how to use this simple tool to make your best decisions and achieve compliance with the standard of care in managing these difficult deliveries.
Steven L. Clark, M.D.
is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and is professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He was formerly Medical Director of Women’s and Children’s Clinical Services for the Hospital Corporation of America. He has served as president of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Chair of the ACOG Technical Bulletin Committee and as a board examiner. He has served on several ACOG task forces and committees and as patient safety consultant to the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General. He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for United Health Care, and on the Joint Commission Perinatal Advisory Panel. He has published over 200 scientific articles and chapters, and edited several textbooks, including Critical Care Obstetrics. He serves as a peer reviewer for 23 national and international scientific journals.
Mary K. Ausenhus
, RN, MSN, WHCNP-BC, Clinical Nurse Manager - Women's Services, EvergreenHealth, Kirkland Angela Chien
, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, EvergreenHealth, Kirkland Becky Fahey
, RN, MPA:HA, CPHRM, Senior Healthcare Risk Management Consultant, Physicians Insurance, Portland Peggy Hamernik,
CME Specialist, EvergreenHealth, Kirkland Kym Shepherd
, Director of Complex Litigation, Physicians Insurance, Seattle Celia Smith
, CHCP, Director, Continuing Medical Education, Physicians Insurance, Seattle Jeanna Taylor
, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Educator, EvergreenHealth Women’s Services Cryss. Toycen,
CME Specialist, Physicians Insurance, Seattle Neil Vasquez-Solis,
Risk Management Education Assistant, Physicians Insurance, Seattle
Original release: September 2013
Last reviewed: September 2016
Expiration: September 2017
Category 1 credit is applicable throughout the United States.
Physicians in Washington who complete this course will fulfill the risk management education requirement mandated by the Washington Health Services Act of 1993.
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