Postpartum Response and Care

Join us on Wednesdays, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

May 5th, 2021 - Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in NJ and Beyond
May 12th, 2021 - Pulmonary Embolism and Cardiomyopathy
May 19th, 2021 - Recognizing Post-Partum Depression
May 26th, 2021 - Treating Hypertension, Stroke and Eclampsia
June 2nd, 2021 - Substance Use Disorder
June 9th, 2021 - Treating and Identifying Post-Partum Infections
June 16th, 2021 - Venous Thromboembolism
June 23rd, 2021 - Post-Partum Hemorrhage

Series Leaders

  • Lisa Gittens-Williams, MD - Professor and Director of Obstetrical Services, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Natalie Roche, MD - Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Health, Addiction Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Damali Campbell-Oparaji, MD - Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Health, Addiction Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Suzanne Spernal, DNP, APN-BC, RNC-OB, CBC - Vice President Women’s Services, RWJBarnabas Health
  • Quinn Ingemi, MA, LPC - Regional Coordinator, Perinatal Addictions Prevention Project, Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative
  • Karma Warren, MD - Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Learning Objectives

After participating in ECHO, providers will be able to:

  • Have an increased understanding of maternal morbidity and mortality by identifying specific maternal post-birth warning signs that can lead to maternal death.
  • Identify life-threatening postpartum complications in the ED and primary care setting, implement treatment, and escalate care.
  • Establish systems of care that connect pregnant and postpartum women to primary care physicians, community partners, state agencies, and organizations to address the specific needs of mothers.
  • Understand why the post-partum period can be risky for women and how to avoid pitfalls in care.
  • Understand national and local data on maternal morbidity and mortality and new Joint Commission requirements 

Continuing Education Credit Information

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