2020 AWHONN Regional Section Conference - Pre-Con Workshop #2
Do the Drills, Skip the Drama!
Friday, March 27, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm
Does simulation intimidate you at all? Does your staff fear or dislike it? Are you wondering how you will meet the Joint Commission accreditation requirement of conducting obstetrical emergency drills on your unit? Do you lack high fidelity simulation equipment? No problem! This pre-conference will help to address all of these issues and more.We’ll review the Joint Commission requirements, talk about how to conduct drills (even on a shoe string budget), discuss a plan for operationalizing in-situ drills and last, but not least, how to get your staff to embrace them! We’ll even have a hands-on segment where you will participate in an obstetrical emergency drill and debrief. Walk away with information you need to do the drills without the drama!
1. Outline the Joint Commission requirements for obstetrical emergency drills
2. Summarize best practices for simulation and debrief
3. Describe techniques to reduce staff anxiety related to simulation/drills
4. Devise a plan for in-situ obstetrical emergency drills
Cathy Jones, MSN, RN-BC, RNC-OB, C-EFM, is a professional perinatal nurse educator for WellStar Health System in Metro Atlanta where she serves as the lead educator for the organization’s Gnosis and AIM Safety Bundle implementation efforts as well as leading unit drills for the system’s seven delivering hospitals. She earned her bachelor’s in nursing from Liberty University and returned to her alma mater for her master’s degree in nursing education. She is a board certified professional development specialist and holds certifications in in-patient obstetrics and electronic fetal monitoring. Her career as a registered nurse began in a trauma ICU in 1992 and shifted to obstetrics in1994 where she found her love and has remained. Since that time, she has functioned as a staff nurse, charge nurse, assistant nurse manager, nurse educator and legal nurse consultant. She has authored and hosts review courses for both In-Patient Obstetrics and Electronic Fetal Monitoring Certification examinations. Cathy is the current AWHONN Georgia Section Chair and serves as an instructor for AWHONN’s Fetal Heart Monitoring program, NRP, Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics and TeamSTEPPS.
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