Education, both for pregnant women and for perinatal providers, is essential if we are to improve birth outcomes in West Virginia. Only through the collaboration of many organizations, agencies, and individuals working in partnership can we address the many issues identified by those working with pregnant women and their newborns.
The West Virginia Partnership is dedicated to providing a wide variety of educational seminars and conferences, in addition to hosting the annual West Virginia Perinatal Summit. For upcoming events that have been scheduled, please check the calendar.
West Virginia Perinatal Summit Held October 11-13, 2017
The Summit is designed to bring professionals from multiple disciplines together to discuss perinatal and child health issues. Local and nationally recognized faculty encourage participants to consider new research, best practices, collaborative and innovative strategies in perinatal health policy, education and practice.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2017 West Virginia Perinatal Summit a success. To view the full agenda and the presentations Click Here.
Timothy Lefeber, MD
Department of Pediatrics
West Virginia University School of Medicine
- Describe tobacco harms, especially as it affects the pediatric population.
- Identify effective prevention strategies to lessen the impact of second and third hand smoke on the pediatric population.
- Explain role and responsibilities of pediatric providers in addressing tobacco harms, prevention and treatment with their patients and their families.
- Describe effective interventions and resources available to pediatric providers to help them address smoking by parents and caregivers of their patients.
This presentation will discuss the important role the pediatric provider plays in helping parents and caregivers understand the harmful effects of second and third hand smoke on babies and young children. Integrating effective practices into existing pediatric systems of care will be highlighted.
CME: West Virginia University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The WVU Office of CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
GR Objectives: The participants will be able to 1) better understand basic and clinical aspects of a pediatric practice; 2) utilize better methods to come to a specific diagnosis; and 3) recognize various conventional and advanced techniques treatment of children.
Please contact Mary Bane by calling 293-4451 or e-mailing ude.u1519189126vw.cs1519189126h@ena1519189126brm1519189126 if you have any questions. You may log into Grand Rounds by using the following: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/webcast
Friday, December 15, 2017
The West Virginia Board of Nursing requires all registered nurses to complete 12 hours of continuing education (CE) during each renewal period inclusive of required continuing education on substance abuse and the mental health of veterans.
On Feb. 27, 2018, and April 4, 2018, the Center for Education and Organizational Development (CEOD) is offering a Veterans Mental Health Course (8-10 a.m.) and Substance Abuse Update (10:15-11:30 a.m.) at the WVU Medicine Operations Support Center, CEOD Training Room 3.
For questions regarding the substance abuse course, contact Jenn Rable at gro.e1519189126nicid1519189126emuvw1519189126@jelb1519189126ar1519189126. For questions about the veterans mental health course, contact Anthea Rhoades at gro.e1519189126nicid1519189126emuvw1519189126@ased1519189126aohr1519189126.
Information about the West Virginia Board of Nursing CE requirements can be found at the bottom of this page.
The guidelines and resources for CE for best prescribing practice and drug diversion training and mental health conditions for veterans and their families are located under the resource tab on this page.
The West Virginia Board of Nursing advises: “Print off and keep your CE certificates for each continuing education activity in a safe place so you may provide each individual CE certificate of completion when audited. The board performs an audit annually on a randomly selected sample of licensees.”
Join us for this informative meeting as we set in motion the workplan to implement the OB Hemorrhage Patient Safety Bundle in West Virginia. We are proud that we have been accepted into the Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health Safety program and we want everyone to join us as we begin our journey.
This meeting will present information about the AIM Patient Safety Program, the collaboration with ACOG and other national partners, and review and discussion of the work plan. We are asking each delivery facility to send one or more team members who can coordinate implementation of the patient safety guidelines at thier institution. Your team may include a nursing leader, a physician champion, midwife, and possibly an administrator, quality or risk manager, perinatal educator or anyone you feel will be helpful in making this project a success. It is important that every labor & delivery unit/team is represented at this meeting, so even if you can only send one person, please join us!
The meeting will be held at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston.
Free parking is provided and directions to the site can be found at:
If you have other questions about the WV AIM Task Force on OB Hemomrrhage, or the Kick Off meeting, please contact Melanie Riley at ude.l1519189126lahsr1519189126am@my1519189126elir1519189126, or at 304-691-1978.
View all events.
Say YES To Safe Sleep For Babies Annual Competency Training – Save the DateFebruary 5, 2018
Required training offered for registered nursesDecember 19, 2017
Quit4Baby Text Program Shows Promising Results in Smoking Cessation Amongst Pregnant PeopleDecember 14, 2017
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Shauna Lively, EdD, RN, LCCE
Perinatal Outreach Education Director
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