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Obstetric Patient Safety: OB Emergencies Workshop (Dec. 5)

December 5, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Obstetric Patient Safety: OB Emergencies Workshop 3rd Edition

Despite efforts from many collaborating agencies and professional organizations, the maternal mortality rate in the United States continues to remain high. The Obstetric Patient Safety (OPS): Obstetric Emergencies Workshop 3rd Edition is designed to help clinicians identify, assess, and manage the care for patients with an obstetric emergency through simulation and debriefing. Clinicians working in the following departments: perinatal, emergency, medical-surgical, ICU, and critical access will find this course essential to caring for patients experiencing an obstetric emergency.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify key factors that place the patient at higher risk for an obstetric emergency.
  • Demonstrate effective management for pregnant or postpartum persons during an obstetric emergency.
  • Role-play with a multidisciplinary team using simulation-based cognitive, behavioral, and technical learning strategies to practice management of a patient experiencing an obstetric emergency.

Participant Materials:

  • The cost is $120 and can be purchased through the AWHONN Store.
  • Materials include the prerequisite course, participant handouts, and Workshop resources. Nursing contact hours or CME: 10.75 (0.75 pharmacy) Expires: May 31, 2025
  • NOTE: Successful completion of the prerequisite course is required prior to attending the live portion of the Workshop.


Workshop Dates: Option 1 – December 4, 2023, or Option 2 – December 5, 2023

Workshop Time: Registration 7:30am; Class: 8:00am–4:30pm

Location: West Virginia University J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV

Registration Fee: $30

Registration/Payment Deadline: November 30, 2023

Additional information: Information regarding precise location, building, room number, and directions will be emailed to all registered individuals on December 1, 2023. For more information, contact Mary Beth Stewart, Outreach Education Director of the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership at mbstewart@wvperinatal.org.

The course content also meets the Joint Commission requirements for PC 06.01.01 Reduce the likelihood of harm related to maternal hemorrhage and PC.06.03.01 Reduce the likelihood of harm related to maternal severe hypertension/preeclampsia.


The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by AWHONN or the ANCC of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. AWHONN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP580. Physicians, this activity was planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AffinityCE and AWHONN. AffinityCE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Mention of any products in AWHONN’s Obstetric Patient Safety: OB Emergencies Workshop does not constitute an endorsement by AWHONN.


December 5, 2023
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


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