Telehealth Webinar Series for Women's Health Providers
ODH has partnered with the Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center for a series of free webinars focused on all things telehealth. Including but not limited to the foundations of virtual care, optimizing telehealth workflow logistics, virtual visit etiquette, virtual physical examination considerations, billing, and more! This webinar series will occur through September 2024.
- Find the links to previous webinars below:
- Ohio Telehealth Billing & Reimbursement Webinar for Maternal Health (Recorded on May 12, 2020)
- Foundations of Telehealth: A Focus on Women's Health (Recorded on August 25, 2020)
- Treating Patients in their Homes: Remote Patient Monitoring and Chronic Care Management (Recorded on June 2, 2022)
Virtual Telehealth Delivery Training for Women's Health Providers
Access to early prenatal and specialty care can be difficult for many women due to a lack of transportation, childcare for other children in the household, finances and other resources. Women must feel that the treatment environment is a safe and comfortable space for them. According to a needs assessment survey, prior to Covid-19, 92% of obstetric providers in Ohio never utilized telehealth modalities. Since Covid-19, 77% of obstetric providers in Ohio utilize telehealth regularly.
ODH has partnered with the Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center at The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine to develop and deliver training sessions to train women’s health providers to provide high-quality, sensitive and culturally competent care in a telehealth encounter. Trainings are free and include simulated encounters to practice patient interactions and shared decision-making in vulnerable populations of pregnant and postpartum women. To date, trainings have been created and delivered to various health professionals including WIC providers, OB/Gyns, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, residents, medical students, fellows, nurses, and nurse practitioners. Training outcomes among past participants to date include a significant increase in:
- Knowledge related to telehealth best practices.
- Self-efficacy scores related to confidence in conducting telehealth visits.
- Perceived skills in conducting telehealth visits.
If you are interested in attending a telehealth training or scheduling a telehealth training for a group of providers, please contact Allison.Stevens@odh.ohio.gov.
Virtual Obstetric Emergency Simulation Trainings for Emergency Medicine Providers
Join The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center in partnership with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) for a series of Virtual Obstetric Emergency Simulation Trainings designed specifically for emergency medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and first responders.
Why focus specifically on emergency medicine providers?
Emergency medicine staff and first responders are often the experts women turn to when they are experiencing acute distress during and after pregnancy. Data from the ODH Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review program revealed that:
- 23% of pregnancy-related deaths in Ohio from 2008-2016 occurred in an emergency department or in an outpatient setting.
- 41% of pregnancy-related deaths in Ohio from 2010-2016 involved a maternal transport.
- A needs assessment of Ohio's delivery hospitals found that only 30% of obstetric emergency simulations involve emergency department staff.
ODH has partnered with the Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center at The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine to develop and deliver simulation trainings for emergency medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and first responders to increase their knowledge and preparedness for obstetric emergencies-both in emergency departments and during maternal transports. Training content includes but is not limited to identification, treatment and management of hemorrhage, hypertension, cardiac conditions with pregnant and postpartum patients, etc. Training outcomes among past participants to date include a significant increase in:
- Knowledge related to identification, treatment and management of:
- Postpartum hemorrhage.
- Hypertensive emergency.
- Peripartum cardiomyopathy.
- Resuscitation on a pregnant patient.
- Self-efficacy in managing/caring for obstetrical cases.
- Confidence in their ability to perform life-saving clinical skills, including:
- Quantify blood loss.
- Perform CPR on a pregnant patient.
- Use of intrauterine tamponade balloon.
The Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center has also developed Train-the-Trainer sessions offered to emergency medicine physicians and nurse educators throughout Ohio to learn how to facilitate low cost, low fidelity obstetric emergency simulation scenarios at their home hospitals. Participants have the opportunity to win a MamaNatalie Birthing Simulator for their home hospitals to train their emergency department staff on obstetric emergencies.
If you are interested in attending an obstetric emergency simulation training or train-the-trainer session, please contact Allison.Stevens@odh.ohio.gov.
Managing Implicit Bias and Maternal Health
The Ohio Department of Health’s Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review Program has secured an exciting opportunity for health professionals to participate in the live-virtual training, “Managing Implicit Bias and Maternal Health.” Differences in the incidence and prevalence of health conditions and health status between groups are commonly referred to as health disparities. Unconscious beliefs can impact the work we conduct and contribute to these health disparities. Educating healthcare and public health professionals about implicit bias can help ensure equitable development and implementation of policies and programs that impact the women, children and families we serve.
Participants can expect to:
- Define and understand implicit bias.
- Recognize sources of implicit bias.
- Identify bias at work in maternal health services.
- Practice culturally intelligent strategies to disrupt bias.
Participants will take the Cultural Intelligence (CQ®) assessment before and after the training to determine what skills they need to enhance their ability to function and relate effectively in culturally diverse situations. Results of the assessment are confidential and only for personal use of participants and aggregate analysis. Training will be conducted live, online via the Zoom platform in two required sessions. Up to 3.91 continuing nursing education contact hours may be awarded by the Ohio Department of Health to nurses who attend 100% of the sessions, complete the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) assessment before the training, and submit a completed evaluation at the conclusion of the training. The training is free of charge to participants. Registration is first come, first served. See registration information below. The Ohio Department of Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91).
The Ohio Department of Health, 246 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio is an approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers by the Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (RSX 048808). Up to 3.5 contact hours are available from the Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.
VIRTUAL TRAINING DATES
Currently Offered Dates:
- Tue, Jul 12, 2022, 9:00 AM: Register Here
- Tue, Jul 26, 2022, 9:00 AM: Register Here
- Tue, Aug 2, 2022, 9:00 AM: Register Here
- Tue, Aug 16, 2022, 9:00 AM: Register Here
- Tue, Aug 23, 2022, 9:00 AM: Register Here
- Tue, Sep 13, 2022, 9:00 AM: Register Here
Please contact Calista Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Management of Perinatal Emergencies: A Patient Safety Webinar Series
- Understanding and Treating the Bleeding Parturient: Strategies for Success. Presenter Kasey Fiorini, MD
- Would the Real High Risk Patient Please Stand Up? Presenter Susan Hale, MSN, RN, C-EFM
- Improving Neonatal Care Through Simulation. Presenter Elizabeth Bonachea, MD
- Shoulder Dystocia: Identification and Management. Presenter Brett Worly, MD
- Pilot to Co-Pilot: Strategies for Improved Communication on Labor and Delivery. Presenter Christian Pettker, MD