Telehealth Webinar Series for Women's Health Providers
Join ODH in partnership 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. See the list below for current offerings. This site will be updated frequently as webinar offerings are planned.
- Ohio Telehealth Billing & Reimbursement Webinar for Maternal Health - May 12, 2021 12:00-1:30 PM
Join this free webinar to take a deep dive into telehealth reimbursement for maternal health services with an emphasis on Ohio Medicaid
- Foundations of Telehealth: A Focus on Women’s Health - August 25, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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, child care 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. 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. These training sessions seek to train women’s health providers to provide sensitive and culturally competent care in a telehealth encounter through free, educational opportunities and simulated encounters to practice patient interactions and shared decision-making in vulnerable populations of pregnant and postpartum women.
Participants will practice their telehealth delivery skills through simulated patient encounters. Simulated scenarios will include acute and chronic disease management of pregnant and postpartum patients, co-management of complex patient needs, and recognition/management of patients with postpartum hemorrhage via telehealth.
- Session 1: Telehealth Delivery Training for Women’s Health Providers
Training sessions for specialists to enhance communication and technical skills to effectively use telehealth services to serve as a resource to non-specialist providers.
- Session 2: Telehealth Delivery Training for Women’s Health Providers: Optimizing Consultations AS a Specialist
Training sessions for specialists to enhance communication and technical skills to effectively use telehealth services to serve as a resource to non-specialist providers and improve access to specialty care at your hospital or clinic.
- Session 3: Telehealth Delivery Training for Women’s Health Providers: Optimizing Consultations WITH a Specialist
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 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
These simulation trainings will provide educational opportunities to 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.
- Calling all emergency medicine physicians, PAs, NPs, RNs, and first responders! Join these virtual simulations to improve recognition, treatment, & management of obstetric emergencies. Scenarios to include hypertensive emergencies in pregnancy, post-partum hemorrhage, & cardiomyopathy in a pregnant patient.
- 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 will have the opportunity to win a MamaNatalie Birthing Simulator for their home hospitals to train their emergency department staff on obstetric emergencies. Learn how YOU can create & conduct effective, low cost obstetric simulation training at YOUR emergency department.
Session 3: Virtual Obstetric Emergency Simulation Trainings for Emergency Medicine Providers
- Advanced Train-the-Trainer sessions offered to emergency medicine physicians and nurse educators throughout Ohio who completed Train-the-Trainer sessions. These sessions will take an even deeper dive into simulation development, facilitation, debriefing, and more to implement at YOUR emergency department.
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 support us in taking action to 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 may need to enhance their culturally intelligent strategies. Results of the assessment are confidential and only for personal use of participants and aggregate analysis.
Training will be conducted live, online via the Adobe Connect platform in two required sessions. Sessions may be delivered on the same day or on adjacent days as noted in the training dates.
The Ohio Department of Health will award 3.91 contact hours to nurses and 3.5 contact hours to social workers who attend 100% of the sessions and submit an evaluation. 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).
The training is free of charge to participants. Registration is first come, first served. See registration information below.
VIRTUAL TRAINING DATES
Currently Offered Dates:
- Tuesday, January 12th and Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 - 1-3:30 PM both dates
- Tuesday, February 9th, 2020 - 9 -11:30 AM and 1-3:30 PM
- Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 9 -11:30 AM and 1-3:30 PM
- Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 9 -11:30 AM and 1-3:30 PM
- Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 9 -11:30 AM and 1-3:30 PM
- Tuesday September 1 and Wednesday September 2, 2020 - 1-3:30 PM both dates
- Tuesday September 15 and Wednesday September 16, 2020 - 1-3:30 PM both dates
- Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 - 9 -11:30 AM and 1-3:30 PM
- Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 - 9 -11:30 AM and 1-3:30 PM
More training dates will be added on rolling basis. Check back for new training opportunities!
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