Michelle Quale – Challenges in Obstetrics
Michelle Quale, RN, MSN, CNM, FNP-BC, will delve into a variety of obstetrical topics that we face frequently in today’s obstetrical patients. This specialty area continues to evolve and with it the complexity of the patients we serve. Michelle will provide you with a comprehensive look at the implications of complicated pregnancies, shoulder dystocia, hypertension, advanced maternal age, antenatal testing, non-pharmacological options in labor, and the implications of diabetes and obesity during pregnancy. She is eager to share with you many of the effective interventions gained throughout her impressive clinical career to address these challenging and frightening patient situations.
Through enlightening case studies, persuasive evidence-based research, and an engaging presentation style, Michelle is sure to enhance your knowledge regarding current trends, treatments and issues in obstetrics. Attend this seminar to learn new strategies and techniques that can have an immediate impact on the maternal and fetal outcomes of your ob patients!
Shoulder Dystocia: Obstetrical Emergency
Risk factors antepartum, intrapartum: When does it happen?
Maneuvers to rectify a shoulder dystocia: Where should we start?
Serious consequences: Morbidity and mortality
Preterm Labor: It’s Too Early!
Who’s at risk for preterm delivery?
Fetal outcomes based on gestational age
Assess for risk: Contractions, cervical changes, biochemical markers
Medications and treatment options: What is successful?
Hypertension in Pregnancy: Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia
What’s new in hypertension in pregnancy?
Strategies to optimize outcomes for mothers and infants
What is the latest in medication options?
Alternative Comfort Measures in Pregnancy and Labor
What does the evidence say?
Anticipating the pain of labor
Management strategies for laboring patients: Going beyond pharmacology
Acupressure, music, aromatherapy, water therapy…and more!
The Mature Gravida: Advanced Maternal Age
Risks for pregnancy complications when childbearing is delayed
Testing for fetal and maternal risk
Best practice standards to help prevent the most serious consequences
“Diabesity”: Obesity and Gestational Diabetes
Combined risks of obesity and gestational diabetes for mother and infant
Diagnosing and treatment strategies during pregnancy
What are the future implications – for each?
Antenatal Testing: Who Are We Testing – and Why?
What are all the options available to women?
Who should be tested?
Antenatal testing methods and interpreting the results
What to do with post-dates and post-term pregnancies
Recognize the essential maneuvers to aid in resolution of a shoulder dystocia.
Analyze documentation “must have’s” following a shoulder dystocia case.
Evaluate maternal and fetal risks based upon the impact of hypertensive disease.
Determine the benefits of non-pharmacological treatment options during pregnancy and delivery, including: acupressure, reflexology, aromatherapy, hydration therapy.
Examine the risk factors and events leading to preterm birth and preterm labor.
Identify the impact of available treatment options for preterm labor upon pregnant women and their neonates.
Explore the impact of obesity and gestational diabetes in our reproductive aged women.
Discuss the rationale for antenatal testing of the fetus and mother during pregnancy.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Michelle Quale, RN, MSN, CNM, FNP-BC, currently practices as a Certified Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner in Minnesota. She has practiced in the area of obstetrical nursing for 20 years, including experiences as a labor/delivery nurse, nursery nurse, nurse coordinator, childbirth educator and fetal monitor instructor. Michelle has served as a clinical faculty member for both Minnesota State University and the University of Minnesota. Additionally, she has participated as a member of ICSI and the Rural Health Initiative for Obstetrics for the Minnesota Board of Health. In her daily role, she treats patients experiencing the variety of obstetrical conditions addressed during this important day of learning. She is excited to share with you the valuable tips, strategies and insights she has gained throughout her vast clinical experiences!
Financial: Michelle Quale receives compensation as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife for Glencoe Regional Health Services and as a Nurse Practitioner for National Medical Resources. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Michelle Quale has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.