Trends in Maternal Mortality: Practices and Prevention
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Join Mercy College of Health Sciences for the opportunity to gain insights on a pressing medical and social issue: maternal mortality in the United States, which has the highest rates among wealthy nations. Leaders in the field from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, MercyOne, and UnityPoint will address underlying causes, diagnostic and treatment approaches, and prevention strategies. By examining these issues, participants can better understand the problem and work towards improving patient care, ultimately leading to a reduction in maternal morbidity and mortality rates in the US.
Maternal mortality in the United States is a severe problem, with the highest rates among wealthy nations. Several knowledge gaps should be addressed to understand better this complex problem: racial and ethnic disparities, underlying causes, diagnostic and treatment approaches, and prevention strategies. By addressing these gaps in knowledge, healthcare professionals can better understand the problem and improve patient care, ultimately reducing maternal morbidity and mortality rates in the US.
Maternal Morbidity and Mortality: Collaborative Strategies to Improve Outcomes
Stephanie Radke, MD
outcomes. Additionally, she will discuss ongoing initiatives to enhance the quality of care provided within birthing hospitals in Iowa.
Prediction, Prevention, and Treatment of Postpartum Hemorrhage and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
Jason Picconi, MD, PhD
Dr. Picconi will discuss the incidence and clinical impact of obstetrical hemorrhage, identify the associated risk factors, and review the latest clinical
Oscar Viteri, MD, FACOG
preventing preeclampsia, and summarize their management goals. He will also highlight the differences between preeclampsia and other conditions
that present with similar symptoms and emphasize the importance of early recognition and management of postpartum hypertension.
|Poster Session and Break
Hypertension Case Studies: Then and Now
Neil Mandsager, MD
Questions and Answers Panel
Stephanie Radke, MD
Neil Mandsager, MD
Medical Director, MercyOne Perinatal Center, Des Moines, IA
Dr. Mandsager is the medical director of the Perinatal Center at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center (Des Moines, IA). He earned his MD from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (Iowa City, IA). He completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Missouri (Columbia, MO) and the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH), respectively. Dr. Mandsager specializes in Maternal/Fetal Medicine and is active in the community. He has been a member of the board of directors of ChildVoice for over 18 years and serves as one of the medical advisers of Count the Kicks Foundation.
Jason Picconi MD, PhD
Perinatologist/Clinical Geneticist, MercyOne Perinatal Center, Des Moines, IA
Dr. Picconi is a board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center (Des Moines, IA) and an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (Iowa City, IA). He earned both his MD and PhD degrees from Creighton University Medical Center (Omaha, NE), and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center (Detroit, MI). Dr. Picconi then completed a combined fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Clinical Genetics and Genomics at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City, IA). He mentors Family Medicine Residents, MD and DO students from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Picconi’s career focuses on maternal and fetal medicine, obstetrics, genetics, and genomics.
Stephanie Radke, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Dr. Radke is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) in Iowa City, IA. She earned her MD from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (Iowa City, IA). She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California Davis Medical Center (Sacramento, CA). She recently completed her Master of Public Health (MPH) at the University of Iowa College of Public Health (Iowa City, IA). At the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Radke teaches several didactic courses to Obstetrics and Gynecology residents and clinical courses to MD students. Her career focuses on healthcare quality improvement to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality. Dr. Radke is the director of patient safety and quality improvement for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UIHC and the director of the Iowa Maternal Quality Care
Collaborative and the Iowa Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) programs. She is also a member of several state and national committees related to her work.
Oscar Viteri, MD, FACOG
Medical Director, UnityPoint Health Perinatal Services, Des Moines, IA
Dr. Viteri is the medical director at UnityPoint Health Perinatal Services (Des Moines, IA) and an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Iowa Health Care Carver College of Medicine (Iowa City, IA). He earned his degree of Doctor in Medicine from Universidad Internacional del Ecuador (Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador), followed by consecutive residency and fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (Houston, TX). His professional interests are focused on maternal and fetal medicine and obstetrics.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 2.75 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Mercy College of Health Sciences. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 2.75 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
- Other healthcare professionals: This live activity is designated for 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.
No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individuals have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
- Victor Babich, PhD, PMP - Activity Director and Planning Committee Member
- Linda Knowles - Planning Committee Member
- Neil Mandsager, MD - Speaker
- Ryan "Bud" Marr, PhD - Planning Committee Member
- Jeannine Matz, PhD - Planning Committee Member
- Jason Picconi, MD, PhD - Speaker
- Stephanie Radke, MD - Speaker
- Adrienne St. Clair, MHS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT - Planning Committee Member
- Jennie Ver Steeg, MA, MS, MLIS - Planning Committee Member
- Rebecca Steidl, PhD - Planning Committee Member
- Oscar Viteri, MD, FACOG - Speaker
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 2.75 AOA Category 2A
- 2.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 2.75 IBON