Women's and Children's Symposium

Women's and Children's Symposium

February 24, 2018

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth • Fort Worth, Texas


As a result of attending this activity, the participants should be able to:

  • Analyze potential care options available for parents/families for a pain-free, dignified, supported death for newborns who cannot benefit from life-extending support.
  • Explain the common causes of common blood infections in neonates and emphasize proper neonatal care and prevention.
  • Evaluate procalcitonin (PCT) as a diagnostic marker of bacterial sepsis in critically ill neonates and children and to compare the results of PCT with those of C-reactive protein (CRP) and Serum amyloid (SAA)
  • Interpret the new enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols and emphasize the importance of preoperative counselling.
  • Recognize the consequences of diabetes during pregnancy and increased risk factors for both mother and child.
  • Discuss available surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for bladder disorders.

Program Agenda and Materials

Presentation materials, when available, maybe downloaded in pdf format. The password will be emailed to participants prior to the activity.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

  • 7 a.m.

    Registration and continental breakfast

  • 7:40 a.m.


    Dr. James Herd

  • 7:45 a.m.

    Withdrawal of Care, Comfort Care, and Palliative Care in the Neonate

    Dr. Erin Hamilton-Spence

    Ethics credit

  • 8:45 a.m.

    New Criteria For Gestational Diabetes

    Dr. April Bleich

  • 9:45 a.m.


    Light refreshments provided

  • Breakout Session A

    10 a.m.

    Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

    Dr. James Herd

    Dr. Brian Woods

  • 11 a.m.

    Neonatal Sepsis

    Dr. Anson Tang

  • 12 p.m.

    Urinary Incontinence and Overactive Bladder

    Dr. Chris Ripperda

  • Breakout Session B

    10 a.m.

    QAPI Program

    Michelle Stemley, RN

  • 11 a.m.

    Effective Utilization of Simulation Training

    Courtney Sundin, RN

  • 11:30 a.m.

    Improving Nursing Morale

    Val Gokenbach, RN and CNO

  • 12:15 p.m.

    Sepsis in OB

    Dara Lankford, RN

  • 1:30 p.m.


Accreditation and Credit Designation


The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, located near downtown Fort Worth, is an award-winning full-service hospital dedicated to providing for the health care needs of the community. Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth is among Tarrant County's oldest not-for-profit hospitals and celebrated 100 years of service in 2006.

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Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth
Andrews Women's Hospital
1400 8th Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104


This CME opportunity is available at no cost toall physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

To register, please contact Dara "Nicky" Lankford at 817.258.8210 or Dara.Lankford@BSWHealth.org.

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