Perinatal Loss - Understanding Implications for Prevention and Care

Presented by Star Legacy Foundation

Friday, May 3, 2019

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, Hutchison-Hayashi Auditorium - Zero Level,  300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Presenters: Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC and Jodie Hnatkovich, LPC

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Location: UPMC Magee Hospital - 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, 15213
Cost: $30
Lunch: Included
CEs: 7 CE Hours Pending through ANCC (meets criteria for LPC, LCSW and LP in Pennsylvania)

Perinatal Bereavement

  • Obtain an introduction to providing holistic care to families preparing for or enduring perinatal loss
  • Learn about personal and professional experience with perinatal loss
  • Review and discuss care protocols at current facility
  • Identify resources available to health professionals and families

Acute Grief and Trauma Theory

  • Obtain an introduction to grief and trauma theory connected with Perinatal Loss
  • Learn tools to implement and support families immediately

Parent Panel

  • Hear first-hand accounts of perinatal loss and the impact of care protocols
  • Discuss perinatal loss experience with families
  • Examine current care protocols through the eyes of bereaved families

Emerging Evidence in Prevention

  • Identify the newest research on preventing preventable losses
  • Gain tools to talk with expectant parents and when appropriate


Secondary Traumatic Stress and Compassion Fatigue

  • Review and discuss research around Secondary Traumatic Stress with Birthworkers
  • Learn tools to support yourself and your staff

Conclusion and Evaluation

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