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Program features: • Online, narrated modules provide the option of a blended learning approach of instructor-led and self-directed study • Access through the AWHONN Online Learning Center or through HealthStream® • Narration, knowledge checks, pre-/post-tests, reference lists, video and animation • Speaker notes, participant handouts, administrator and participant manuals • POEP program includes access for 50 participants • 67 contact hours through 12/31/20

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Overview of Reproductive Health and Infertility Module 2 Preconception and Interconception Health Module 3 Physiologic and Psychosocial Adaptation to Pregnancy Module 4 Process of Labor and Birth (Normal) Module 5 Process of Labor and Birth Complications Module 6 Cesarean Birth and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Module 7 Complications of Pregnancy, Pt. I Module 8 Complications of Pregnancy, Pt. II Module 9 Complications of Pregnancy, Pt. III Module 10 Perinatal Infections Module 11 Portpartum Assessment and Nursing Care Module 12 Newborn Assessment and Nursing Care Module 13 Neonatal Complications Module 14 Perinatal Loss Module 15 Perinatal Safety and Risk Management

President’s Letter Welcome to Tampa and AWHONN’s 2018 Annual Convention! We’re so excited to be together, and to learn from our outstanding lineup of speakers and presenters. As you attend educational sessions, speak with exhibitors, and meet up with new and long-time friends during this Convention, I’d like you to keep one thing in mind:

You are a leader. To your patients. To your colleagues. To your families and to your communities. Nurses have been named the most trusted professionals for the past 17 consecutive years by the Gallup poll, and with that trust comes responsibility. Never forget that. Whether you’re just beginning your nursing career or have been practicing for years, your leadership is critical to the future of healthcare, particularly for women and newborns. We encourage you to continue to learn, to teach, to grow, and to advocate.

Together, we will create a brighter and healthier future for women and newborns, and for the nurses who care for them.

Jennifer L. Doyle, MSN, WHNP-BC 2018 President, AWHONN Board of Directors

Table of Contents General Convention Information................................................................................................................. 5 General Session Speakers.............................................................................................................................. 8 Guide to Education Programs....................................................................................................................... 9 Session Handouts and Evaluations.............................................................................................................. 11 Pre-Convention Schedule.............................................................................................................................. 12


Enjoy your time here at the AWHONN Convention. Soak up all there is to learn, and share that knowledge with your colleagues here and at home in your organizations and communities. Encourage them to join us for the 2019 Convention!

Convention Schedule.......................................................................................................................................15 Continuing Education Coding for NCC Maintenance....................................................................... 22 Poster Sessions.................................................................................................................................................. 26 Schedule at a Glance......................................................................................................................................28 Exhibitors.............................................................................................................................................................34 2018 AWHONN Awards............................................................................................................................... 50


Board of Directors & Committees




President: Jennifer L. Doyle, MSN, WHNP-BC

President-Elect: Cheryl Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNFA

Secretary-Treasurer: Raquel “Kelly” Walker, DNP, MSN, BSN, BA


Jeanne Alhusen, PhD, CRNP, RN

Robert Durkee, RN, MHA, FACHE

Cyndy Krening, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CNS

Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD

Cheryl Larry-Osman, RN, MS, CNM


Susan A. Peck, RNC, MSN-APN

Kristine Rimbos, MS, CNS, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Barbara S. Tewell, MSN, RNC-OB

Emily Drake, PhD, RN, FAAN

Suzanne C. Berry, MBA, CAE



Chair: Clifton Kenon, Jr, DNP, MSN, RN, IBCLC, RLC

Joanne I. Goldbort, PhD, RN

Staff Co-Chair: Donna Ruth, MSN, RN-BC

Nancy Irland, DNP, MSN, CNM

Jennifer L. Doyle, MSN, WHNP-BC

Lashelle Leftheris, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Bethan Faulkner, DNP, NEA-BC, CCNS, RNC-NIC

Jonnie Overcash, MSN, WHNP, RNC-OB

Lori Folken, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Mindy Rathe Hart, MSN, APRN-WHNP

Jennifer Lemoine, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC

Bridgette Schulman, MSNEd, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CPPS

Shannon McKinney, MNSc, APRN, RNC-OB, WHNP-BC

Samantha S. Hernandez, MSW, MSN

Samantha Sommerness, DNP, APRN, CNM

Alice Vedder, BSN, RNC-OB

Julie Zimmerman, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

2019 Board Of Directors Slate PRESIDENT-ELECT CANDIDATES Rebecca Cypher, MSN, PNNP Mary McMahon, MS, RN, Washington, Region I CHTS-CP, SHIMSS Colorado, Region II


Shakira Henderson, PhD, DNP, MS, MPH, RNC-NIC, IBCLC North Carolina, Region VI

Helen Hurst, DNP, RNCI-OB, APRN-CNM Louisiana, Region VI

Audrey Lyndon, PhD, RNC-OB, Geraldine Maurer, DNP, CRNP, FAAN RNC-OB, MPM California, Region I Pennsylvania, Region IV

Marianne Sevcik, RN, MSN Florida, Region VI


Mary Ellen Boisvert, MSN, RN, Margie Bridges, DNP, RNC-OB, CLC, CCE ARNP-BC Massachusetts, Region V Washington, Region I

Dixie Weber, MS, RN Idaho, Region I


Convention Goal and Objectives The goal of the 2018 AWHONN Annual Convention is to ignite passion and empower nurses to transform care. At the conclusion of the Convention, you will be able to: • Cultivate strategies to maximize collaboration and partnerships. • Enhance the visibility and influence of the nursing profession. • Identify solutions to reduce health disparities and improve outcomes.

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General Convention Information NAME BADGES & RIBBONS Your name badge is your pass into all the sessions and events at the AWHONN Annual Convention, so please wear it during all Convention activities. It’s also your electronic business card—the barcode is encoded with contact information (excluding your email, unless permission was granted) from your registration. Badge ribbons indicate an attendee’s position with AWHONN or function during the Convention, and some are just for fun! Pick up ribbons at the Registration Desk.


SESSION LOCATIONS Occasionally, session locations have to be changed at the last minute. You can get updates from the Registration Desk, the convention app, or Twitter @awhonn.

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY Attendance at or participation in the AWHONN Convention and Exhibition constitutes an agreement by the participant to AWHONN’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the participant’s image or likeness thereof in any promotional/ marketing materials.

GUESTS, INFANTS & CHILDREN Guests may register for the 2018 Convention for a fee of $95, which includes admission to the Expo Hall, Opening Reception and President’s Party. Infants are welcome in educational sessions as long as they are not disruptive. If attempts to quiet your infant are unsuccessful, please leave the session and return when the infant is settled. Children under the age of 16 (including infants) and animals, with the exception of service animals, will not be permitted in the Expo Hall. This AWHONN policy will be strictly enforced.

LACTATION LOUNGE The lactation lounge is located in Room 31. Pick up the key at the Registration Desk. Saturday..................................................................................... 2 – 6 pm Sunday.................................................................................9 am – 6 pm Monday...............................................................................9 am – 6 pm Tuesday...............................................................................9 am – 6 pm Wednesday........................................................................9 am – noon

Visit our new member and first-timers lounge! The Hive is a designated area for you to gather with other “NewBees” and Convention Mentors for support and guidance on how to get the best membership and Convention experience. The Hive is located next to the AWHONN Store on the first floor.

LOST & FOUND Lost items may be claimed at the Information Desk located in the East/West Hall Foyer.

AWHONN INCLUSION STATEMENT AWHONN is an equal opportunity volunteer organization and employer committed to the aims and principles of the broadest forms of diversity and inclusion. It is our desire to foster an environment that supports participation, leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research from varied perspectives and life experiences. We celebrate and applaud diversity in every aspect of our work and organization. As the hallmark yearly event of our organization, the AWHONN convention aims to protect, promote and celebrate diversity and inclusion in all aspects. Therefore, speech and actions that create an unsafe space for attendees at AWHONN conferences or other public forums including AWHONN sponsored social media shall not be permitted. This includes, but is not limited to, derogatory language or personal attacks on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, ethnicity, ability, citizenship, familial obligations, marital status, national origin or ancestry, socio-economic background, or veteran status. Any concerns should be reported to:


Changed your mind about which sessions to attend? That’s okay. If you want to add a pre-convention workshop, go to the Registration Desk for help. We’re happy to have you join where space permits. You can change sessions that don’t require pre-registration yourself and correct your CNE records online to reflect the actual sessions attended.


Suzanne Berry, MBA, CAE Interim Chief Executive Officer 202-261-2400 or Updated: May 7, 2018


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Play Games and Win Points You could win daily prizes or free registration for next year’s convention in Atlanta by attending events, tweeting, meeting section leaders and more! Look for the “Play Our Game” button on the app homepage and track the challenges, points and leaderboard in the left menu.


Personalize the app for you! Create a personalized schedule, see your notes, look up favorite exhibitors, Password: and access your data from multiple devices. 1. Click the Login icon in the top-right corner. welovenurses 2. Enter the email address you used to register for the convention. 3. Click the Profile button in the top-right corner to see your profile page. 4. Enter your information or click Use Your LinkedIn Profile to grab the information from LinkedIn. 5. Save your Profile at the bottom of the page. SPONSORS :

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Section & Chapter Events SUNDAY, JUNE 24 Armed Forces Meeting...............................................8 am – 12 pm.......................................................................Convention Center – 16 District 6 Reception........................................................8 – 10 pm....................................................................... Convention Center – 3-4 (Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky & Armed Forces)

MONDAY, JUNE 25 Maryland Breakfast....................................................... 7 – 8:15 am..................................................................Marriott – Meeting Room 1 Texas Breakfast................................................................7 – 8:15 am..................................................................Marriott – Meeting Room 4 North Carolina Breakfast...........................................7 – 8:30 am.......................................................................... Convention Center – 1 Illinois Luncheon......................................................... 11:30 am – 1 pm........................................................................Marriott – IL Terrazzo

TUESDAY, JUNE 26 Iowa Luncheon ........................................................... 11:30 am – 1 pm.............................................................Marriott – Waterside Grille New Jersey Reception................................................ 4:30 – 6 pm...................................................................................Marriott – Salon A California Reception.....................................................5 – 6:30 pm.................................................................Marriott – Grand Salon CD New York Reception ....................................................5:30 – 7 pm ...........................................................................Marriott – IL Terrazzo


Florida Pajama Party................................................... 9 – 10:30 pm..................................................................... Embassy Suites – Gandy


Partner & Industry Symposia MONDAY, JUNE 25 Sage Therapeutics ....................................................... 12 – 1:30 pm.................................................................. Convention Center – 14-15 Post-Partum Depression (PPD) Through The Eyes of The Patient and Healthcare Provider Pampers/Procter & Gamble ..................................5:45 – 7:45 pm............................................................... Convention Center – 14-16 Womb to World Journey

TUESDAY, JUNE 26 Ferring Pharmaceuticals................................................ 7 – 8 am...................................................................... Convention Center – 11-13 Induction 101: Enhancing Patient Care and Outcomes

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Family to Family Support Network..................... 4:45 – 6:30 pm................................................................................................ West Hall Unique Families: The New Norm (Learn more on page 45.)

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Learn more about the free online CE activity at: The CE activity explains safe infant sleep recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and is approved by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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General Session Speakers Maternal Health in Agenda 2030: The Role of Nurse Leaders Professor Sheila Dinotshe Tlou, PhD, RN, FAAN


This presentation will focus on sharing personal perspective and experiences in fulfilling the role of a nurse researcher and global nurse leader. The role of nurses in promoting sexual and reproductive health rights and Ending AIDS by 2030 will be used as an example of nursing engagement. AWHONN members, both long tenured nurses and those newer to the profession, will be inspired to use nursing leadership skills to implement Sustainable Development Goals, improve both client and educational outcomes as members of the global village we live in.


SUNDAY • GS1 Maternal Mortality Panel: Research, Practice and Advocacy Sue Gullo, RN, BSN, MS; Amanda Hill, CNM; State Representative Shawn Thierry Moderated by Monica McLemore, RN, MPH, PhD Gullo




The United States has the highest rate of maternal death in the developed world. Black women incur the greatest risk of dying from pregnancy related causes and are four times more likely to die than white women. This panel of experts will tackle the issues surrounding maternal mortality. The focus will be on research, practice and advocacy issues and ways we can contribute to improving outcomes.

MONDAY • GS2 Creating Change: Moving Toward Social Justice Practice and Emancipatory Nursing Paula N. Kagan, PhD, RN Associate Professor at DePaul University School of Nursing


This presentation provides a call to social justice action for those providing health care services to women. Taking an intersectional and critical approach, the idea of emancipatory nursing will be discussed as a process of changing nursing practice into praxis meaning professional practice that is intentionally aimed toward social justice goals for the betterment of people and society. An understanding of critical perspective frameworks that can be used to analyze women’s health contexts, situations, and experiences; and of emancipatory action that can create the change needed to solve the problems and challenges to fair, equitable, and safe women’s health will be provided. The presentation will engage nurses in reflection upon their own identity, power, privilege, and marginalization.

Inhale Some Helium: It’s Time To Lighten Up Jeff Doucette, DNP, RN, CENP, FACHE, NEA-BC Vice President of the Magnet Recognition and Pathway to Excellence® Programs at the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Do you spend more time at work than at home? If you are like most, you do and you should love it! This session will be your permission slip to be a little more crazy and have some fun at work! Join us for this enlightening presentation…you won’t even need to take notes!


Unless otherwise indicated, attendance at the session is included in the price of convention registration. • The Leadership Summit (SS) is held on Saturday, June 23. There is a separate fee for the Summit which includes breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. • Pre-convention (PC) Workshops are concurrent sessions held Saturday, June 23 and Sunday morning, June 24 before the official opening of convention. There is an additional fee to attend, which includes a continental breakfast at morning workshops and beverages and snacks at afternoon workshops. • General Sessions (GS) are one-hour keynote sessions and open to all registrants. Most general sessions include brief acknowledgements of members receiving awards for everything from extraordinary bedside nursing skills to excellence in writing, research and advocacy. • Nursing Excellence Sessions (NE) are four concurrent 75-minute sessions held immediately after the Opening Ceremony that are designed to get your convention experience off to a great start.

• Specialty Sessions are 60- or 90-minute presentations. These presentations offer attendees the opportunity to hear experts present the most current information on a variety of clinical, professional and research topics. • Oral Paper Presentations are included during the concurrent sessions. These presentations will focus either on an Innovative Program, Original Research, EvidenceBased Practice Projects or Quality Improvement Projects. • The Poster Room is an independent study of Innovative Program, Case Study, Evidence-Based Practice Projects, Quality Improvement Projects and Research Posters. Poster presenters will be available to discuss their work at specified times, or visit when it suits you and contact the presenter directly with questions.


Guide to educational sessions

• Symposia (S) are 75-minute sessions conducted by AWHONN staff, leaders of healthcare, or partners.



COntinuing Nursing education (CNE)




At this time, the maximum CNE that can be earned while attending the 2018 pre-convention and convention educational activities is 32.75 contact hours. This number includes CNE offered for poster review and attendance at optional, ticketed events. To obtain contact hours for a session, you must attend the entire session and complete an online evaluation.

AWHONN broadly defines pharmacology content as reference to the origin, nature, effects and uses of drugs. Sessions containing pharmacology content are designated with Rx.

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF NURSE MIDWIVES (ACNM) CONTACT HOURS An application for continuing education credit will be filed with ACNM.

INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF LACTATION CONSULTANT EXAMINERS (IBLCE) CERPS An application for IBLCE CERPs will be filed for appropriate sessions.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by AWHONN or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. AWHONN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP580.


Create a login using the email address provided when you registered for this event. If you created an account to receive CNE for the 2017 Convention with the same email address you will not need to create a new account.

You must attend the session in its entirety and complete an online evaluation. Your feedback is required by our accrediting body and is important to the development of future programming. You can begin completing the online session evaluations immediately after attending the session.

SESSION HANDOUTS With the exception of ticketed events (pre-convention workshops), most session handouts are available online and via the Convention App. Please check back for additional handouts posted after convention. Speakers have the option to provide slides in addition to their handouts. When available, they are also posted. Session handouts are available through August 31, 2018.

1. After a session has ended, use the Browse Schedule or Search options at to navigate to the session you attended and click on the session title. 2. Click on the Evaluate button to submit the evaluation form and attestation statement to earn CNE contact hours for that session. Repeat this process for each session that you attended. 3. At the conclusion of the meeting you will be able to complete the Overall Meeting Evaluation by clicking on the link in the navigation pane. 4. Once the Overall Meeting Evaluation has been submitted, click the Review Claimed CNE Contact Hours link to view and print your certificates. You have until August, 31, 2018 to complete your online session evaluations and overall convention survey. A $50 administrative fee will be charged for any CNE awarded after August 31, 2018.


Visit to view session handouts, complete your evaluation forms, and receive your certificate of attendance. Access is restricted to convention attendees only.

Industry and Partner Symposia are not conducted by AWHONN; therefore, AWHONN does not serve as the CNE provider for those sessions. Those organizations providing the symposia are responsible for awarding the CNE.


Pre-Convention Schedule


8 am – 3:45 pm (6.25 contact hours, registration is limited; additional fee required) SS18 - The AWHONN Leadership Summit



8 am – 12 pm (3.75 contact hours, registration is limited; additional fee required) PC1 - A Case Study Approach to Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring 18-19 This interactive presentation will utilize case studies to illustrate maternal and fetal oxygen transport, the effect of uterine activity on the fetal heart rate and how the fetus responds to hypoxemia. This will enable the nurse to implement the most effective and evidence-based interventions that meet the standard of care and promote patient safety. Rx Susan Drummond, RN, MSN, C-EFM

PC2 - Prioritizing FamilyCentered Developmental Care in your Practice: What Is the Evidence? 20 This pre-convention session will begin with an overview of preterm infant brain development as the basis for prioritizing family-centered developmental care as the foundation for caregiving decision-making. Every baby has a brain and providing care that optimizes brain development is important. Research evidence will be used to facilitate prioritization of individualized interventions to meet infant and family needs with the goal of supporting best outcomes. Implementation of targeted interventions will be discussed as well as strategies for overcoming barriers to integration. Jacqueline M. McGrath, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN

PC3 - What’s New in Women’s Health: Advanced Knowledge for Advanced Practice 21 This session will explore the newest evidence associated with EBP in women’s health. We will examine very recent research, guideline changes, and clinical implications associated with two areas of great concern to women’s health nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives: contraceptive/post-menopausal hormone therapy and endometriosis. In addition, using a case-based approach, we will evaluate the symptoms, diagnosis, and management of those patients who have vaginitis but it isn’t yeast, trich, or BV. Last, we will use advanced knowledge associated with hormonal physiology to manage the care of women with difficult-to-treat hormonal problems. Rx Marianne H. Hutti, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAANP

1 – 5 pm (3.75 contact hours, registration is limited; additional fee required) PC5 - State of the Evidence Update on Neonatal Stabilization Care 20

PC6 - Critical Care Obstetrics 18-19

The field of neonatology and nursing care changes as new evidence emerges. We will explore treatment of at-risk hypoglycemic neonates, including safe use of dextrose gel, new therapeutic hypothermia studies, sepsis screening and the trend for decreased antibiotic use, special considerations for resuscitation and stabilization of ELBW babies, and CCHD screening and physical assessment to help differentiate between cardiac and other illnesses. All of these topics will affect the next S.T.A.B.L.E. Program 7th edition update! Rx

This presentation will provide an overview of essential concepts and current issues related to critical care obstetrics. In addition, this course will provide information on the most common diagnoses and pathophysiology in women who become critically ill during pregnancy. Case examples will be presented to illustrate application of critical care concepts to clinical nursing practice. Rx

Kris Karlsen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC

Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN Stephanie Martin, DO



8 am – 12 pm (3.75 contact hours, registration is limited; additional fee required) PC7 - Verdict for the Defense: What Every Clinician Needs to Know to Defend Their Practice 20 Litigation in perinatal care is a difficult and challenging experience. This session will focus on the defense of litigation from the clinician’s perspective. Our focus will be on documentation, deposition, and key elements of malpractice litigation. Rx Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD

PC8 - The Sky Is Falling! Antepartum, Intrapartum and Postpartum Emergencies 18-19

PC9 - Successful Leadership Through Development of Self, Team and Strategy 21

This session will review common and not-so-common emergencies in the antepartum and obstetrics setting. Cardiovascular, respiratory, hematologic and other critical situations will be examined and specialized clinical assessment skills will be reviewed. Learn to determine abnormal heart and respiratory sounds and new skills such as evaluating Schaumroth’s sign. Conditions increasing in prevalence will be discussed, including serotonin syndrome, Chiari malformation, and how to manage a patient with a pacemaker. Rx

This session will help leaders in the healthcare setting understand the importance of knowing and managing themselves in order to grow and develop teams. This development is crucial for the new leader in the navigation of setting an innovative patient-centric clinical agenda successfully.


Pre-Convention Schedule

Sue M. Cadwell, MSN, RN, NE-BC Rachel Kuzmich, RN-BC

Cheryl K. Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, RNFA



Visit the AWHONN booth in the Expo Hall! We’ll be offering brief demonstrations on some of our most popular products and services.

SUNDAY 7 pm:..................................................................................................................Get to Know Your Convention & Journals Apps

MONDAY: (BOOTH HOURS: 9 – 3 PM) 11 am:.................................................................................................................Get to Know Your Convention & Journals Apps 11:30 am:........................................................................................................... Get Started: Healthy Mom&Baby Diaper Drive Noon:........................................................................................................................................................Conversations with JOGNN 12:30 pm:........................................................................................................Conversations with Nursing for Women’s Health 1 pm:.............................................................................. Perinatal Orientation & Education Program, 4th Edition (POEP4)

TUESDAY: (9 AM – NOON – DRAWING FOLLOWING) 9 am:................................................................................................................... Get Started: Healthy Mom&Baby Diaper Drive 9:30 am:....................................................................... Perinatal Orientation & Education Program, 4th Edition (POEP4) 10 am:........................................................................................................................................................Conversations with JOGNN 10:30 am:........................................................................................................Conversations with Nursing for Women’s Health 11 am:.................................................................................................................Get to Know Your Convention & Journals Apps


Convention Schedule


1 – 3 pm (1.0 contact hour) GS1 - Maternal Health in Agenda 2030: The Role of Nurse Leaders

West Hall

Professor Sheila Dinotshe Tlou, PhD, RN, FAAN For details, see page 8.

3:30 – 4:45 pm (1.25 contact hours) NE1 - Adolescent GynecologyInteresting Cases Rx Ballroom C

Robert Durkee, RN, MHA, FACHE Anne E. Parker, RN, MSN, CNS, NNP-BC Nancy Travis, MS, RNC Moderated by Jennifer B. Lemoine, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC

NE3 - Patients as Partners: Improving Outcomes in Preeclampsia West Hall Eleni Z. Tsigas

NE4 - Two NICU Beds: Contradicting Approaches to Periviable Births Ballroom D Jessica Davidson, MD, FAAP


Alison O. Marshall, MSN, FNP-C, RN

NE2 - Are you Prepared? Disaster Planning: Fires, Floods and Hurricanes Ballroom B

Great Onsite Experience at Convention? Don’t Forget to Visit AWHONN Online! Take advantage of free and affordable CNE courses, activities, products, recorded webinars and much more through the AWHONN Online Learning Center.

Featuring: • NEW! Maternal Fetal Triage Index (MFTI) Education Toolkit • NEW! Templates for Protocols and Procedures for Maternity Services Fourth Edition (Online) • Perinatal Orientation and Education Program (POEP) Fourth Edition • Critical Care Obstetrics Education (CCOE) Online Library

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Convention Schedule 8:30 – 9:45 am (1.0 contact hour) GS2 - Maternal Mortality Panel: Research, Practice and Advocacy West Hall Sue Gullo, RN, BSN, MS, Amanda Hill, CNM, State Representative Shawn Thierry Moderated by Monica McLemore, RN, MPH, PhD Gullo


For details, see page 8.





10:15 – 11:45 am (1.5 contact hours) A1 - Opportunities for Nurses As Drivers of Innovation in Patient Safety: Implementing the Consensus Bundle on Maternal Mental Health Ballroom D Jacqueline Rychnovsky, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAANP Susan Kendig, JD, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, FAANP Jeanne L. Alhusen, PhD, CRNP, RN

A2 - Legal Pitfalls in Obstetrics: Interprofessional Perspectives Rx West Hall

A4 - State of the Evidence on Neonatal Hypoglycemia and Use of Dextrose Gel Rx Ballroom C

Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN Stephanie Martin, DO Adam Snyder, JD

Kris Karlsen, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC

A3 - Peri-Menopausal Pearls Rx 20-21 Sue A. Woodson, MSN, CNM

A5 - Competency Assessment: How to Make it Fun for Everyone! 18-19 Lashea Wattie, M.Ed, MSN, RNC, C-EFM

A6 (A, B, C) - Oral Presentations on Preventing Cesarean Births Ballroom B A - An Early Labor Walking Path to Reduce Early Admission and Decrease Primary Cesarean Section Rate

B - Implementing a Systematic Approach to Reduce Cesarean Birth Rates in Nulliparous Women

C- Development and Implementation of a Dedicated Physiologic Birth Unit within a High Risk Perinatal Center

Maria MacKeil, MSN, RN, CNML Erin Morelli, MSN, CNM


Angela Washer, MSN, WHNP-BC, C-EFM

1:45 – 2:45 pm and repeating 3 – 4 pm (1.0 contact hour per time slot) B1/C1 - Pregnancy, Hypertension and Triage: Collaboration between ED and L&D Rx West Hall Dodi Gauthier, M.Ed, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

B2/C2 - Changing the Probability of Mistakes, the Journey to High Reliability Ballroom B Colleen M. Pospishil, MSN, RN, CNL, MNN, CCE

B3/C3 - Mentoring - Embracing Opportunity and Finding Balance Ballroom D

B5/C5 - Breast Cancer Warriors Speak Up!: Advice from the Experts 20-21

Helen Hurst, DNP, RNC-OB, APRN-CNM

Margie Boyer, MS, RNC, C-EFM, CNS-BC Patricia Walton, MS, RNC, C-EFM Charles E. Cox, M.D., FACS Wayne Lee, MD, FACS

B4/C4 - Utilizing the Evidence to Explore the Risks and Benefits of Swaddling: Should It be Recommended? Ballroom C Antonia M. Nelson, PhD, RNC, IBCLC, CNE

B6/C6 - Stitches and Doughnuts: Predictive and Preventative Strategies to Reduce Recurrent Preterm Birth Rx 18-19 Rebecca L. Cypher, MSN, PNNP

MONDAY, JUNE 25 4:15 – 5:30 pm (1.25 contact hours) S1 (A, B, C, D) - Research Symposium: Findings from AWHONN Grant Recipients West Hall

A - Suctioning at Birth: A Feasibility Study of the Use of the Blue Bulb Syringe Ellise D. Adams, PhD, CNM

B - Breastfeeding Patterns and Experiences Among Mothers of Surgical Infants in the NICU

C - Keeping Newborns Alive During Extrauterine Transition: Observations of Newborn Physiologic and Behavioral Signs, APGAR, and RAPPT Scores

D - The Oral Microbiome and Preterm Birth in Low SES African American Pregnant Women Irene Yang, PhD, RN

Barbara Morrison Wilford, DNP, MBA/HCA, RN, CKC

Jill Demirci, PhD, RN, IBCLC

S3 - 13th Annual March of Dimes Partner Symposium Current Threats to Safe Care for Mothers and Babies Ballroom B

Rita Nutt, DNP, RN Seth Chase, MA Members of the AWHONN Public Policy Committee

Kathleen Rice Simpson, PhD, RNC, FAAN March of Dimes Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

*This is a non-CNE session. No CNE will be awarded.

June 25, 2018

Research Connections Reception Time: 5:45 to 6:45 pm

Location: 3-4


S2 - Legislative Forum – AWHONN’s 2018 Legislative Agenda Ballroom C

The Research Connections Reception is a great networking opportunity for nurse researchers and budding nurse scientists to learn about AWHONN’s research activities. Please join us to: • Meet members of the Research Advisory Panel and headquarters staff • Hear the latest on AWHONN’s plan to update our Research Priorities • Collaborate with fellow nurse scientists on topics of mutual interest • Learn about how to serve as a member of the Research Advisory Panel in 2019


Convention Schedule 8:30 – 9:45 am (1.0 contact hour) GS3 - Creating Change: Moving Toward Social Justice Practice and Emancipatory Nursing

West Hall

Paula N. Kagan, PhD, RN


For details, see page 8.


9:45 – 10:45 am and repeating 11 am – 12 pm (1.0 contact hour per time slot) D1/E1 - Extreme Hypertensive Crisis in Preeclampsia: What to Do When Labetalol, Hydrazine and Nifedipine Fail to Work Rx West Hall Carol J. Harvey, MS, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

D2/E2 - An Innovative and Family-Centered Approach to the Care of Opioid Exposed Infants and Families Rx Ballroom B

D3/E3 - Trends in Malpractice D5/E5 - Feminism and Claims for Nurses Ballroom C Physiology: Partnering With Mimi Pomerleau, DNP Penny Greenberg, MS, CPPS Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD

D4/E4 - Orienting New Grads to the Obstetrical Unit: What Can We Learn from Them? Ballroom D Tracy McManaman-Bridges, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Women to Support Vaginal Birth and Prevent the “unneCesarean” 20-21

Paris Maloof-Bury, MSN, CNM, RNC-OB, IBCLC

D6/E6 – Neonatal Evidence Based Skin Care: 2018 Update from the Science Teams 18-19 Debra Brandon, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN

Amy L. Petrucelli, RN, BSN Elizabeth Omara, RN, BSN, CNML Doreen M. Picagli, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, RN-BC, C-EFM

2:15 – 3:15 pm (1.0 contact hour) F1 - Turning Your PhD Dissertation or DNP Project into a Publishable Manuscript 20-21

F3 - Maternal Fetal Transport: Safely Getting Mothers and Babies to the Right Level of Care Ballroom C

Nancy K. Lowe, PhD, CNM, FAAN, FACNM

Elizabeth A. McIntire, RN, MSN, WHNP-C, C-EFM

F2 - Taking Action Against the Leading Cause of Preventable Birth Defects 18-19

F4 - Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: The Infant and Family in the First Year of Life and Beyond Ballroom B

Catherine Ruhl, CNM, MS Marilyn Pierce-Bulger, MN, FNP, CNM

Michele Kacmarcik Savin, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC

F5 - The Placenta; Physiology, Function and Fun! West Hall Cyndy Krening, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM Amy Dempsey, RNC, MSN

F6 – Exploring Human Milk and Breastfeeding for LBGTQ Families Ballroom D Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

TUESDAY, JUNE 26 3:30 – 4:30 pm (1.0 contact hour)

G1 - Demystifying Diabetes Inpatient Management in the Perinatal Setting Ballroom C

G3 - The Pregnant Heart: The Spectrum of Cardiovascular Disease Rx Ballroom D

G5 - Prematurity and Neonatal Illness May Have Lifelong Implications 20-21

Mary Lynn Brassil, MS, RN, C-EFM Jane Wendel, MS, RN, BC-ADM, CDE

Cheryl D. Larry-Osman, MS, CNM, RN

Bobby Burrell Bellflower, DNSc

G4 - Perinatal Sepsis / G2 – PRAM- A Population Health Intraamniotic Infection - Early Response to Alleviate Recognition and Treatment Rx Infant Mortality 18-19 West Hall Karen Y. Frantz, BSN, RNC Tiffany Kenny, RN, MSN, C-EFM

Carol A. Burke, MSN, RNC, APN

G6 - United We Stand: A Sustainable Inter-Professional Approach to Enhance Communication, Teamwork and Intrapartum Patient Outcomes Ballroom B

4:45 – 5:45 pm (no contact hours associated with this event) Continuing the Conversation on Maternal Mortality: A Call to Action An AWHONN Convention Town Hall

Ballroom D

Moderator: Jennifer Doyle, MSN, WHNP-BC • President, 2018 AWHONN Board of Directors Panel Participants: Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN • Executive Director, Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement and Associate Professor, University of Maryland Rose Horton, MSM, RNC • Executive Director Women and Infant Division, DeKalb Medical Jessica McNeill, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM • Perinatal Educator, UT Southwestern Medical Center Join your colleagues and a panel of experts from high maternal mortality regions as we continue to explore the issue of maternal mortality and what you can do to create positive impact. This town hall forum will feature Facebook Live engagement to allow non-attendees the opportunity to engage on this critical topic.


Joan E. Edwards, PhD, RNC, CNS, FAAN Janet Cunningham, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM


Convention Schedule


8:15 – 9:45 am (1.5 contact hours) H1 - Racial Disparity and Infant H3 - Pulmonary Edema in Mortality: Our Community’s Col- Pregnancy: Case Studies laborative Success Story 20-21 to Illustrate Assessment, Pathophysiology, and Leisa J. Stanley, PhD, MS Management Rx 14-16 Estrellita Berry, MA, MS

H4 - Achieving Baby-Friendly Designation Is Only the Beginning: Strategies for Sustaining the 10 Steps through Re-Designation 18-19

Vanessa Rowland-Mishkit, RN, BSN, LHRM

Amy Imossi, MSN, RN, BSN, IBCLC Eileen Shea DiFrisco, MA, RN, IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE Francine Pasadino, MA, CNM, RNC-OB, IBCLC, C-EFM

H2 - Electronic Fetal Monitoring: Facts, Fiction, and the Law Rx West Hall

Julie Arafeh, RN, MSN Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN Stephanie Martin, DO

Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD

H5 (A, B, C) - Oral Presentations on Community Based Programs Rx 24-25 A - Ready, Set, Baby: A Unique Way to Meet Expectant Families’ Needs

B - Tele-Lactation to Improve Breastfeeding

Gladys Vallespir Ellett, MA, RN, LCCE, IBCLC Jessica Deeb, MS, RN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC, LCCE

Sarah Rhoads, PhD, DNP, APRN

C - A Diverse Approach to Cultural and Community Nursing: A Community Baby Shower Geraldine M. Maurer, DNP, CRNP, FNP-C, RNC-OB Judith Pallone, DNP, RN, LCCE

H6 (A, B, C) - Oral Presentations on Innovation 22-23 A - The Power of One: How Nursing Engagement and Innovation is Transforming Care for Newborns with Neonatal Hypoglycemia

B - We’re All in This Together: A Unique Approach to Interprofessional Education on Labor & Delivery

Catherine Bennett, APN, CNS Joyce Quigley, BSN

Margaret Grace, MNE, RNC-OB

C - After Bundle Implementation, How to Sustain the Change Beth M. Stephens-Hennessy, RNC-OB, C-EFM, MS, CNS

June 25, 2018

Fetal Heart Monitoring Instructors Reception Time: Monday, 5:45 to 6:45 pm

Location: Marriot — Salon A-D

The Fetal Heart Monitoring (FHM) Instructors Reception is designed for FHM Instructors to re-connect, meet other Instructors and learn of any updates to the AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring program.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 10 – 11 am (1.0 contact hour)

I1 - Stemming the Tide of Congenital Syphilis: The Role of Nursing in Prevention and Treatment Rx 22-23

I2 - Pregnant Surgical Patients: Is Electronic Fetal Monitoring Really Crucial? Rx West Hall Rebecca L. Cypher, MSN, PNNP

I3 - Prenatal Care - What Are We Missing? 14-16 Sarah Rhoads, PhD, DNP, APRN Zenobia Harris, DNP, MPH, BSN

Allison Finkenbinder, MSN, WHNP Okeoma Mmeje, MD, MPH

I4 (A, B) - Oral Presentations on Research 18-19 A - The Effects of Umbilical Cord Clamping on Early Brain Development in Term Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial

B - The Lived Experience of Men Whose Partners Have Postpartum Depression

Debra Erickson-Owens, PhD, CNM, RN

I5 (A, B) - Oral Presentations on NICU Topics Rx 20-21 A - Reducing Unnecessary Admissions to NICU: Early Onset Sepsis Calculator (EOSC) Tool Implemented for Risk Stratification of Maternal Chorioamnionitis-Exposed Newborns Quality Improvement Project Margie Bridges, MN, APRN-BC, RNC-OB Elizabeth Pesek, MN, RNC, CPHQ

B - Supplementation with Activated Bifidobacterium Longum Subsp. Infantis Reduces Antibiotic Resistance Gene Carriage in Breastfed Infants Giorgio Casaburi, PhD

I6 (A, B) - Oral Presentations on Education 24-25

B - A Labor Support Workshop to Increase Knowledge and Self Efficacy in the Provision of Labor Support in Undergraduate Nursing Students

A - A Mixed Methods Innovative Pilot Program to Assess the Impact of Teaching University of Michigan Midwifery Students Hands-on Breastfeeding Management with a Lactation Simulation Model

Adriane Burgess, PhD, RNC-OB, CCE, CNE Wendy Trees Shiffer, MS, FACCE, LCCE

Anna Sadovnikova, MPH, MA


Janet A. Ierardi, PhD, RNC-MNN, CNE

11:30 am– 12:45 pm (1.0 contact hour) GS4 - Inhale Some Helium: It’s Time To Lighten Up

West Hall

Jeff Doucette, DNP, RN, CENP, FACHE, NEA-BC For details, see page 8.


Continuing Education Coding for NCC Maintena


Listing of the 2018 AWHONN Convention sessions sorted by nursing specialty and NCC Maintenance Codes. These codes have been provided by NCC and only include the sessions that are appropriate for each nursing specialty content area.


INP Codes

Qualifying Sessions

1 - Fetal Assessment

H2, PC1

2 - Labor & Delivery

A6(A), F5

3 - Pregnancy & Obstetric Complications

B1/C1, B6/C6, D1/E1, F2, F3, G1, G3, H3, I1, I2, PC6, PC8

4 - Postpartum

F6, G4, S1(B)

5 - Newborn

A4, B4/C4, D2/E2, D6/E6, F4, H6(A), I4(A), PC5, S1(C)

6 - Professional Practice

A1, A2, A5, A6(B,C), B2/C2, B3/C3, D3/E3, D4/E4, D5/E5, G2, G6, GS1, GS2, GS3, H1, H4, H5(A,B,C), H6(B,C), I3, I4(B), I6(A,B), NE2, NE3, NE4, PC7, PC9, S1(A), S3, SS18

LRN Codes

Qualifying Sessions

1 - Mother/Fetus

B1/C1, F2, S1(D)

2 - Physical Assessment, Thermoregulation and Normal Management

B4/C4, F6, I4(A), PC2, S1(B,C)

3 - Neonatal Complications

A4, D2/E2, D6/E6, F4, G5, H6(A), I1, I5B, PC5

5 - Professional Practice

A1, A5, B2/C2, B3/C3, D3/E3, G2, G6, GS1, GS3, H1, H4, H5(A,B,C), I3, I5(A), NE2, NE4, PC7, PC9, S1(A), S3, SS18

MNN Codes

Qualifying Sessions

1 - Maternal/Neonatal Factors Affecting Outcomes

F2, G5, I4(A), S1(D)

2 - Postpartum Assessment & Management

F6, G1, G3, G4, I1, PC8

3 - Newborn Assessment & Management

A4, B1/C1, B4/C4, D2/E2, D6/E6, F4, H6(A), PC5, S1(B,C)

4 - Professional Practice

A1, A2, A5, B2/C2, B3/C3, D3/E3, G2, G6, GS1, GS2, GS3, H1, H4, H5(A,B,C), H6(C), I3, I4(B), I5(A), I6(A), NE2, NE4, PC7, PC9, S1(A), S3, SS18


Qualifying Sessions

1 - General Assessment

B1/C1, B4/C4, D2/E2, F2, F4, F6, I4(A), PC2, PC5, S1(B,C,D)

2 – Physiology and Pathophysiology

A4, D6/E6, G5, H6(A), I1, I5(B)

4 - Professional Practice

A1, A5, B2/C2, B3/C3, G2, G6, GS1, GS3, H1, H4, H5(A,B), I3, I5(A), NE2, NE4, PC7, PC9, S1(A), S3, SS18

NNP Codes

Qualifying Sessions

1 – Physical Assessment

F2, F4, S1(D)

2 - Physiology & Pathophysiology

A4, D2/E2, G5, H6(A), I1, I5(B)

3 - General Management

B1/C1, B4/C4, D6/E6, F6, I4(A), PC2, PC5, S1(B,C)

5 - Professional Practice

A1, A5, B2/C2, B3/C3, D3/E3, G2, G6, GS1, GS3, H1, H4, H5(A,B), I3, I5(A), NE2, NE4, PC7, PC9, S1(A), S3, SS18


Qualifying Sessions

1 - Normal Physiology & Management

A3, F6, S1(B)

2A -Pathophysiology Gynecology

B5/C5, I1, NE1, PC3

2B - Pathophysiology Obstetrics

B1/C1, B6/C6, D1/E1, F2, F5, G3, G4, H3, PC6, PC8

2C - Pathophysiology Primary Care


3 - Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Tools

H2, PC1

5 - Professional Practice

A1, A2, A5, B2/C2, B3/C3, D3/E3, G6, GS1, GS2, GS3, H1, H5(B,C), H6(C), I3, I4(B), I6(A), NE2, PC7, PC9, S3, SS18

EFM Code

Qualifying Sessions

11 - Electronic Fetal Monitoring

H2, I2, PC1

NPT Code

Qualifying Sessions

27 - Neonatal Pediatric Transport

A4, F3


NIC Codes


Thank You To Our Convention Sponsors


Mobile App


Hill-Rom, Celeste Phillips Family-Centered Maternity Care Award


Distinguished Professional Service Award Soap in Bathrooms Interactive Healthcare Pavilion Mom and Baby Hospital Room

Focus Group

Interactive Healthcare Pavilion Delivery Room

Hotel Key Cards Nursing Research Award Interactive Healthcare Pavilion Healthy Baby Nursery

Convention Bags President’s Party Symposium Interactive Healthcare Pavilion NICU Room


Mobile App



Official Audio Visual Provider

Ancillary Event Focus Group

Interactive Healthcare Pavilion Delivery Room & NICU Room

March of Dimes Margaret Comerford Freda “Saving Babies, Together®” Award



Official Service Contractor

Interactive Healthcare Pavilion Delivery Room




Keep track of the total amount of time you spend in the Poster Session room reviewing posters and/or talking to poster presenters. For each 30 minutes you spend in the Poster Session Room, you will receive .5 contact hours. You will be asked to evaluate the Poster Session as a whole, not each poster individually.

Posters may be viewed during the following hours: Sunday (Meet the Poster Presenters).....................7 – 9 pm Monday..........................................................................7 am – 7 pm Tuesday.................................................................... 7 am – 1:15 pm

Meet the Poster Presenters.......................12:30 – 1:15 pm

Innovative Program 1.

What Is the Effect of a Skill-intensive One-to-one Breastfeeding Education Session for Perinatal Nurses Upon Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates in a Hospital Setting? Yolanda Alvarado, BA, RNC-OB Kristine Duarte, BSN, RNC-OB

2. All Inclusive: Integrating Gender Neutral Language in Birth Certificate and Social Security Worksheet on a Postpartum Unit KC Benchimol, BSN, RN Monika Wasik, BA BSN, RN-CBC

3. Late Preterm Infant: When Timing Is Everything Gabrielle Bernier, BSN, RN, IBLCLC

4. Saving Babies across the Bluegrass: A Comprehensive Safe-Sleep Initiative Tabatha Lynn Biddle, MSN, RN Christina L. Rust, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

5. Nurses Empowered to Transform Care through a Hemorrhage Narrator Alicia D. Brenneman, MSN, CNS Kristina Circelli, BSN, RNC-MNN

6. Blasting Off: The NASA Program (Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Annex) at Tucson Medical Center Elizabeth Burcin, RNC-NIC, MS Cami Lynn Barr, BS, RNC-NIC

7. Obstetric Research: Engaging the Next Generation of Nurses


Melanie Chichester, BSN, RNC-OB, CPLC

8. OB Nurses Leading the Way in the Professional Nursing Advancement Program (PNAP) Roseann Civil, BSN, RNC-OB, CBC Amy Brown, BSN, RNC-OB, CBC

9. Implementing an Early Warning System to Improve Maternal Outcomes: An Interprofessional Collaboration Regina Clark, RN Lori Davies, MSN, RN, RNC-OB

10. Increasing Breastfeeding Support on the Post-Partum Unit through the Development of a Basics Breastfeeding Class for Patients Brook Ayyad, MSN, RN, CBC

11. Reducing OB Readmissions Postpartum Robin Colchagoff, MSN, RNC-OB, CCE Betsey Snow, MPH, BSN

12. Helping Women Get a Step Ahead; A Unique Community Pregnancy Prevention Program Michelle R. Collins, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN Jenny Matthews, BS

13. Simulation Clinical Champions: Peer Led in-Situ Simulations for Clinical Nurse Training Katie Conklin, BSN, RN-CPPS

14. Collaborative Practice: Enriching Our Team While Enhancing Experiences for Our Future Providers Nancy DeGennaro, MPH, CNM, RN, IBCLC Maria MacKeil, MSN, RN, CNML

15. Clinical Academy: A System Approach to Transition into Practice Marta Elizabeth DeVolt, MN, RNC-OB, RN-BC Joanna R. Lenaburg, BSN, RNC-OB

16. Nurses Incorporating Specialty Standards in the Care of the Diabetic Pregnant Patient Debbie Dietz, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CBC Michelle Lee McLeroy, BSN, RN, CBC

17. Moms and Moods: Addressing Maternal Mental Health Prenatally, Postpartum, and Beyond Eileen Shea DiFrisco, MA, RN, IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE Leah Amesse, BSN, RN, CLC

18. Telestork: Delivering Telemedicine to Labor and Delivery Jenifer Ducoing, RNC-OB Mary Kay Ford, RNC-OB, BSN

Jenifer Ducoing, RNC-OB

20. Reigniting the Passion in Our Team By Increasing Resilience Susan Faron, MN, RNC-OB, CNS

21. Inspired By the Dark Side: An Innovative Program to Recognize Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Ellen Fleischman, MBA, MSN, RN, RD, NE-BC

22. Donor Human Milk in the Newborn Nursery Rachel M. Foxx, RN, BA, IBCLC

23. POWER Towards Implementation Margaret Glasgow, BSN, RNC-OB

24. Have Simulation, Will Travel Margaret Glasgow, BSN, RNC-OB

25. Improving Newborn Safe Sleep Karen E. Hall, BSN, RN

26. Implementation of an OB Rapid Response Team: Team Cobra Patricia A. Heale, DNP, RNC-OB, CNS

27. OB ICU - A Partnership Model Sandra Hoffman, MS, RNC-EFM Stacy L. Jepsen, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN

28. Neonatal Head Surveillance: A Guideline for Safety Sandra Hoffman, MS, RNC-EFM

29. OB Sepsis Screening: A Toolkit for Safety Mary P. Goering, MPH, RN Sandra Hoffman, MS, RNC-EFM

Theresa Marie Hyland, BSN, BA, RN, RNC, C-EFM Caroline Joseph-Keegan, BSN

31. Sudden Unexpected Postnatal Collapse (SUPC): Nurse Driven Prevention and Preparedness in-Situ Simulation Program Amy Imossi, MSN, RN, BSN, IBCLC

32. Empower: A Nurse Driven, Community-Based Program to Support Rural Women with Perinatal Substance Use Disorder Linda Jane Jablonski, RNC, MSN Mary T. Paterno, PhD, CNM

33. Interprofessional Collaboration; An Innovative Program to Improve Care Coordination and Communication Melissa A. Johnson, MS, RNC- OB, C-EFM Kathleen C. Hackett, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

34. Implementation of Best Practice through a Perinatal Education Consortium Olinda Johnson, PhD, RNC Melissa Dover, BSN, RN, IBCLC

35. Interprofessional Perinatal Simulation: Collaborative Learning Leading to Improved Outcome Holly M. Jones, MSN, RNC-OB, RN-BC

36. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Family Centered Approach in a Community Hospital Lisa Z. Klein, DNP, CNS, RNC-OB, RNC-LRN, CCRP

37. Experiential Teaching and Support in Perinatal Bereavement Aviva Kleinman, BSN, RN, C-MNN, IBCLC, CPLC Salina Cascino, MS, RN, WHNP-BC, CLC, C-EFM

38. Taking Time to Remember: A Perinatal Loss Remembrance Service Sarah Kuenne, BSN, RNC-OB Cyndy Krening, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM

39. Why Are We Washing It Off ...Benefits of Delayed Bathing Maureen Liberth, MSN, RNC-OB-EFM Jennifer Fontana, BSN, RNC-OB


19. I Don’t Know Nothin’ ‘bout Birthin’ Babies: Educating Freestanding ER Nurses on Caring for the Obstetric Patient

30. Huddle 4 Safety: Empowering the Labor and Birth Care Team to Have a Voice through Consistent Collaboration and Communication

40. Cartoons Aren’t Just for Kids Anymore Caroline Luciani, BSN, RN

41. Implementation of Intermittent Auscultation for Low Risk Laboring Women Frances Manali, BSN RNC-CEFM

42. Umbilical Cord Blood Cultures: Decreasing Phlebotomy-Related Blood Loss in Neonates Lisa McGee, DNP, RN, CCNS, CKC continued on page 30


Schedule at a Glance SATURDAY, JUNE 23 8 am – 3:45 pm

8 am – 12 pm

1 – 5 pm

Leadership Summit

Pre-Convention Workshops

Pre-Convention Workshops

(Additional Fee)

(Additional Fee)

(Additional Fee)

TUESDAY, JUNE 26 IS WOMEN’S HEALTH DAY Join us in supporting the major issues of Heart Health, Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer for AWHONN’s Women’s Health


Day. Wear red, pink or teal to support


Women’s Health or stop by the store to


pick up one of our signature Women’s

8 am – 12 pm

12 – 1 pm

1 – 3 pm

Pre-Convention Workshops

New Member & First-Time Attendee Session

Opening Ceremony

(Additional Fee)

President’s Address, Awards, & General Session

Health Day shirts.

SECTION & CHAPTER EVENTS Get together for some fun with people from your own area! Section and chapter

3:30 – 4:45 pm

5 – 8 pm

7 – 9 pm

Nursing Excellence Sessions

Expo Hall –

Poster Room Opening

Opening Reception

Meet the Poster Presenters

7 am – 7 pm

8:30 – 9:45 am

10:15 – 11:45 am

11 am – 3 pm

1:45 – 2:45 pm

Poster Room Open

General Session

Specialty Sessions/ Papers (A)

Expo Hall Open

Specialty Sessions (B)

events are a great way to network with attendees near you. See page 6 for a full listing of events.


11:30 am – 1 pm

Snack in the Expo Hall 3 – 4 pm

4:15 – 5:30 pm

Specialty Sessions (C)


(Repeat of B Sessions)

5:45 – 6:45 pm

FHM Instructors’ Reception 5:45 – 6:45 pm

Research Connections Reception

5:45 – 8 pm

8 – 10:30 pm

Dinner on Your Own

AWHONN President’s Party

TUESDAY, JUNE 26 7 am – 1:15 pm

8 – 9:15 am

9 am – 2 pm

9:45 – 10:45 am

11 am – 12 pm

Poster Room Open

General Session

Expo Hall Open

Specialty Sessions (D)

Specialty Sessions (E)

11:30 am – 1 pm

(Repeat of D Sessions)

Snack in the Expo Hall 12:30 – 1:15 pm

1:30 pm

2:15 – 3:15 pm

3:30 – 4:30 pm

4:45 – 5:45 pm

Meet the Poster Presenters

Expo Hall Prize Drawing

Specialty Sessions (F)

Specialty Sessions (G)

Conversation on Maternal Mortality AWHONN Town Hall


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 8:15 – 9:45 am

10 – 11 am

11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Specialty Sessions/Papers (H)

Specialty Sessions/Papers (I)

Closing General Session

1. Give diapers to Tampa Bay’s Babycycle Diaper Bank via our Amazon Wish List ( 2. Scan Your Badge at Huggies Booth (#525) to donate a day’s worth of diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network CONVENTION GOAL: 25,000 Diapers Donated!




Friday, June 22....................................................................... 5 – 7 pm Saturday, June 23...........................................................7 am – 6 pm

Sunday, June 24 (Meet the Presenters).................................................... 7 – 9 pm

Sunday, June 24..............................................................7 am – 6 pm

Monday, June 25............................................................ 7 am – 7 pm

Monday, June 25............................................................8 am – 6 pm

Tuesday, June 26........................................................7 am – 1:15 pm (Meet the Presenters)................................12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Tuesday, June 26..................................................... 7:30 am – 5 pm


Make sure you visit as many of our exhibitors as possible and enter their prize drawings to help your chances of winning.

Wednesday, June 27......................................................8 am – 1 pm


AWHONN STORE HOURS Saturday, June 23.......................................................... 11 am – 6 pm

Sunday, June 24 (Opening Reception)........................5 – 8 pm

Sunday, June 24..............................................................8 am – 5 pm

Monday, June 25........................11 am – 3 pm (with light snack)

Monday, June 25............................................................8 am – 6 pm

Tuesday, June 26........................9 am – 2 pm (with light snack)

Tuesday, June 26............................................................8 am – 5 pm


43. Not Your Mama’s Sim Drills: A Multiple Method Approach to Hardwiring the Obstetric Hemorrhage Bundle for Community Hospital Nurses Jennifer Melton, BSN, RNC, IBCLC Sandra M. Pitre, RNC-OB

44. Substituting Umbilical Cord Blood for Peripheral Blood in the Evaluation of Newborn Sepsis, a Painless Blood Testing Procedure for the Newborn


Tyrrel Lou Moody, MS, CNM, RN Sara Temba, BA, RN

45. Integrating Lactation Services from Hospital to Pediatric Primary Care: Implementing Best Practice and Improving Newborn and Women’s Health through a Collaborative Model Carol Moore-Whitney, MST, BSN, RNC, IBCLC

46. May I Stay with My Mom? Use of a Risk Stratification Tool to Decrease Mom/Baby Separation Following a Diagnosis of Maternal Chorioamnionitis Cindy K. Osborn, RN, BSN, PHN

47. Trials and Triumphs: Changing the Approach to Care of the Hospitalized Incarcerated Perinatal Patient Yajaira N. Paredes, MSN, CNS, RNC-OB, C-EFM

48. Improving Teamwork and Collaboration in Maternal Child Nursing through Development of Interprofessional Simulation in Nursing Education Sarah Patel, MSN, RN, C-EFM Mary Wright, MSN, CNS, CNE, RNC-OB, C-EFM

49. Striving for Baby-Friendly Designation: Designing and Implementing a Ten Steps Symposium Jennifer Peterman, BSN, RN, IBCLC

50. Decreasing Health Care Disparities through a Targeted HPV Catch-up Program Doreen M. Picagli, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, RN-BC, EFM-C Sue Griggs, MS, RN

51. Overcoming Healthcare Disparities through Outreach Cathy Richards, RN, MCCN Maureen E. Schmitt, BSN, RNC-OB

52. Can Ongoing Prenatal Education and Support By an RN Perinatal Educator to “at-Risk” Expectant Teens Improve Pregnancy and Education Outcomes of These Students? Virginia Robinson, BSN, RN, CPLC

53. “I Need to Talk and Have No Where to Go.” Building a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Order Support Group from Square One Erin T. Robson, MSN/Ed, RN-BC, C-NIC

54. I Pump for My Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Baby Marcia K. Schulz, MS, RNC-OB, IBCLC Finette L. Basden, MPH, RNC-NIC


55. Implementing Maternal Early Warning Trigger (MEWT) System: Avoiding “Big Saves” Amy Scott, MSN, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB

56. Reimagining the Stork: The Birth of a High-Risk Obstetric Transport Service Heather K. Scruton, MBA, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

57. Enhancing the Recovery after a Cesarean Birth: Implementation of a Standardized Protocol to Improve Patient Outcomes Angelique I. Silva, MS, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM Nadia M. Carrasco, BSN, RN

58. Inpatient Safety: Our Journey to Improve Newborn Fall Rates through Instituting New Policies and Education, and Promoting Safe Sleep Practice Donna E. Souza, BSN, RNC-MNN Deborah Doyle, BSN, IBCLC

59. Code Mama: Implementing a Multidisciplinary Practice Change to Educate Staff on Obstetric Code Blue Management Melaney L. Stricklin, MSN, RNC-OB, CCE Gail Marcia Mitchell, BSN, RNC-OB

60. Clamping Down on Eclampsia: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Simulation Courtney A. Sundin, MSN, RNC-OB Kendall L. Rigg, BSN, RNC-OB

61. Growing Our Family: Supporting Our Graduate Nurses to Improve Retention Courtney A. Sundin, MSN, RNC-OB Jennifer L. Wealot, BSN, RNC-OB

62. L&D Nurse Residency Program - The Time to Implement Is Now Cheryl Swift, BS, MSN, RNC-OB

63. Birthing Is No Laughing Matter, How to Implement Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) in Your Labor and Delivery Unit Christina Tussey, MSN, CNS, RNC-OB, RNC-MNN Amy Yates, MSN, RNC-NIC

64. Enhancing the Competency of Obstetric Nurses in the Perioperative Environment Nanette I. Vogel, MS, RNC-OB, EFM

65. Recognize and Respond: Give Nurses the Tools to Do Their Job! Patricia Walton, MSN, RNC, C-EFM

66. Massive Blood Transfusion: Creating a Protocol with an Interdisciplinary Approach Patricia Walton, MSN, RNC, C-EFM

67. Heart Healthy Follow-up Programs: Decreasing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality One Heartbeat at a Time Lashea Wattie, M.Ed, MSN, RNC, C-EFM Natalie Shelton, MSN, APRN-BC, ACNS-BC

Case Study 68. Fighting for Patient Safety: Making Every Drop Count Alainna Arena, BSN, RNC-OB

69. She Survived: Reboa Device Used to Save Life of Jehovah’s Witness Patient with a Placenta Percreta Nikki L. Barba, ADN, RNC-OB Kimmi Gutierrez, ADN, RNC-OB

70. Diabetes Champion Nurses Initiate Improvements to Transform Care of Pregnant Women with Diabetes Megan K. Crane, BSN, RN Alicia D. Hobson, BSN, RN

71. A Pregnant Woman’s Challenges with Grade IV Glioblastoma Multiforme Ellen O. Gaban, MBA, RNC-OB Bestoria Phiri, BSN, RNC-OB

Julia Gogle, MSN, RNC-OB Tonya L. Kemp, RN, RNC-OB

73. What Would You Do? Partner Right to Know, Ethical Dilemmas and Team Dynamics in Providing Therapeutic Care for Mother Baby Dyad with HIV Jennifer Lane Irving, BSN, RNC-OB

74. Transgender Male Breastfeeding Following “Top” Surgery Christine Jaslar, BSN, RN, IBCLC

75. Immune System Overdrive: A Case Study of an Obstetric Patient with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Jaime L. Kupillas, MSN, RN

76. All Aboard: Multidisciplinary Team Planning for the Complex Obstetric Patient with Pulmonary Hypertension Monique Lloyd, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM Kathleen M. O’Rourke, MSN, RNC-OB

77. Interpartum Care: Holistic Nutrition and Wellness for Vulnerable Populations

Debra Sperling, MA, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, NE-BC Linda Robinson, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

81. Under Pressure: Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome during Pregnancy Courtney A. Sundin, MSN, RNC-OB Michelle Laurane Johnson, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CPLC

82. Placenta Percreta: When Routine Management Is Not an Option Frann Teplick, MSN, RN-BC, CNS

83. Desperate Measures : Antepartum IV Drug Abuse inside the Hospital Nadine C. Turnboo, ADN, RNC-OB, CCE

Research 84. Mental Health Help-Seeking Patterns, Perceived Barriers and Need for Care Deborah Da Costa, PhD

85. Mobile Health (mHealth) Interventions to Promote Safe Sleep Emily Drake, RN, PhD, FAAN Lisa Crowell, RN, MS

86. The Detection of Prenatal Marijuana Exposure Using Meconium and Umbilical Cord: A Comparison Using Matched Pairs Mary J. Jones, BS

87. Safe Sleep BABY Video for New Parent Education: An Evaluation Study Deborah A. Raines, PhD, EdS, RN, ANEF, FAAN

88. Latch: A Standardized Breastfeeding Protocol during the Fourth Stage of Labor Has Positive Effects on New Mothers Breastfeeding Perceptions and Experiences Louise P. Ward, MSN, RNC


72. Collaborating Against Catecholamines: Using Interprofessional Simulation to Prepare for a Potential Cardiac Emergency in Pregnancy

80. Induced Lactation in the Transgender Female Partner

Jada Wright Nichols, MS, OTR/L, IBCLC

78. Palliative Care of the Neborn on a Maternity Unit: A Family Centered Approach Elizabeth Omara, RN BSN CNML

79. This Is NOT a Drill! - Maternity Leadership Empowered to Lead Evacuation and Reactivation Efforts after a Catastrophic Event Wendy L. Rusinak, BSN, RN Maryann Ovassapian, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM


Evidence-Based Practice Project

100. Florida’s Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Use of Mother’s Own Milk for Very Low Birth Weight Infants

89. Improving the Recognition and Management of Severe Hypertension in Obstetric Patients

101. Circumcisions Don’t Have to be Painful

Donna Shea Bowman, DNP, FNP-BC, RNC-OB, EFM-C Kaleigh Clark White, MSN, RN

90. Improving Outcomes with a Standardized Post Delivery Pitocin Protocol


LeAnn Hardin, RN, MSN, C-EFM Sandra M. Hamill, MSN, RNC-OB

91. Amongst Women, Ranging from the First Trimester of Pregnancy to Six Weeks Postpartum, Does Screening for Intimate Partner Violence Using Written Questionnaires Increase Identification Rates Compared to the Use of Face-to-Face Interviews? Veronica C. Pasha, BSN, RN, SAFE, RNC-OB Shanna R. Sapienza, BSN, RN, SAFE, RNC-OB, C-EFM

92. Breathe in, Breathe out: Implementing Nitrous Oxide for Labor & Birth Pain Management Cynthia L. Rivas, DNP, RN-BC, LCCE, CENP

93. To Prep or Not to Prep: Reduction of Surgical Site Infections with the Implementation of a Vaginal Prep, Prior to Cesarean Section Deliveries Aydrien K. Robinson, BSN, RNC-OB

94. You Got to Move It Baby! Nurse Champion That Changed a Culture Cynthia Aileen Sawyer, MSN, CNS, RNC-OB, CLE

95. Nurse Driven Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage Erica R. Severi, MSN, EFM-C Beata Romanczuk, BSN, EFM-C

Quality Improvement Projects 96. Reduction of Donor Breast Milk Waste in the NICU: A Lean Process Improvement Project Jacquelyn D. Bell-Benton, RN, IBCLC

97. Teach Back and Roadmap: Bridging the GAP to Discharge Felicitas Cacal, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

98. Time (Triple I to Manage Early onset-sepsis) Keeps Moms and Babies Together Linda Daniel, MSN, RN, CPHQ Cheryl Swift, BS, MSN, RNC-OB

99. Chasing Sugars!! Glucose Gel: Does It Effectively Treat Neonatal Hypoglycemia? a QI Project Amy Dempsey, RNC, MSN


Ivonne F. Hernandez, PhD, RN, IBCLC

Donna J. Martin, MSN, RN, IBCLC Carol Chwal, MBA, MSN, RN

102. Will Maternal Fetal Triage Index Implementation Decrease Patient Walk out Rates Donna M. Stafilarakis, MSN, RNC-MNN

103. Using Scorecards As Feedback on Quantitative Blood Loss Measurement Is Associated with Practice Improvement Marilyn Cejka Steinberg, DNP, CNS, RN-BC, NNP-BC, C-EFM

104. Implemenation of the CMQCC Toolkit to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans Beth M. Stephens-Hennessy, RNC-OB, EFM, MS, CNS

105. Are You Ready for a Hypertensive Crisis? Melaney L. Stricklin, MSN, RNC-OB, CCE Gail Marcia Mitchell, BSN, RNC-OB

106. Quantification of Blood Loss/Postpartum Hemorrhage Michelle L. Zautner, DNP, CNM, CNE

Emerging Leaders 107. Leaving a Legacy: Student Engagement in Professional Organizations Leigh Booth, Ed.D, MSN, BSN, RN

108. Balancing a Budget: Nurses Wanna Have Fun!!! Amy Dempsey, RNC, MSN

109. Big Heart Little State: Innovative Partnerships to Connect AWHONN Nurses in Rural Areas, How AWHONN IDAHO created Innovative Partners to Spread Our Mission and Encourage Engagement Debbie Ketchum, MAOM, BSN,RNC, C-EFM

110. Recruiting Underrepresented Populations for Research: Building Trust and Rapport with Research Participants Kelly McGlothen, PhD, BSN, RN, IBCLC, NTMNC, IMH-II

111. Reigniting a Section: Resuming a Section Conference After 10 Years Sarah Patel, BSN, RNC

112. Putting the WH Back in AWHONN Mindy Rathe-Hart, MSN, APRN-WHNP

113. Creating and Expanding the Student Symposium to the National Level Shannon Stalbird, BSN, RNC-OB

2019 Call for Presentations

The education program seeks timely, relevant and educationally sound topics that feature evidence based information, best practices and nursing research intended to engage our attendees and help AWHONN nurses thrive in today’s ever changing health care environment. For information on criteria, further instructions, and access to AWHONN’s submission site, go to If you have questions, please contact Carolyn Vanderwyst at All abstracts are due September 10, 2018.


Contribute to AWHONN’s mission to improve the health of women and newborns by submitting an abstract for oral or poster presentation at the Annual Convention in Atlanta, June 8-12, 2019.

There are six submission options: • Specialty Session • Research Study (Podium or Poster) • Evidence-based Practice (Podium or Poster) • Quality Improvement Project (Podium or Poster) • Innovative Program (Podium or Poster) • Case Study (Poster)





AAFP - Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics


Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is a multidisciplinary and interprofessional course that teaches maternity care clinicians to better manage obstetric emergencies through a standardized, evidence-based approach. This comprehensive course encourages team-based learning for physicians, residents, nurse midwives, and registered nurses--resulting in improved patient safety and maternal outcomes. ALSO contains AIM supported educational content. Visit our booth for giveaways and more info.


For 90 years, parents have relied on Abbott to support their infant’s growth and development. Abbott is a leader in science-based nutrition offering feeding options for term and preterm infants. Abbott is committed to giving babies the strongest possible start. Please visit the Abbott booth to see the latest innovations.”

Accutech 1100 Accutech’s “Cuddles” infant security system utilizes RFID technology with a patented soft bracelet to provide comfort, care and safety for your littlest patients.

AccuVein 324 AccuVein helps locate veins for venous access procedures by providing a map of the patient’s vasculature on the skin’s surface. Simply point the device at the skin and click to display the peripheral veins beneath. The system can be particularly helpful on patients that tend to be “difficult sticks” such as infants and children.


The LDM-100 ceiling-mounted Labor and Delivery Mirror reduces duration of Second Stage Labor and provides an Enhanced Birth Experience! Two professional journal articles and a quality study support these claims. The LDM-100 L&D Mirror really works! … for your moms, for your staff, for your hospital. Come see us at Booth 630. You can see a demonstration of the LDM-100 Labor and Delivery Mirror at our booth.

Adventist Health Adventist Health System


Abbott Nutrition

Adroit Industries

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Adventist Health System provides career opportunities in 9 states, with locations from bustling cities to small rural towns. We offer market-driven wages, benefits and career development. Most importantly, we provide all of our employees with opportunities to grow spiritually as they further the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ.

Air Force Recruiting Services


“Practice Your Profession, Shape Your Future” Whether you recently graduated with a nursing degree or have years of experiance under your belt, become a member of the Air Force healthcare team saving lives worldwide. We offer signing bonuses, great benefits and no loss of senority with job transfers.

AltroCare Inc.


AltroCare™ offers innovative solutions in continence and maternity care. We develop and manufacture high quality health, wellness and medical supplies for women and infants. All of our products are clinically designed to provide comfort, security, and peace of

mind for the clinician and the patient. We employ the highest quality standards in the design and manufacturing of our products, so that the focus can remain on the mom and her infant.before and after delivery.

AMAG Pharmaceuticals


AMAG is a biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing therapeutics to market that provide clear benefits and help improve people’s lives. Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, we work to develop and deliver important therapeutics, conduct clinical research in areas of unmet need and create education and support programs for the patients and families we serve. Our products support the health of patients in the areas of maternal health, anemia management and cancer supportive care.

Ameda Breastfeeding Products


Ameda’s mission is to help empower mothers to meet their breastfeeding goals by providing the highest quality breastfeeding products and education. We know how much breastfeeding matters. For over 70 years, Ameda has been a strong and active partner of breastfeeding mothers, the lactation community, and medical institutions. Visit ameda. com or stop by Booth 641.

American Mobile Healthcare


American Mobile is much more than a travel nursing agency, offering RN job seekers and healthcare employers unparalleled customer service and a dedication to nurse career development. As a company of AMN Healthcare — healthcare’s workforce innovator and the nation’s largest provider of clinical staffing services — we’re able to offer more opportunities for nursing job seekers, and more nurses for healthcare facilities, than any other travel nursing company.

Visit Interactive Healthcare Pavilion in the Expo Hall!

Sponsored by


Amico Corporation designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of products for virtually every department in the health care facility. Our mission is to design and deliver state-of-the-art products that facilitate the caregiver’s role in providing the best outcomes for patients.

Aqua-Eez, Inc.


AQUA-EEZ,INC is showing its labor and delivery tub at booth 736. The 3000M movable tub allows for maximum flexibility in providing water labor and delivery in multiple rooms with low installation cost. The 3000 series was designed by midwives and health care professionals for labor and delivery, comfort and pain management. Its doors provide easy entrance & exit AQUA-EEZ, INC is showing the full featured D102 waterproof doppler at a special show price. Stop by for a free sample of gauntlet gloves.

ARUP Laboratories


ARUP Laboratories is an academic reference laboratory offering more than 3,000 tests. ARUP is one of the few laboratories to provide newborn drug testing in both meconium and umbilical cord tissue. ARUP’s mass spectrometry umbilical cord drug test panel offers a fast turnaround time due to its sensitive and specific technology. Please visit:

Association of Public Health Laboratories 409 Newborn screening is the post-birth testing of newborns that catches certain diseases and medical conditions, preventing serious health problems, or deaths, of thousands of babies each year. APHL represents the state public health laboratories that conduct this newborn screening. APHL member laboratories form the backbone of a national laboratory network on alert 24/7 to respond to novel strains of disease, natural disasters, chemical spills, foodborne outbreaks and other health emergencies

Atom Medical


Atom Medical has been exclusively in the Mother/ Baby market segment for over 80+ years. Atom is dedicated to designing, developing, and manufacturing the most innovative solutions while focusing on Developmental Care. Whether it is Incubators, Warmers, Phototherapy, or Bassinets, we have the highest quality and most reliable products with the longest warranty. Our Corporate Mission is to “Help Save a Tiny Baby’s life” We are once again proud to sponsor the AWHONN meeting.

AWHONN 617 The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization that promotes the health of women and newborns. Our mission is to improve and promote the health of women and newborns and to strengthen the nursing profession through the delivery of superior advocacy, research, education and other professional and clinical resources to nurses and other health care professional.

B.E. Smith, Inc.


B.E. Smith is the trusted partner in Interim Leadership and Executive Search solutions for organizations across the healthcare continuum. B.E. Smith’s personalized placement methodology best matches organizations with professionals. A member of AMN Healthcare, B.E. Smith places highly qualified leaders into organizations to advance clinical, financial, and operational performance.

BayCare Healthcare System


BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system connecting individuals and families to a variety of services. With 15 hospitals and many other locations throughout Tampa Bay and central Florida, we offer exciting career paths for experienced professionals who want to deliver the best.

Bella Baby Photography


Bella Baby is elevating the experience of hospital baby portraiture. We bring experienced photographers into the hospitals to capture your baby’s first photograph with a natural, artistic style. We believe that babies look the most beautiful when being held in their parents’ arms or cuddled in one of their own baby blankets. Real Photographers...Real Pictures

BJC HealthCare


BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, and is focused on delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. BJC serves the health care needs of urban, suburban and rural communities and includes 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations.

Cake Lingerie Pty Ltd


Established in 2008, Cake Maternity is the globally recognized breastfeeding advocate and parent company of the leading maternity and nursing lingerie brand, Cake Lingerie. Cake is committed to ongoing education and support for women during their pregnancy and breastfeeding journey. All Cake garments are painstakingly designed with women in mind.

Calmoseptine, Inc.


Calmoseptine Ointment is a multi-purpose moisture barrier that protects and helps heal skin irritations. Calmoseptine temporarily relieves discomfort and itching. Free samples at our booth.

Cardinal Health


Explore our all new Interactive Healthcare Pavilion at AWHONN Convention! Through a live theater performance, discover firsthand the cutting-edge products that leverage the human heart of nursing and improve patient outcomes. This simulation combines entertainment and education and is sure to stand out as one of the most unique experiences you have at AWHONN in 2018. See nursing come to life as you journey through four different environments on a guided tour: delivery room, mom and baby, nursery, and NICU room.

AMICO Corporation


Cardinal Health, Inc. is a global, integrated healthcare services and products company, providing customized solutions for hospitals, healthcare systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices worldwide. The company provides clinically proven medical products and pharmaceuticals and cost-effective solutions that enhance supply chain efficiency from hospital to home.



CAREstream America





CAREstream America is the premier distributor of The Pro-Nox Nitrous Oxide Delivery System ~ an analgesia that helps relieve the pain and anxiety during labor. The Pro-Nox was designed specifically for labor & delivery and is the perfect option to safely and effectively provide pain management to your birthing mothers. We offer monthly “lunch & Learn” webinars where you and your team can learn more about Nitrous from other customers who have implemented Pro-Nox successfully in their locations.

Catapult Products understands the impact of positive experiences on the developing infant, the family and the caregiving staff. Our products give you the tools you need to provide family-centered, positive experiences. TurtleTub immersion swaddle bath engages the baby’s family and helps them care for their infant in a typical parenting activity. TurtleTub is beneficial for both pre-term and full term infants. TurtleTub is ideal for hospitals implementing delayed bathing.

Cariant Health Partners

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center



Cariant Health Partners is a travel staffing company founded in 2001 by Joel Larmore, PT and his wife Sharon, a nurse. We place registered nurses, LPNS, SPTs, CNAs and OR Techs in 13-week travel assignments nationwide. We work hard to make sure our traveling nurses are supported, informed and happy. The recruiter who helps to find you a position stays with you for as long as you work for Cariant.

Cedars-Sinai is transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. With the longest-running Magnet designation for nursing in California and The Advisory Board Company’s 2018 Workplace of the Year, Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare globally by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow’s physicians and other health professionals.

CaringWisdom® / ClayLinks® Kits 313

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ClayLinks®Kits from CaringWisdom® were created for busy clinical & bereavement care professionals like you! Our special formula clay & customized print-making tools enable you to quickly & easily set up a memory-making experience for the families you serve. ClayLinks® Clay consistently produces detailed, high-quality keepsake handprints preserving precious memories of loved ones & creating a tangible, loving “link” forever connecting them to the love one they’ve lost.

CenTrak is the leading provider of precise, versatile, and cost-effective visibility solutions for healthcare. CenTrak’s advanced security platform features the newbaby™ infant protection solution, and ensures that infants are protected and always properly matched with mom. CenTrak’s Enterprise Location Services™ technology is installed nearly 1,000 leading healthcare facilities worldwide.


CertaScan Technologies


CertaScan offers an Infant Safety System that digitally captures newborn footprints – no messy inks or faded inkless images. Provides hospitals and parents with precise biometric identification that is critical in abductions, when bracelets fall off, natural disasters and emergencies. System also provides security photos. Image files can be placed into EMRs. Compliant with NCMEC’s latest infant security guidelines. Moms get attractive certificate and can enhance it online. No upfront costs.

Chamberlain University


For 125 years, Chamberlain College of Nursing has been at the forefront of quality nursing education. Chamberlain’s innovative, flexible online degree options allow registered nurses to advance their degree in a program that fits their lifestyle while they continue to work. Current offerings include RN to BSN option, Master of Science in Nursing degree program with the choice of several specialty tracks, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program, and Graduate Certificates.

Charley’s Angels


Charley’s Angels has become one of the premier newborn hospital photography Companies. Our highly trained professionals can capture this special moment in a way no other company offers.

Christus Health


CHRISTUS Health is an International Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of 350 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 175 clinics and outpatient centers and ranked among the top ten Catholic Health Systems in the United States.

Clinical Innovations


Clinical Innovations, the largest healthcare manufacturer exclusively focused on labor and delivery, features the Koala® Intrauterine Pressure Catheter, Kiwi® Vacuum Delivery System, traxi® Panniculus Retractor, ROM Plus® Fetal Membranes Rupture Test, and ebb® Complete Tamponade System. We are dedicated to healthcare…For Mom. For Baby. For Life.

CliniComp, Intl.


CliniComp|EHR is a complete web based clinical info system that includes data acquisition to 100’s of medical devices. CliniComp, Intl. are experts in Perinatal & the L&D areas of health care delivery providing clinical decision support, early warning dashboards & advanced CPOE with closed loop mgmt. CliniComp, Intl. has developed a late binding enterprise warehouse technology to address quality & outcomes, costs, population health, predictive analytics & reporting, critical to ACO reimbursement

Clogs by C&C Sweden/ Funq Wear Support Socks


Handcrafted Clogs by C&C SWEDEN: Designed by a Swedish Nurse! Slip Resistant with built-in orthotic-like arch supports. Made using the highest quality leather uppers, and available in a variety of styles and colors. Clogs by C&C SWEDEN offer the comfort and support that busy healthcare professionals require. FUNQ WEAR Support Socks:

Customized Communications


Customized Communications, Inc. is dedicated to providing medically accurate health education materials in print and digital formats with customer service that exceeds expectations. Partner with us for comprehensive, fully customizable solutions that let you educate patients and enhance their lives with materials that reflect your brand.

Dabir Surfaces, Inc.


Pressure Injuries are highly preventable clinical adverse events causing unnecessary suffering and reduced quality-of-life for patients and increased costs for Hospitals. Secondary infections often accompanying PIs and can be life threatening. Dabir was created with the sole purpose of developing technology and solutions to help prevent these devastating “Never Events.”

Dandle-Lion Medical

Coffective 1419 Motivate and educate your staff to support breastfeeding. Coffective offers flexible breastfeeding training to meet your hospital’s goals. Whether your hospital is interested in achieving or maintaining Baby-Friendly designation, improving mPINC or Joint Commission scores, or refreshing staff on maternity care practices, our packages will make efficient use of you and your staff’s time. Tell us more about your hospital’s needs by emailing

Coloplast 1331 At Coloplast, healthy skin is our purpose, mission, cause and promise. Coloplast covers the entire continuum of skin care with products that cleanse, moisturize, protect and alleviate with complete confidence. Skin is vulnerable - especially in the newborn. Our products are specially formulated with minimal ingredients based on AWHONN guidelines. We Believe in Skin.


CooperSurgical 924 Since our founding in 1990, CooperSurgical has researched, developed and manufactured a wide range of trusted brands that have advanced the standard of care for families. Our diversified portfolio of products and services focuses on women’s health, fertility and diagnostics. Come visit us at booth #924 to interact with our industry leading solutions and experience why CooperSurgical is at the forefront of women’s health care.

Cottonwood Kids


Creche Innovations Comfort Innovations LLC


The Caring Cradle allows bereaved parents and families to spend more time with an infant who has passed. Our goal is to provide families a tool to allow them to remain in a comfortable environment while saying goodbye. Our device was developed with input from hospitals, nurses, and families, to provide a better way. In comparison to others, there are no consumables or hazardous chemicals and operation and cleaning are simple, and there is no need for any interaction from the nursing staff.


Cook Medical Reproductive Health provides physicians with a comprehensive offering of medical devices for the reproductive system. Cook Medical is committed to education, research, and collaboration with physicians to enhance patient care for women and men throughout their reproductive lives, from diagnosis to post-delivery. For more information, please visit


Creche Innovations, a company you’ve come to trust for over a decade. Our unrivaled customer service & highest quality products, provide solutions that support the absolute best care for mothers and babies. The RRU (Rapid Response Unit) is leading the way in reducing mortality rates due to PPH. This all-in-one system comes w/ a built-in MicroCool® Task Light, QBL-Scale, and much more. Stop by and ask about the “Big White Elephant” in your birthing center.

Cross Country TravCorps Cook Medical


Cottonwood Kids provides an alternative to formula discharge bags. Our breastfeeding support program allows hospitals to custom imprint a wide range of hospital discharge bags and receive the Healthy Baby Breastfeeding Bag to support your message of breastfeeding with your patients. Stop by our booth #425 to see how you can get started!


Cross Country TravCorps is a leading provider of travel nurses to the nation’s most prestigious hospitals. We place RNs in every specialty area and have opportunities in all 50 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Plus, we offer the most comprehensive compensation package in the industry.

Dignity Health


Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, with a 21-state network of nearly 60,000 caregivers and staff, and more than 300 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. For more information, please visit our website at

Distribution Medical Inc


Divergent Medical Technologies/Med Evolution


Divergent is a medical technology solution provider that delivers a wide range of healthcare solutions. The range includes consumable products such as our umbili-KIT ™ (Mother/Baby Positive Identification System), to complete end-to-end RFID systems for patient security and asset tracking applications. The company provides a range of quality service and support programs for it’s customers.

DMMed Group


Swedish designed, graduated, cotton compression socks available in a variety of fashionable colors for the modern woman!


Exceed parental expectations with unique products from Dandle•LION Medical. Keep babies warm with Mom, not in the NICU, with our thermal hats. Stop by for samples of our organic skin care products including Bubbly Wash, Silky Cream, Diaper Balm and Nurturing Massage Oil. Learn more about KISSES, the only 24% sucrose solution that uses organic sucrose, and the Infant Identifier, the only system that meets national identification criteria. Join our tribe and like us on Facebook! FREE WEBINARS!


doTERRA 1315 Visit us for your FREE SAMPLES...BE EMPOWERED to take care of your health NATURALLY with essential oils for digestive, respiratory, emotional, energy and sleep support. Improve patients’ labor, delivery and postpartum experience. BELOW WHOLESALE for personal and HOSPITAL accounts! CONVENTION SPECIALS!!! (*Business Opportunity available if interested in empowering others to use natural solutions to achieve health and wellness goals and get your oils for free, supplement or replace income!)



Draeger Medical


Dräger Inc. creates a safe and nurturing environment for babies, family, and staff. We provide neonatal support, thermoregulation therapies, jaundice management, intra and inter-hospital transport solutions and ergonomic workplace design and planning. Our goal is to provide the most effective solutions that allow caregivers to work efficiently, parents to nurture, and infants to thrive. Visit us at Booth #813

Duchesnay USA


Duchesnay USA is a specialty pharmaceutical company with a long-standing commitment to women’s health. We have a broad portfolio of products to offer safe and effective therapeutic options that meet the health and quality of life needs of women and their family members at different stages of their lives. To learn more, visit

EBSCO Health


Envision Physician Services


Envision Physician Services is a multispecialty physician group and healthcare management team providing anesthesia, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, radiology, surgical services, and women’s and children’s health services. We serve more than 1,900 healthcare facilities in 48 states and employ or contract with over 16,883 physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Erlanger Health System


The Erlanger Health System is a non-profit, academic health system affiliated with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga Campus. The health system consists of five hospitals, including Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, and serves as the tri-state region’s only Level One Trauma Center. Visit

Evacu B


EBSCO Health is the leading provider of evidencebased clinical decision support solutions, healthcare business intelligence, peer-reviewed medical research information and nursing and allied health skills development resources for the healthcare industry. Our mission is to provide evidence-based resources that inform the global healthcare community.

Evacu B permits one nurse to safely evacuating six babies down the hall and gliding down the stairs. Pockets are made of a fire retardant and mildew resistant material. Babies heads are secured in adjustable high density Hypo allergenic headrests. By releasing the reversible brake handle the EVACU B will automatically stop on the stairs. Once outside the babies can stay in the EVACU B. At all times the nurse has eye contact with babies. EVACU B now comes with an O2 cradle for an E cylinder.

Enthermics Medical

Evolve BioSystems


Enthermics Medical Systems warmers maintain precise temperatures of injection/irrigation fluids and blankets. DC Series blanket and fluid warmers provide dependable warmth in an attractive package. ivNow®, a countertop, wall, or pole-mounted fluid warmer, automatically detects IV bag and warms IV to 40°C/104° in under 30 minutes.


Evolve BioSystems, Inc. is a microbiome company dedicated to developing the next generation of products to establish, restore, and maintain a healthy human gut microbiome.

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Exeltis USA Inc.


Exeltis USA, Inc is the #1 branded Rx prenatal vitamin company in the USA*. We have built a strong reputation with Women’s Health professionals by launching innovative products. Makers of products like Vitafol, Exeltis remains committed to product innovation and continues to support AWHONN initiatives. *IMS data through April 2017


Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.


Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a research_driven biopharmaceutical company devoted to identifying, developing and marketing innovative products in the fields of obstetrics, reproductive health, osteoarthritis, gastroenterology and urology. To view all of our US offerings, please visit

Florajen Probiotics a Clarion Brands company


Florajen® Probiotics were founded by bacteriologists over 25 years ago with the intent of creating effective, affordable options to help people avoid the unpleasant side effects of antibiotics. Florajen is known for having the right strains at the right cell count and maintaining a Cold Chain Commitment™, keeping our probiotics refrigerated, fresh and potent from manufacture to delivery.

FridaBaby 1305 Fridababy is home to a variety of early-childhood and maternity products, providing natural, non-invasive yet effective and efficient solutions for everyday baby problems (think stuffy noses, gas/colic, medicine etc.). Endorsed by over thousands of pediatricians, nurse practitioners, midwives, doulas, and retail partners throughout the globe, our products bring quick relief to babies, children and parents worldwide.


Frontier Nursing University


Frontier Nursing University offers community-based, distance education programs leading to the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, the Master of Science in Nursing Degree and/or post-master’s certificates in advanced practice nursing specialties. Our mission is to educate nurses to become nursemidwives and nurse practitioners who are leaders in the primary care of women and families with an emphasis on underserved and rural populations.


Gaumard Scientific


Gaumard provides simulation solutions for health care education, offering maternal, neonatal, emergency, nursing, respiratory and life support simulators and Tetherless “Care in Motion” simulation technology. We are the pioneers and the industry leaders. Educators worldwide rely on our diverse line of simulators to train today’s health care students and professionals.


Global Health by Keypath Education


Maternal-Child Health continuing education at your fingertips! Since 2007, GOLD has offered topquality, economical and convenient online learning opportunities to thousands of Healthcare Providers around the world! Access the latest research and hot topics through our highly interactive online Conferences (in Neonatal, Perinatal, Lactation or Midwifery), through focused Symposiums and ondemand, through our Continuing Education Lecture Library. Your Free Gift at AWHONN

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Students passionate about helping those in need have an opportunity to grow into an impactful, career-ready health care professional in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions at Grand Canyon University. GCU offers an RN to BSN program, master’s degrees, the DNP and more to prepare industry leaders. Visit


GSquared Medical is the exclusive supplier of the Retentus line of retractors. We are introducing our latest retractor, the ABBY, a panniculus retraction system designed especially for the high BMI post C-section patient. In clinical trials, the ABBy has shown to be effective in reducing pain at the incision site, promotes faster healing and is extremely comfortable to wear continuously for up to 2 weeks.


GCX Corporation - By dedicating ourselves specifically to the healthcare industry, we have been able to develop a unique understanding of the interaction between medical devices, users, and healthcare environments. In collaboration with our partners and customers, we create products that are utilized in virtually all healthcare settings, to provide secure positioning, mobility, and ergonomic access to medical devices and computer hardware.


GE Healthcare


GE is committed to helping you deliver the best care to moms and babies. Our innovative fetal monitoring solutions help you to effectively monitor even the most difficult-to-monitor patients and our warmers, resuscitation and phototherapy systems, assist you in caring for the tiniest of patients. Centricity Perinatal, our proven electronic documentation surveillance system, helps to optimize care, manage risk and improve clinical productivity. Visit for more information.

Getinge 731 Getinge is a leading global provider of innovative solutions for operating rooms, intensive-care units, hospital wards, sterilization departments and for life

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Guard RFID Solutions Inc.



GuardRFID is a proven expert in real-time location systems driving the next generation of security applications in healthcare, industrial & commercial environments. The Company’s TotGuard™ application is the most accurate, expandable real-time infant & pediatric security system with the widest selection of tags to fit all of your facility needs. For more information, visit us at Booth 1009!

Halo Innovations, Inc.


HALO SleepSack wearable blankets are used in over 1,400 hospitals in NICU’s, well baby units and as discharge gifts to promote safe sleep education. The new HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper for hospitals helps mothers easily tend to her baby, support breastfeeding and provide a safe sleep environment. Learn more:

Happiest Baby


Say Goodbye to Dry Skin with Hawaiian Moon Organic Aloe Cream! Free of parabens, sulfates, fragrance, dyes, mineral oil and any other harsh chemicals, your skin will soak it right up. You will be left with beautifully moisturized skin.

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Gauss Surgical is uniquely positioned to solve issues revolving around transfusions, postpartum hemorrhage and other blood loss issues. Through state of the art technology and advanced algorithms, Gauss Surgical has developed a suite of real time blood monitoring solutions to provide an accurate and objective assessment of blood loss, leading to improved clinical outcomes for patients and reduced costs for hospitals.

GCX Corporation

Hawaiian Moon


HCA is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, comprised of locally managed facilities that include 168 hospitals and 113 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and The United Kingdom.

Healthy Birth Day


Count the Kicks is a stillbirth prevention program that offers a full menu of tools for medical providers to use to educate their patients. In the US, approximately 24,000 babies are stillborn each year. Count the Kicks aims to reduce the number of preventable stillbirths by teaching expectant parents the importance of—and method for—self-monitoring and tracking baby’s daily movements during the 3rd trimester. It’s a simple, noninvasive, no-cost practice with the potential to save babies’ lives!


Hill-Rom 817 Hill-Rom provides sales, rental, service and support to the patient room environment. From beds and furniture, to communications, Hill-Rom offers innovative solutions to healthcare challenges worldwide.

Hologic, Inc.


An innovative medical technology company primarily focused on improving women’s health and wellbeing, Hologic enables healthier lives everywhere, every day, with clinical superiority that delivers lifechanging diagnostic, detection, surgical and medical aesthetic products rooted in science and driven by technology. Hologic: The Science of Sure in action.

Holy Cross Health


Holy Cross Hospital is the largest hospital in the state of Maryland and we are a 455 plus bed not-for profit teaching hospital. We have a comprehensive Women’s and Children division to include: Maternity Suites, HRPC, Level III NICU, Perinatal Diagnostic Center, OB clinic, Peds/Mother baby unit and the busiest L & D unit in Montgomery county.

Homewood Health Care


Gauss Surgical, Inc.

science companies and institutions. Based on firsthand experience and close partnerships, Getinge offers innovative healthcare solutions that improve every-day life for people, today and tomorrow.


Homewood Health Care is a custom-crafted wood furniture company that designs and builds furniture for LDRs, LDRPs,and NICUs specializing in Infant Care Centers, Bassinets, Case Carts, Fetal Monitor Carts and warming products


SNOO Smart Sleeper reduces the #1 new parent stress, exhaustion, by calming crying and boosting sleep with just the right amount of soothing womb-like sound and motion, determined by its advanced algorithm.


HoverTech International


HoverTech International specializes in patient transfer, positioning and lift devices that reduce caregiver injury while maintaining patient comfort and safety. Leading the industry in air-assisted patient handling equipment, HoverTech offers the HoverMatt® and new highly breathable Single-Patient Use HoverMatt® Air Transfer Systems for lateral patient transfers and repositioning. Our latest innovation, the Q2 Roller® Lateral Turning Device, makes patient turning easier and more efficient.


HPSRX Enterprises

HPSRx Enterprises founded in 1996, is a wholesale distributor that specializes and supports the Women’s Reproductive Healthcare Industry. We are known for providing name-based customer service and having price efficient options on pharmaceuticals, birth control, medical devices, med/surg products and more!

Human Milk Banking Association of North America

Intelligent Hearing Systems

Infa-Print/Kelly Dawn Systems, Inc.

International Biomedical is an Austin Texas based company that provides innovative solutions and technology to the neonatal and perinatal markets. Our clinical care solutions in phototherapy, infant warming therapy and customized transport systems provide the best outcomes for the newborn infant, the critically ill and their families. For more information, call 512.873.0033 or visit


Infa-Print INKLESS Footprinting Products. ALL INKLESS! No Clean Up - Non Toxic - NO SMEARING or SMUDGING! Simple 2 step process: Wipe & Touch. Products: Infa-Print Inkless Wipe, Infa-Print Inkless Seals, Infa-Print Inkless Medical Record Forms, InfaPrint Inkless Custom Commemorative Birth Certificates and more! INKLESS Products for your Hospital and for the Parents Baby Books. Come by booth #308 for a demonstration, pick up a sample/information folder and sign up for a FREE 2 WEEK SUPPLY!



Ionic Trends


Ionic Trends


iSimulate uses the best of current mobile technology to create world class simulation products that are more advanced, simpler to use, and more cost effective than traditional simulation solutions.


Johnson & Johnson


IBLCE: International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners 432 The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners®, IBLCE®, is the global independent international certification body conferring the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) credential. With over 30,000 certificants in 108 countries, the IBCLC® certification is the premier credential in lactation consulting. Enhance your career by earning the IBCLC! For more detailed information, visit


ICP Care is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit determined to help pregnant mothers who experience Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy and to deliver healthy babies. ICP Care’s mission is to provide patient support and education, raise public awareness, support


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Hyland’s has been trusted for generations to provide safe, effective, homeopathic medicines for the entire family. Visit us at booth 314 for information and samples. TxOptions: Professional Division

iBirth™ - America’s #1 Mobile Care Companion for Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum and Baby. This one simple app allows you to streamline your quality measures while giving moms & dads the ability to easily engage with their trusted care provider’s guidance surrounding pregnancy, birth, postpartum & baby. iBirth™ drives patient satisfaction & loyalty on a daily basis with our branded and customizable preventative health platform, boasting off-thecharts engagement rates & customer satisfaction.


IOA Healthcare Furniture

Irish Breeze, Ltd

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iBirth App

International Biomedical / Airborne Life Support Systems


WaterWipes are the World’s only chemical free baby wipes because they only contain 2 ingredients - 99.9% water and 0.1% fruit extract. WaterWipes are the only baby wipes with no chemical ingredients which makes them suitable for even the most delicate skin of a new born baby.

The Human Milk Banking Association of North America, HMBANA, advances the field of nonprofit milk banking through member accreditation, development of evidence-based best practices, and advocacy of breastfeeding and human lactation to ensure an ethically sourced and equitably distributed supply of donor human milk.

ICP Care



the advancement of research and improve health care practices. ICP Care helps to connect, support, educate and empower those affected by ICP – Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy.

InJoy Health Education


InJoy Health Education provides maternal health education solutions that lead to better birth outcomes, improved newborn health, and help increase patient satisfaction. We deliver evidence-based curriculum through DVDs, books, PowerPoint, digital content, and online patient education and staff training to meet your individual teaching needs. Visit us at to learn more.

Innovating Education in Reproductive Health


Innovating Education in Reproductive Health generates, curates, and disseminates free, open-source curricula and learning tools about sexual and reproductive health, including abortion, in order to transform health professions education.

Innovent Global


Innovent Healthcare Staffing was founded in 2013 by three college friends. Their vision was to create a staffing service that is very different from the norm. The three core values of Innovent are honesty, integrity, and reliability. At the end of the day, we are all in this together.


Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. invites you to visit Booth #509 to learn about the exciting launch of our entirely new line of baby products. This is our new standard of gentle. You can also visit our website for more information on our baby skincare products –

K2 Medical Systems, Inc.


K2 Medical Systems is a world leader in perinatal risk management, providing online training in fetal monitoring and OB emergencies. Customizable learning plans address the needs of clinicians in antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum care. Interactive learning modules deliver core knowledge. Case reviews with labor simulation drive clinical skill development. Assessment tools provide targeted remediation to assist learner proficiency. Progress reporting available to track training compliance.

Kaiser Permanente


Kaiser Permanente, one of America’s leading integrated health care providers and not-forprofit health plans. With annual operating revenue of nearly $73 billion, Kaiser Permanente serves 12 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia.

Kansas Instruments



Kedrion 319 Kedrion Biopharma, an international biopharmaceutical company with corporate headquarters in Tuscany, Italy, specializes in the production of plasma-derived therapies for rare diseases and conditions such as hemophilia and primary immunodeficiency. Kedrion Biopharma’s US headquarters are in Fort Lee, New Jersey with a global presence in about 100 countries.

Laclede Inc.


Laclede Inc. is the manufacturer of Luvena Vaginal Health products specializing in vaginal dryness. Luvena products containing natural enzymes, are free from harmful ingredients such as parabens hormones and chlorhexidine. The product line includes, Luvena Vaginal moisturizer, Luvena wipe, Luvena enhanced moisturizer and Luvena feminine wash.


Kimberly-Clark 525 Kimberly-Clark Huggies is committed to helping nurses deliver best care for babies. Through our No Baby Unhugged program, we provide specially designed products, clinical insights, hospital hugging program grants, and diaper donations. Our innovative, rapid response to needs makes Huggies the fastest growing brand of diapers and wipes in hospitals.


Kirlin has been a leader in healthcare and commercial lighting since 1895. We will show various healthcare lighting products, including our new motorized LED fully recessed lighting systems. INFRALED 60 is our new LED LDR lighting system delivering light at angles up to 60° for superior birthing canal illumination. OPTeLED is our new LED NICU lighting system. Both systems deliver cool light, higher light levels and higher color rendering than all other lights on the market. Made in the USA!

Lactation Education Resources, an online education provider, offers training for IBCLC certification, basic lactation management for doulas, continuing education for IBCLCs and nurses, and training for hospitals to achieve Baby Friendly status. Find out more about how to work at your own pace at

Lamaze International


Lamaze International promotes a safe and healthy approach to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting through advocacy and education. Lamaze education is based on the best and most current medical evidence available. Stop by our booth to see how your hospital can partner with Lamaze on for staff and parent education so your hospital can deliver evidence-based education to parents without the time and expense of development. For more information, visit

Founded by a breastfeeding mom, Lansinoh® has been committed to helping moms succeed in breastfeeding for over 30 years. Famous for its award-winning cornerstone product, HPA® Lanolin, Lansinoh is a leader in breastfeeding pumps, products and accessories. For more information, please visit

L’Athene 1131 L’ATHENE® Pure Nutrient Skin Treatments for AntiAging and Challenged Skin. Very effective for nurses skin. Created by two nurses who worked with burn and severe wound patients. 99+% Natural, Pure Nutrients. Anti-Aging. Creates real results. Free samples at Booth 1131. Learn tips for radiant skin.

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Limbs & Things


Limbs & Things is a leading developer and manufacturer of medical simulation training products for Clinical Skills, Women’s Health and the Surgical specialties. Recognized globally for our superior and comprehensive product offering, our trainers provide a realistic hands-on learning experience for academic and clinical professionals.

LINET Americas


Special Presentation

Unique Families: The New Norm Tuesday, June 26, 2018 4:45 to 6:30 pm Location: West Hall While nurses in women’s health, obstetric and neonatal facilities around the country report feeling wellequipped and prepared to serve the “traditional” family, most admit they often have to “wing it” when it comes to serving “unique” families. Unique families can include: adoption and surrogacy arrangements; single, teen or same-sex parents; incarcerated patients; refugees and immigrants; and, those struggling with substance use disorder, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Join us for a glimpse into the Unique Families Program, an innovative, nurse-led healthcare initiative that is taking the nation by storm. This powerful session is certain to bring awareness to a critical gap in the standard of care model and the need for this program. This dynamic program goes above and beyond basic clinical care. You will learn the Principles of Neutral, Compassionate Care, instantly raising your level of comfort in caring for unique families before, during, and after delivery. The event will begin with wine and cheese reception followed by educational presentation. All attendees will receive a gift bag upon entry. Note: There are no contact hours affiliated with this event.


Kirlin Lighting

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Sponsored by Family to Family Support Network and Mead Nutrition


LiquidGoldConcept 1140 LiquidGoldConcept specializes in Breast Health and Lactation Education. Our Lactation Simulation Models are the only breastfeeding simulators that can teach parents, physicians, nurses, and students how to improve and manage over 25 common breast and breastfeeding-related concerns. Visit our booth to enter a raffle to win a FREE Essential Lactation Simulation Model.


Maico 1217


The MAICO, MB11 newborn hearing screening system is available in two configurations. The Classic, and the BERAphone, both offer advanced ABR technology for faster test times with using our patented CE Chirp stimulus. Integrated, reusable earphone and electrodes, saves thousands in costly disposables! Visit http://www.maico-diagnostics. com/us/ or call #888-941-4201.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals


Mallinckrodt is a global business that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes specialty pharmaceutical products and therapies. For more information on our specialty generic products, visit


March of Dimes


Visit the March of Dimes booth for free samples of our award-winning patient and professional education materials. Learn how our continuing nursing education modules can help you meet your recertification needs, and take advantage of special conference savings. Receive a free gift while supplies last! For more information, visit

Masimo 805 Masimo is a global medical technology company responsible for the invention of award-winning noninvasive technologies, medical devices, and sensors that are revolutionizing patient monitoring, including Masimo SET®, Masimo rainbow SET® Pulse CO-Oximetry™, noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin (SpHb®), acoustic respiration rate (RRa™), Masimo SafetyNet™, and SEDLine® (EEGbased) Brain Function Monitors.

Maternal 911


Maternal 911 Safety Program An online multi-module course designed to provide updated education to all healthcare providers working at the bedside of a laboring woman. AMA continuing education credits will be awarded upon successful completion of the modules and simulation drills. This program can be repeated every two years to remain current in practice. Our program focuses on the woman as neonatal resuscitation focusing on the neonate.

McCabe Message Partners


It Takes A Nurse is an online community for nurses like you—whether you work for a physician office, university, hospital, public health department, school, or elsewhere. Join the conversation at

McRoberts Security Technologies 911


McRoberts Security Technologies has been the innovator in healthcare security systems since 1992. With hundreds of systems installed in hospitals across North America, McRoberts is a trusted industry leader with the experience, expertise, and a proven track record on which healthcare professionals can rely. Visit booth 911 for demos, games, and prizes! McRoberts is demonstrating MyChild® infant protection system.

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Mead Johnson Nutrition


For over a century, Mead Johnson Nutrition has combined state-of-the-art research, scientific partnerships, and commitment to the highest quality and nutritional standards to deliver meaningful innovations to our consumers. Millions of parents and healthcare professionals around the world trust our products to nourish babies for their best start in life. To explore our Enfamil portfolio of tailored nutrition, visit booth #303 or www.enfamil. com/products


Medela, LLC


Medela is the market leader in hospital-grade breast pumps, research and education. Our Human Milk Division exists to enhance mother and baby health through the life-giving benefits of human milk.

Medical Interactive Community (MI) features upto-date, evidence based perinatal and neonatal CME/CNE in our specialty library contains a robust elearning library of course topics that encompass all perinatal & immediate neonatal health care from antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum & neonatal stabilization. Content is delivered in a manner to engage the adult learner with case studies and various interactive methodologies. Visit us at:

Medical Solutions Technologies MedTech International

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MedViron 1038 New for 2018 Adjustable Height Bassinets (Summer 2018), Adjustable Height Delivery Tables and Monitor Carts! With user input, quality construction, and designing for infection prevention, MedViron creates furniture and equipment that can assist in positive experiences for mother, family and caregiver while providing a lower cost of ownership for the facility. Bassinets, Delivery Carts, Delivery Tables, Overbed Tables, Collaboration on new concepts. “Your input, your product”

Memorial Healthcare System

437 With over 60 years of experience, Memorial Healthcare System is a leader in providing quality patient-and-family-centered care to South Florida residents. Our award-winning system has over 11,000 dedicated and passionate employees serving clients within a network of 6 acute care facilities, home health, nursing home, outpatient clinics and physician practices.

MemorialCare 1618 At MemorialCare, we believe in providing extraordinary health care to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. MemorialCare stands for excellence in Health Care. Across our family of medical centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration and accountability. Whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential.

Memories Unlimited Inc.


Mindchild Medical Inc


MindChild Medical is a pioneer in the development of non-invasive fetal monitoring technology. Mindchild’s Meridian monitor provides uninterruptible fetal heart rate and fetal EKG data independent of BMI while addressing the deficiencies in both Doppler and FSE.

Mission Pharmacal


Mission Pharmacal Company is a privately-held pharmaceutical company based in San Antonio, Texas. For more than 70 years, the company has been dedicated to identifying unmet health needs in the marketplace and developing innovative prescription and over-the-counter products to meet them. Mission Pharmacal Company P.O. Box 786099 San Antonio, Texas 78278-6099 Phone: 210-696-8400 Toll Free: 800-292-7364 Fax: 210-696-6010 Email:

Moberg Pharma North America


Moberg Pharma North America LLC is the owner and marketer of therapeutic, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and health and beauty aid (HBA) brands. Our principal brands Dermoplast®, Kerasal®, Kerasal Nail®, New-Skin® and Domeboro® are primarily found in mass, drug, food, and online stores.

Northside Hospital

Mom365 provides in-hospital professional photography programs to help enhance Mom’s birth experience. Offering a free, no obligation, in-hospital portrait session and portrait keepsake, Mom365 is eager to work with you to create a custom program for your Hospital and new families. Learn how Mom365 is your key to patient satisfaction.

Northside Hospital offers state-of-the-art Women’s Centers focusing on women’s health and wellness. Designed to care for a woman throughout her life – from preconception and childbirth to midlife and beyond. Northside has been the comforting, familiar presence for mothers-to-be in Atlanta for more than a generation. In fact, we are the undisputed leader in maternity services, delivering more babies a year than any other community hospital in the country.

Motherlove Herbal Company


For over a generation, Motherlove Herbal Company has supported pregnancy, birth, baby, and breastfeeding with their line of certified organic herbal body-care products and supplements to support breast milk supply. Recommended by lactation consultants and healthcare providers, Motherlove is the trusted industry leader for safe and effective products, formulated to nurture both body and soul. Stop by Booth #1037 to learn more about Motherlove’s Sample Program.

Nasco Healthcare


Nasco Healthcare providing years of medical and EMS education experience with Simulaids and Life/ Form® brands. Helping you improve outcomes one person at a time, we have a long history of supporting Obstetric, Neonatal and Women’s Health education and training. Providing equipment for those that support the nurses that provide the health services. We are proud to be participating at AWHONN 2018.


Norton Sound Health Corporation 1518 Welcome to Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC), a tribally owned and operated, independent, not-for-profit health care organization. NSHC operates the Norton Sound Regional Hospital in Nome and 15 village clinics in the Bering Strait region. NSHC was established in 1970 to meet the healthcare needs of people of the Alaska Native and American Indian people of the Bering Straight region. Our mission is to provide quality health services and promote wellness within our people and environment.

Novant Health


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Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. Novant Health consists of more than 1,380 physicians and nearly 24,000 employees and provides care at 530 locations, including 14 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Please visit our website at

National Library of Medicine

Nurse Builders

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The National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, offers a vast collection of free online health information resources. Visit our booth and explore how our public health, environmental health, and other Web resources can help you.

Natural Partners, Inc


Natus Medical Incorporated


Natus Newborn Care products address the critical areas of assessment and treatment of newborns, and are designed for use by clinicians as they provide care in the critical minutes and hours after delivery and prior to discharge from the hospital. By allowing for early detection and treatment, we believe our products can improve clinical outcomes, help reduce costs, and minimize the duration of treatment, unnecessary retesting, or hospital readmission. Learn more at

NeilMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


The mission of the company is to create and maintain safe, affordable and effective products to sustain long-term growth and create drug free and effective nasal/sinus, ear and wound care devices for millions of consumers worldwide. Please visit the website for more details.


Nurse Builders is a nursing education company that builds nurses through certification and mentoring. We provide a menu of exam study aids and onsite nursing sub-specialty certification review courses including RNC-OB, EFM-C, RNC-MNN, RNC-LRN, RNC-NIC, and CNML/NE-BC to help nurses become certified. We also provide a mentoring platform with a variety of nurse mentoring programs as well as onsite mentoring assessments and workshops.

Nurses Service Organization (NSO)


For over 40 years, Nurses Service Organization (NSO) has been helping defend nursing professionals from medical malpractice lawsuits and state board of nursing inquiries. Over 550,000 nursing professionals safeguard their careers with quality, affordable coverage through NSO.

Nurtured by Design


Why does the Memories Unlimited Memory Box have padding and ribbon ties? What is The Preshand System and how does it work? How can I take a better impression with a Keepsake Impressions Kit? Come practice and learn about the research and care used to develop Memories Unlimited bereavement support tools. See how each tool is thoughtfully designed for caregivers to support grieving parents to gently help comfort and remind them, “They came to you for care…and left knowing that you do.”

Mom365 725


All babies, including NAS, healthy, preemies, or in an intensive care greatly benefit from our ergonomics, human factors, and safety products that combined with the power of touch and the love of the parent they help any newborn sleep, thrive, grow, and feel loved. Our The Zaky system virtually replaces all developmental care devices around the clock - it includes The Zaky HUG (touch of the parents), The Zaky ZAK (kangaroo care/skin to skin), and The Zaky ZEN (skin care for mother/child).


Ob Hospitalist Group


Ob Hospitalist Group leads the industry in developing and managing on-site OB/GYN Hospitalist Programs staffed with Board Certified physicians 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In partnership with hospitals, nursing staff, physicians and hospitalists nationwide we have developed a unique, comprehensive, financially viable OB/GYN Hospitalist Program that elevates the standard of healthcare for women, newborns, and the families we serve. For more information, please visit




OBIX by Clinical Computer Systems


OBIX Perinatal Data System provides labor and delivery units distinguished surveillance and archiving capabilities. The system’s E-Tools, with its FHR tools and the UA tool, assists clinicians with critical thinking and management of electronic fetal monitoring and with the monitoring of uterine activity parameters which are crucial to safe labor. We are pleased to announce for the ninth time in ten years the OBIX system has been recognized as the KLAS Category Leader in Labor and Delivery.

OBMedical Company


OBMedical is an electronic maternal-fetal monitoring (“EFM”) company developing a suite of products designed to improve the health and safety of women and babies during pregnancy and childbirth. Our first product, the LaborView® System is a wireless electrode array that captures maternal and fetal heart rate as well as uterine contraction data on laboring women across a wide range of BMI classifications, while allowing mobility. “With LaborView®, You Nurse the Mother Not the Monitor™.”

OBP 1209 OBP is the leading global developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, we integrate light with device — making them one — creating effective and simplified single-use solutions. Our innovative products are used in more than 8,000 physician offices, clinics, surgery centers and hospitals throughout the United States and worldwide

Onestaff Medical, LLC


Onestaff Medical is a Joint Commission-Certified, leading provider of temporary and contract staffing services to healthcare facilities throughout the United States. Onestaff Medical currently has contracts with over 3500 healthcare facilities nationwide, providing job opportunities for healthcare professionals in the fields of Nursing, Allied, Therapy and Rehab services. Onestaff Medical is your “One Solution in Staffing.” Stop by Booth #411 to learn more about what we can do for you.

Optum 931 Optum offers home-based services for high-risk obstetrical patients, and a full continuum of maternity programs. Our services include risk assessment and education, OB case management, OB homecare, and NICU management. We are looking for well-qualified, full-time and PRN nurses to join our team. Candidates can apply for Optum positions through the UHG careers page (

Orlando Health


Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, the only hospital in Central Florida built for women and led by women, is home to one of the nation’s most successful neonatal ICUs and recognized as part of the (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.



Mama Strut applies clinically proven sports medicine practice to pelvic care. It’s the first ever pelvic support brace specifically engineered to naturally promote postpartum soft tissue healing while managing pain, swelling & bleeding. Our braces offer multi-directional & highly adjustable support to the entire pelvis coupled with removable gel packs in pouches that can target swelling and pain with either heat or ice anywhere on the pelvis. Available in XS4XL. Covered by insurance & Medicaid.


PeriFACTS OB/GYN Academy


Offering online continuing education programs for Labor and Delivery, Antepartum/Postpartum, and Women’s Health Care Providers, where Individuals and Groups earn accredited CNE Contact Hours and CME credits at their convenience. We offer a variety of programs on Fetal Monitoring, Newborn Care, Obstetrics, Pain Management, Menopause Management, and more! Ask about our certification resources too! Visit our Booth #1119 to learn more & for exclusive giveaways!


Perinatal Quality Foundation


The Mission of the Perinatal Quality Foundation is to improve the quality of Obstetrical medical services by providing state of the art educational programs and evidence-based, statistically valid monitoring systems to evaluate current practices and facilitate the transition of emerging technologies into clinical care by providing programs like Nuchal Translucency Quality Review (NTQR), The Cervical Length and Education Review (CLEAR) and The Fetal Monitoring Credentialing (FMC).


Philips 925 Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care.

Porter Instrument


Porter Instrument is the leading manufacturer of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Systems in the world. The Nitronox demand flow system is designed specifically for labor and delivery applications - and is the perfect option to safely and effectively provide pain managment to your patients. Contact us for: on-site demo, sample policies, access to videos, and key professional contacts. See videos articles and more on our website:

PeriGen 1001

Postpartum Support International (PSI)

Discover a new way to add intelligent decision support to your existing perinatal monitoring software. PeriWatch Vigilance updates your electronic fetal surveillance system to provide clinicians with an automated early warning system to improve clinical and medical malpractice outcomes. This new software, requiring no system replacement or changes to workflow, uses artificial intelligence to consolidate analysis of maternal vital signs, contractions, fetal heart rate, and labor progression.

PSI increases awareness about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. PSI has members all over the world, including volunteer coordinators in every one of the United States and in more than 36 other countries. PSI disseminates information and resources through its volunteer coordinators, website and annual conference. provides information, resources, education, and advocacy for further research and legislation to support perinatal mental health.


We thank all our AWHONN Industry Members for their continued support.

Platinum Partners

Gold Partners

Silver Partners

Bronze Partners

Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA)


Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance [PLIDA] serves as leaders in perinatal and neonatal bereavement care. We do this through education, advocacy and networking for health care providers and parent advocates. We promote the highest quality of consistent evidence based care for all families. Join us at PLIDA’s International Perinatal Bereavement Conference in St. Louis, MO on Oct. 24 - 27, 2018. The conference brings together international experts on key clinical research and best practices.




Procter & Gamble Baby Care


Pampers®, the #1 Choice of hospitals*, has been trusted by nurses and hospitals for over 40 years to help care for patients. And over 25 million babies worldwide wear Pampers daily, making it the #1-selling diaper globally. To learn about Pampers, please contact (*based on newborn hospital diaper sales)

Professional Education Center


Professional Education Center (PEC) is the national leader in Continuing Perinatal Ed. We believe that our Review Seminars provide The Resource needed to help become certified: “Learn from the Best and Pass the Test!” PEC’s collaboration with NCC for EFM Specialty & RNC Exams provide nurses an educational package that gives results! Visit our booth for information on our Seminars, HomeStudy Units, & Ultimate Ultrasound Training. Visit our website, get on our mailing list:


Prolacta Bioscience





QIAGEN is the leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions to transform biological materials into valuable molecular insights. QIAGEN’s commitment to prenatal care is evident through a comprehensive portfolio of tests which includes the AmniSure ROM Test and the PartoSure Test.

Regenerative Biologics, Inc


Brightening lives through tissue & placenta recovery, research, and education.


Relias 1517

Prolacta Bioscience, Inc. is a life sciences company dedicated to improving quality of life by Advancing the Science of Human Milk®. Using state-ofthe-art formulation, pasteurization and filling processes, Prolacta creates specialty formulations made exclusively from human milk for the nutritional needs of premature infants in the NICU.

Relias empowers clients across the continuum of care with analytics, assessments and learning solutions that help them reduce variation and deliver better patient, resident and client outcomes, and better financial results. Let us help you get better:


Resolve Through Sharing Gundersen Health System 317

PROMPT-NA (PRactical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training) is an evidence based, RCT validated multiprofessional training package for obstetric emergencies producing direct improvements in pregnancy outcomes and proven to enhance knowledge, clinical skills and team working. PROMPT-NA strives to make childbirth safer through training, education and research by providing hospitals “Train the Trainer” courses and a turn-key curriculum to enable local training of their obstetric healthcare team.

Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) is an internationally recognized, evidence-based bereavement program founded by Gundersen Health System. As innovators and leaders in bereavement education and systems development since 1981, RTS continues to provide education, consultation, training materials, and patient support materials to healthcare professionals worldwide.

Purdue University Global

RF Technologies is a leading provider of customized safety and security solutions for healthcare. Safe Place® Infant Security is the industry’s first RFID infant security system. Smart Sense® technology features the softest banding on the market with multiple measures of tamper detection. Baby Check™ verifies Baby’s identity before entering Mom’s room. Safe Place Peds offers a locking transmitter. Clinical education helps to train staff and launch your system. Reach technical support 24/7/365.


Building on Purdue’s mission to provide greater access to affordable, high-quality education, Purdue University Global is a public, nonprofit institution that offers a world-class education online. Our mission is simple: deliver a fully personalized online learning experience that’s tailored to the unique needs of working adults—one that gives you the support you need to achieve your goals and creates new opportunities for your future.

RF Technologies


Roftek Ltd t/a Flexmort


Flexmort’s CuddleCot has been internationally recognised across the world as significantly helping parents who suffer the loss of a baby. Dealing with the death of a baby is clearly an incredibly difficult event for parents and bereaved parents should be given the option of spending Time with their baby. Time allows the family to form an important bond with their baby.


SAGE Therapeutics


Sage Therapeutics is committed discovering and developing life-altering therapies to treat central nervous system (CNS) disorders, and we are dedicated in our pursuit to deliver new medicines with the goal of making life better for patients and their families.

SAPLACOR 1008 See what everyone is talking about at #1008! AEGIS Neonate Medical Wrap, THE SEATBELT OF MATERNITY is an innovative award-winning, FDA cleared, medical device which provides safe handsfree SSC. X-STATIC makes AEGIS antimicrobial, antifungal, antistatic, repels electromagnetic waves & regulates temperature. SSC increases breastfeeding success & reduces risk of PPD, SUPC, & NAS withdrawal symptoms. AEGIS, tested to SAE standards, is available for neonate/multi patient ambulance ground transport.

Sibley Memorial Hospital Johns Hopkins Health System


As part of Johns Hopkins Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital are widely respected as a premier institutions. The Johns Hopkins Hospital is an 1100 bed teaching hospital located in the heart of east Baltimore, MD. Sibley Memorial is a 318-bed non-profit community hospital located in a lovely residential neighborhood of Northwest Washington, DC. Join our team of seasoned professionals whose talent drives innovation and whose care and commitment make a difference.

Sleepbelt: a hands free skin to skin support system 301


TeamHealth 426

Joeyband by SleepBelt is a patented skin-to-skin support system. It is currently used in North American hospitals to: 1) Facilitate immediate, secure skin-to-skin in the O.R. 2) Support kangaroo care in the NICU 3) Help prevent infant falls in transport & LDR Joeyband by SleepBelt is recommended by La Leche League International in “Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family”, can help improve quality & safety at your hospital, and reach your BFHI goals.

SUBURBAN SURGICAL COMPANY: WHEELING, IL SSCI specializes in designing, manufacturing and selling “American” made stainless steel capital equipment to hospital professionals. For more than 65 years, 3 generations, we have designed and manufactured the highest Quality equipment available for the health care market. Our goal is to provide our customers with the highest quality products. Our manufacturing capacity,warehouse capacity and support staff allows us to provide you with quality equipment.

No other clinical staffing and management services company has more experience than TeamHealth. Founded by physicians in 1979, TeamHealth pioneered the specialty hospitalist practice, and we have worked with hospitals nationwide to successfully implement and operate OB/GYN Hospitalist programs. With a 97 percent client retention rate and our commitment to quality and service excellence, we are one of the nation’s largest and most reputable clinical staffing and management services organizations.

Soothing Scents Inc.

Swaddle Designs

Tenet 1338

Squip, Inc.

1408 1133

SSM Health System


SSM Health ( is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation. With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, SSM Health includes 20 hospitals, and more than 60 outpatient care sites. With more than 33,000 employees in four states, SSM Health is one of the largest employers in every community it serves.


STANLEY Healthcare


STANLEY Healthcare is the leading provider of innovative safety, security and operational efficiency solutions. Our Hugs® Infant Protection solution protects more than 1.5 million infants every year in over 1,600 hospitals worldwide, making it the #1 infant protection solution on the market. Visit us at booth 801 to learn about our latest products and meet our Clinical Services Team. Learn more at

Stetrix 433 Strongarm Designs, Inc


SwaddleDesigns product line, designed by Lynette Damir, RN, includes stylish, high quality wearable blankets and swaddle blankets with safe sleep educational info sewn to the blanket. SwaddleDesigns partners with hospitals to support safe sleep education and new parent gift programs. Your new parent gift will be a treasured keepsake for the family and a great marketing program for the hospital. SwaddleDesigns offers newborn care educators a free kit including literature and blankets.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 130,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the company operates 80 general acute care hospitals, 20 short-stay surgical hospitals and approximately 470 outpatient centers in the United States. For more information, please visit

Synova Associates

Texas Health Resources


Synova Associates is committed to advancing nurse leaders through a growing platform of educational experiences designed to engage, energize and transform Perinatal and Neonatal leadership teams. Bring your team, share best practices, and join us for the 2018 Perinatal Leadership Forum at the Sawgrass Marriott in FL from November 4-7th, 2018! Visit our website ( for details and feel the #SynovaExperience!

Tampa General Hospital



Teamwork, camaraderie and effective interdisciplinary partnerships are the hallmarks of the Texas Health nursing community. Texas Health is a faithbased, nonprofit health care system with locations in Dallas - Fort Worth. Come be a part of our exceptional Texas Health family as we continue to provide outstanding care and deliver award winning results. You belong here.


Baby NäsaKleen cleans a baby’s nose by ridding it of excess mucus, which is aspirated by placing the soft silicone nozzle slightly inside the baby’s nose and gently applying suction through the mouthpiece. The Baby NäsaKleen kit is free of harmful plastic components and includes an aspirator, 50 filters and storage case. Stop by and see why hospitals, nurses, doctors and parents prefer the Baby Näsakleen brand over others. Baby NäsaKleen–the gentler, more effective and more affordable choice!

Suburban Surgical Co., Inc.


Stryker 601 Stryker’s Medical division develops innovative medical equipment focused on improving outcomes for patients and caregivers. We are focused on safety, prevention, and ease of use - bringing caregivers confidence and delivering proven outcomes.


Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Nursing 339 The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing is committed to creating possibilities that prepare nursing students for the challenges of today’s complex health care field. We offer many options in nursing education such as BSN, MSN, and DNP, many of these programs are offered online.


The ACOG Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Program 936 The Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Program at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists works to lower the unintended pregnancy rate in the U.S. by connecting providers, patients, and the public with the most up-to-date information and resources on LARC methods (IUDs and the contraceptive implant) and increasing access to the full range of contraceptive methods.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


The Morel Company presents the Hercules Patient Repositioning System(™) which allows a single caregiver the ability to pull a patient up in bed in 10 seconds with the push of a button.  Hercules saves the caregiver’s back while protecting the patient’s dignity and improving their overall experience.

The Ohio State University College of Nursing


The Ohio State University College of Nursing offers outstanding preparation for leadership in the nursing profession through its BSN, MS, PhD and DNP programs. Graduates at all levels are fully prepared for careers as nurse practitioners, researchers, and nurse educators.

Tsehootsooi Medical Center


Michelle Beasley, BSN, RN Director of Nursing Recruitment Tsehootsooi Medical Center

Twirl 1240 Twirl-Weaving lives together with patient apparel and gifts made in America’s heartland. Twirl, a women owned business, offers gifts retailing from $25–$125 which honor life cycle events. Twirl also manufactures a Patient Dignity Gown which is receiving rave testimonials from OB/Gyn practices and Commercial Cleaners.


Celebrating two decades of advances. The world’s largest prenatal therapy program has welcomed more than 18,000 families from around the globe. Team members pioneered the surgical techniques and care protocols that today define the field. A coleader of the landmark Management of Myelomeningocele Study proving the efficacy of fetal surgery for MMC. Home to the world’s first delivery unit housed within a pediatric hospital and dedicated exclusively to pregnancies complicated by birth defects.

The Comfort Cub


The Comfort Cub is a weighted therapeutic teddy bear designed to help heal a broken heart. The Comfort Cub has been clinically proven to reduce the manifestations of grief and to bring calm after a traumatic situation. Due to deep touch pressure, holding The Comfort Cub triggers the brain to release the neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin. This causes the body to relax and feel comforted. It is utilized at top hospitals across America wherever there is loss.

The Gideons International


The Gideons International distributes white new Testaments with Psalms and Proverbs to all medical personnel at no charge in appreciation for what they do in our community.

The Gladney Center for Adoption 1230 Our Heritage is Our Stability — For more than 125 years Gladney has been a pioneer and leading voice for improving the lives of children, adoptive families and birth parents. With unwavering commitment, through good economic times and bad, we have focused on our mission and made a difference in the lives of birth parents, families and children here and around the world.

The Joint Commission


The Morel Company


The Joint Commission offers Perinatal Care Certification using standards, guidelines, and The Joint Commission’s perinatal care core performance measures for managing and monitoring aspects of perinatal care that are critical to improving and maintaining the health of newborns and their mothers.

The Wellness Network


Calling all Nurse Superheroes. Stop by booth #841 to learn how our integrated education and engagement solutions, including the Newborn Channel, Your NICU Baby, and our new HealthClips Video and Resource Library can help meet Perinatal Care Core Measures PC-01, PC-02, PC-05 and support Baby Friendly initiatives. While you’re here, pick up your #RNSuperheroes button, check out our new patient engagement tablets, and enter our drawing we are giving away (2) $150 Amazon gift cards!

TIDI Products


TIDI® Products has a history of providing forwardlooking solutions to healthcare professionals—solutions that help reduce the risk of contamination and deliver the highest-quality patient care. Each day, caregivers turn to TIDI Products for a supply of user-friendly, compliance-enhancing, and risk-reducing solutions. The TIDI Products portfolio of brands includes TIDIShield®, C-Armor®, Grip-Lok®, Sterile-Z®, and Posey®.

Tooti Enterprise


TZ Medical


TZ Medical is focused on innovation and the development of crucial products for the labor and delivery, IR, EP, cardiac and critical-care communities. Over the years TZ Medical has built a solid reputation on both listening to and understanding the needs of medical professionals.

UHS 1109 The Valley Health System is a part of UHS – Universal Health Services, Inc., one of the nation’s largest and most respected healthcare management companies. UHS owns and operates Acute Care Hospitals and Behavioral Health Hospitals around the country. Our staff provides consistent, high-quality and compassionate care at all The Valley Health System (VHS) hospitals. The Valley Health System is proud to be the largest healthcare provider in Las Vegas.


University of Vermont Medical Center


The University of Vermont Medical Center, along with the Larner College of Medicine at UVM and UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is one of 138 academic medical centers in the country. Through The University of Vermont Health Network and collaborative relationships throughout Vermont and northern New York, we are able to provide the highest quality care, informed by academic research, to patients throughout our region. Learn more about the UVM Medical Center.

University of Colorado College of Nursing


University of Michigan School of Nursing


University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing


DNP ranked 7th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Nursing Grad Schools: Nurse-Midwife, Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology Acute Care, AdultGerontology Primary Care, Family, Neonatal, Pediatric Primary Care, Psychiatric Mental Health), Nurse Anesthesia, Health Systems Executive Leadership, Clinical Nurse Specialist (Adult-Gerontology, Psychiatric Mental Health); MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Informatics (select online options available)

University of Virginia Health System


The University of Virginia Health System is an academic health care center associated with the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. It includes a medical center, school of medicine, and health sciences library. It provides inpatient and outpatient care and patient education and conducts medical research and education. The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University of West Florida


Flexible CCNE accredited online degree programs to move your nursing career forward. Earn an accelerated, affordable, 100% online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of West Florida.


UpSpring Baby


Post Op Panty is the only patented post-surgical panty with anatomic compression and medical grade silicone to aid in OBGYN surgery recovery including c-section, hysterectomy or other lower

USDTL 1218 Utah Medical Products, Inc.


Utah Medical Products, Inc.® with particular interest in healthcare for women and their babies, develops, manufactures, assembles and markets a broad range of well- established disposable and reusable specialty medical devices designed for better health outcomes for women and their babies.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center


VUMC is regularly ranked among the nation’s elite hospitals in terms of quality and effectiveness. Our tireless pursuit of personalized care has earned scores of patient satisfaction awards. Our research is expanding the frontiers of medical knowledge, and every day we advance toward a better understanding of human health. We blend new discoveries and technology into health education, preparing distinguished medical professionals to offer the most progressive and compassionate care possible.

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing


Vanderbilt School of Nursing offers a MSN, postmaster’s certificate, DNP and PhD in Nursing Science. Entry into the DNP program requires an MSN. BSN applicants earn the MSN and can seamlessly progress to DNP program. PhD in health services research or clinical research.

Vidant Health


Vidant Health is a 1,439-bed health system serving 1.4 million people in eastern North Carolina. Our not-forprofit system includes 12,000 employees, eight hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers, and a multispecialty physician group with 80+ practice sites. We are affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina.

VisiCare by Insignia Marketing, Inc.


VisiCare custom communication products are designed to improve patient care and heighten awareness. Our revolutionary product line offers multiple solutions to meet today’s ever changing healthcare environment. Cost-effective interchangeable white boards, high-tech digital and specialized safety boards all provide professionally designed graphic layouts which bring standardization to multi-disciplinary unit facilities.

WakeMed Health & Hositals


Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a nationally recognized, private, notfor-profit health care organization founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. The largest health system in Wake County, WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding, compassionate, patient- and familycentered care to all.


WelcomeNewborn, Inc.


WelcomeNewborn... Changing the face of newborn portraiture! •Heirloom quality studio photography, right at the bedside! •Expert, caring portrait photographers - staffing 7 days •Affordable – pkgs start at $16.95 •Onsite printing - no waiting no shipping! •Caring, sensitive bereavement photography •Personalized flash drive - beautiful collection of artistic images •Web access – most secure web access available. •Infection Control - All photographers adhere to hospital practices, always in compliance.

Wellstar Health System


WellStar Health System is Georgia’s largest healthcare system and one of the most widely recognized. As a not-for-profit provider with 11 hospital campuses, more than 240 medical offices, and numerous outpatient facilities; our focus is delivering comprehensive, passionate, world-class care to our patients. We strive to deliver this best possible care by employing the top physicians, nurses, and staff, and providing our team members with unlimited career options.

Western Governors University


The College of Health professions at Western Governors University offers bachelors and masters degree programs in important healthcare fields that are completely online. WGU programs are rigorous, yet affordable and are available on an anytime / anyplace basis. Programs include BSN, MSN, and MBA in Healthcare Management.

Wieland 809 Wieland builds Patient Room and Lounge furniture designed specifically to assist caregivers and families to improve patient outcomes. Industry leading sleep sofas and patient recliners are available in a wide variety of styles to fit many applications. Moisture barrier and renewability are standard. Innovative solutions for today’s evolving healthcare environments.

Wolters Kluwer Health


Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry. Our solutions are designed to help professionals build clinical competency and improve practice and patient care. We offer evidencebased medical, nursing and allied health content and clinical decision support tools.

Zarbee’s Naturals


The University of Michigan School of Nursing is a global leader in scholarship, clinical care, and innovation. We offer MSN, Post-Master’s DNP, PostMaster’s Certificates, and PhD programs, as well as an exciting new BSN-DNP pathway. Come learn at the edge of discovery at one of the leading nursing schools in the country.

abdominal surgery. Post Op Panty helps speed recovery by supporting patients’ edema comfort and scar therapy. Visit booth #1115 for professional samples or visit


Zarbee’s Naturals makes products for all ages, from infants to adults. Zarbee’s Naturals uses safe and effective ingredients to help keep your whole hive happy and healthy all year round. From vitamins that help support a healthy immune system to cough syrups* that soothe, we know that the health of one person in the family, house, school, or office affects the health of all.


Awards Sunday, June 24 – 1 – 3 pm, Opening General Session



The Distinguished Professional Service Award is the Association’s most prestigious honor for those who have shown exemplary characteristics in the nursing care of women and newborns. This coveted award is given to an AWHONN member whose accomplishments in the specialties of women’s health, obstetric and neonatal nursing and contributions to the Association exemplify a commitment to excellence.


The 2018 Distinguished Professional Service Award is presented to

Mimi Pomerleau, DNP, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, CNE

2018 AWHONN AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE The Awards of Excellence honor AWHONN members recognized by their peers as exemplifying the highest standards of service to nursing. This year the Awards of Excellence are based on four categories: Leadership, Clinical Education, Practice and Scholarly Education. Nominations are sought from AWHONN members and selected by AWHONN’s Board of Directors.



Shakira Henderson, PhD, DNP, MS, MPH, RNC-NIC, IBCLC

Jeanette Anderson, BSN, MSN, RNC-OB



Nancy Comello, DNP, CNM, RNC-OB/MN, C-EFM

M. Cynthia Logsdon, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN

Monday, June 25 – 8:30 – 9:45 am, General Session

NURSING FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH EXCELLENCE IN WRITING AWARD This award honors the first author of an original paper published in Nursing for Women’s Health during 2017. Papers were nominated by the editor, and the winning paper was chosen by the members of the Nursing for Women’s Health Editorial Advisory Board. Criteria for the award include the timeliness and relevancy of the topic; the readability and practicality of the article; and the potential of the article to meet the mission of the journal, which is to inform and enable nurses to provide evidence-based nursing care to women and/or newborns.


She is the author of the winning article “Nurse-Led Initiatives to Implement Universal Screening for Perinatal Emotional Complications,” which was published in Nursing for Women’s Health, 21(6), 452–461. doi:10.1016/j.nwh.2017.10.010

This year’s $10,000 award goes to

The 2018 Nursing for Women’s Health Excellence in Writing Award is presented to

Joyce K. Edmonds, PhD, MPH, RN, PHCNS-BC

BEST OF JOGNN WRITING AWARD This award honors the first author of an original paper published in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN) during 2017. Papers were nominated by the editors, and the winning paper was chosen by the members of the JOGNN Editorial Advisory Board. Criteria for the award include the originality of the work; the clarity and scholarliness of the writing; the potential for the paper to significantly affect the care of women, infants, and/or childbearing families; and the interdisciplinary importance of the work. The 2018 Best of JOGNN Writing Award is presented to

Angela B. Maeder, PhD, RNC-OB She is the lead author of the winning article “Titration of Intravenous Oxytocin Infusion for Postdates Induction of Labor Across Body Mass Index Groups,” which was published in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 46(4), 494–507. doi:10.1016/j.jogn.2017.02.006

“Understanding Nurse Attitudes About Childbirth Practices to Reduce Unnecessary Cesarean Deliveries”

MARCH OF DIMES MARGARET COMERFORD FREDA “SAVING BABIES, TOGETHER®” AWARD The March of Dimes Margaret Comerford Freda “Saving Babies, Together ®” Award is provided to an experienced investigator whose research reflects the common commitment of the March of Dimes and AWHONN to the prevention of prematurity and infant mortality, and the treatment of negative consequences of premature birth. The award is named for long-time AWHONN member and nurse researcher, Dr. Margaret Comerford Freda.

This year’s awards of $5,000 each researcher go to


Every Woman, Every Baby is the charitable giving program for AWHONN. The donations are from generous contributions by members to Every Woman, Every Baby. This award assists researchers to begin a project, launch a pilot study, or investigate clinical issues.

Caitlin Dreisbach, BSN, RN, C-EFM


Marissa Tenenbaum Potter, BA, RN, CCE.

This award honors Celeste R. Phillips, EdD, RN, an internationally recognized leader and expert in the concept of Family-Centered Maternity Care. Celeste is passionate about her philosophy that the childbearing process belongs with the family. She worked extensively with Loel Fenwick, MD, designer of the first American birthing bed and creator of the Single-Room Maternity Care Concept, to introduce that concept to hospitals and physicians throughout the United States. Celeste is a prominent, renowned figure in the maternity care community and continues to make great strides to improve health care for women and their families.

“Leveraging Data Science to Examine the Influence of Maternal Obesity on the Association Between Microbial Function and Impaired Glucose Tolerance During Pregnancy”

Bridget Basile Ibrahim, MSN, FNP-BC “Desperately Seeking VBAC: The Experiences of Women Who Sought a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section in the U.S.”

This year’s $5,000 award goes to

Zhiyuan “Effy” Yu, BSN, RN “Chinese Immigrant Mothers Postpartum Depression Experience: A Grounded Theory Study”



Tuesday, June 26 – 8 – 9:15 am, General Session




The Kimberly-Clark Nursing Research Award is granted to a researcher whose proposal investigates variables relevant to women’s health, obstetric, or neonatal nursing. Preference is given to proposals with skin care as the subject matter. Studies that are clinically focused and outcomes based are a priority. Projects that focus on the nurse’s role in delivering cost-effective care in these subspecialties are encouraged.

Kimberly Clark- Huggies® awarded four scholarships to up and coming “Millennial nurses, granting one-year of complimentary AWHONN membership, as well as travel and attendance to the 2018 AWHONN Convention. The recipients will also serve as AWHONN Ambassadors by providing support at various activities and events during Convention.

This year’s $10,000 award goes to

Marliese D. Nist, MS, RNC-NIC “Inflammatory Mediators of Stress Exposure and Neurodevelopment in Very Preterm Infants”

This year’s recipients are:

Tia Ajao, BSN, MPH, RNC-MNN Jennifer Delgado, RN Alexis Oseiwusu, RN, BSN, CLC Sophia Viamonte, RN, BSN

AWHONN OUTSTANDING PAPER AND POSTER AWARDS The papers and posters scoring the highest ratings during committee review will receive the Outstanding Paper and Poster Awards. Categories include: • Innovative Program

• Quality Improvement Project

• Case Study

• Evidence-Based Practice Project

• Research Study

About EWEB

Your tax-deductible contributions to AWHONN’s Every Woman, Every Baby support professional development for members, research to improve nursing practice and patient care, and education and activities promoting the health of women and newborns. All funds raised by Every Woman, Every Baby are distributed back to AWHONN members in the form of scholarships, awards or grants.

POEP4 Scholarships 25% Professional Development 15% Research Scholarships 15%


Our focus for 2017 distribution of funds includes:

Education Program Development 30% Innovation Awards 15%



Jeanne L. Alhusen, PhD, FNP-BC, RN


Kim L. Armour, PhD, NP-BC, RDMS, NEA-BC

Carola Bruflat, MSN, FNP, WHNP, RNC

Carol Burke, MSN, APRN/ CNS, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Suzanne J. Choiniere, MSN, RNC-OB

Susan Dendrinos, MSN, RNC-MNN

Jennifer L. Doyle, MSN, WHNP-BC

Emily Drake, PhD, RN, RNC, IBCLC

Robert Durkee, MHA, FACHE

Joan E. Edwards, PhD, RN, CNS, RNC, FAAN

Dodi Gauthier, MEd, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Divya R. Gursahani, MHA, BSN, RNC

Kathleen A. Hale, MS, RN, NE-BC

Carol J. Harvey, MSN, RNC

Andrea Hassler, RN, MSN

Catherine H. Ivory, PhD, RNC-OB

Patsy A. Kennedy, WHNP-BC

Cyndy Krening, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Martha G. Lavender, PhD, RN, FAAN

Nancy Lindberg, MS, RN, CNM

Matthew Medina, RNC-OB/EFM, MSN

Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD

Judith H. Poole, PhD, RNC

Sarah J. Rhoads, PhD, DNP, APRN

Mitty Songer

Barbara A. Moran, PhD, Karen Morin, PhD, RN, CNM, MPH, FAANP, FACCE ANEF, FAAN

Kristine M. Rimbos, RNC

Geraldine A. Tamborelli, MS, BSN, RN

Barbara Tewell, MSN, RNC-OB

Sarah L. Marshall, BSN, Catherine M. McGovern, MSN, RN, RNC MSN, RN, CNM, WHNP

Leith M. Mullaly, MSN, RNC, IBCLC

Maggie Nayyar, MBA, CFRE

Susan A. Peck, MSN, WHNP

Mimi Pomerleau, DNP, RNC-OB, WHNP-BC

Billie Robinson, MBA, CAE

Cheryl K. Roth, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB

Catherine E. Ruhl, MS, CNM

Lori-Ann Satran, BSN, IBCLC, RN, MSL

Janice Semler, MS, RNC


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AWHONN expresses sincere appreciation for the support provided to Every Woman, Every Baby by so many generous friends in 2017-18. A special thanks to our Platinum Level donors and sections! This select group of supporters is passionate about the mission and work of AWHONN and partners with Every Woman, Every Baby by committing to a minimum tax-deductible annual gift of $1,000.

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Thanks to our 2017 Donors to Every Woman, Every Baby Contributions to Every Woman, Every Baby support lifelong learning for nurses, research that leads to improving nursing practice and patient care, and education and activities that provide information and resources for women and their families. We are grateful to the following individuals for their 2017 Annual Donation to Every Woman, Every Baby. Platinum Level ($1,000+)

Gold Level ($500 - $999)

Bronze Level ($100 - $249)

Janna Alford Kathleen Allen Marla Baker Carola Bruflat Carol Burke Suzanne Choiniere Susan Dendrinos Jennifer Doyle Emily Drake Robert Durkee Dodi Gauthier Carol Harvey Andrea Hassler Hilton Hotels & Resorts Huggies/Kimberly-Clark Catherine Ivory Patsy Kennedy Cyndy Krening Martha Lavender Levy Exposition Services, Inc. Nancy Lindberg Sarah Marshall Catherine McGovern Mary McTigue Medela Matthew Medina Lisa Miller Mom365 Barbara Moran Leith Mullaly Magdalena Nayyar Obix Perinatal Data System Pampers Susan Peck Mimi Pomerleau Judith Poole Sarah Rhoads Cheryl Roth Catherine Ruhl Lori-Ann Satran Janice Semler Mitty Songer Geraldine Tamborelli Barbara Tewell

Kim Armour Khin Aungthein Cheryl Beck Brenda Chagolla Brian Couchon Joan Edwards Divya Gursahani Jeanne Hierstein Ashley Hodges Margaret Kennedy Suzanne Ketchem Susan Leavitt Gullo Elizabeth Lydstone Patricia McCartney Karen Morin

Olufolake Adesanya Jeanne Alhusen Gabi Aliyev Camille Anacabe Lucy Barabe Debbie Barnett Nina Beaman Lilian Beggs Kimberlee Bliek Alisha Bliss Mollyn Bohnen Kitty Bosch Christine Cappa Deborah Castile Nora Castillo Laura Ceja Carolyn Cockey Edith Combs Sheila Counts Patricia Creehan Janet Cunningham Linda Daniel Andrea De Martini Nikki Deheart Robyn D’Oria Margaret Dowling Jean Ehrenworth Neva Elliott-Carter Mary Favre Jeanie Ferreira Amy Frith Margaret Fuhr Kristi Gabel Elizabeth Garrett Donna Ghanayem Cynthia Gibson Margaret Glasgow Helena Golos Katheryn Gray Christine Gurney Elizabeth Haugen Carol Head Jennifer Hellwig Shakira Henderson Catherine Hill Diane Holditch-Davis Susan Hooper Helen Hurst Darlene Hutton Sharon Jacques Trina Jellison Juleen Johnson Dorothy Kane Melinda Kiely Kimberly Kocur Mary Kretschmar Maria LaRocque Karen Lavender

Silver Level ($250 - $499) Terri Gaiser Linda Gebbia Kathleen Hale Mary Hancock Susan Hohenhaus Robin Howe Steven Lewine Shelly Lopez-Gray Stillwater Medical Center Ildiko Moskovits Sarabeth Pompel Kristine Rimbos Elizabeth Rochin LaShea Wattie Rebecca Wilson Julie Zimmerman

Kelly Leroux Pamela Lesser Connie Linnane Eileen Magri Pamela Maiolo Margaret Malnory Valerie Martin Jane McAteer Lori McElwain Janice McIntosh Daniel Micsunescu Mary Lou Moore Elizabeth Murray Brea Onokpise Duane Otten Veronica Palmer Cynthia Palmer Sarah Patel Christine Peelen Penelope Pejka Penny Pipkin Beverly Plater Laurie Polivy Thomas Quash Cheryl Raab Megan Raleigh Chimere Ramsey Roberta Ruiz Jean Salera-Vieira Anne Santa-Donato Mary Schubert Rita Shertick Marilyn Shook Christina Silva Mari Smith Samantha Sommerness Charles Stein William Stewart Janice Stone Cheryl Struve Candice Sullivan Tracey Thompson Pamela Threets Candace Timoney Colleen Truly Janet Tucker Peggy Visher Kathryn Voss Debra Wagner Patricia Walton Susan Ward Cynthia Wasson Marcie Weissner Paula Wellde Denise White Bonnie Williams Judith Wilson-Griffin Candis Wright Nichole Young

Friends ($50 - $99) Donna Alleyne Cynthia Altenhofen Luz Alva Anna Applin Heather Azarmehr Deborah Bacani Cara Bailey Andrea Baker Tory Banks Alice Bast Amy Battisti-Ashe Laurie Beauchemin Karen Beebe Suzanne Bellinger Patricia Berdan Lucinda Bergeron Samantha Bernstein Leanne Birkmire Kelley Bowden Dena Bridgford Joan Brumett Karen Byfield Nicol Byram Virginia Caine Kathleen Campbell Sabrina Capell Catherine Cariou Sue Carlson Sarah Chatfield Ethel Cheney Ronda Chowaiki Shelly Coates Charlene Cochran Victoria Coleman Elaine Condon Amanda Cooper-Lawrence Melva Cordova Robin Cothrell-Tubbs Margaret Crosby Susan Crump Cecilia Currier Deanna Daniel Jenny Dean-Batson Mimi Dent Eva Derdak Donna Dial Colette Dieujuste Linda Dipasquale Audra Doherty Ann-Marie Dohn Susanne Donovan Sally Doucette Denise Easley Anne Faust Lori Folken Diana Frankenburger Rose Fuller Kyle Furukawa

Jeri Gallauresi Lisa Giesler Shawna Gilbert Mary Goering Michele Granse Marilyn Gregory Callie Guerrero Chrystal Hamilton Cindy Harbacevich Homer Heinzman Sandra Hering Nicole Herndon Gwenerviere Hester Michelle Hirschkorn Rachel Hogan Bernice Horton-Gee Florence House Summer Hunt Bridget Ikejimba Eleanor Jadusingh Olufunmilayo Jeboda Martha Jenner Marie Johnson Emily Johnson-Surratt Elizabeth Jordan Diane Kawana Diana King Nancy Kinzie Donna Kleinberger Susan Klotz Doris Krom Jessica Laske Susan Lauffer Monica LeGrand Dorte Lindhardt Dawn Lipkin Jocelyn Lloyd Angela Macklin Jocelyn Maganito Marianne Mangum Marilyn Mapp Jana Mariana Juana Martinez Joyce Mather Kathleen Matta Alberta May Patricia McCalley Helene McClain Josephine McDonald Jessica McNeil Grace Moodt Graciela Moreno-Chavana Heidi Mosher Mary Munoz Julie Nadeau Kathleen Nice Patricia Novak Katelyn Nuckolls Victoria Nunnally Barbara O’Brien

Christianah Oladipo Rosemary Olive Mary O’Pray Kaycee Overcash Maria Eleanor Padilla Leah Pardoe Mary Paschall Jasmine Paul Jamie Payne-Westfall Michele Phillips Stephanie Philpott Lisa Popaca Marilyn Propst Mary Rachui Pamela Randazzo Sandra Rayburn Cheri Reece Denise Reeves Mary Reinkemeyer Billie Robinson Mary Lou Robinson Chayla Robles-Taylor Marcia Rohlik Joan Rooney Fay Rycyna Olivia Saltaformaggio Elianna Sanchez Toledo Jazelle Savin Ben Scheich Cathy Ann Schneider-Sohotra Joanie Seacrist Chad Severin Tami Shannon Linda Shinn Martha Shuemake Alyssa Simonsen Lillian Sjolund-English Yvonne Smith Karen Speelhoffer Deborah Spellum Margery Stuart Marshe Suderman Kim Sunderman Carole Swain Cheryl Tompkins Lois Trudeau Mary Ann Tucker Deborah Villa Norma Voss Lorraine Walker Courtney Weekley Anna Whitesell Regina Wilcox Michelle Williams Frieda Wilson Kay Yanit Ruth Young


MEMBERSHIP Whether this is your first time attending or your 25th, there are many reasons to become an AWHONN member, including: • Instant access to AWHONN Journals with FREE CNE* • 30+ FREE webinars with FREE CNE

PLAN AHEAD FOR 2019 Full members and Student members also receive a special discounted registration rate to attend Convention.* You won’t want to miss out when we celebrate AWHONN’s 50 th anniversary in Atlanta!

Join or renew during Convention at the Member Services booth or:


CALL: 800-354-2268 (US) 800-245-0231 (CANADA) Membership is for one year from the date dues are received. Membership dues are nonrefundable. You may cancel your membership at anytime after one year. *Journal access and Convention discounts are available only to Full & Student members

MEMBERSHIP TYPE: Full Membership.......................... $216 Monthly Pay....................... $19/month Nurses and other interested parties, receiving all member benefits. RNs may vote and hold office and serve on Committees.

E-Membership............................... $96 Monthly Pay......................... $9/month Nurses and other interested parties, receiving partial member benefits (excludes journals). May not vote or hold office. Convention discount does not apply to E-Membership.

Student Membership..................... $60 Monthly Pay......................... $6/month Must be a full-time undergraduate student and must produce proof of current enrollment in a nursing program (undergraduate) each year. Receive all benefits.

Retired Membership...................... $96 Monthly Pay......................... $9/month Must be at least 65, no longer working as a nurse, with 3 consecutive years previous full membership. Retired members receive partial benefits (excludes journals), may serve on committees and RNs have voting privileges. Convention discount does not apply to Retired Membership.

SAVE THE DATE Join us in Atlanta for the 2019 AWHONN Annual Convention as we celebrate our 50th anniversary!

Awhonn final program  

Check out the final program of AWHONN's 2018 Annual Convention!

Awhonn final program  

Check out the final program of AWHONN's 2018 Annual Convention!