Not Too Quick, Not Quick Enough: Getting Cesarean Delivery Safety Right

Wednesday, February 10
1 - 2 p.m. (CT)
2 - 3 p.m. (ET)
Noon - 1 p.m. (MT)
11 a.m. - Noon (PT)

Two aspects regarding cesarean delivery are important considerations in safety of perinatal care.  One is the issue of a high national cesarean rate and its public health and inherent safety concerns for individual patients; the other involves the safety and risk management issues surrounding  delays in performance of an emergency cesarean when it is needed.  This presentation examines both "sides of the coin" in terms of the need to avoid early (and possibly unnecessary) cesarean delivery and the risks associated with a perinatal unit's inability to perform an emergency cesarean in a timely manner.  Strategies for addressing both of these issues will be discussed in detail.

This webinar will help participants to:

  • Define evidence-based strategies to safely perform appropriate numbers of cesarean deliveries on the perinatal unit
  • Explain the potential causes for delays in performing an emergency cesarean delivery
  • Discuss strategies that will help approriate unit responses to the need for emergency cesarean delivery

ASHRM Members $99 $79
Nonmembers $99


Guest Speaker

Larry VeltmanLarry Veltman, MD, FACOG, CPHRM
Risk Management and Perinatal Safety Consultant

  • Bio
    Larry Veltman, M.D. practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Portland, Oregon for over 30 years.  He was Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for nine years at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland.    He served as Chair of the Committee on Professional Liability for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Vice Chair of ACOG’s Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee.  He has contributed to the publication of the ASHRM Pearls in Obstetrics and Physician Office Practice.  He has published articles and given presentations on teaching risk management to physicians, vaginal birth after cesarean section, patient safety in obstetrics, and disruptive behavior as a threat to patient safety.  He is currently a consultant with respect to a variety of subjects dealing with medical malpractice, patient safety, and risk management, primarily in the area of perinatal care. 


Continuing Education Credits 

This program is approved for a total of 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Education Credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow), and toward CPHRM renewal.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (CNE)
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This CNE activity is being offered for 1.0 contact hour. Contact Grecelda Buchanan at 312-422-3984 for more information. The planning committee and speakers have no conflict of interest to disclose.

The Doctors Company (CME)
The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Doctors Company would like to disclose that no one in a position to control the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. The information provided here does not constitute legal advice or opinion.

Verification of Participation/Successful Completion
Live Webinars: CEs are awarded after verification of an individual’s full attendance and successful completion of an online evaluation form (evaluation link provided with handout materials).

For CE certificates, each attendee must provide their NAME or ASHRM MEMBER ID# and EMAIL address.

Contact Grecelda Buchanan at 312-422-3984 for more information.

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Cancellation Policy
Registration fees, minus a 50 percent cancellation fee, are refundable only if written notice is postmarked no later than 10 business days before the session date. All cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing to: ASHRM, 155 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60606; or fax 312-422-4580.