Losing Texas Mothers: Maternal Mortality in the Lone Star State

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • CPH: 1.00
    • TSBSWE: 1.00
    • UNTHSC: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
    • Counselor: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Oct 31, 2017
  • Expires: Oct 31, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    (12 Ratings)

Faculty

Amy Raines-Milenkov Amy Raines-Milenkov, DrPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Needs Statement

This presentation will provide an overview of the leading causes and trends in maternal morbidity and mortality in Texas. Key definitions of terms will be discussed as well as leading causes of maternal death by race and ethnicity. The history and purpose of the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force and recent recommendations will be described. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of best practices and recommendations for reducing maternal death. 

Target Audience

This activity was planned to address the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, licensed professional counselors and public health professionals.

Objectives

  • Distinguish between pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths.
  • Discuss causes and trends in maternal mortality and morbidity in Texas.
  • Describe examples of best practices to reduce maternal death including maternal death reviews.

Accreditation

CNE

UNT Health Science Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16274. This activity is approved for 1.20 Contact Hours.

CPH

This activity is approved for 1.00 credit(s) accepted by the National Board of Public Health Examiners' Certified Public Health (CPH) recertification program.

TSBSWE

This activity is approved for a maximum of 1.00 Clock Hours for Social Workers.

UNTHSC
The University of North Texas Health Science Center certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.

Physicians

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 1.00 hour of AOA Category 1B CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Systems-based practice

IOM Competencies

  • Provide patient-centered care
  • Employ evidence-based practice
  • Utilize informatics

Counselor
Texas LPC CEU

University of North Texas Health Science Center is an approved provider, number 2022, by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. This activity is approved for 1.00 CEU credit/1.00 clock hours.

Faculty Disclosure

Amy Raines Milendov has nothing to disclose.   The UNT Health Science Center INCEDO staff have nothing to disclose.

Acknowledgement

In collaboration with Maternal and Child Health Seminar Series, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, UNTHSC School of Public Health.

Additional Information

Data collected as part of this activity may be analyzed as part of educational research to study the effectiveness of interventions. This project is included under UNTHSC IRB protocol #2017-056