MMRP ECHO Perinatal Case Conference Series

The Maternal Mortality Review Panel (MMRP) ECHO begins in September 2022 Supporting and training members of primary care clinics

The MMRP ECHO series is for Washington State providers - a 10-session program addressing risks of mortality and educating to improve care for perinatal patients.

Who should attend?baby in parent's arms

  • Any clinician providing primary care to pregnant and parenting individuals - including advance practice clinicians, family medicine physicians, and family medicine residents
  • Staff - including intake coordinator, care coordinator, clinic manager, etc..

Register to attend one session or the full MMRP ECHO series

Participants will learn to address causes of maternal mortality as identified in the Maternal Mortality Review Panel report.

ECHO presentations are on the third Tuesday of each month, They will include components that guide evaluation of the severity of any identified risk, preparation of a risk mitigation plan, and initiation of a team-based care approach within the care setting. 

Our presenters

Ian Bennett MD, PhD, Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, will be joined by expert guest panelists from Washington State.

Case Conference Sessions

#1  Perinatal Suicide Risk  |  September 20, 2022

Goals for participants:

  • Learn tools and methods to address and lower suicide risk in their perinatal patient population
  • Describe the risk factors associated with death by suicide in pregnancy and the year postpartum
  • Understand best practices for follow-up and expectations for progress after a positive screen
  • Assess the acute risk of self-harm using the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (CSSRS)

Pre-assignment

Before the session please review:

  1. Register and view Webinar #1, recorded September 15, 2021 (CME accredited) 
  2. Read the MMRP Report
#2  Pregnancy-Associated Deaths Due to Accidental Substance Overdose  |  October 18, 2022

Goals for participants

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Learn tools and methods to address and lower accidental opioid overdose in their perinatal patient population
  • Implement improving screening and initial risk assessments for substance use among patients in the perinatal period 
  • Identify patients in the perinatal period that should have access to and training in the use of Naloxone rescue kit 
  • Understand treatment options for Opioid Use Disorder in the perinatal period

Pre-assignment

Before the session please review: 

  1. Register and view webinar #2, recorded 9/22/21: Pregnancy-Associated Deaths Due to Accidental Opioid Overdose (CME accredited)
#3  Stigma and Bias Related to Behavioral Health Conditions and Perinatal Suicide Risk  |  November 15, 2022

Goals for participants

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Learn tools and methods to address and lower stigma and bias related to behavioral health conditions in their perinatal patient population
  • Identify the immediate internal actions and external resources to lower stigma and bias
  • Understand best practices to lower stigma and bias related to behavioral health conditions in perinatal population 

Pre-assignment

More information coming soon

 

#4  Reducing Maternal Mortality Due to Hemorrhage  |  December 20, 2022

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#5  Reducing Maternal Mortality Due to Pre-eclampsia  |  January 17, 2023

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#6  Reducing Maternal Mortality Due to Eclampsia  |  February 21, 2023

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#7  Reducing Maternal Mortality Due to HELLP Syndrome  |  March 21, 2023

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#8  Co-morbidities and Maternal Mortality  |  April 18, 2023

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#9  Maternal Mortality in Priority Populations - Social Determinants of Health and Other Social Inequities  |  May 16, 2023

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#10  Quality Improvement Efforts to Reduce the Leading Causes of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity  |  June 20, 2023

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