Join 2012 AWHONN President, Rose Horton, in discovering the perinatal nurse's role in looking at maternal mortality and implementing changes to decrease both morbidity and mortality. An astounding 700 women die every year from pregnancy-related causes. Data from the CDC reveals that 60% of these deaths are preventable. Perinatal nurses have the opportunity to mitigate mortality rates by a) embracing changes such as putting into practice evidence-based nursing care, b) implementing standardized perinatal care, and c) providing respectful care. This presentation will be a call-to-action. At the end of this educational offering, all attendees will say "#notonmywatch."
Rose Horton, MSM, BSN, NEA-CC
Executive Director, Women and Infant
Emory Decatur Hospital'