Speakers Bureau

To further improve health outcomes of mothers and newborns in Tennessee, a Speakers Bureau will be developed and implemented to provide timely education and training of current potentially best practices to healthcare facilities, nurses, and physicians throughout Tennessee, as well as community-based meetings. The Speakers Bureau will describe evidence-based practices concerning various topics to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. Fill out the form below to request a speaker.

Potential and Intended Project Results:

  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality
  • Disseminate best practices
  • Health Promotion
  • Spread innovation
  • Standardize protocols and procedures
  • Expand provider knowledge
  • Increase quality of care
  • Engage healthcare facilities

Speaker Topics

Maternal Topics

Opioid Use Disorder continues to impact significant numbers of pregnant women and their infants in Tennessee with 33% of pregnancy associated deaths having substance use disorder as a contributing factor. This talk focuses on national best practices to increase screening and treatment while reducing stigma and adverse outcomes.
The increase in hypertension in Tennessee results in added problems in pregnancy, such as preeclampsia which can be life threatening. This talk will highlight best practices to ensure early recognition and prompt treatment of hypertension during pregnancy.
Is your hospital prepared for a medical emergency of post-partum hemorrhage? The TN Maternal Mortality Review indicated this is one of the 3 main causes of pregnancy related maternal morbidity & mortality. This talk will discuss the best practices when it comes readiness, recognition, prevention and response to obstetrical hemorrhage.
Black women in Tennessee are three times more likely to die from complications of childbirth when compared to their white counterparts. Spreading awareness of these disparities in health care that impact maternal health is critical to making improvements in these stark numbers.

Infant Topics

Research shows that rooming in and nonpharmacologic management are the best ways to care for infants who are opioid exposed. This talk will discuss evidence-based practices to implement in the care for opioid exposed newborns.
It is estimated that approximately 3500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep-related infant deaths. This talk will address guidelines for safe sleep as outlined by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) including policies, education, and crib audits.

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