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14th Annual Promoting Excellence in Perinatal and Neonatal Care

Please join us for our annual 2-day symposium as we explore evidence-based approaches to care, with an emphasis on drug dependence & exposure in pregnancy & the neonate. At this event, you will acquire new knowledge and tools to provide optimal care for both mother & infant, while confidently addressing common population challenges.

Topics such as novel approaches to pain management in labor & postpartum, drug use & breastfeeding, as well as new approaches for managing neonatal abstinence will be highlighted.


Registration: $110 for both days or $60 for one day.  If you can only attend 1 day, please select either day 1 or day 2 only.  

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration will close October 17th.


Contact hours will be provided.

Providence Health Care is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.




A block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate at the Oxford Suites in Spokane Valley  www.oxfordsuitesspokanevalley.com . Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 509-847-1000 and mentioning “Providence Promoting Excellence” to obtain the negotiated rate. All reservations are due by 9/23/19 after which the discounted rate will no longer be available.



Program Agenda:

Day One – Thursday, October 24, 2019


7:45 am                Welcome and announcements

8:00 am                Perinatal/Neonatal Drug Use – Maureen Shogan, RN, MN, RNC

9:30 am                 BREAK/Exhibitors

10 am                     Breastfeeding & Substance Abuse – Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA   

11-30 pm               LUNCH/Exhibitors

12:30 pm               Breastfeeding Train Wrecks – Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA              

2 pm                       BREAK/Exhibitors

2:15 pm                 Eat, Sleep, Console – Maureen Shogan, RN, MN, RNC                  

3:30 pm                Pain Management for the Opioid Addicted Mother – Emily McQuaid, MD

4:30 pm                 Evaluation and adjournment


Day Two – Friday, October 25, 2018


7:45 am             Welcome and announcements

8:00 am             PTSD in the NICU - Margaret Miller, OT

9:30 am             BREAK/Exhibitors

10 am               Swedish Addiction #1 – Vania Rudolf, MD    

11-30 pm          LUNCH/Exhibitors

12:30 pm         The Rising Incidence of Syphilis in Washington for Mothers and Babies: What you need to know to protect your patients – Jami Lewis, MD

2 pm                  BREAK/Exhibitors

2:15 pm              Swedish Addiction # 2 Vania Rudolf, MD

3:30 pm              The Ripple Effect: How to Recognize & Move within the Suffering of Others – Katie Anderson

4:30 pm               Evaluation and adjournment




No course offerings available!