Critical Care in Obstetrics - Certified Nurse Midwives


When your registration is completed, a confirmation will be emailed to you which includes the day and the afternoon bus (A or B) that will take you to and from the SIM Lab. If you wish to go to the SIM Lab with a friend or group you must call 230-CARE to arrange. Good idea to wear scrubs on your SIM Lab day.

Simulation Schedules:

Schedule A:
Mesa Simulation Center on Thursday November 15th
Talking Stick Sim Stations on Friday, November 16th
Afternoon Off on Saturday, November 17th

Schedule B:

Mesa Simulation Center on Friday, November 16th
Talking Stick Sim Stations on Saturday November 17th
Afternoon off on Thursday, November 15th

Schedule C:
Mesa Simulation Center on Saturday, November 17th
Talking Stick Sim Stations on Thursday, November 15th
Afternoon Off on Friday, November 16th

The Program
Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix, the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine are proud to offer an innovative and integrated program that will address essential learning in the discipline of critical care obstetrics. Pre-recorded digital didactic sessions (to be studied by participants before the symposium and accessible for one year following the symposium), virtual online didactics and simulations, case-based facilitated group learning and bedside preceptor-directed simulation drills form the basis for this progressive, hands-on, original program.

Who Should Attend
MFM Physicians | Practicing OB Physicians | Emergency Room Physicians |OB Hospitalists | Residents | Medical Students | MFM Fellows | High Risk OB Nurses | Certified Nurse Midwives. The educational materials (on-line video and PowerPoint presentations), case discussions and bedside skills/simulations by the symposium faculty will help participants face the challenging world of obstetrics and better equip them to handle emergency situations. At the end of this Symposium attendees will understand the physiology of pregnancy, how pregnancy uniquely creates risk for mild and severe maternal complications, and the care and treatment for multiple critical care conditions in pregnancy including:

• Hemorrhage, massive transfusion, placenta accreta, and DIC
• Cardiac disease including pulmonary, hypertension and con genital heart disease
• Thromboembolic disease
• Sepsis and septic shock
• Respiratory failure
• Preeclampsia and hypertensive crisis
• Amniotic fluid embolism
• Alterations to the ACLS and trauma protocols
• Overdose, poisoning and envenomation
• ECMO during pregnancy
• Neurologic emergencies

Course Credits:

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Banner Health and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Banner Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Banner Health and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine strive for balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all sponsored educational programs. Faculty and program planners are required to disclose any financial conflict of interest relevant to their involvement with the symposium. If potential conflicts of interest have been reported by planners and faculty they have been assessed and resolved according to Banner Health Policy.

At the symposium you will receive a CME form to complete. The white copy should be handed in at the registration desk. The yellow copy is your CME receipt and should be kept in a safe place for record keeping.

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

An application has been made for nurses to request CEUs for this symposium. Total number of CE’s will be 18.58 for attending all sessions including skills and simulations, learners will receive the CE credit per day and a separate for skill and simulation. 

American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ABOG)
The ABOG MOC standards now allow participation in ABOG-approved Simulation Courses to meet the annual Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) MOC requirement. This course has been approved to meet ABOG Improvement in Medical Practice requirements for 2017. Please review the 2017 MOC Bulletin at MOC2017.pdf for further information.

Attendee Requirements
There are three steps to the CME/CEU process for this symposium that must be followed:
1. As an attendee of this symposium you are required to take the Pre-Symposium Test provided when you first log-in to access the course materials on the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine website. You will be supplied with a login and password when your registration is received.
2. After the symposium you are required to re-take the test in order to get your CME credits registered.
3. Additionally, Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix will email you a symposium survey so you can provide us with your feedback on the symposium itself after the symposium closes.

Course Materials
The course materials are found on the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine website: Once registered, you will receive a login and password to access this site. There is no syllabus for this course. There is no syllabus for this course.

Simulation Center Visit Scheduling

PLEASE NOTE: Your bus reservation cannot be changed once you make your choice. When you register you will be asked which afternoon is best for you to visit Banner Health’s Simulation Center: Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Confirmation of your choice will be sent on the registration confirmation email we will send you. SIM Lab visits will be scheduled for all three days of the symposium. If you are part of a group and wish to attend the SIM Lab as a group, let us know when you register by phone. It is recommended that you wear scrubs on the afternoon you go to the SIM Lab.

If You Are Unable to Attend
You can use a credit card to purchase access to the symposium materials by contacting the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine at You can purchase either the CME bundle for $650 or the non-CME bundle for $605. Chris Coleman is your contact for any technical issues: or call 202.517.6346. You will have access to the materials for one year.

NEW - Annual Course Subscription
Should you wish to continue your access to the course materials you can subscribe for another year contacting Chris Coleman ( or phoning 202.517.6346 to provide your credit card number or check information. An annual subscription costs $200.

We will have a group of exhibitors who wish to tell you about their services and/or products. They will be at the symposium for all three days. Attendees will have their morning breakfast, breaks and lunch with the exhibitors each day. Please take some time to visit with them and get to know more about them. Exhibitors are a vital part of this symposium.

If you are interested in having your company benefit from exhibiting at this symposium, please contact the Exhibit Registrar: Barbara Shaw at 602 839 4346 or for information and registration materials

Exhibitor Reception
This social event is scheduled for Thursday, November 15, at 6:00PM to 7:00PM in the exhibitor room. Join other attendees to learn more about the exhibitors who have supportedthis symposium. Thier support is very important to us in providing our attendees with the best MFM education. No RSVP needed.

Wi-fi and electronic devices
Wi-Fi will be available in the meeting room during the symposium. We strongly urge you to consider bringing an electronic device to take notes instead of using paper. Your notes will be easier to read and organize after the symposium. Electricity will be provided in the symposium roomso participants will be able to keep their electronic device charged. We request that you charge one device at a time so other attendees can charge their devices.

What to Wear
Men should dress comfortably in trousers and shirts/polos and pants; ladies in skirts or pants and knit tops/blouses. The symposium room is air-conditioned and it is sometimes difficult to keep a moderate temperature for all. We recommend that you bring a jacket or sweater.

A photographer will be on-site during the event taking candid shots during the symposium. When you register, you are giving us permission to take and use these photos for future advertisements, brochures, social media etc.

Americans with Disabilities Act
Banner Health will comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need special accommodations, please notify us when you register at 602.230 CARE (2273).

Hotel Reservations
A block of special group rate rooms has been reserved for attendees at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85256. Space is limited, so please make your hotel reservation as soon as you can. The hotel must receive all reservation requests on or before Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

NOTE: Since our first symposium in 2014 the hotel has sold out 2 months ahead of the symposium. We have added more rooms to the room block for 2018 but suggest reserving your room(s) early.

NOTE: Since our first symposium in 2014 the hotel has sold out 2 months ahead of the symposium. We have added more rooms to the room block for 2018 but suggest reserving your room(s) early. Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Talking Stick Resort at 1-866-877-9897. You should identify yourself as an attendee for the Critical Care in Obstetrics Symposium that begins on November 14, 2018 and reference booking ID #15039, in order to receive the discounted room rate. This rate will be honored three days before and three days after the symposium based on availability. We recommend that you register early should you wish to extend your stay.

Group Rate is $199/night including $20 daily hotel fee.

Check-in time is 4:00PM and check-out time is 11:00AM

To get additional information about the hotel and its location, visit Click on “Local Area” on the landing page for a listing of places to dine, shop and information on local attractions.

Symposium Registration
NOTE: Since our first symposium in 2014 closed in September. We Suggest you register early.

Please register for the symposium and secure your hotel reservation before purchasing non-refundable airline tickets.

To register for the symposium using a credit card place the following URL in your browser: Type Critical Care in Obstetrics in the title field then press Search. You will complete the form and then provide your credit card information. A preliminary receipt will be emailed at that time and a formal receipt will be emailed the following business day. To provide payment by check, call 602.230.CARE (2273) for registration. Outside of Arizona, call 1.800.230.CARE (2273).

Cancellations Cancellations
Should you need to cancel your registration; a credit memo will be issued for the next Critical Care in Obstetrics Symposium.