AWHONN Obstetric Patient Safety (OPS): Emergencies Workshop - November 10, 2023

Houston, TX US
November 10, 2023

Enrollments are closed.


Obstetric Patient Safety: OB Emergencies Workshop 3rd Edition
Despite efforts from many collaborating agencies and professional organizations, the maternal mortality rate in the United States continues to remain high. The Obstetric Patient Safety (OPS): Obstetric Emergencies Workshop 3rd Edition is designed to help clinicians identify, assess, and manage the care for patients with 
an obstetric emergency through simulation and debriefing. Clinicians working in the following departments: perinatal, emergency, medical-surgical, ICU, and critical access will find this course essential to caring for patients experiencing an obstetric emergency. 


Please obtain the latest edition of the AWHONN Obstetric Patient Safety (OPS): Emergencies Workshop from either your institution or via


One day, Instructor-led course. Online prerequisite work required to attend Instructor-led course

Target Audience

The AWHONN OPS: Emergencies Workshop is designed for nurses and other healthcare providers who work in perinatal, emergency, medical/ surgical, intensive care (ICU), or critical access settings.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify key factors that place the patient at higher risk for an obstetric emergency
  • Demonstrate effective management for pregnant or postpartum persons during and obstetric emergency
  • Role-play with a multidisciplinary team using simulation-based cognitive, behavioral, and technical learning strategies to practice management of a patient experiencing an obstetric emergency
Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/10/2023 - 7:30am CST
Event ends: 
11/10/2023 - 4:30pm CST
Houston Methodist Josie Roberts Building - Conference Room I
7550 Greenbriar Dr.
John F. Bookout, 2nd
Houston, TX 77030
United States


Parking: Free parking is available at Josie Robert Building parking garage. Pull a ticket and have it validated at the security desk before leaving for the day.

Shuttle:  If you are parking at the Main hospital, you may shuttle from the Houston Methodist Research Institute to Josie Roberts Building. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes.


Director, Critical Care Clinical Programs Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

Laura Ortiz Carter MSN, RN, CCRN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Professional Practice Leader, System Maternal Development Houston Methodist Hospital


Accreditation Statement
The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by AWHONN or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity.

AWHONN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP580.

Physicians, this activity was planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AffinityCE and AWHONN. AffinityCE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Mention of any products in AWHONN’s Obstetric Patient Safety: OB Emergencies Workshop does not constitute an endorsement by AWHONN. 

Nursing contact hours/CME: 10.75 hours (0.75 pharmacy hours) Nursing contact hours/CME available through 05/31/2025.


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