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Courtney Everson, PhD

Gina Gerboth, MPH, RM, CPM, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: 2017
  • Country: USA

"Courtney L. Everson, PhD, is the Dean of Graduate Studies, Co-Chair of the Ethical Review Board, & Academic Faculty at the Midwives College of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Dr. Everson is also the Director of Research Education for the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) Division of Research (DOR); and serves on the Boards of Directors for the Association of Midwifery Educators (AME), the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC), and the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH). As a Medical Anthropologist, Dr. Everson's research and teaching specializations include: perinatal health; human childbirth; adolescent pregnancy and parenting; psychosocial stress; social support; doula care; midwifery care; research and clinical ethics; evidence-informed practice; interprofessional collaboration; mixed methodologies; health inequities; culturally safe care; social justice; and marginalized communities. Dr. Everson actively publishes in academic forums, and is an invited, avid speaker at local, national and international venues. Courtney is also a practicing birth doula and perinatal health educator in the Denver-metro area of Colorado.

Gina Gerboth, MPH, RM, CPM, IBCLC, has been practicing midwifery since 2010 and has a busy home birth practice in Denver, Colorado. She received her Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health in December of 2015 from the Colorado School of Public Health, which is an educational consortium through University of Colorado, Colorado State University, and University of Northern Colorado. During her graduate program, she participated in the 4.0 MANA Stats validation project for her practicum. She began teaching and developing curricula at Midwives College of Utah during the summer of 2016. She has been a board member of the Colorado Midwives Association since 2013, and has served as President since October of 2014. She was actively involved in Colorado’s legislative year in 2016 for the reauthorization of the Direct-Entry Midwives Practice Act. Additionally, she has been an IBCLC since 2008, and credits her passion for breastfeeding as leading her toward midwifery. Prior to this work, she was a Policy Analyst for the US Department of Agriculture, Congressional Aide, and a freelancer in the publishing industry. "

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Best Practices in Charting: Lessons Learned from the 4.0 MANA Stats Validation Project
Accurate charting is a critical midwifery skill. Charts are legal records and are important for a multitude of reasons. Charts provide a narrative of each client encounter. Charts are critical to interprofessional collaboration during times of consult, referral, and transfer. Charts add clarity when there is a question regarding the events of care, especially during litigation or regulatory investigation. Finally, charts can assist researchers in obtaining valid data as part of perinatal data registries. Limitations of midwife charting were identified during the 4.0 MANA Stats Validation project. This session is based on an analysis of charts received during the project. The purpose of this session is to provide recommendations, skills, and tools that will help midwives to improve charting efficiency, clarity, and consistency. Session content will apply to both paper charts and electronic health records, and will include: interdisciplinary trends in health records; the legal, regulatory, research, and clinical implications of health records (the “why” of charting); recognizing critical, chartable information that should be included in all clinical encounters (the “what” of charting); tips for writing clear, useful notes (the “how” of charting); tools for the appropriate incorporation of essential information into the record (the “where” of charting); the appropriate timing of entry (the “when” of charting); and identifying the appropriate persons for chart writing and review (the “who” of charting). Resulting improvements in charting will support future validation studies of the MANA Stats perinatal data registry, protect midwives and clients during courses of care, and help advance midwifery professionalism.
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Midwifery