Implementing Perinatal Quality Improvement Conference
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The Implementing Perinatal Quality Improvement conference is designed to support the learners in drafting context-specific perinatal quality improvement and safety action plans. Join us for a hands on, interactive learning experience! REGISTER EARLY! SPACE is LIMITED!

When: February 1, 2018
Where: New York University Langone Medical Center - Alumni Hall B
560 1st Avenue
New York, New York  10016
United States
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Target Audience:

Perinatal nurses, physicians, or midwives who are interested in learning how to use improvement science methods to support their efforts to provide high quality, safe care to their patients.

Conference Objectives:
  • Describe how to develop and lead quality and safety initiatives using improvement science methods.
  • Identify how improvement science methods can increase perinatal quality and safety.
  • Develop a custom quality and safety action plan.
Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) CREDITS - 5.75 (PENDING Approval)


Added Value - The Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (PQI) Implementation Workbook

Each learner will receive a copy of the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (PQI) Implementation Workbook. The PQI Implementation Workbook includes improvement science tools, perinatal examples and reference materials that are the foundation of developing and leading QI. Each learner will use their workbook during the conference to design and record their draft action plan, record their draft project aims, develop a draft logic model and a draft driver diagram.


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Dr. Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN, has over 30 years' experience in Maternal Child Health Nursing, a master's degree in perinatal nursing from Columbia University, and a doctorate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Most of Debra's career has been spent working in hospital leadership positions at the front lines of healthcare. For example, she has held the positions of Director of Maternal Child Health Nursing for two hospitals in New York City, Manager of a large referral Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in New York City, a stand-alone birthing center in a small community hospital, and a fetal evaluation unit.

Debra has expertise in Quality Improvement (QI), health care safety, and implementation science.  Her dissertation topic was: "Improving front-line clinicians’ quality improvement implementation effectiveness." In addition, she has led numerous QI inter-disciplinary initiatives designed to improve the safety of healthcare.  She is an author of numerous articles published in peer reviewed journals and of implementation toolkits. Debra served as the Vice President of Research, Education, and Practice for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), where she led the development and launch of the Postpartum Hemorrhage Project, the Women’s Health and Perinatal Nursing Care Quality Measures, and the Maternal Fetal Triage Index.  Prior to working at AWHONN, Dr. Bingham was the first Executive Director of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative where she helped form the collaborative and the California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review (CA-PAMR) committee, co-authored the Obstetric Hemorrhage Toolkit, and launched the first CA-Obstetric Hemorrhage Multi-Hospital Collaborative. Debra was the Chair on the Council in Patient Safety in Women’s Healthcare (a volunteer organization comprised of representatives from 17 professional organizations). Debra is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and former Chair of Lamaze International's Institute for Safe and Healthy Births. 


Currently Dr. Bingham is an Associate Professor of Healthcare Quality and Safety at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, a perinatal clinical consultant and the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement.  



Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN       

Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement (PQI) and Associate Professor for Healthcare Quality and Safety at the University of Maryland School of Nursing

Zola D. Golub, MEd, RN, IBCLC has more than 35 years experience in perinatal nursing as a staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist and nurse educator.  She has a BA in philosophy form Barnard College, a BSN from Cornell University, and a M.Ed. in nursing education from Teacher's College, Columbia University.

Combining a life-long interest in caring with an academic background in philosophy, Zola's nursing practice has always included attention to nursing ethics.  She has been a member of the ethics committee in each hospital where she worked, Chairperson, Council on Ethical Practice, New York State Nurses Association (1987-1990) and Chair, Committee on Ethics, AWHONN (1994-1996). Zola was Co-Chair of AWHONN's Expert Panel on Women's Health and Perinatal Nursing Care Quality Measures.



Zola D. Golub, MEd., RN, IBCLC

Member of the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement Executive Advisory Board




Early Bird Registration

(On or before

November 30, 2017)

Includes PQI Implementation

Workbook - $49.99 Value

Regular Registration

(If registered

December 1, 2017 or later)

Includes PQI Implementation

Workbook - $49.99 Value

All clinicians holding a

PQI Premium Facility Subscription

or any Professionals for PQI

(RNs, MDs, Midwives or other Professionals)

$158.00 per person $176.00 per person
All Others $198.00 per person $220.00 per person

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