PQI Champions Webinar Series - May 26, 2020 Webinar


Click on the following links to view Joyce Edmond's webinar on Using Nurse-Level Cesarean Rates for QI, with an introduction from Debra Bingham.


To access the Zoom video and sound recording, please click here:

PQI Champions Webinar: Using Nurse-Level Cesarean Rates for QI
Password: 9c?3C.WF


Following are the main objectives of the webinar:

1) Describe why measuring RN cesarean birth rates matters.

2) Outline the challenges of measuring RN cesarean birth rates.

3) Discuss the pros and cons of measuring RN cesarean birth rates.


Click here to visit the PQI Champions Series library page, where you can access recordings and information from our previous webinars.


Presenter bio:

Joyce K. Edmonds, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, is an associate professor at the Connell School of Nursing. Her primary research concentration is in maternal health. She has approached this topic from a public health perspective in both the domestic and global contexts, exploring factors that influence maternal mortality and cesarean delivery rates. Themes of her research include women’s childbirth beliefs and health seeking behaviors; the influence of social and cultural factors on birth outcomes; and the influence of the nursing profession on interventions and outcomes in childbirth. She is currently investigating how to measure the influence of labor and delivery nurses on birth outcomes and the factors that shape their practice patterns. The goals of her program of research are to support physiologic labor and birth in childbearing women and to improve the quality and equity of maternity care services.

Dr. Edmonds holds the following certifications: Advanced Public Health Nurse, Board Certified, (APHN, BC), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Certification in Public Health (CPH), and National Board of Public Health Examiners.


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