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Teaching New Parents to Speak Up About Post-Birth Warning Signs

Professional Education

This webinar is intended for professional practitioners who provide care to postpartum women. The speaker will present on post-birth warning signs. Topics for this workshop include data related to maternal mortality in the U.S., postpartum complications and nursing interventions to improve adverse postpartum outcomes.

Thursday, September 23, 2021
2 pm | Free
1.0 Continuing Education Credit for nurses

Target Audience: Maternal and Child Health Nurses, Home Visitors, Case Managers, Doulas, Community Health Workers

About the Presenter

Dr. Patricia D. Suplee, PhD, RNC-OB, FAAN is the Director of Professional Education and Research at the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium. She is also an Associate Professor at Rutgers University, School of Nursing-Camden. As a seasoned researcher, scholar and educator, Dr. Suplee’s career has focused on improving maternal child health outcomes. Currently, her work focuses on improving maternal outcomes, translating evidence into clinical practice especially during the postpartum period. Her collaborative work as CO-PI on AWHONN’s Empowering Women to Obtain Needed Care project led to the development of Post-Birth educational tools that have received national attention. These tools are being incorporated into postpartum discharge teaching throughout the U.S. and have been cited as an exemplar by the CDC, HRSA and the Joint Commission. Due to her expertise, Dr. Suplee was appointed to an interdisciplinary national committee that developed three AIMS Patient Safety Bundles that are currently used as best postpartum care practice models. She also was a member of the HHS Office of Minority Health, Think Cultural Health team to advise the development of an e-learning program for physicians, nurses and health care providers about culturally and linguistically appropriate services in maternal health care. She is Chair of NJ AWHONN and is a member of the NJ Maternal Mortality Review team that analyzes cases, identifies gaps in care and makes recommendations to decrease maternal mortality rates. Dr. Suplee publishes and presents nationally, is a reviewer for several journals and has mentored numerous faculty colleagues, clinicians and students over the last three decades. 


Knowledge:  At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will self-report a knowledge gain and intent to change practice by including information or tools presented into professional practice. Participants will be able to discuss the post-birth warning signs with birthing people during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods. 


The planners and speaker do not have any conflicts of interest to report for this activity. There is not commercial support for this activity.

Speakers are required to present balanced and unbiased presentations. The presentation has been reviewed and any bias has been eliminated.


To receive contact hours for this continuing education program, the registrant must login to the webinar, attend the entire presentation and complete and submit an online evaluation. A certificate of completion will be emailed within one week of the program.


This program has been awarded 1.0 contact hours.

Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider Number: P106-2/19-22.


For information about nursing contact hours, please contact Lakeshia Montgomery at

This continuing education program is presented by the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative.