Education

Stillbirth Summit

The Stillbirth Summit is a unique medical conference focused on issues around stillbirth and related perinatal losses.  The roundtable format encourages dialogue amongst the panel of researchers from around the world.  New in 2017 will be a one-day Pre-Conference with individual tracks for Physicians/Midwives, Nurses/Allied Health Professionals and Families.  The Pre-Conference will focus on practical applications of contemporary information.  Days two and three focus on clinical research on risk identification and management and prevention strategies.   Our final session on day three is a workshop involving all participants to think ‘outside the box’ and collaborate on projects that will improve efforts toward stillbirth prevention.  Researchers, health professionals, and families are all welcome to join us in “Partnering for Prevention.”

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Continuing Education

Continuing Education Activities are available for health professionals who care for families experiencing perinatal loss including physicians, midwives, nurse practitioners, nurses, ultrasonographers, social workers, mental health professionals, clergy, and more. They are also appropriate for individuals who work in a variety of settings where families need care including Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, Emergency, Radiology, Same Day Surgery, Outpatient Clinic, etc. We offer a variety of formats to fit the needs of your facility and staff including Lunch & Learn, 1/2 day seminars, full-day sessions, or 24-hour retreats. Topics include information on prevention, caring for families, resources available, and self-care. Contact us for learning objectives or to request an additional topic.

Project IMPROVE

Death of a baby is a devastating event for both the families and the professionals looking after them. In order to try to answer the questions raised by such deaths, a structured approach is required. Prior to attending an IMPROVE workshop, many health care professionals report feeling ill equipped to handling these issues and the workshop aims to provide tools to help the family and the healthcare facility at this time.

IMPROVE covers appropriate practices around principles of bereavement care, communicating with parents about autopsy, clinical examination, placental and post-mortem examination, investigation, classification, and audit of stillbirth. If you would like to host an education session at your hospital please contact us at info@starlegacyfoundation.org or call 952-715-7731

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Prenatal Patient Education

Parenting through Pregnancy is information for expectant parents about how to optimize the health of mom and baby during pregnancy.  It includes pre-conception topics, a healthy lifestyle, monitoring fetal movements, bonding with baby, listening to maternal intuition, and how to identify and manage risks and concerns.

To have a free copy of Parenting through Pregnancy sent to you, order through our online store or contact us.  If you are a health professional and would like to provide printed copies to your patients, please contact us for a free supply.  We also offer in-services for health professionals describing the research behind the information and how to utilize this tool in your practice.  Continuing education credits are available for this session.

Helpful Information

  • To order complimentary, printed versions of the above brochures, visit our online store or contact us at 952.715.7731 or info@starlegacyfoundation.org  We are happy to provide these materials in larger quantities to organizations caring for pregnant and loss families.
    • Parenting through Pregnancy
    • Stillbirth
    • Miscarriage
    • Pregnancy After a Loss
    • Fathers Grief
    • Caring for Yourself After Perinatal Loss
    • Grieving Grandparents
    • Assisting Siblings with Perinatal Loss
    • How Friends and Family Can Help
    • Understanding Perinatal Autopsy and Testing Options

Online Continuing Education Modules

We are in the process of creating online education modules for health professionals!  Please check back for updates on our progress and available sessions.  If you have specific topics you would like to see offered, please contact us at info@starlegacyfoundation.org

Podcasts

Star Legacy Foundation hosts a monthly podcast that offers information, support, and education.  Guests will represent a variety of researchers, experts, advocates, and families from around the world!  Click here to listen to published podcasts.

Autopsy Education

Autopsies and other forms of testing in perinatal losses can be scary and confusing.  These investigations can help provide answers to grieving families, information useful in any future pregnancies, and knowledge to the medical community about these deaths.  However, families may not have testing done due to cultural considerations, financial restrictions, availability of testing, misconceptions or lack of information, or personal reasons.  Our brochure, Understanding Autopsy and Testing in Perinatal Loss, is designed to help families and health professionals understand the options and discuss the best course for the individual situation.  It is available at link, or you may contact us for a free copy.  If you are a health professional or medical facility and would like to have a supply available for your patients, please contact us at info@starlegacyfoundation.org.

 

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